Instagram’s black & white filters are sufficient for the masses but for those whose photography lives beyond their phone, Leica has just introduced the newest version of its M Monochrom, a camera specially designed for B&W photography. The difference is its 24 mp monochrome sensor, said to deliver pictures that are 100% sharper.
The robot battles you’ve been missing since the days of Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots are back. Reach Robotics’ Mecha Monsters are battle ’bots you control with your smartphone. Choose your robot: the Berserker or the Brute, link it to your phone through the Mecha Monsters app, and you’re ready to rumble.
Following right behind Charles Ponzi—the original Ponzi schemer—came a slick Chicago lawyer named Leo Koretz, who in the roaring 20s, convinced hundreds of people to invest in his phantom timberlands and nonexistent oil wells in Panama & then ran away with over 30 million dollars. Like Ponzi & Madoff, eventually, Koretz was found out & hunted down.
Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is jumping into the smartwatch fray with The Connect. With this new design, they leave the mechanical watch alone, instead packing the smart tech into the watchstrap, offering activity tracking & connectivity while maintaining IWC’s classic good looks.
Though it looks virtually unchanged, the enduring design of the Mercedes’ G Wagon is getting some updates for 2016: an ECO stop/start function to reduce emissions from its turbocharged V8 powerplant plus re-styled bumpers & flared wheel wells. That’s sort of it but why mess with a good thing?
Civilware is the passion project of legendary pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley, who also happens to be a serious hunter & outdoorsman. The Striker is a pocket-sized folding knife with a utility-style blade made of 154 cm stainless, a slim, textured G10 handle, and an ambidextrous clip. Available in black or tan. Made in the USA.
Star Wars x Fill In The Blank. This week it’s UGG. The Australian apres-surf bootmaker created an entire collection stamped with the Star Wars logo and rendered in Darth Vader black leather. The collection includes all their classic styles and even a bootie for the kiddies.
Drytunes is the world’s first totally waterproof (as in submersible) Bluetooth speaker that also offers 400 cubic inches of internal dry storage. Its rechargeable battery delivers 16-hours of playback & connects wirelessly to Apple iOS, Android, & Windows devices.
The Cove home recharging station gives you a place to hide all your hideous, power-craving devices while they juice-up. Available in Ebony, Walnut & Birch woodgrain finish, the Cove features 3 shelves & a drop-down door that conceals your cache of up to 5 tablets, phones, headphones, battery packs, etc.
Like a Salad Spinner for your dirty laundry, the electricity-free Drumi portable washing machine uses human pedal-power to clean your clothes. About the size of a small trash can, the Drumi will clean a small load in just minutes & draining out the dirty water is the mere push of a button.