Lets face it, 99% of the people who buy a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,000) will never take their house priced SUV off road, which is just sad. The MB G63 AMG comes with a 544-hp twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8. It's capable of 560 lb-ft of torque and is signed by the guy who put it together. What's amazing is the G63 can get to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds. Lets not forget the interior which is wrapped in Designo diamond patterned leather upholstery which covers the seats and door inserts. Check out the rest of the pics after the break.(more…)
In this volume, Things Come Apart ($21) brings us unique and inspiring photographs which capture the electronic and mechanical objects from both past and present in a broken down and meticulously arranged format. This is Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of our material world and covers 50 design classics. These are first arranged by size and then by their intricacy, and they are quite beautifully displayed. We see them piece by piece, as well as exploding in midair and then dissected in frame by frame, real time video stills. We see through this book the inner workings of many of the most iconic designs in the world.
I love this truck. If you don't already know, ICON is based out of Chatsworth, California. They take classic cars, restore them and add modern performance and accessories. We've covered their trucks in the past, but I have to say their latest, the ICON Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab HEMI ($CALL), may be the best. This beauty started off as a '64 Power Wagon, but like their motto says, the chassis, powertrain, and engine have been completely modernized. To bring this bad boy further up to date they used a number of parts from a Dodge Mega Cab, added a supercharger to the HEMI, a kore-Fox Suspension, and a ceramic stainless exhaust.The entire interior has been completely updated as well. The seats still utilize the same frames, but are now stuffed with Tempurpedic foam and wrapped in soft luxurious leather. The sound system boasts an iPad mini and the entertainment center screen and includes Focal speakers being driven by JL Audio amps. The whole kit sits on black 17-inch wheels. This car was a one off, but if you have a '64 sitting around the garage, I'm sure they'll make you one just like it.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="18745,18744,18743,18742,18741,18740,18739,18738,18737,18736,18735"]
If you're looking for a gift for a guy who really loves movies, then a TV with some stereo components just won't do. He needs to experience the real deal, he needs his own home theater. This guide will show you the minimum components needed to put together an affordable home theater that is a moderately priced and will provide the best entertainment value for your dollar.
Lens shift is much better because you can mount the project off-center, above or below the screen. And use the horizontal and vertical dials to move the picture into position.Contrast Ratio (CR) determines how black you're blacks are and how much detail you see in darker scenes. The Epson 8350 and the 3020 all have contrast ratios between 40,000:1 - 50,000:1. In that range you get a very good picture with good detail. Also, between the two projectors you wouldn't notice a big difference in picture quality if you had them side by side. The higher end 5030 has a contrast ratio of 600,000:1, which is exceptional. With an Epson 5030 you'll notice certain details that you might not in the other two projectors.Lastly is picture adjustment. This is important because it'll determine where and how you should mount your projector. The projectors with Keystone have to be placed in the middle of the screen and the lens must be lined up with the top or the bottom of the screen. If it has to be mounted below or above those points you'll have to use keystone correction which will result in reduced image qualityLens shift is much better because you can mount the project off-center, above or below the screen and use the horizontal and vertical dials to move the picture into position.
Headed for a casual overnight getaway. Of course the first thing we grab is our Mismo M/S Utility Bag. We then throw on our linen Plaid from J. Crew and layer it with the Todd Snyder Popover in Black Mix. of course our Ebbets Field Flannel Hat by J. Crew is coming along for the ride.1. Shirt: J. Crew Slim End-On-End Linen-Cotton Shirt In Navy Plaid ($80) 2. Sweatshirt: Todd Snyder Double Layer Popover Sweatshirt In Black Mix ($138) 3. Shorts: J. Crew 7" Stanton Short In Garment-Dyed Cotton - Khaki ($65) 4. Belt: Caputo and Co. Brown Ring Belt ($125) 5. Shoes: New Balance Made in USA Explore by Sea ($180) 6. Bag: Mismo M/S Utility ($393) 7. Watch: Daniel Wellington Watch ($229) 8. Hat: Ebbets Field Flannels For J.Crew Brooklyn Eagles Ball Cap ($50)
Some times I read up on a product and know right away it's all fluff and no substance or complete hype. And then there are others that make me go hmmmmm. The Enko Running Shoes ($TBA) definitely fit into the later category. The idea behind the shoes is a shock absorber that reduces the initial impact of your stride and as you move forward uses the stored energy to assist your stride. In theory this mean a run that will be easier on your joints and less fatiguing. Starting early February Enko will kick off their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, until then you check out their website to get additional information.