What a brilliant idea. Sony has just killed two birds with one stone, with the release of the SONY LED LIGHT BULB SPEAKER ($199). The speaker has the model number "LSPX-100E26J" and will be released in Japan on May 23rd. It takes an LED light bulb and combines it with a Bluetooth speaker. The whole kit screws into a standard light bulb socket. You can control the 360-lumen light with a smartphone app that can control the volume of the speaker and the brightness of the light. The sound is delivered by a 40mm, 2-watt, full-range speaker. It won't blow your socks off, but should be good enough for some nice background music. The Light Bulb Speaker also comes with a remote control just in case you don't have a phone near by. No details yet on when it will be released to the states.
Titan Blackout of the United Kingdom customizes some of the world's finest timepieces. They specialize in DLC coating and watch face adjustments. Their latest customization is a Rolex Dayton Stealth Watch by Titan Black ($25,000) that's been customized with their DLC process, a black dial with Luminous Marker, and laser engraving. The Dayton features an automatic chronometer movement, 44 jewels, 39mm case, and water resistance to 100m.
Even though rap music is famous for its double entendres, clever turns of phrase and ingenuity, this is the first time ever than anyone has attempted to bring together the most iconic rap in one volume. Not only is Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand ($9) a laugh out loud reference book to one of the most important of pop cultures and based on the website that bears the same name, it also aims to explain the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap in a language that even the most un hip of us can understand. This book has massive breakout potential as it is both highly informative and entertaining. The clever juxtaposition of hip hop terminology and dry humor make this a unique volume that will appeal to many.
If you long for a vacation without the chirping, beeping, and ringing of your smartphone but still want the safety of knowing you can be reached in an emergency then the new Light Phone ($100) is just the answer. Small, compact and lightweight the new bank card sized Light phone will only take the calls you want with none of the distractions. The Light is credit card sized and can be used as a stand-alone device or can receive calls forwarded from your full-time smartphone via an app. Additional features include up to ten-speed dials, and a time display. For the first time in years, you can finally leave the office behind you and enjoy some time in the real world.
http://youtu.be/DconsfGsXyA What side of the debate are you on? Click. Print. Gun. by Vice, is a documentary about how the gun control debate relates to personal freedoms and new technologies. It centers around law student Cody R Wilson who is a self-described, crypto, free-market anarchist. Which means he believes that market agreements between individuals should not be regulated by states and should be allowed to transcend national boundaries. The Crypto portion identifies how he uses cryptography to carry out his beliefs to evade prosecution. Cody is using 3D printing to create a lower receiver for rifles which would allow individuals to build guns without regulation. Whatever your beliefs this is certainly a topic that's not going away any time soon.
The Sony QX1 Interchangeable Lens Camera ($399) was just announced at IFA and is now available for pre-order from Sony's website. The QX1 allows you to turn your smartphone into a mirrorless APS-C sensor camera. And because it's an ILC you have the freedom to use any E-mount lens. Just attach the body to your camera, connect your favorite lens and you're good to go. Shoot images by looking at your smartphone's LCD screen and then save them on the camera itself or your phones memory card.