For a pocket knife which is truly unique, check out this fusion of Shinola’s edgy style and Benchmade’s quality blades. The Dymondwood handle is carved out of an individual piece of grain, which means no two knives will ever be identical. And with a patented AXIS locking mechanism, stainless steel hardware, fully adjustable pocket clip and a classy design, this Shinola X Benchmade Pocket Knife ($200) will give you the ultimate performance without compromising on style.
Ever wonder what happens to those old records? Well now a company called Vinylize is putting them to good use. Vinylize Glasses ($425+) are made from recycled vinyl records. Vinylize has refined their manufacturing process over the years which has culminated in sturdy, stylish, environment friendly glasses. They are hand made in their Budapest workshop and are made unique by the record's veneer that is on each of their glasses. Vinylize Glasses come with a two year warranty and a case made from a 7" single folded in half is available for $33.
Tag Heuer has released their first smartwatch targeted at the luxury market. The Tag Heuer Connected Smartwatch ($1500) features craftsmanship by Tag, processors by Intel, and software by Google. The CEO, Jeane-Claude Biver, has recognized that classic watchmakers need to get on board with Silicon Valley or risk loosing market.The Tag Heuer Connect runs on the Android Wear operating system but features a classic Tag Heuer Carrera-inspired design. You get all of the luxury finishes you would expect from a $1500 watch. These include a 46.2mm wide and 12.8mm thick titanium case. A 360x360 pixel touchscreen, and an Intel Atom processor. Connectivity comes via Bluetooth and Wifi. And it also comes with 4GB of internal storage.One thing the Tag is missing that might keep you from jumping on board is a heart rate sensor. It seems Tag has placed craftsmanship over the latest smartwatch tech.And don't worry, if you don't like your new Tag Smartwatch you can trade it in for a mechanical version after two years for an additional $1500.
They guys over at DeltaMaker not only want the their 3D printer to create works of art, but they also want the creation process to be a work of art that can be on display in your home. The open air design does not use the conventional one motor per axis system. It uses three parallel arms to move the print head. This makes a fun to watch high resolution printer that can create objects up to 9x11 inches. This printer uses a 1.75mm filament, and will achieve 100 micron layer resolution. The frame is made from rigid aluminum and uses an open-source software. Check out their KickStarter.
The best metal wallets are slim and heavy duty. They can be as minimal as a laser cut piece of titanium and a band, take a beating, and some can even protect against would-be thieves stealing your information. The best thing about metal wallets, is they are soo slim, they can easily take the place of those bulky back pocket wallets and be used as a front pocket wallet. Our first wallet on the list is one of our favorites. The Machine-Era Ti5.
Fancy a shiny new Chevrolet for up to $7500 less than retail price? Well thanks to Chevrolet and the Federal Tax credit scheme you can! In a bid to get more of us sparking up the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt ($27,000) will be available for under $27,000, a small and compact $24,995 for those lucky Californian residents. The electrifying next generation Volt will offer owners a mightily impressive 102 MPGe and 41 mpg on gasoline power combined for the ultimate in cost effective travel. A single charge has seen a 31% improvement over the older model which provides around 50 miles of uninterrupted electric driving. Imagine the long term savings! Jump in the new Chevrolet Volt and feel devilishly smug as you total up the money and environment savings racking up.