I've been waiting on this for awhile. the Wood Smart Case for the iPad Air and iPad Mini by Grovemade ($79-$99) is finally out and it looks like a great quality product. The cases are made of lightweight bamboo and maple wood. The flexible bamboo cover is lined with soft Ultrasuede which keeps your screen free of scratches and dust and allows for three standing positions. Rare earth magnets keeps the cover in place while also enabling the automatic sleep and wake functions when you close or open the cover. All cases are made in Portland, Oregon from all natural products. (more…)
Penfield is known for making some of the highest quality outerwear on the market. They're taking a bit of a departure to introduce their Penfield Tala Patterned Field Pack - Duck Camo ($90). The pack's shell is made from 100% cotton and has adjustable straps and a zip around closure. An exterior pocket is large enough to hold essentials you need to access quickly. You also get an interior laptop slot that provides a snug secure fit.
Sometimes I'll go to my local Best Buy just to check out the latest and greatest. When I'm there, I always walk into the high-end area, get my phone out, and play some tunes through the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker ($700). Beside that fact that is looks so cool, the sound the emanates from it is spectacular. The Zeppelin is the definitive high-end Bluetooth speaker. Well B&W have gone an improved it, and now it's almost too irresistible to pass up.The new design gets rid of the chrome center band altogether, as well as the predominantly displayed dock in the front. Connectivity is through either Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Spotify Connect. The speakers have also been improved to 2 double dome tweeters, two midrange drivers with FST tech, and a 6.5" subwoofer. The whole kit is driven by supercharged 192khz 24-bit DACs connected to 2 x 25W tweeter amps, 2 x 25W midrange amps, and a dedicated 50W amp for the subwoofer. This setup will get a nice frequency response of 44Hz-28kHz.If you want the best in wireless sound quality, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than the Zeppelin.
Grab a piece of history with this amazing truck. This 2010 Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck ($65,500) set the land speed record across the Antarctic ice cap. Jason De Carteret, used the "Polar" to break two Guinness records while crossing the ice cap from Patriot Hills to the South Pole and back. The project was sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the Discovery Channel. You can read more about it here. The "Polar" was built to handle extreme temperatures while still being able to handle daily life and get the groceries. Under the hood it has a stand 4L V6 that was supercharged by Toyota Racing to push it to 341 horses. The suspension and undercarriage was built by Marconi and features custom prop shafts and separate locking front and rear air differentials. You can read the rest of the specs at the auction on eBay.
The Eye Mirror Lens ($200) works simply by screwing it into the front of your video camera, DSLR, or with the compact adapter your compact camera. Once attached you're able to shoot amazing 360-degree videos or still images. You just point your camera up and start shooting. No processing is required, so you can start sharing your shots immediately. They are also offering software for those of you getting the Oculus Rift with Head tracking for $89, but if they reach their stretch goal of $163,000 the software will be free.
Our buying guide, The Best Men's watches Under $200, looks to up your watch game by offering you watch options that have some specs that you may have missed in our buying guide that featured men's watches under $100. In this guide, you'll start to see watches that include updated styling, swiss movements, better water resistance, and higher quality bands.Related: The Best Men's Watches Under $100Some details to keep in mind. For the most part, if a watch does not have a water resistance 100 meters or more, I would look to avoid water altogether. If it's rated at 100 meters, it should be OK in the shower, or for a quick dip in the pool. If it comes with a leather band, though, I wouldn't risk it. Leather and water just don't go together.