The long wait is almost over. Back in 2013, the original Kickstarter campaign raised $2.5 million and ever since we've been waiting for the consumer version. Well, now the Oculus Rift Is Available For Preorder ($599). It was initially expected to start shipping in March, but due to the high demand, it looks like June is a better bet at the moment. Initially, the headset will ship to 20 countries, and there will also be a small set of retailers who will have demo units starting in April.Before preordering you'll want to make sure you PC is "Oculus Ready". You'll need at least an NVIDIA GTX 970 or equivalent video card, an Intel i5-4590 or better processor, 8gm of RAM, an HDMI 1.3 video output, 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 PORT, and OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer. If you don't have the right gear, they're offering PC's for sale from other companies and in February, they'll be offering a Rift/PC bundle starting at $1499.Not everything is so rosie. The touch controller that enables users to interact with objects in VR won't be shipping with the headset. They don't expect it to be ready until the second half of this year. Instead, the rift will ship with a Xbox controller and two games.
Wearable technology is up there with VR in terms of being the next big thing; wearable technology is something many big companies are attempting, but the famous clothing designer and manufacturer Levi’s might have beaten them to the finish line with their newest creation. The new Levi Commuter Trucker Jacket ($TBA) uses Google technology and features jacquard tech that is woven into the denim and connects to a removable tag. This allows you to swipe and tap to do things like control your music player or even take calls. Levi’s is planning to release it next spring, and we can’t wait to see how it works.
Lamborghini is commemorating its 50th anniversary with the production of the Sesto Elemento ($2.2 million). The run will be limited to only 20 units. If you were looking to pick one up your out of luck. Each of the Sesto's has already been spoken for. Just to wet your whistle the Sesto Elemento weighs in a about 1000lbs, and the v-10 engine produces 420 pound-feet of torque. That kind of power will get you up to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Once you get there why stop, top speed on this vehicle is close to 200 mph. Check out this review [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=UF7x12C8sRc width=640 height=480 anchor=video] by CNN.
The Quepos Quilted Jacket by Howler Browthers ($155) will keep you nice and warm in these fall and early winter months. The Quepos features an insulted diamond quilted nylon shell, custom BROS zipper, Howler badge patch and drop in hand warmer pockets. It also comes with microfiber inside the chest pocket for cleaning your glasses. The Jacket is available in mint green or miner black.
Wouldn't it be great if you had a tiny multi-tool you could take everywhere you go? Let us introduce you to The Fly Pry titanium Multi-Tool ($25), the smallest, titanium, multi-tool on the market. It’s a bottle opener, zip puller, hook screwdriver, box opener, pull-tab lifter, can opener and much, much more! Sized just larger than a US quarter, it's suitable for attaching to your sweater, backpack, keychain, neck lanyard or anything else you can think of! Made right here in the US, it is a must-have tool for the modern man. Check out their Kickstarter today.
Nothing will affect a parent more than the death of their child, and this thought provoking movie from 1990 tells a powerful tale. A Vietnam vet is mourning the death of his child while displaying a sever disassociation with everyone else. He tries to discover the truth behind his own past and to do this has to separate life and reality from his disillusionment and death dreams. With stunning performances from Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pe–a and Danny Aiello, Jacobs Ladder ($5) is a powerful mix of drama and horror and Adrian Lyne does a fine job in the directors chair.