The AKG K812 Professional Headphones ($1500) are in the same league with some of the best headphones you can buy. They feature large 53mm transducers that allow you hear the smallest details in your favorite tracks. While the open-back technology reduces reflections providing excellent imaging and natural sound. The two-layer voice coil gives you an extended frequency response. Up to 54kHz in some cases. If you're serious about your audio then the AKG K812's need to be on your short list.
We're reaching the point in history where if you can dream it you can make it. The Appseed ($8+) is just another step in that evolution. Simply put, the program turns sketches of apps into working prototypes. It works by capturing the sketched design, and identifying enclosed areas. Those areas can then be assigned a UI property such as buttons, maps, text inputs, etc. This would be great for developers who need to show clients quick mockups, for clients who want to take their app to developers for quotes, or anyone who just wants to mockup that next great idea.
The Wood.b Handmade Wooden Bike by BSG Bikes ($TBA) is the brain child of french designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos. It's a beautifully designed high-end urban bike. The unique wood frame is made using ash plywood and columbus steel for the stays and forks which allows the frame compatible to be used with standard bike components. Four models are offered, including the Duomatic, Inter 7, Nexus 8, and Alfine 11. You can also purchase just the frame or pick and choose your options. Additional pics of the detail after the break.(more…)
If you're the kind of bloke who loves riding his bike in the mud, rain, or snow, then you need to get your hands on a Trek Farley Fat Bike ($2630). High volume tires allow fat bikes to go over almost any terrain. The just float over obstacles that stop other bikes dead in their tracks. The Trek Farley features a super-strong frame made from Alpha Platinum Aluminum, a 10-speed cassette and 2-ring crankset, post mounted disc brakes, a salsa alloy 135mm front hub, 170mm rear hub and Surly Knard, 120tpi 26x3.8" tires.
The ClearView CLIO Wireless Invisible Speaker ($300) is the first virtually invisible speaker that disappears in any room. It features ClearView's Edge Motion Technology that instead of pushing sound waves from behind uses piezo-electric actuators to stimulate the sides of the clear acrylic glass stereo transducer to create an efficient piston-like motion. This produces rich clear 360-degree stereo sound from both sides of the speaker. Aside from clear stereo sound the speaker also includes a 2" down-firing woofer. The CLIO is now available for pre-order with Shipping expected in March.(more…)
At one time or another everyone wanted to get their hands on the classic BMW 328. A few years back BMW put together the BMW 328 Homage ($TBA) and it's still worth taking a look at. The concept is so light, I might actually be able to lift it. It's an amazing 1700 lbs and the loss of weight comes down to the modern materials used for the chassis, which include carbon fiber and reinforced plastic. The vintage kidney grill was inspired by the cars forerunners and the alloy wheels feature a 1930's styling with hints of modern aesthetics. Hopefully if we pay enough attention, they'll actually release this homage some day.