The Eclipse TD-M1 Wireless Speakers ($1300) provide audiophile sound in a portable package. The TD-M1's provide great sound along the entire path of the signal. It starts with a hi-bit hi-sampling USB controller that provides sampling rates up to 192kHz/24bits, a high-efficiency digital amp, and a non-oversampling DAC. To make it as user friendly as possible they've made it AirPlay-ready with a dedicated remote control app, and included a wide range of connectivity including audio input, USB-A, and USB-B. The Eclipse TD-M1 will be available for purchase starting in February.
Kickstarter keeps coming out with minimalist wallets and I swear they keep getting better and better. The Asset Minimalist Wallet With NFC Technology ($25) is the latest to be released and it comes with a bevy of features. The Asset Wallet is made from two ultra thin aluminum 6061 grade plates held together a with highly durable elastic band. The plates are RFID-resistant and don't rust. But that's not all, it also comes with two NFC cards, that enable you to transfer information between two devices by tapping them together. So for example, you can program one chip to hold your personal or business info and the other to launch any one of your social profiles. Right now NFC works with Android, Windows or Blackberry phones, but here's hoping iPhone includes it with their next iPhone release.
Imagine being able to hit a moving target at 500 yards with an AR type rifle . The TrackingPoint Precision Guided Semi-Automatic Rifle ($9950) is fitted with their Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system. They say this is for the sporting rifle market, but I don't know how sporting it is when you can't miss. The AR series will include 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers. They all incorporate the company's Tag Track Xact technology that locks onto moving targets and hits them at ranges up to 500 yards. This kind of accuracy is accomplished from any position including keeling, standing or prone. After the break we have a video of exactly how the Tag Track Xact system works. (The rifle shown is not the AR but a convention bolt action.) [iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LvbyAcYjzlc" width="100%" height="480"]
If you're looking for an all weather waxed cotton jacket, without having to break the bank, then you need to take a serious look at the Taylor Stitch Rover Jacket ($248). The Rover is made from a 6.25 oz. waxed cotton that is both water and wind repellent. On the interior, your body is wrapped in a 10 oz. British cotton moleskin lining. You will also find moleskin on the collar stand, collar, inside the cuffs, and under the pocket flaps. The arms are kept intentionally unlined to give excellent mobility. Additional features include antique brass armpit grommet vents, gusseted snap-closure pockets, and adjustable cuffs with snap closures. The main zipper is a YKK 2-way w/leather pulls. A sure sign of quality. This beautiful jacket is handmade in California.
If Ikea built a bike it would probably look something like the Sandwichbike ($TBA). The Sandwichbike is the brainchild of Dutch design agency, Bleijh. It's made of wood and arrives at your doorstep in a single box. With less than 50 pieces the bike is easy to put together and once completed provides a smooth and sturdy ride. Currently, only pre-orders are being taken, with an expected delivery of late 2013.
Experience riding a bike like never before with the innovative Joystick Bike ($TBA) by Swiss designer Yvan Forclaz. Feeling and acting like a video game or flight simulator the joystick feels natural and is easy to get to grips with. Watching the Joystick slice through city streets and mountain lanes like a knife through butter is almost melodic. The bike is an electric-assist recumbent with a rear-mounted 400-watt electric drive and 72 V battery pack. This allows you to reach speeds of up to 37 mph with a range of a about 25 miles. The Joystick Bike inventor is also working on a non-electric child's bike. Open your mind to a new and thrilling way of cycling with the Joystick Bike.