The new B&O Play H3 Earphones ($249) are crafted from a single block of aluminum. Besides being sturdy they feature a dynamic full-tone sound that utilizes a custom 10.8mm driver. It also includes a bass port that delivers exceptional performance at lower frequencies. The contoured shape for the earbuds was developed after a multitude of 3d modeling and testing to provide the highest level of comfort to each individual's ear shape and size.(more…)
Hard Graft is known for its beautifully crafted goods and its use of leather and wool felt. The new Hard Graft Fall '13 Camera Accessories ($77-$470) fit that ethos perfectly. The new line features a Box Camera Bag ($470) that uses a single piece of leather and wool felt. You can see when you open the top of the bag it was inspired by boxing gloves by its use of grey cords to tie and secure your camera. The line also includes a Hang Camera Strap ($139) and a Hold Camera Handle ($77).
Restoration hardware has taken the classic board game, resized it and put it on the wall. The RH Wall Scrabble ($1500) board is crafted from wood, with colors and graphics based on the original 1949 edition. It comes with absolutely everything you need to get a game going, including a fabric bag for the letter tiles, strong magnets to keep the letters in place, and a built in chalkboard to help you keep track of the score. The board measures 80"W x 3"D x 59"H so make sure you have plenty of room to hang this monster.
If you're looking for fast, check out the Cannondale Slice RS Black Edition ($10,000). Yup its a 10 grand bike. So is it worth it? Well if you compete in triathlons and are concerned about your time trials, then every second counts. The frame is built on the simple premise that narrow is speed. Along with the anti-vibration system, Cannondales modular fit system, and anti pressure-drag channel you have a real winner. Compared to its competition the Cannondale Slice RS boasts a 20 second savings in the 40k.
End Clothing has started carrying Y-3 products which is awesome. The latest drop from the master designer Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas is the Y-3 Boxing Trainer ($265). Yohji has reinvented the classic silhouette by using a leather upper in grey, with Onix accenting and the classic white Adidas stripes in canvas. The shoe also features a Ghilly lacing system, and a slimline rubber sole. These will go great with pretty much anything in your wardrobe.
Amazon Echo ($199) is a mixture of Siri, and your favorite bluetooth speaker wrapped into one. Designed to work by voice control, it's your own personal assistant in a small sleek package. Jack ask it a question and Echo will provide the answer. To wake Echo up just say "Alexa" and it will provide you with information, your favorite music, the weather, allow you to update lists, and much more. Using far-field voice recognition Echo can hear you anywhere in the room even with ambient noise or music playing. Because it gets information from the cloud, running on Amazon Web Services, Echo is always learning. Right now you can sign-up to get on the invite list. If you're chosen you'll have the ability to purchase echo in the coming weeks. If you have a prime account, you get $100 off of retail ($99).