Looking for the ultimate professional camera? Then the Nikon D4S ($6500) might just fit the bill. The ultra-powerful DSLR features a 16.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor thats been paired with Nikon's Expeed 4 image processor. All this means is that this camera is much better at shooting in low light conditions than its predecessors, even if you need a faster shutter speed. It also has a buffer that's big enough to hold 200 large JPEG frames before it's filled up. And if you're a video buff the Nikon D4S can shoot 1920 x 1080 footage at 60 fps. The Nikon D4S is now available for pre-order.
LSTN is a startup company in Hollywood, Ca, and they make great looking and sounding headphones. Based around the concept that because instruments are made out of wood for its accoustic properties, it only makes sense that headphones be made from wood as well. The LSTN Troubadour's ($150) are made from handcrafted reclaimed wood supplied from flooring and furniture manufacturers around the world. They have nylon wrapped chords and gold plated plugs. A portion of each puchase will go to helping provide hearing aids for the deaf. Its always a win win when you can get a product an help someone in need at the same time.
The Bike Shed, owned by Derick Van den Bussche, is based out of Brooklyn, New York. They specialize in creating beautifully customized motorcycles. Their latest project, the VDB MOTO B-1 ($TBA), started its life in 1986 as a BMW R80RT. By the time Derick got his hands on the bike it was in pretty bad shape. His goal was to maintain the bikes rugged appearance while seamlessly mixing the old with the new. The R80RT was stripped of excess parts and rebuilt using a custom VDB rear subframe, ribbed brat styled seat, a modern 7" headlight, dropped mirrors, mini warning lights, powder coated wheels wrapped in Pirelli MT43 tires, and ton of other customizations. VDB believes their bikes "should be able to venture beyond where the road ends", and it looks like this awesome machine hit that mark perfectly. If you're in the market for a one of kind custom bike, the Bike Shed is a great option.
The Sony A7 Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera ($1700) looks to set the bar for the MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) class of compacts. As the name states it contains a 24.3MP full frame Exmor CMOS sensor. This sensor provides the same quality as cameras costing $1000's more. It will produce high resolution images and give you a high level of effectiveness in low light condition.s The E-mount body allows you to include and arsenal of lenses in your bag. Additional features include 117-point autofocus, wifi, full HD 1080 video supported in 24p/60/60p frame rates, and a OLED electronic viewfinder which provides a wide viewing angle. The A7 is available for pre-order now and will ship the end of November 2013. More pics after the break.(more…)
The tiny CuBox-i Mini PC ($45+) is a beast. The CuBox is a two inch cube that packs a whole lot into its tiny frame. The base model features 512MB of DDR3 RAM, an i.MX6 Solo single core processor, HDMI 1080P support, 10/100 Mbps ethernet, optical S/PDIF audio out and an infrared receiver for a remote. The top of the line model the CuBox-i4Pro features an i.MX6 Quad core processor, 2gigs or ram, 10/100/1000 ethernet, and much more. The cool thing about these boxes is they can run, Linux, Android, Python, and Perl compilers. The one feature I really love is that XBMC runs on this guy so it looks like it'll be able to take the place of my aging jailbroken Apple Tv. Check out the specs for all four models after the break.(more…)
The Filson Wedge Tent ($1000) from the professional craftsmen at Filson is just the thing you need for a comfortable outdoor shelter whatever the weather. Its rugged looks would be ideal for a military re-enactment but it suits just regular camping as well. The heavy material will easily stand against even the harshest weather including rain and snow and it’s mildew resistant as well. It also features a heavy and secure zipper to keep you warm and secure at all times.