Those who favor minimalistic tech will love the Titan Concrete Bluetooth Speaker ($299). Constructed from durable and hard wearing concrete, this block-style speaker is hand made in Budapest and has both Bluetooth functionality and a 3.5mm jack for direct connections. The concrete build promises low resonance and zero sound coloration while also being visually unique based on the pigments and minerals used in the mix. The Titan features DC power, a frequency response of 50 - 20,000 HZ, a rear bass-reflex port, and two 75mm full range drivers. The Titan Concrete Speaker is a stylish addition to any home.
Once upon a time a caveman picked up a rock and proceeded to chuck it at someone or something. A History of Weapons ($14) began at that moment. John O'Bryan is a respected comedy writer and self described weapons nerd who relays to us through A History Of Weapons the often freaky highlights of the obsession man has had with weaponry for centuries. In this laugh out loud book he explains the weapons, the history of them, their main uses and also their bad ass potential. Those who used these weapons are also here from Genghis Khan to Attila the Hun to those peaceful souls the Shaolin monks.
The Oculus Rift ($300) developers version is now available for pre-order. The Oculus Rift takes virtual reality technology that was previously only available for thousands of dollars and makes it available for the everyday gamer. The Rift is a head-mounted immersive stereoscopic display that offers a 110 degree field of view, and ultra low latency head tracking. You actually feel like you're in the game. The cutting edge of virtual reality is a click away.
If you're in the market for a drone you need to check out the indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the PlexiDrone ($699+). The PlexiDrone can snap together and be ready to fly in less than a minute. You can get the standard four prop configuration or you can go to 8 props. The additional propellers allow you to lift up to 3.1 lbs of cargo and tolerate much higher winds. It also comes with a cool looking hardshell backpack which carries everything you need to create awesome aerial films. Additional features include retractable landing gear, so you never have to worry about obstructions in your shot, a follow me feature, and a swarm features which allows you to control multiple drones with a single smartphone. I think I might pass out if one of these bad boys showed up on my christmas tree.
For all of those who fell asleep with boredom during history at school this is the movie to fill in the gaps, as seen by Mel Brooks. Both written and directed by Mel Brooks, History of the World Part One ($12) takes a comedic look at the history of mankind, using a series of very funny vignettes to take us on a madcap journey from the Old Testament through to the bloody French Revolution. Brooks is joined by several comic genius' including Gregory Hines and Dom DeLuise and the result is something very special.
The Sidewinder by Gray Design ($TBA) is the latest digitally imagined dune buggy concept from the Swedish Design Firm. The Project is the brainchild of CEO Eduard Gray. Their goal was to create a vehicle that would allow you to go from dune to dune in utmost luxury and style.The Sidewinder is powered by an LSX Bowtie big block engine which pushes 600 horses and has a top speed of 93mph.The high tech suspension features front and rear boxed chromoly arms, front and rear anti-sway bars, and 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers to keep the driver an passengers level and handling perfectly no matter what the conditions.On the inside the driver is surrounded by an OLED infotainment center and display screens designed by Eduard Gray. The entire platform is Android-based which allows tuning by developers no matter where you are in the world. While the vehicle's own API allows you to access information from sensors and signals inside the vehicle.Here's hoping the concept actually gets off the drawing board and on to the dunes in the near future.