Jays of Sweden is about to release its new earbuds, the a-JAYS Five ($TBA). These earbuds are an upgrade to their previous models and are specifically designed to match your iOS, Windows or Android device. Features include a flat tangle-free cable, a three button remote, which will support the ability to answer or hang up calls, playback controls for music and videos, and volume and voice controls. The earbuds are ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in the ear canal for hours of use. In fact you will probably not even notice they're on. Expect availability some time this summer.
I usually like my bikes in the style of Harley's or nicely restored cafe racers, but sometimes you have to acknowledge when someone thinks out of the box and creates a work of art. The BMW Landspeeder by Revival Cycles ($CALL) is just that, a work of art. The bike, from the Austin, Tx based team, came about after a client gave them a blank check to build the bike of their dreams.This particular build was inspired Ernst Henne's Landspeeder, which broke multiple records during his career. Even though the Landspeeder is built for the showroom and isn't street legal, it is still built to Revival's unwavering standards.Starting off with a BMW R37, they lengthened the wheel based, reduced the engine's height, added a magneto ignition system, added custom stainless steel hardware and finished it off with some nice leather.If you want to check out the Revival Landspeeder in person, it will be showing at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, in Austin, Texas in April.
Another classic New Balance runner has just dropped with some very cool colorways. The last time this style was rebooted was over five years ago. First of all the New Balance 850 2014 Collection ($CALL) features the 850 which has an upper that includes perforated nubuck, 3M, and mesh. The three colorways include; grey/black, white/neon, and navy/red. The shoes are now available from Feature Sneaker Boutique.
3D printers and getting smaller, cheaper, and are producing lower resolution models. The new iBox Nano 3D Printer ($269) touts itself as the worlds smallest, most affordable and easiest to use 3D resin Printer. They want to lower the cost of entry to the point everyone can join. With just a touch of a button you can start producing your very own 3d models. There is no software to install, the iBox is wifi enabled and prints 328 microns on the X-Y axis and down to .39 microns on the Z axis. If you've been thinking about getting into 3D printing, but have been put off by the cost, the iBox Nano may be the answer to your prayers.
Buggatti has released another of its special edition Veyrons that honor the men who have shaped the companies history. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti Edition ($3 MILLION) is the second in the series of six to be revealed. It was inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic, the 'La Voiture Noire, which was a personal car of Bugatti eldest son Ettore Bugatti. This version will be capable of 1,184 horses, and 1,106 foot pounds of torque. You'll most likely pass out from the G's as this car will hit 62 mph is just 2.6 seconds. The grille and other exterior accents will be made from solid platinum. Only three will be made. Check out the interior after the break.(more…)
Hard Graft is the gift that keeps on giving. They just came out with their Hard Graft Trip Case & Notebook ($216) and it looks like it would make a perfect gift for the non-techie, artist in your life. The trip case slips onto the binding of the notebook, has a pocket on the inside and a zippered case on the outside for all of your pens and small electronics. It's definitely big enough to fit your cell phone. The case is made from vegetable tanned Italian leather while the notebook's binding is made from rich Italian wool felt. You also get a page ribbon in Hard Graft's signature red and white.