Master & Dynamic believes that headphones are "modern thinking caps: tools to help you focus and tune into your work while tuning out the world around you." The Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones ($399) look like they can carry out that montra perfectly. These headphones are built for decades of use. They feature premium leather throughout with lambskin ear pads, steel components in all high strain areas, 45mm neodymium high-performance drivers, a forged aluminum body, oxygen-free copper cables to ensure pure sound, wrapped in a woven sheath for years of use. These may be the last over-ear headphones you may ever buy.
When redoing your pad the last thing you'll usually think about replacing are your light switches. It's easy to see that the Buster + Punch Light Switches (£30-£60) may have you thinking differently. Our philosophy is real simple. If you use it everyday get the best. These switches and dimmers are made from solid brushed brass and the diamond-cut knurled knobs will give you an amazing quality feel with every turn. The switches and dimmers come in multiple configurations and finishes to fit any decor.
Move over Apple, because consumer reports just named the Samsung Galaxy S7 ($99+) it's top smartphone. With the Samsung S7 Edge coming in second.When taking a look at the phones, Consumer Reports say the main features that put the Galaxy S7 over the top were its water-resistance, expandable memory, camera performance and its battery life.Consumer Reports says their test show the battery life of the S7 lasts more than 24 hours of simulated talk time. This is more that twice the results from the iPhone 6S.When testing water-resistance the Galaxy S7 and the edge did extremely well. Both phones can handle immersion for up to 30 minutes in 5 feet of water. So all of us who have inadvertently dropped our phones in the toilet or took a dive with a phone in your trunks, have options.The Samsung camera features a dual-pixel technology, combined with a fast autofocus to help eliminate blurry pictures. They've also added a new advanced sensor that lets you capture amazing images in low light conditions. Additional features include the ability to shoot Ultra HD (4K) video and a microSD slot so you can add 200GB of storage.I never thought I would ever consider moving away from the Apple ecosystem, but after looking at these specs, I'll be taking a closer look at the Samsung S7.
And here we have, finally, the long-awaited autobiography, Life By Keith Richards ($22), from the legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and Rolling Stones founder member. Step forward Keith Richard. As part of the mighty Stones, Richards created songs that defined a generation, not to mention rousing the world. He also lived the ultimate rock n roll lifestyle. Now he himself tells his own story of living a life akin to being in the crossfire of a hurricane. There are few true icons left, and even fewer who have lived the life, and live to tell the tale, as Keith Richards can. It doesn't get much better than this.
Looking for a new pair of kicks to go with your favorite joggers this winter? Look no further than the Adidas ZX Flux Adv Asym "Solid Grey" ($120) about to be offered by Afew. This new ZX Flux features a shoe completely draped in Solid Grey. From the soles to the uppers and the laces, everything is in this beautiful grey. The uppers are seamless and sit on a slimmer midsole than we've been used to. The entire presentation says modern and sleek. Perfect for anyone looking to bring their shoe game into the 21st century.
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.