The Loop Animation App ($1) lets you do quick and dirty frame based animation from you iPad. You not only have the ability to do free hand drawings but you can download video frames that you can trace over for cool animated effects. The resulting animations are 320px x 180px gifs that can be shared on Tumblr or Loops own gallery. I haven't had this much fun for less that $1 in a long time. Check out the available tools after the break.(more…)
At the end of each week we'll provide you with a recap of all the products we reviewed during the week. Along with a little something extra to get you through the weekend.INSTAGRAM SOCIALMATIC CAMERA ($TBA) THE POWER OF NEGATIVE THINKING BY BOB KNIGHT ($14) HARD SHELL BACKPACK BY SOLID GRAY ($180) STRONG LIKE BULL MAGNETS ($24) ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH ($300,000) LINKME BRACELET DISPLAYS TEXT MESSAGES ON YOUR WRIST ($99) JUMPX SCOOTER ($90) BARTENDRO ($99-$2300) NOCS NS2 AIR MONITORS ($450) RODRIGUEZ FIELD JACKET | BY MONCLER ($1700) BLUE RIDGE CAMPING HAMMOCK ($125) SONY MDR-XB910 ALUMINUM HEADPHONES ($TBA) AMERICAN OPTICAL SUNGLASSES ($40+) FACTORY CART COFFEE TABLE ($850) LUMINAIR TREE TENT ($13,000) REEBOK CLASSIC LEATHER "DENIM" SHOES ($75) SHOTSHELL XL-STAINLESS STEEL WHISKEY GLASS ($125) SURVIVAL GRENADE KIT ($19) OAKLEY KITCHEN SINK BACKPACK ($200) TOYOTA SHOWS THE I-ROAD ($TBA) HARRY'S THE WINSTON SHAVING SET ($25) Photograph (NSFW) [via]
The Bike Intermodal ($TBA) is the world's most compact folding electric bicycle. The term intermodal basically means that you can take the bike on a train, a bus, or subway to get where you need to go. Intermodal weighs about half as much of its competitors and can be folded down to a block the size of your standard backpack (20 x 16 x 6 inches). This extremely small size is accomplished via three collapsible sup-assemblies that are held together with high-tensile cable. When Intermodal becomes available some time in 2015 or 2016 you will be able to get two models; one with an electric motor and one without. The price is expect to start around $1000 and go up from there.
The Cardok Personal Underground Garage ($TBA) provides the greatest security for your most prized possession by putting you car underground. With a press of the remote the Cardok raises from the ground in less the 30 seconds. Drive in and press the button to lower the lift. Your car is now completely concealed underground. The Cardok can support up to 3 tons which is plenty for most passenger vehicles. The Cardok is currently available in Europe and Australia.
Why is at all the bad guys in the Bond movies get the cool cars. Just to prove my point, take a look at the kickass ride Mr. Hinx gets in the latest Bond flick, Spectre. While James Bond is driving an Aston Martin DB10 with a V8. Mr. Hinx gets the Jaguar C-X75 ($TBA) with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo/supercharger combo, paired with an electric drive system. Before you get on the four banger, the C-X75 puts out a whopping 850 horses and can hit 100 mph in under six seconds. The sad thing is although both the Aston and the Jag are kind of cool, there are no plans to offer either car to public.
Poros was kind enough to send us one of their bags for review, and we've got to say we were extremely impressed. Because I beat the hell out of my luggage, I tend to go with a hardshell case and a laptop, even for short weekend trips. But I think I've found my new go-to bag - The Poros Birch Weekend Duffle Bag ($269). After the initial unboxing, the first thing I noticed was the build quality.