It can be tough to find a jacket made of high-performance outwear material without looking like Joe Granola hiker bro or a Trustafarian snowboard clown. Vancouver’s Mission Workshop brand is on it, though. Their waterproof Eiger Field Jacket is constructed of Swiss-made Schoeller C-Change fabric (think upgraded Gore-Tex) and it’s cut for life on the cold streets not just the black diamonds.
These days it takes a pretty awesome camera for most of us to put down our phones and shoot with something purpose-built for photos. Canon’s new PowerShot G1 X point & shoot is the one. It is compact and powerful, boasting a highly light-sensitive 14.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor plus all the user-friendly features that have made the PowerShot series so successful.
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.
This emergency cocktail station from Urban Case isn’t just going to save lives, it will also save space. The wall-mounted, lacquered case looks like a real emergency kit but its contents are much more valuable. It’ll hold liquor, glassware, and tools plus anything else you might need in a crisis.
You were probably so mesmerized by the rugged sheen of its aerospace-grade 316L stainless steel that you didn’t notice this precision analog timepiece has no 10. Smart guys like us should still be able to figure it out though. One more thing, The T in Tsovet is silent.
Amazingly, the Schott Perfecto leather jacket is one product from the golden age of motorcycling that isn’t endorsed by Steve McQueen. But this slim-cut leather classic from New York’s Schott Leather is a jacket we know he’d love. Zip-front, snap collar closure, distressed top-grain cowhide. Motorcycle optional, aviator shades not included.
If shopping blogs stop posting new cameras every week maybe the manufacturers would quit introducing new models every couple days. Yeah, right! That’ll never happen, so let’s get on with it. This here is the Lumix GX1. It’s new. It has more features than anyone needs, like stereo sound to go with full HD footage; it also takes pictures, huge ones.
Traditional burials inevitably lead to zombification. If you don’t want to risk returning as an undead walking corpse maybe you should have your cremated ashes packed into ammo and shot out of a gun. Seriously, the maniacs at Holy Smoke will load you up and send the bullets back to your family for safe shooting.
Obviously intended to compete head-on with the MacBook Air, Acer drops this little nugget into the ultra-light notebook ring. Tidbits include a second generation Core CPU, a 13.3-inch HD screen, both a SSD and HDD, and a 0.51-inch thick chassis made out of aluminum and magnesium that weighs just 2.98 pounds. Available later this week.