Inspired by racing cars the Richard Mille Tourbillon TM 27-02 Rafael Nadal ($CALL) timepiece is the world's first watch to use a skeleton unibody baseplate. This exceptional unibody reinforces the design, making it rigid and capable of withstanding impacts while the other revolutionary materials used to create this piece also protect it from temperatures. The Tourbillon is the perfect timepiece for today's active man, capable of keeping up with you no matter the environment.
The DJI Inspire 1 Drone ($2900) is the companies latest flagship model. Make no doubt, it is a higher quad that is made for professional use or high end hobby use. The main thing that makes this quad unique is during takeoff the arms move into a wing shape and gives the camera a full 360-degree unobstructed view.The drone is just under 3 kilograms, has 13-inch props, and 22 volt 6-cell battery that quite frankly makes it overpowered for most situations. With that kind of juice it should be able to handle most winds and gusts quite easily.The camera is 4K, takes 12 megapixel stills and sits on a 3-axis gimbal. Also the rectilinear lens removes the barrel distortion you usually see on most drone cameras.Inspire 1 has an added stabilization package that includes optical flow and sonar that measures the distance to the ground and its rate of change. This is useful for landing when GPS or battery power are lost, and for low position flying where ground effects would impact control.Additional features include 18 minutes flight time, and a 720p video feed from as far as 1.7km. The remote has been updated with dedicated buttons for video and camera capture, a gimbal control dial, an the ability for two people to control for extremely complex shots.This may be the perfect drone for up and coming cinematographers.
The Ted 2 Official Trailer ($TBA) is out and it's cracking me up. The latest installment fast forwards to Ted marrying Tami-Lynn and in order to have a baby they have to prove that Ted is an actual person in a court of law. Ted 2 is directed by Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame who is also the voice of Ted. It stars Mark Wahlberg as Ted's best friend (John Bennett), Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried as Ted's attorney (Samantha Jackson). Noticeably missing is Mila Kunis reprising her character as John's girlfriend. According to Seth it had nothing to do with scheduling and everything to do with where he wanted the direction of the plot to go. Ted 2 will be hitting theater on June 26th.
At the end of each week we'll provide you with a recap of all the products we reviewed during the week. Along with a little something extra to get you through the weekend.NIXON 48-20 CHRONO LIMITED EDITION ($550) JUNYA WATANABE MAN X DUVETICA MEMNONE VARSITY JACKET ($735) HOMEMADE MEAD KIT ($60) THE JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK II (($42,000) NIKE LUNAR PRESTO - STRATA GREY & NIGHT STADIUM ($105) WORLD WAR Z (INFO) ABLETON PUSH ($600+) HYGGE 3012 SERIES WATCHES ($174) THE O-BOW ($TBA) HENNESSEY VENOM GT: TAKES TITLE AS FASTEST CAR (1.1 MILLION) EYEFLY 3D SCREEN PROTECTOR ($35) COLE AND PARKER: SOCKS THAT START BUSINESSES ($24+) SENNHEISER MOMENTUM HEADPHONES ($350) BREW CLIP ($49) DJANGO UNCHAINED ($15) HITCASE PRO ($129) PHOTOGRAPH BY JORGE ARAGON [VIA]
A world premiere in solar design, the Smartflower Solar System ($TBA) is the first to feature an all in one system. The beautiful sunflower shape unfurls as the sun rises in the morning, follows the sun’s movement through the sky before automatically folding its solar petals for the night. It’s not just an innovative design, it’s convenient and portable too and can be simply unplugged if you ever choose to move house, so you can just take it with you. Clever stuff.
In 2015 Jaguar will be releasing the Jaguar C-X17 SUV ($50,000). It will be built on Jaguars new aluminum unibody architecture, which allows Jag to produce more models which utilise higher end technologies, allowing for faster response to markets, while keeping prices relatively stable. The unibody is made from 100% recycled raw material and shows jaguars commitment to sustainable production practices.On the interior the Jaguar C-X17 has four bucket seats and utilizes high-end interactive technologies which includes an interactive surface console that runs the length of the SUV's center tunnel. It's made up of a series of interconnected touch screens that connect the rear cabin with the front. You can use the console to flick information forwards and backwards and share it between occupants or social media networks. Europe will receive C-X17 first in 2015 with a North American release expected in 2016.(more…)