Trying to steal a little thunder from the up coming release of Apple's smartwatch, LG has announced its new luxury smartwatch. The LG Watch Urbane ($TBA) wraps the classic styling of a traditional watch around the guts of a modern day smartwatch. The new watch features a 1.3-inch circular P-OLD display and an all metal case. Several finishes are available for the case including stainless steel, polished silver and gold. Because the watch uses a standard 22mm strap, you can use pretty much any strap you want, e.g. rubber, nato, or leather. The one downfall of this watch and the Apple offering is their water resistance. The Urbane is stated to have an IP67 dust and water resistance, which mean its OK for spills and rain but isn't meant to be worn while showering or swimming.
Designed to stand fast against predators and the elements, the PDW Badger Framelock Folding Knife ($439) uses historical design inspiration to deliver high-quality performance. Designed using the brand's lifelong ethos, this compact folding knife features a contoured handle for secure and easy use with glow in the dark thumb stud inlays and a V-cut blade seat channel. Inspired by ancient spears, this EDC knife utilizes a unique folder design that works with all other specifications to deliver a high-quality cutting tool with an elegant silhouette that's suitable for storing in smaller areas such as a pocket or small side pouch in your bag.
You can now take amazing 360-degree images with the new Rico Theta 360-Degree Camera ($TBA). All you have to do is point and shoot. You don't have to worry about composition or posing your shot. When you're done you can move the image up and down, left and right and see things you didn't even notice. The spherical image lets you see everything around you. When your done send it to you smartphone and share them on your favorite social network. Preorders will start this month.
The book, Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins ($38), Cocoons and Hide-Outs, provides a look at get-away cabins, weekend homes and of course shacks across a multitude of geographic locations. Rock the Shack not only shows you beautiful exteriors but interiors as well. Living in the city is cool, but Rock the Shack shows how cool quiet, relaxation, and getting back to nature and experiencing the world can be.
More than half a century after it's original release, this iconic spaghetti western is still considered one of the best ever made. One of the trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as the man with no name, the other two being A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, the title characters of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ($11) are Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Two men are forced to form an uneasy alliance with a third to see the ultimate prize of a fortune in gold buried in a remote ceremony. The masterful direction of Leone coupled with the cast, a dramatic setting and a damned good storyline make for a spectacular western that is as enjoyable today as it was back then.
Who says you have to pay $100s for a good jacket. This Lightweight Down Jacket by H&M ($50) is extremely affordable and would make a great daily coat. The jacket has a stand-up collar, zip-up side pockets, and elastic at the waist and cuffs. The shell is 100% nylon while the filling is a combination of 90% down and 10% feathers. You can get this jacket in either black or dark blue.