Ever since Sean Connery first appeared on the big screen in 1962 and uttered the immortal words; "Bond, James Bond." this most dashing of secret agents cemented his place in cinematic history. For over 50 years now he has charmed and thrilled audiences across the globe. The very British character, created by Ian Fleming has starred in over 20 movies and been portrayed by 6 different actors, with varying degrees of success it has to be said. To celebrate his 50th anniversary as a movie hero and icon, EON Productions have opened The James Bond Archives ($135) to give us a glimpse for the first time of designs, photos, storyboards and the production materials used. Editor Paul Duncan was the lucky man privvy to this and this book is the result of 2 years of research to bring you the very best tribute to a true legend.
The North Face x Spiber Moon Parka ($TBA) is the next step on material science. It uses a protein material called, "QMONOS" which is a spider fibroin base. Which means it's made out of an artificially engineered protein based material that mimics a spider's silk. This is the first time this material has been used in an actual production line. Why spider silk you ask? Well because it is one of the most resilient materials available. Stronger than Kevlar in fact. This particular material gives the outer shell of the jacket a glow similar to that of the web the Golden Orb spider would spin. The Moon Parka is hopefully a glimpse of whats to come with regards to extreme cold weather gear.Related: 11 Of The Best Men's Winter Coats
The Yamaha SR400 Long Tracker by Deus Ex Machina ($TBA) is the companies latest build. The bike features an extended swing arm with a rear Ikon suspension. Additional customizations include an alloy tank, Nitro Heads seat, rear hugger, and a through exhaust. Each of these bikes is made to order and would make a great addition to any garage.
Outfit #72 features a number of items from J. Crew. These include a Faded Gingham shirt, all white New Balance 791s whith a gum sole, and of course their classic brown leather belt.1. Shirt: J. Crew Secret Wash Shirt In Faded Gingham ($60) 2. Chinos: Norse Projects Aros Slim Light Twill Chino ($125) 3. Shoes: J. Crew New Balance For J.Crew 791 Leather Sneakers - White Gum ($75) 4. Belt: J. Crew Braided Leather Belt ($55) 5. Sunglasses: Taylor Stitch The Legend Tortoise Sunglasses ($175) 6. Wallet: Hardgraft Bi-fold Wallet Natural ($115)
Designed by Gusztav Szikszai The Ring Clock ($185) is one of the coolest designs I've seen in a while. It's made up of three rings, the top one is a 24 hour clock, the second gives you the minutes and the bottom ring keeps the seconds. With a twist of the ring the time illuminates for about a minute. It also includes a wireless charge station (see after the break), ultra-thin battery, and energy-saving LEDs. You do have the option of getting the LEDs in blue or orange. The one downside is that the battery has a 3 year life span and isn't replaceable. Regardless this would make a pretty cool conversation piece. The crowd funding is being run through Indiegogo and expected delivery is in April of 2014.
Update: Crowd Funding has successfully completed for the Ring Clock and they are currently taking pre-orders on their website. Congratulations guys, and good luck.
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Sony just revealed its new virtual reality headset, Sony Project Morpheus ($TBA), at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The current iteration of the headset features 1080p resolution and a field of view of 90 degrees. Additional features include an accelerometer, gyroscope sensors, and tracking for head orientation and movement. The other cool thing is 3D audio that re-creates stereoscopic sounds. This basically means that as your head orientation changes so does the location of the audio. The morpheus will work with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and looks to hit stores some time this summer.