Exovault of Brooklyn makes high-end iPhone cases. Their EXO16 Nickel Plated Aluminum Ebony Composite iPhone Case ($250) is elegant while being impact resistant. The case is made from a resin composite core, layered with an Ebony veneer and capped on the ends with Nickel-plated aluminum. The EX016 is held together with 4 stainless steel screws and comes with a screwdriver and additional screws. Because they use real wood veneers each case will be distinct. Check out a picture of the cases back after the break.
Kodak is throwing their hat into the 360-degree action cam ring, with the release of their Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Camera ($299). The SP360 has an ultra-wide angle lens that points upward, giving you a 360-degree angle-of-view on the horizontal axis and on the vertical axis it provides a 214-degree view. You can choose between multiple view modes including 360-degree panoramic view, interactive 360-degree ring view, split 180-degree front and rear view, 214-degree dome view, and a 214-degree front view.
Inspired by the iconic giant of the courts, Michael Jordan, the Converse Fastbreak '83 blurs the lines between street style and comfort. Finished with authentic and vintage styling, these white and cream trainer feature nylon uppers, rubber outsoles and Nike Lunarlon Sockliners for added comfort, The layering of leather details throughout partner with Converse's iconic star logo and branding on the tongue and mid sole. Sitting slightly higher on the ankle than traditional trainers, pair yours with everything from fitted skinny jeans through to casual board shorts for a versatile look that lends itself to all events.
When it first made its debut back in 2007, Mad Men the series sparked a cultural phenomenon and before it ended, the show boasted more than 3m viewers. With a list as long as your arm of awards that include 3 back-to-back Golden Globes and 3 consecutive Emmys in the category of Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men captivated the entire world thanks to its brilliant portrayal of the crazy era that was the 1960s and its stylish characters. These included Roger Sterling, the handsome advertising mogul, and the main subject of Sterling's Gold ($). This was presented as his memoir during the 4th season and is a great collection of his best one liners. A must for fans of show, ad men, and anyone who wants a darned good read.
The Avionics eBike ($TBA) is a retro designed electronic bike that celebrates going green with striking beauty. The V1 has a steel frame and Jacoba wood construction. It has a 5000W electric motor capable of producing 125 Nm (92 ft-lb) of torque and a top speed of 58 kph (36 mph). The 24Ah lithium-ion battery pack gives the bike has a riding range of 129km and a charging time of 2-3 hours. Leather stripes and a full sized headlight complete this organically styled electric bicycle. If it becomes available, it will surely make a bold mark on the world of leisure cycling.
Once in awhile a product, although not for sale, is simply too beautiful not to write about. The O-bow ($TBA) is an electronic musical instrument. Using a standard bow or even a wooden stick, changes in the midi are produced via an optical sensor which measures the bow speed and horizontal angle with high resolution. To play you will need a midi keyboard to produce the string sound and the O-bow would add the bow flavor. There is no word yet on whether this device will ever hit the market, but I'm hoping we will see a Kickstarter for it soon. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id= 4L4cr80vT5Q width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the O-bow in action.