Hot off the presses, Fujifilm just launched their X-Pro 1. It’s a small yet versatile rangefinder-style camera that’s equipped for interchangeable lenses and has a huge 16-megapixel sensor. There are currently three lenses available: an 18mm, a 35mm, and a 60mm. It’s also got a hotshoe flash mount. This little unit truly is a photographer’s camera but still easy enough to use, even for us amateurs.
The Hero, a handmade Italian leather duffel from Atto Bags is just right for a minimalist weekend escape or the daily commute-work-gym circuit. With its heavy-duty hardware and deconstructed finish in leather or recycled tire rubber, it’s tough enough to take just about anywhere.
Pioneer’s N-50 is a networked music player that lets you stream all of your music through AirPlay and/or DLNA. You get pro audio sound without all the traditional physical hardware needed to play your favorite jams. It’ll run everything. iPod, internet radio, all your digitalia. The one stinger is that you have to pay extra for Pioneer’s wi-fi adapter but once you do you’ll be rocking the house.
Los Angeles isn’t exactly the epicenter of the “handmade” movement but there are exceptions to every rule. Leatherman Matt Shallenberger is the guy behind Field Theories brand and he creates handmade leather goods in L.A. His minimalist, one-piece leather folios are looking pretty sweet and they come in a variety of sizes to hold whatever you carry.
The Spartan Race series is not for real tough guys. It’s for normal people like us. In other words, you don’t have to worry about dying out there on the obstacle course, the paramedics will be standing by to save you. Coming to a city near you.
GreenZero Chargers for your mobile device are more than just a cool looking charger. Its unique design turns off as soon as your device is fully charged which eliminates stand-by energy consumption. To turn it back on just give the big green button a kick. Did you even know about stand-by energy consumption? Now you do, so save yourself. Also available in a travel size shown above in black.
If the San Diego Chargers have any fans left they’ll love this silver-plated lightning bolt shaped letter opener. Other people who might find it cool or useful include those who receive paper mail and actually open it before throwing it in the recycling bin.
All this zombie shit just won’t die. Living artist Andre de Freitas has created a new series of art prints featuring the zombified faces of an eclectic group of cartoon celebrities. UnDead Donald Duck, Batman, IronMan, Popeye, etc. Basically, all your dudes.
If it wasn’t for Howard Cosell, we’d have no Madden, no Bob Costas, no Al Michaels. The grand-daddy of the sportscaster personality is none other than Howard Cosell, but he was much more than an iconic voice. This book tells his incredible story and chronicles the far-reaching effects of his influence in sports broadcasting.