Lumix has packed every conceivable (and even a few inconceivable) features into this small camera. The DMC-G2 comes with a 14-42mm lens, but also runs an array of interchangeable lenses. It features a huge 12MP optical sensor & a touch-sensitive control panel on the oversize LCD screen. It shoots 720p HD video. There’s even a sensor in the viewfinder that registers when your eye is close to the camera to disengage touch-controls on the LCD. That way your nose won’t change the settings and ruin the shot. Seriously, it has that.
Sporty London fashion brand, Hackett, teamed up with Globe-Trotter Luxury Luggage on a collection of spiffy, decidedly British suitcases. Built for serious travelers, these handmade, hard-sided cases feature timeless materials like leather handles & steel hardware closures. Totally classic, yes – but, this collection got some hip upgrades, like British Racing Green with a Union Jack liner.
The cats at Puma partnered with Danish bikebuilders, Biomega, to launch a new series of citybikes. The line of five bicycles – which includes a couple cruisers, BMX, fixie & folding frame model – is not just a colorful brand extension. This strategic collab ensures the bikes ride as great as they look.
Premier French cutlery-maker, Deglon teamed up with Dutch-designer, Mia Schmallenbach to create this unique set of blades that are every bit as functional as they are elegant. Nestled together in a single block of stainless steel, the four knives: paring, carving, chef’s and filet, artfully meet the need of the well-equipped gourmet. The design won the European Design Award for Cutlery Creation. Very sharp, literally.
You want every advantage. Every chance to shave down that score. This means not just your massive driver and your putter, but every club in your bag matters. Callaway’s Hot Irons are what you need to stay one step ahead, and maybe a few shots under, your foes. Touted as the longest and most accurate irons Callaway has ever made, with a re-designed head for faster ball speed, you should think about them. Because honestly, until now, how much thought have you given your irons?
In Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper played Peter Fonda’s super-cool sidekick Billy. Maybe you knew that. But did you know Hopper directed this cinema classic? Well…Hopper had a lot of talents. Actor, sculptor, painter-he was also an accomplished photographer. Taschen’s limited-edition box collection includes hundreds of Hopper’s images from the 60s. From celebrity portraiture to snapshots of Andy Warhol to his experiments in abstract expressionism, this book is a visual road map to everything considered “hip” today. Dennis Hopper was there.
Like nectar from the Gods, Leica’s new super-zoom compact shooter takes the pitch-perfect guts of its ancestry and throws in HD vid recording, GPS tagging & an incredible 25-300mm zoom lens. Great for pros looking for something smaller, or those who think they are.
Finally a box you won’t want to hide under your desk. Designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for Thermaltake, each system component of the Level 10 Chassis is encased in its own compartment making hardware visible and easily swappable. This gaming station adds a little sophistication to your childish pleasures.
FugiFilm climbs on the 3D bandwagon with this sharp little snapper. FinePix simultaneously captures images with two lenses & CCDs. A built-in 3D processor morphs the graphics before displaying the final picture on a 3D LCD screen. Chunky wayfarers not required.
Feeling your Mag-Lite is a bit overplayed? WiseLED’s Tactical Flashlight is the most powerful hand-held on the market. Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, seven high output LEDs produce 2000 lumen. Heat-resistant, water-proof, wind-proof, sand-proof – this candle brings new meaning to the word illumination.