The New Balance 574 "Canteen" Pack ($CALL) is NB's newest back for the fall. The latest additions to the 574 lineup features leather united with a suede and mesh upper along with ride gum soles. They've arrived at select Asian retailers and will be arriving in the states shortly. If you can't wait you can order them from the Feature sneaker Boutique today. Check out additional pics after the break.(more…)
If you love miniatures then you need to take a look at the Ittyblox 3D Printed Miniature Cities ($6-$94). You create your city by combining prefabricated buildings onto a gridlike street plate. Each of these buildings are produced on demand by Shapeways and designed by Ittyblox. So every time you order a new building, it is being made just for you. Right now you can order a Miami, Chicago, or New York Set, a number of individual buildings and more are on the way. Also You can mix and match to create your own custom city and add lights which make for a really cool presentation.
The ARC Plasma Speaker ($100) from ExcelPhysics does away with conventional magnet driven speaker drivers for an arc of plasma. There are no other moving parts, just an arc of plasma running at 30,000 volts, modulating the air to generate music. The ARC comes in a kit or for $299 you can get one fully built.
The Alienware Area-51 Gaming PC ($TBA) will be released later this year and it looks to be a groundbreaking gaming system providing 4k video. The first thing you notice is the shape of the PC which is no accident. The triad-design creates optimized thermal management, the ability to easily access internals, and front and rear I/O panels and ports. But the biggest advantage of the design is its ability to support up to three full-length double-wide graphics cards to deliver 11520x2160 resolution across multiple Ultra HD 4K monitors. Additional features include availability of 6 or 8-core Intel i7 extreme processors, up to 32GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 memory, and the ability to utilize a combination of solid state and hard drive storage for the best of performance and storage.
Transparency isn't a word you'd want attached to a house, but in this case it's just what the doctor ordered. Mana By AABE ($NFS) is a modern home in Spain. It features reinforced glass walls, that stretch the entire length and width. Its minimalist interior means it feels open and spacious. While the dark colors of the furniture help it to keep a warm and homely comfort. The perfect place to sit back and relax as the world around you continues to spin at a dizzying pace.
Bang & Olufsen, is known for great sounding, high end, contemporary speaker systems. They've now released the Belolab 14 ($4400) at a lower price floor than their usual offerings. The Belolab 14 is an all-in-one, wireless speaker system that includes a 280 watt eight-inch subwoofer. In the same sub enclosure you also have 5 x 140 watt class D amplifiers for the five individually powered satellite speakers. Each of the speakers has a milled aluminum frame and can be either wall or stand mounted. The specs say the sats use a 2.5" driver. I haven't seen a frequency response for these speakers and I'd be real interested to see how much of the spectrum they cover. If you have a Bang & Olufsen TV you can also get their 4.1 system for $4000 and use the TVs speaker as the center. The Beolab 14 will be available at local retailers in June.