From a distance, people might think you’ve finally entered the new millennium and given up your old PC. Yeah, Sony’s latest VAIO laptops with spiffy new Ivy Bridge processors, the T11 & T13 Ultrabooks, look so much like Apples with their magnesium and aluminum bodies it’s incredible. And, yes, they have internet.
If you have an embarrassingly small dock, this one from Jarre could be just the enlargement you’re looking for. Attach your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch and this big boy will provide stunning visuals for you and your partner as well as high quality sound delivered through those two space-age speakers & a subwoofer hidden in the back.
Baltimore-based artist and metalsmith Halsey Frost has created a custom, welded all steel hibachi grill that is handsomely designed and built tough to last for ages. Heated by good ol’ charcoal, the 6×18 grilling surface is the perfect size for a gourmet dinner for two. An optional stainless steel grill top is also available.
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.