The RX1 is a big leap forward. This little thing is the first fixed-lens digital camera to feature a full-frame sensor. That means high-quality, full 35mm, 24.3MP images produced in RAW format. It will shoot 5 fps bursts and captures it all through a super-bright Carl Zeiss F2.0 lens.
Carrying around a rugged, battle-ready backpack can do wonders to offset the soft, squishy feelings brought about by your online shopping addiction. The American-made, 20-liter R2 Field Pack is weatherproof, featuring a VX interior and waxed canvas exterior with a modular design for attaching a whole array of add-on accessories.
This home sound system from KEF features two amps in each speaker, transforming the crappy, underpowered sound of your laptop, smartphone, or MP3 player into a hi-def, audiophile-quality sound experience.
This little bag from Poler does double duty, functioning as both a camera bag and a cooler. Since few of us use real cameras, just stick your phone in the front pocket then stuff in as many beers as you can fit, which looks like about 4 or 5.
The mini DV cam battle continues. This week its Contour’s latest offering, the +2. This GPS-loaded, Wi-Fi connected model lets you share your 1080p footage instantly with speed, distance, and elevation data included. It also shoots 120 fps for sick slo-mo.
True Mopar fans may never forgive Dodge for that pathetic new Dart but the 2013 SRT Viper might help them forget about it. The Viper’s got an all-aluminum 640 horsepower V10 motor pushing 600 ft.-lbs. of torque. That amount of torque makes this new supercar sort of like a fighter jet without wings. Dealer orders are expected to begin in mid-November 2012.
Lots of tech-nerd haters have been speculating that the iPhone 5 wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. But today’s official launch reveals the 5 to be badass. First off, it sports LTE for true 4G speed, it’s 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has a larger, 4-inch display. Apple’s Retina is also sharper: 326ppi, and brighter due to full sRGB rendering. Now who’s gonna hate on all that?
The Sex Pistols’ snotty songs & outrageous antics pushed punk rock into the mainstream. The forthcoming release of the super-deluxe Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols box set is a 3CD/1DVD collection marking the classic album’s 35th anniversary with a 100-page book, demos, B-sides, and a re-mastered edition of the record. Sid lives! Punk’s not dead!, et cetera.
In a big day of new Apple product launches, the 5th generation iPod touch was also unveiled. This iOS 6 powered 32 or 64GB model is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features the same 4-inch Retina display as iPhone 5. And like the new phone, you can also talk to Siri with this new model. Colors options include raw aluminum, red, yellow, blue, black, and a (PRODUCT) RED version.
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a heroic literary classic. If you haven’t read it yet, you never will. But if you want to hear the true-life tale of the real Count, read this new book that reveals he was the son of a black slave and rose to prominence in the military during the French Revolution.