With only three major builds under their belt the Munich based shop has hit another home run with their Diamond Atelier DA#3 BMW R100R ($CALL). The bike started off as a 1994 BMW R100R Classic, which demanded a more agressive stance so they dropped the front suspension by three inches. Giving that I'm not stopping for anything look.Additional customizations include an older R-series tank, refinished wheels and hubs in gold flake, knobby TKC80s that give DA#3 that Mad Max feel, and an LSL headlight.The overall colorway is dark and mysterious. With a dark grey tank with gold pinstripes, with the rest of the bike in black.The DA#3 is currently for sell so if you're looking for something out of the ordinary hit 'em up.
Tag Heuer has released their first smartwatch targeted at the luxury market. The Tag Heuer Connected Smartwatch ($1500) features craftsmanship by Tag, processors by Intel, and software by Google. The CEO, Jeane-Claude Biver, has recognized that classic watchmakers need to get on board with Silicon Valley or risk loosing market.The Tag Heuer Connect runs on the Android Wear operating system but features a classic Tag Heuer Carrera-inspired design. You get all of the luxury finishes you would expect from a $1500 watch. These include a 46.2mm wide and 12.8mm thick titanium case. A 360x360 pixel touchscreen, and an Intel Atom processor. Connectivity comes via Bluetooth and Wifi. And it also comes with 4GB of internal storage.One thing the Tag is missing that might keep you from jumping on board is a heart rate sensor. It seems Tag has placed craftsmanship over the latest smartwatch tech.And don't worry, if you don't like your new Tag Smartwatch you can trade it in for a mechanical version after two years for an additional $1500.
Fanhattan is about to release their set-top box that combines the features found in your standard cable box with your streaming services like Netflix. Fanhattan's Fan TV Set-Top Box ($TBA) will give you access to TV, DVR, VOD, and streaming movies from a single interface. Fan-TV's discovery service will allow you to find your favorite shows across various streaming services while letting you watch titles from your local cable or satellite providers. The big selling point here is that you don't have to switch back and forth between your cable box and your streaming device, i.e. Apple TV, Roku. You can find everything you need from a single interface. Fan-TV will not be sold directly to customers. They will be partnering with Pay TV companies to make the box available to their customers. If they also let you read movie files from an external drive I might be sold.
The guys over at Kustom Research out of New York have taken a stock 1978 CX500 and turned it into a beautiful machine. The Honda CX500 By Kustom Research ($TBA) was completely rebuilt by Thomas Parrish. We've come to expect great work from a number of customizers, but what stands out about this bike is a beautiful monochrome color scheme that features white rims, & headlights, and the main highlight, a white, grey, & black tank with the companies logo. When looking at this bike you can tell no detail was left untouched.
Last year TOPs ran an employee contest to see who could design the best hatchet, tomahawk or ax. The winner was Lorenzo Espinoza and his creation was the TOPS Grandpa's Ax ($160). The Grandpa's Ax is the perfect combination of size, weight, and chopping capability. It's a small hatchet, weighing under 1.5 pounds, allowing it to be carried over long distances. If you're a backpacker or a camper headed out for the weekend, this would be a perfect addition to your pack.
The Blue Mo-FI Headphones ($350) are built for true music fans. The come in a little heavy, 16.5 ounces, but that's to be expected they contain an onboard audiophile amplifier which provides some of the most accurate sound production you've every heard. Whether your using a smartphone, or high-end equipment, the Mo-Fi will improve the sound by reducing the audio workload on your device. The included battery will charge in 3-4 hours and provide you with about 12 hours of playtime. And if the battery dies the headphones will continue to play in passive mode. Additional features include a 10Hz - 20kHz frequency response, 50mm titanium reinforced dynamic drivers, and an overall impedance of 42 ohms.