Archive for August, 2016
British watchmaker Christopher Ward took a truly rare & iconic classic—the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato as its inspiration for the Limited Edition C9 DB4 1 VEV automatic. The dials on the 43mm case draw from the style of the car’s gauges & the case back features an aluminum steering wheel-shaped cutaway and engraved “engine” numbers. Just 19 of these watches will be made.
The BeoVision 14 is a fully connected 4K Ultra HD LED TV featuring app-integration and a bigger, more immersive sound than most standalone speaker systems. Its square shape is balanced by an exchangeable speaker cover featuring a unique oak wood option or several other customizable colors. The screen is made of anti-reflection coated glass. 40” & 55” sizes will be offered when it is released in December of this year.
The infamous Texas-based metal band Pantera imploded long before legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot by a deranged gunman at a 2004 show in Ohio. A decade earlier they were the kings of underground metal who became mega-stars overnight with the release of Far Beyond Driven—which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. This is the first-ever authorized visual history of one of the most important metal bands of all time.
The Anglr Tracker turns any old fishing pole into a smart rod. The small, pole-mounted sensor tracks your cast count, cast direction, reeling behavior, and fight time for every catch. It can also drop pins to keep track of your secret spots. All the data is charted & displayed with a dedicated app & robust dashboard interface.
Built for overland camping excursions, the Journey Trailer Basecamp package from Oregon-based Freespirit Recreation is an all-in-one, compact camp cargo trailer with a built-in 9-foot tent. Accessories like an awning, tent Annex, & lighting systems are also available to fully kit it out.
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With the angles of an exotic sports car, the 24-liter KP Duffle is a sharp & functional full-featured travel bag. Made of high-quality scratchproof PU, it features a ventilated shoe pocket, an internal tablet pocket, a front utility hatch to keep small items handy, and an easy access cell phone pocket. A matching dopp kit is also available.
In order to keep your gear load lighter, Patagonia’s new down-filled sleeping bag system is designed to only insulate the lower half of your body, allowing you to keep the temp of your body regulated depending on the jacket you wear. The top half of the bag is a thin, shell material and features a lighter, half-zip design. It packs small & weighs just 1-pound. Available September 2016.
To achieve sound that’s 10-times better than standard dynamic headphones—clearer, crisper and distortion-less—the Bravo headphone from Sharkk uses electrostatic technology which requires a powerful amp to drive the audio. Sharkk has developed a hybrid of this expensive technology to create the world’s most affordable Electrostatic headphone with an incredible frequency response range of 6 Hz – 45 kHz.
Seavees made a simple yet fresh style upgrade to their classic Legend lace-ups by finishing them in corduroy. Just in time for fall, the Cordies collection includes navy, black, army green, fog, and sable brown.
The bold Italian styling of the just-unveiled Moto Guzzi MGX-21 sets it clearly apart from retro-inspired cruisers Harley, Indian, & Victory are known for. This new Guzzi bagger is based on the brand’s long-standing 1400 cc California cruiser & features generous use of carbon fiber—fairing, panniers, fenders, even the front wheel. Red cylinder heads and Brembo brakes contrast the matte, all-black paint scheme.
When you need something to stick, the soft, malleable, & reusable gel pads from Fixate will hold it down for you. For sticking a device to your dashboard, hiding a key, mounting a GoPro to your skateboard and countless other uses. Choose round & triangular shapes and/or cut to size.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Army-issued Timex Camper MK-1, a watch that was designed to be disposable (yet endures as a classic), the brand is releasing a special-edition re-issue. Its the same 36mm case featuring Indiglo illumination, 50M waterproofing, & comes with a commemorative storage case and extra strap.
This could be a tough book to get through. That’s because the Codex Silenda is a mechanical puzzle. Actually several. In order to open it and turn each page, you have to solve a mind-boggling puzzle. Made entirely of laser-cut wood, it was designed by artist Brady Whitney and features a story inside about an apprentice in DaVinci’s workshop that explains the origin of the book.
Hardcore training brand NOBULL has branched out from footwear to offer some accessories that are just as tough. Their 33-liter Traditional Duffle is made of ballistic nylon with a waterproof interior and features a MOLLE compatible exterior system & beefy YKK zippers plus a removable shoulder strap that attaches with carabiners.
The heavy-duty yet lightweight ZRO collection from luggage-maker Zero Halliburton is constructed with shock-resistant Makrolon, a rugged, scratch resistant polycarbonate. The sturdy, American-made cases feature 4 silent-rolling wheels & multi-stage telescoping handles. Choose from a 20” or 22” carry-on & larger 25” or 28” cases.
Knocki is a wireless device that instantly transforms ordinary surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, & more) into a touch-interface remote for home & office automation. Attach it to the surface and sync it to your smart devices, then you can dim the lights, turn on music, adjust the temperature, (and much more) with just a few taps on the table. Crowd-funded on Indiegogo.
The All-Conditions Collection from Bellroy is built to withstand the worst weather and all sorts of environmental exposure that would ruin the average wallet and all its contents. Constructed of water-resistant leather & a woven 500-denier fabric with YKK Aquaguard zippers, the collection includes a compact wallet, a phone pouch, and a larger wallet that will fit cards, cash, phone and other essentials.
Staaker is an auto-follow AI drone that makes it easier than ever to film aerial video. Offering 5 different self-flying modes, it can capture epic surf shots, biking footage, overhead cityscapes and whatever else you dream up. It tracks an all-weather sensor you wear like a watch while recording footage onto GoPro Hero 3, 3+, and 4 cameras.
Available for pre-order now, the X Connected football from Wilson will get you ready for the upcoming season. It tracks distance, velocity, spin rate, spiral efficiency, and catch/drop stats that you can track, share, and compare through a dedicated app.