Sony just revealed its new virtual reality headset, Sony Project Morpheus ($TBA), at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The current iteration of the headset features 1080p resolution and a field of view of 90 degrees. Additional features include an accelerometer, gyroscope sensors, and tracking for head orientation and movement. The other cool thing is 3D audio that re-creates stereoscopic sounds. This basically means that as your head orientation changes so does the location of the audio. The morpheus will work with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and looks to hit stores some time this summer.
If you long to escape from every day life and enjoy some peace without impacting the planet then the Ecocapsule ($TBA) is just the ticket! Expertly designed by Nice Architects to be a completely self-sustaining portable home, with an integrated turbine and solar panels. It may look compact, but inside you'll find plenty of storage space, a functional contemporary kitchenette, a work/dining area, a comfortable folding bed, toilet and a soothing warm shower. The price of the Ecocapsule will be announced some time in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be available for purchase during the same period.
Antonio Pedrosa from ADR Studio has designed an amazingly simple but useful camera. Combining the functionality of digital cameras, social media and the old school Polaroid cameras, he has created the Instagram Socialmatic camera ($TBA). Very simply just shoot, apply a filter, share on any major social network and print. The camera will be based on the Androic OS and come in four versions; 16GB OR 32GB, with Wifi only or Wifi and 3G. Expected to release end of 2013. Check out this short [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=5WRBsfghij8 width=640 height=480 anchor=video].
MB&F have historically been known for making exceptionally beautiful and exceptionally expensive watches. Their latest endeavor is a collaboration with Swiss music box maker Reuge. The result is the amazing music box MusicMachine ($13,000). The two barrels on the box play three songs each. On the first barrel you get the Sci-Fi classics Star Wars, the Imperial March from the Return of the Jedi, and the theme from Star Trek. The second barrel, which represents songs most important to Max Busser, you get Smoke On the Water by Deep Purple, Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd and Image by John Lennon. Only 66 of the music boxes will be made and they'll be available through regular MB&F retailers.
Asics has gotten together with Japanese Designer Harold Arandia and created a wonderful shoe. The Onitsuka Tiger Harandia MT - Black & Tan ($129) is the first shoe of its kind to features Asics' new Gel technology. The uppers are constructed of nylon and suede and utilize an internal Ghillie lacing system. The shoes are finished off with embroidered branding, a contrasting white sole and Onitsuka Tiger in Japanese text on the mesh heel tab.
The S House by Domenack Architects ($NFS) was created for a family in Lima, Peru and it exemplifies the highest standards in architectural design. The house features an open exterior and rooms enclosed by glass, while a floating room is wrapped in wood to provide incredible contrast. The exterior is wrapped in stone, but the whole thing gives you a sense of warmth and comfort.