You remember Lytro's original camera. It looked like one of those keychain viewers you would get at the amusement park. Although it looked like a toy it held some amazing technology that allowed you to focus an image after it was processed using Lytro's special software. The Lytro Illum ($1599) builds on that tech and has new looks to boot. The Illum looks like a standard camera with a telephoto lens. The Illum features cutting edge optics, a larger sensor and a lens that is lighter, has a larger zoom range and a bigger aperture than comparable conventional cameras. You can now pre-order the Lytro Illum on their website for $1499. It will be going on sale for full retail on July 15th.
Finally, great sounding Bluetooth speakers for a great price! The Croon Audio Original ($199) is a wireless Bluetooth speaker with audiophile sound. The builders of this speaker put a lot of energy into making sure every detail led to a beautiful sounding speaker. The Croon comes in a high-density case and uses isolation spikes in a tripod configuration to dampen vibrations that could have a negative impact on sound. The unit puts out 15 watts and allows you to connect to your devices up to 10 feet away.
Our Gifts for Men: Gifts For Stylish Men guide will give our top gifts for men who care how they dress and who care about their grooming. There are gifts on the list for everyone. So whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer that's under $50 or something a little more expensive, we've got something for you. We start off with a great looking, yet inexpensive watch from Daniel Wellington.
Matthew Humphries Design Customized Seiko Watches ($365-$780) are some of the coolest sub $1000 watches around. Matthew Humphries started his career as an automotive designer for the Morgan Motor Company. He's just established his own design company that offers customers a bespoke design service. MHD specializes in automotive, brand and product design. His latest release, customized Seiko watches, include automatic divers and military watches that come in leather, nato and stainless bands, and the ability to create your own bespoke versions from components in the product line. You can mix and match styles, dial face, watch hands and straps to create your own original piece. Watchs are in limited quantities so make sure you get your order in before it's too late.
A building doesn't have to be large to perfectly meet its requirements. The FLOAT Watershed Writing Studio ($TBD) is just 100sf but does its job perfectly. The Watershed was commissioned by a philosophy professor and well-known nature writer, as a retreat for herself and visiting writer friends. It was made to engage with the environment without disrupting it. Some features include small tunnels that run under the studio to allow for local reptiles and amphibians and a water collection basin that doubles as the front step the draws birds and deer.The structure features a steel frame and cedar planks. The steel frame and wood enclosure allow for updating or recycling piece-by-piece as necessary.
The Michron Time-Lapse Photography Module ($45) provides an affordable time-lapse option for novice and advanced photographers. The Michron is a small device (intervalometer) with no buttons or screens that plugs into your cameras trigger port. Settings are created and uploaded to the Michron using an app on your iOS or Android phone. You can then unplug your phone and the device will work completely on its own. The Michron can take up to 4 pictures per second and has great features for the advanced photographer like, auto time-lapse, interval ramping, bulb ramping, and HDR bracketing. Before you purchase check their camera compatibility list to make sure your camera works with the Michron. Check out this video of the module in action