We all know that the music we download nowadays is compressed and missing a lot of the nuance that the original artist wanted us to hear. With compression comes loss of detail and that emotional attachment that we felt from analog formats like vinyl records. PonoPlayer ($300) hopes to change all of this with its Kickstarter. Pono is looking to provide high quality digital music through its online store which will be playable on its portable PonoPlayer. You will be able to download and play 192kHz/24 bit music that has about 6 times more musical information than a standard mp3. The player will feature two output jacks. One is a standard mini-stereo output and the other is a mini-plug analog output for listening on your home audio system. Check out their Kickstarter today.
The guys over at MacStickrs ($7-$15) want you to add a little personality to your MacBook apple. Macstickrs offers high quality vinyl, reusable stickers that are easily to apply to any MacBook. Available packs include the iPotter, Bad Motherf*cker, Creative Director, Nerd, Mr. Whiskers and many more. Every order is shipped in a cool retro style package with a unique number. The is a perfect gift for those Macheads in your life.
The Leica Q Camera ($4250) is Leica's latest foray into no compromise compact cameras. The Leica Q features a full-frame 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, which leverages their Maestro II image processor. It provides high-resolution, low-noise shots up to an ISO of 50,000 at a rate of 10 fps. The Maestro II processor also provides full HD 1080p video captured at 60 or 30fps. While the 3.68-megapixel LCOS electronic viewfinder provides a live though-the-lens image, which handles just like a rangefinder. The Leica Q is available for pre-order now.
Wrap your smartphone is the luxury it deserves. The Wild Case By Hardgraft ($131) is made from a luxury washed Italian leather and a wool interior. There are two additional secret pockets for your cash and cards, allowing you to leave your wallet at home. There are multiple sizes available for Apple, LG, HTC, and Sony products. The Wild case is available in field gray and classic brown (seen below).
Brabus is one of the elite Mercedes-Benz tuning shops. Their Brabus Widestar G63 AMG ($257,000) runs on a 620 horsepower, 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V8 powerplant that will get 605 lb-ft. For its size this G63 gets moving pretty well, reaching 60 mph in just under 5.4 seconds. The kit sits on 23-inch alloy wheels, and features side skirts, running boards with LED lighting, interior premium leather, and munch much more. If you have the cash the Brabus Widestar G63 can be purchased today. [gallery royalslider="1" type="slideshow" ids="10422,10421,10420,10419,10418,10417,10416,10415"]
Situated in Sweden and spread over a one-story layout, the House PS3H from Sirotov Architects is a modern answer to relaxation at every turn. Focusing on an open plan design that allows light to flow freely, the spacious property features a large master bedroom with ensuite and 3 additional guest rooms. The glazed garage allows a motor vehicle to be exhibited in all its glory. The overall color scheme of the property celebrates light colors and warm wooden hues. Additional features include views over the ocean, floods of natural light from the large windows and soothing furniture through out.