Designers or artists alike will find solidarity in the Cubiio Portable Laser Engraver ($379). Delivered as an alternative to the once bulky and hard to operate engravers of the past, this innovative model fits in every studio and on every desktop with ease. Controlled wirelessly through an app available in both Apple Store and Google Play, the engraver uses G-code to ready your image while a weaken laser works on the chosen material to burn your pattern in. Each kit is provided with goggles for protection during use, a password lock, an LED indicator for the laser, motion detection that stops the laser in an accident and overheat shutdown for added protection. Finally, the CubiioSheild encloses the laser inside, creating a machine that keeps both quality and safety at its forefront.
Our buying guide for the Best Men’s Boat Shoes for 2017 highlights the best designs for the coming season. A wardrobe essential for modern gents who love to stay on top of the latest fashion trends, Boat Shoes are timeless, comfortable and effortlessly stylish, and as they complement all smart-casual attire, they make a versatile addition to any menswear collection. The history of Boat Shoes dates to the early 1930s when they were designed for boatmen who needed a practical work shoe with a firm foothold on slippery decks. Fast-forward some 80 years, and Boat Shoes, also referred to as Deck Shoes, now feature in every spring/summer footwear collection, where they are available in a choice of colors and fabrics to suit all kinds of weekend activities and outdoor adventures.
The Glyph Personal Mobile Theater ($499) looks like a big set of headphones, but they're much much more. The Glyph is a mobile theater system. Using a simple HDMI input it can display anything in your library. The Glyph uses something they call a Virtual Retinal Display which utilizes one million micromirrors in each eye piece to reflect images directly to the back of the retina. The result is an image that is high def, clear, and immersive. You get none of the side effects of other near view screens like screen door effect, pixellation, nausea or disorientation. And when you're not using the screen, it flips out of the way and you just have a big set of headphones.
If your a gear head and are looking for a cool one of a kind gift, you need to check out LedonGifts on Etsy. Ledon offers F1 and motor sport gifts for the enthusiast. You can pick up great items such as carbon fiber cufflinks, polished steel ashtrays made from F1 gears and unique clocks such as the Honda F1 Carbon Fiber Gear Clock ($58). The clock pictured is made from a Honda F1 gear ratio, with a carbon fiber face. The clock can be wall mounted or supported by a stand for your desk. Because the items created are either one-offs or low production make sure you get your order in as early as possible or you could miss out.
Released earlier this year the Adidas Originals ZX750 Blue Bird & Dark Slate ($115) was an instant hit. This take on Nike's classic running shoe adds sued leather and mesh uppers with multiple shades of blue and hints of red on the midsole and outsole.
The Redux of the Great Gatsby is about to hit theaters, so it's time to dust off those 1920's shades or get a new pair from Warby Parker's 1922 Collection ($95). Their limited edition glasses are a modern take on the roaring 20's. Glasses have stainless steel frames with acetate detailing. You can get them with prescription lenses or as shades.