With a name that was once mocked as Apple’s entry into “feminine hygiene products,” the iPad has become yet another of the brand’s ubiquitous, can’t-live-without-it devices. Just a couple hours ago, Apple announced the release of their third-generation iPad. Apple’s website is calling it simply the New iPad. The greatest advancements in this new version are in the display. Driven by a smoking new A5X chip, powering 3.1 million pixels, it is hands down the sharpest, most high definition display ever. It is literally four-times better than the iPad2. The new iSight camera is also a major upgrade. We could go on but we know you just want to see the video. It’s all pretty awesome, try not to hemorrhage.
If you’re the type that always has to weigh your luggage on the home scale before heading to the airport, you’ll like the Tegra-Lite series from Italian luggage wizards Tumi. Made of a space age composite used in body armor and Nascar parts, this luggage is virtually indestructible & super-duper light, like featherweight, allowing you to cram even more stuff in no matter how short your next trip is.
Award-winning London-based designer Jake Phipps launched his furniture-making career with this design. It’s called the Isis folding chair and folds flat to an incredibly slim 3cm. Like all of Phipps’ designs, the Isis combines inventive design with superb function which means that this is no museum piece, it’s made for sitting in.
Nostalgia, it seems to be the foremost theme in camera design these days. The Pentax K-01 is no exception. If it weren’t for the 16 MP optical sensor and full HD video capture capabilities, you might think this thing took film. Lucky for your wallet it doesn’t, it does however take all K-mount lenses making it quite the versatile little weapon.
No chimney, no problem. Pureflame wall-mount fireplaces can be used in any room in your home because unlike normal ones, they burn clean, renewable ethanol biofuel and don’t require permanent, vented installation. Pureflame requires no clean up, produces no soot, basically it produces none of the annoying things we associate with a fireplace but it does produce the things we really want: heat and the warm glow of a fire.
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.