Outdoor technology strives to blend "a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors." Their new Privates Wireless Headphones ($99) fit that mold exceptionally well. Privates are a touch controlled, Bluetooth enabled, wireless headphone that come with a bevy of features. The headphones have a touch-pad interface on the right earpiece that allow you to change tracks with a left-right swipe and control volume by swiping up and down. The Bluetooth 3.0 allow you to connect with any bluetooth enabled device and receive audio from up to 32 feet. Additionally a built-in microphone allows you to receive calls, hands-free. Just press the multi-function button and you can answer or disconnect a call without touching the phone. The Privates also include a 3.5mm AUX jack, so you can plug them in if you need to, integrated hinges for storage, and a canvas wrapped headband. Sign-up for Outdoor tech's newsletter to get updates. Expected delivery is September 1st.
The guys over at MacStickrs ($7-$15) want you to add a little personality to your MacBook apple. Macstickrs offers high quality vinyl, reusable stickers that are easily to apply to any MacBook. Available packs include the iPotter, Bad Motherf*cker, Creative Director, Nerd, Mr. Whiskers and many more. Every order is shipped in a cool retro style package with a unique number. The is a perfect gift for those Macheads in your life.
Auto Fabrica are based out of the U.K. and their the latest builder in our search for the coolest cafe racers on the planet. Their latest build is the Yamaha SR250 By Auto Fabrica ($TBA) and has been stripped down and built specifically to take on the busy streets of the urban environment. When you're moving in and out of traffic the less weight the better. If you're interested in having them do a build for you, hit them up on the website.
If you have a display that can handle it, Denon now has a receiver that can send it. Denon's new AVR-X4000 ($1300) is capable of providing 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution to your modern displays, plus much more. The Denon AVR-X4000 is a 7.2 networkable HTR that has too many features to mention, but I'll give it a shot. Features include support of Apple AirPlay and media streaming, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room acoustic measurement and correction, 125 watts per channel, Dolby TrueHD audio decoding, support for three zones, 7 HDMI inputs, and 3 HDMI outputs for multiple screens. Denon makes great mid-range products and the AVR-X4000 looks like another great addition to the family.
Such was the impact of Jaws ($6) on its release that it actually did make people afraid to go in the water. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws is still the benchmark against which all subsequent killer shark movies have been compared. Chief Brody, Roy Schneider, has his quiet life shattered when the town of Amity is terrorized by a great white shark. A power battle begins between him and mayor as his priority is keeping the good people of Amity safe while the mayor refuses to close the beaches. Also starring Richard Dreyfuss and boasting a sublime performance by Robert Shaw as crazy Quint the shark hunter, this movie is a true classic.
The Cogito Original Smartwatch ($180) is a connected smart watch with the style of classic precision-crafted timepieces. The Cogito gives you an analog movement with a digital display. When connected to your smartphone or tablet it'll show you who is calling or texting and give you the option to answer or mute it. The Cogito doesn't replace your phone but it's a nice addition. There's nothing worse than feeling your phone buzz in your pocket when your driving, scrounging for it, to only realize the message or call was unimportant. The phone features caller id, a battery that has an expected life of a full year, bluetooth 4.0, and text notifications through a pixel display. The Cogito is available for pre-order now with shipping expected by April-May.