Ricoh is about to release what could arguably be the best compact camera ever. The latest Ricoh GR ($TBA) has all the specs of DSLR in a small package. The large format APS-C CMOS sensor and 16.2 megapixels, offer high-sensitivity and wide dynamic range. You get high contrast resolution from the center of the image to the edge, backlighting resistance and excellent blurring effects. The GR Engine V for remarkable image processing, provides images as you see them with your own eyes and faithful color reproduction. With all these features its easy to see how the Ricoh GR will give you quality equivalent to a DSLR. The GR is expected some time in May with a retail price of about $1000.
If your a serious outdoor enthusiast who needs a serious knife, then one of the first brands you look at is Buck. Their latest offering the Buck Compadre Camp Knife with Red Blade ($50) can take on the heavy tasks others knives bulk at. The Compadre has a 9-1/2" overall length with a 4-1/2" blade. The 5160 spring steel drop point blade is powder coated in red for an awesome look. While the handle is made from Heritage Walnut Dymondwood. And as always with Buck you never have to worry about breakage. The Compadre is backed by the companies lifetime warranty.
Of course you can take black and white photos with your iPhone but the app, Camera Noir ($2) takes that to a whole new level. Camera Noir will give your B&W photos that perfect look and feel. The app is extremely simple to use, while providing you with a bevy of features. It has a horizon line that turns green to show that you're level, three brightness adjustments, and square crop marks for Instagram. You can even import your older photos into the app and share everything on any of your favorite social networks.
The Pacific Rim Movie ($TBA) looks pretty cool. It's about a future Earth where a monster comes from the ocean depths and attacks Osaka, Japan. We find out the monster comes from a portal, to another world that, is five miles below the ocean. The problem is that it is spitting out monster after monster, and they are attacking coastal cities around the world. In order to fight them the military creates the "Jaeger" program. Pilots in the program operate building sized robots to try and combat the monsters. Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo Del Toro and is expected to be released on July 12th.http://youtu.be/zA92Rw6kNWw
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18th 8:00am, because that's when the new Air Jordan Future Premium -"Dark Chocolate" ($375) sneakers are dropping. If you don't already know, Futures feature a minimalistic look with a one-piece woven upper and no heel counter or toe enforcer. Now they're going to be available in a dark chocolate colorway, dripped on top of a premium leather upper. The whole kit sits one a white midsole and clear gum outsole. Not sure if these would be your best choice to ball in, but they're sure to get looks paired with your favorite street wear.
If you're thinking about getting a 3D printer, but are concerned about your modeling skills, check out the Lynx A 3D Camera ($1800). The makers call it, "the world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera". The camera creates 3D models of anything your point it at. Its primary uses are scene modeling, motion capture, or object modeling. So whether your an animator modeling a new super hero or capturing models for your 3D printer, this camera can handle it. And it doesn't hurt that you save thousands of dollars by not having to purchase individual pieces of equipment.