"Always bet on black" is the saying and the newly released black beauty from Bandit9 is an easy bet to be another hit from the iconic motorcycle shop out of China. The Nero MKII by Bandit9 ($CALL) started off as a Chang Jiang 750 and Bandit9 has taken it to the next level.The Chang Jiang 750's are known for having the longest production run of any vehicle. It was first produced as the BMW R71 (1938-1941) and then Russia took over and produced the bike as the M72 from 1942-1963, while China started its production of the bike in 1957.Bandit9 has taken the bike and customized the gas tank, rear cowl, handlebars, forks, and foot pegs. It also features upgraded disk brakes, a curved dual exhaust, exposed suspension, HD Headlight, and LED brake lights. And of course the Bandit9 Matte Black Paint job on the majority of the MKII's components. This is a limited edition run of 9 bikes. Contact Bandit9 for pricing and delivery options.(more…)
Another collaboration has hit the streets, as Bodega takes a shot at the Reebok Insta Pump. The Bodega x Reebok Insta Pump Fury ($189) is a celebration of the Pump's 20th anniversary. The shoe's upper is made from a multitude of materials including leather, suede and neoprene and just as many colors; grey, canvas, black, and red. The shoes are slated to hit the streets on April 18th.
The Nike Free Trainer 3.0 Mid Shield "USA" ($120) is for those looking for a performance shoe that will provide some protection against the elements. This Mid Training shoe keeps your feet warm and dry while still providing flexibility and breathability. The mesh upper has a durable, water-repellent finish while multidirectional Diamond FLX grooves in the outersole offer a barefoot-like feel and enhanced flexibility and articulation. Because these are team trainers you also get "USA" embolden on the heel so you can pay tribute to our national teams.
"Have you heard the one about?..." At the end of every great joke is a punchline, and every great comic writer has an arsenal of life experiences, both their own and other peoples, to draw on. Add into the mix obsessions and anecdotes and you have the recipe for some brilliant humor. Those who make their living out of making strangers laugh are notorious for being quirky and intelligent individuals and they certainly have some stories to tell. Inspirational as well as hugely entertaining, And Here's The Kicker ($16) gives us an insight into how 21 of the top humor writers go through the process of writing comedy, as well as hearing about their own influences and their experiences. Utterly brilliant.
Fujifilm is about to release the little brother to their popular X-M1 camera. The Fuji X-A1 ($599) has 16.3 MP and a 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm sensor. The only differences between the X-M1 and the X-A1 is the exterior finish and the A1 doesn't have the X-Trans sensor that comes with the M1. The X-A1 is available in three colors; blue, black, and red and will be available Oct 30th. Pre-orders are being taken now.
Microsoft has just revealed that it will be jumping into the virtual reality game. Microsoft will partner with well-known tech brands like Asus, Dell, and Lenovo to create Microsoft Partner VR Headsets ($299) which will utilize the Windows 10 Creators Update expected to be released next year. The headsets will start at $299 and move up.The headsets are expected to be introduced in December with a release date sometime in spring 2017.No specs are currently available but the headsets will utilize technology from Microsoft's HoloLens project which will enable the headsets to work without a complicated setup like Oculus Rift which requires external sensors placed throughout the room. The headset will include six degrees of freedom and inside-out tracking internally.Now don't expect an Oculus Rift experience for $299. More than likely you'll have to upgrade to a much higher price point to get the same experience as Oculus Rift.