In a limited edition of just 600 books, the forthcoming photo collection Paul from legendary photojournalist Harry Benson features more than 100 stills of Paul McCartney. From 1975’s Wings tour through the 1990s at home on his farm, it is an intimate portrait of the enigmatic icon.
The latest addition to Nikon’s compact mirrorless lineup is the Z fc, which, if the aesthetics don’t make it obvious enough, stands for “film camera.” Oddly, it happens to capture your images on a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor, not film. Digital not chemical! The nostalgic design also extends to its manual control set. An ISO range is 100-51,200, so yeah, a bit more dynamic than film, too. And it’s not just for stills, the fc captures 4K motion at up to 30fps and it’s compatible with all Nikon’s DX/APS-C lenses.
Co-engineered with the optics experts at Leica, the JMGO O1 Pro is an ultra-short throw smart LED projector. It projects an FHD 4K-quality image up to 110-inches. Leica auto image correction technology cleans up content quality while its 1250 ANSI lumens deliver 6000:1 dynamic contrast. Lightweight, portable, and has built-in Alexa. A funded Indiegogo.
HitchFire is taking “adventure grilling” to new heights with its all-new Ultimate Grilling Station; a complete camp kitchen that mounts conveniently to your trailer hitch. The station includes the Forge 15 grill, which offers an 18” X 22” cooking surface for feeding 8-10 people. There’s a side-mounted hard maple cutting board, a side burner for sautéing and simmering, and an Ignik propane Growler Kit for a longlasting & cleaner fuel supply.
Combining the world’s first Fidlock-enabled, fingerprint-scanning carry-on roller with an expandable briefcase/backpack, KABUTO is a smart luggage system for today’s traveler. In addition to its biometric security, the onboard dual power supply is also TSA-approved, so you’ll stay charged. A detachable snap-on briefcase deploys from the side of the hard case, which then zips-open, expanding to double its size. A funded Kickstarter.
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Designed for everyone from beginners to professional producers, the OXI ONE is a digital sequencer & MIDI controller that empowers you to make music with nearly unlimited creative control. It’s based around a performing keyboard with incredible connectivity, including, central & peripheral bluetooth wireless. It’s got 4 fully configurable sequencers, 32 track capability, loopers, arpeggiators, harmonizing with 150 different chord variations & so much more, making it a powerful modular component for live or studio use. A funded Indiegogo.
Seiko draws on 60s-era inspiration for its two newest Presage automatics. This pair of slim and sophisticated models in the Style 60s lineup include a simple time & date design and skeletonized variant with a 24-hour indicator. With multiple options for dial and case color, the 40.8mm designs also features vintage-effect details in the crystal and bezel.
A patent-pending airflow system that eliminates smoke makes the Scout firepit enjoyable for all no matter which way the wind blows. Instead of wafting into your eyes and lungs, smoke is recirculated back into the fire & re-burned to emit virtually nothing. The 17” Scout is 100% USA-made from heavy gauge stainless steel.
The 45-liter GoSun Chillest combines the reliability of an electric cooler with the smarts of solar. Powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery that runs the cooler for up to 10 hours on a charge, it also features an optional solar table: a combo table & solar array for charging directly from the sun. An optional external battery pack will add 30 more hours of cooling, as well as charging up your other devices.
HTC’s latest addition to its high-end Vive lineup is the Pro 2, a pro-grade VR headset boasting 5K resolution with a 120º field of view plus a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. Designed specifically for PC compatibility, they also offer Hi-Res Audio & support for 3D spatial sound.
For those who dream of instant, epic cold brew coffee, the Osma Pro is gonna clank your cubes. Created by Osma & Chromatic Coffee, this stainless steel countertop machine uses harmonics and recirculation technology to cold-extract flavors and rich coffee compounds in about 90 seconds. Hand-built in Oregon, USA, the Osma Pro is limited to a run of just 1000 machines. With summer on the way, we’re guessing they’ll go quick.
CNC-machined from one solid billet of 6AL4V titanium, the Barnes is a new framelock pocket knife from the James Brand. It features a 3.5-inch Bohler M390 stainless blade set on a stainless steel pivot and ceramic bearings. Its pocket clip is also titanium. Available now in black or raw titanium finish.
The garment science innovators at Vollebak always have something fresh up their sleeve. Their latest is the Indestructible Jacket, their lifeproof & highly technical take on the classic denim jacket. Constructed of black Dyneema fabric, a material that is feather-light & yet 15X stronger than steel. Super lightweight Dyneema gets stronger as it gets colder, giving the jacket all-season functionality while feeling much like regular denim.
The solar cooking innovators at GoSun have done it once again with their latest creation, the GoSun Sizzle, the world’s fastest solar cooker. The tabletop, tube-shaped cooker reaches temperatures that compete with fire, without the drama of smoke, dangerous flames or a nasty clean up job, allowing you to bake, boil, roast or fry with a sort of space-aged technology that’s actually down to earth & totally natural. It heats enough to prepare a meal for a family of 5 in just 30 minutes. When the sun’s not shining, it plugs into a 12V power source.
Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.
With over 175 illustrations and images, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection chronicles the milestones that lifted Formula One from a gentlemen’s club in 1950 to a global sport with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Highlighting technical innovations, remarkable drivers’ achievements and exciting race finishes, this volume illuminates the immortal f-1 names & moments that make up a truly remarkable heritage. The book is housed in a luxury clamshell case & presented in a red canvas tote bag to preserve its craftsmanship.
With a design that borrows the compact form of a book, Bang & Olufsen’s latest addition to its Beosound speaker range is called the Emerge. It’s a wireless bluetooth home speaker that will blend-in on your bookshelf but stand-out with room-filling sound. The speaker array includes a 37mm midrange driver, a 14mm soft dome tweeter and a 100mm side-firing woofer. It links with all other Beosound speakers and is available in Gold or Anthracite black metal with a tonal wood wrap.
Hasbro & Robosen Robotics teamed up for this new Transformers Optimus Prime. It’s a 19” programmable smart ’bot that really seems like Optimus. He’s voice-controlled, mobile controlled, responds to 25 voice commands. You can program him to walk, punch, blast, drive, and convert at the swipe of your finger, or command of your voice. Powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
Combining G-Shock’s rugged, all-weather construction with Google’s Wear OS platform, Casio’s all-new GSW-H1000 is the brand’s first G-Shock to use Wear OS. It boasts a full-color LCD display, GPS, sensor data, tracking for 15 dedicated sports & notifications are just a few of its functions. Battery life is not bad at 1.5 days—about .5 more than the Apple watch. Available May 2021.
Equipped with a laser to detect hidden dirt and particles that your eye can’t see, Dyson’s V15 Detect cordless vacuum is a home appliance purpose-built for the clean freak. In addition to its dirt-spotting laser, it uses a piezoelectric sensor to log data on the amount and size of the dirt it picks up—which it displays on its LCD screen.