If your not into deep sea diving, but want to still get some cool under water photos check out the HydroView from Aquabotix ($4200). The HydroView weighs less than 10 lbs and travels down to 100 feet to give you a unique experience of the under water world. Driving the HydroView is pretty straightforward. It can be steered by either using the motion control on your ipad or via your laptop keyboard. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=3O_mmYEJiGQ width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on how to drive the HydroView and this second [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=APvh58GSA1I width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of some footage shot by the HydroView off of the Florida Keys.
The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera ($995) is the world's smallest remote contrable digital camera. This high-end Super 16mm camera is capable of shooting 1080p high-def video pretty much anywhere. It features built in RAW and ProRes recording with 13 stops of dynamic range, a global shutter and an MFT lens mount. A PWM and S.Bus allows you to operate the camera wirelessly so that you’re able to control everything including the focus, zoom, and iris remotely. It also offers a global shutter, which gets rid of shaky footage and it accepts any type of Micro Four thirds lenses. If you have a drone or shoot action footage of any kind then this may be the best camera you can get.
Easily squeezable into a medium-sized rucksack these portable nylon Parachute Hammocks ($19) are an affordable luxury! Easy to set up and maintain this fantastic Parachute Hammock is exceptionally durable, making it ideal for camping holidays or for taking over a friends house. Capable of taking up to 150kgs it's no lightweight either. Pop one in the car and stop to enjoy life whenever the feeling takes you. Available in a choice of colors to suit you.
Obtaining its unique style by associating the retro military look with updated fabrics, The Rodriquez Field Jacket ($1700), created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman, is the essence of cool. The Rodriquez has a quilted front and arm panels. The knit features include sleeves, back, along with the zip-out hood in the collar. All of these features make this a beautiful transition jacket.
The Drink Tanks Growler ($55) may be one of the best friends your beer ever had. This growler is made to keep your beer or beverage cold for over 24 hours. It is built from 18/8 doubled walled, vacuum insulated stainless steel. You can easily change from a standard bale cap to the keg cap. The keg cap enables you to turn your growler into a mini keg by allowing for CO2 injection and use of the keg tap without having to open your growler. The Kickstarter is going on now, so check out Drink Tanks video and let us know what you think.
If you're looking to get a taste of the track for a reasonable price take a look at the Caterham Seven 160 ($24,250-$29,100). The newest Caterham can be purchased as a kit or fully built. In order to reach the low price point the 160 had to shed a little power. The Seven 160 is powered by an 80-hp 660cc Suzuki three cylinder turbo engine which reaches 79 foot pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. It has a five-speed transmission, can reach 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and has a max speed of 100-mph. Obviously performance isn't the 160's high point, but it does get marks for handling. It has a live-axle rear suspension used in early Seven models and weighs a slim 1,080 pounds so the horses per ton are relatively high. The 160 is something unique for the entry level market. Caterham will begin production in January 2014. (more…)