Simple and sophisticated is what the 3DR Solo Drone ($1000+) promises. This aerial photography solution is very capable but can be controlled by novices right out of the box. Using GoPro, it’s the first drone in the world to give you complete in-flight control of its action cam and it delivers live-streaming HD video right to your mobile device through its controller. The controller houses one of two 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9-powered computers. The other computer is right in the aircraft. Due to a 3-axis gimbal, advanced flight features that are GPD-guided, and intuitive, smart software, you can capture professional-looking, steady footage, even when you are a brand new pilot.
Apple had its big reveal today detailing new features with the Apple 5s ($199-$399). Although there is nothing earth shattering the three new features should make for a much improved user experience. The major features include updated processors, updated camera, and new security system. Complete details after the break.(more…)
Be.e ($TBA) is an electric scooter made from hemp. That sounds really cool, but it is also extremely environmentally green. The Be.e's body is made from hemp, flax and bio-resin. The use of this material and the manufacturing process cuts the scooters carbon footprint and eliminates a number of parts needed to construct a standard scooter. The Be.e's electric motor can be driven for two hours or up to 60 km and can be fully charged in under three hours. The Dutch startup Van.eko will not be selling these but using a pay-per use solution that will allow riders to rent the Be.e by the week, or month. So the next time you're in Holland schedule some time to take a spin on the Be.e.
Studio MK27 is a Brazilian design firm and The Redux House By Studio MK27 ($TBA) is one of their newest and best projects. Designed by Marcio Kogan, the Redux House, located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, features a dramatic exterior that includes two slabs of concrete that extend beyond the walls to create the sense of great volume. From within the house you get a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape and outdoor spaces, including the magnificent swimming pool. Long hallways and outside access from every room add the sense of grandeur in the relatively small home.
The best metal wallets are slim and heavy duty. They can be as minimal as a laser cut piece of titanium and a band, take a beating, and some can even protect against would-be thieves stealing your information. The best thing about metal wallets, is they are soo slim, they can easily take the place of those bulky back pocket wallets and be used as a front pocket wallet. Our first wallet on the list is one of our favorites. The Machine-Era Ti5.
Carry your keys in style and safety with the American made Cotter Keychain ($45). It's expertly crafted by the New York-based design team, Harold. This U-shaped brass and stainless steel keychain is a refreshing, stylish and most importantly a secure way of carrying your keys around. The Cotter Keychain is the perfect alternative to the more commonly seen keychains and is a real step up in quality. It also features a cold forged top pin that slides smoothly so you can remove and attach keys easily.