Poros was kind enough to send us one of their bags for review, and we've got to say we were extremely impressed. Because I beat the hell out of my luggage, I tend to go with a hardshell case and a laptop, even for short weekend trips. But I think I've found my new go-to bag - The Poros Birch Weekend Duffle Bag ($269). After the initial unboxing, the first thing I noticed was the build quality.
Bang & Olufsen, is known for great sounding, high end, contemporary speaker systems. They've now released the Belolab 14 ($4400) at a lower price floor than their usual offerings. The Belolab 14 is an all-in-one, wireless speaker system that includes a 280 watt eight-inch subwoofer. In the same sub enclosure you also have 5 x 140 watt class D amplifiers for the five individually powered satellite speakers. Each of the speakers has a milled aluminum frame and can be either wall or stand mounted. The specs say the sats use a 2.5" driver. I haven't seen a frequency response for these speakers and I'd be real interested to see how much of the spectrum they cover. If you have a Bang & Olufsen TV you can also get their 4.1 system for $4000 and use the TVs speaker as the center. The Beolab 14 will be available at local retailers in June.
Over 40 years ago, Omega released the original Bullhead. If you missed out on the first run of the Iconic Omega Seamaster Bullhead ($9,000) then you're in luck because the company has announced they'll be re-releasing the Bullhead. This run will be limited to just 669 pieces, and will feature much of the same design aesthetics as the original. The unconventional design features a sizable crown at 12 o'clock, with chronograph actuators on either side. A second crown, which controls the internal rotating bezel, sits at 6 o'clock. The Bullhead's are expected to be available later in the year. Check out Omegas site for additional details.
If you want a pair of these kicks you better hurry-up and order them, because they're going to sell out quickly. The Adidas Originals ZX Flux Infrared ($85) feature an eye catching infrared mesh upper sitting on top of a white sole. The black Adidas stripes cap off the colorway. Right now they're available at Sneaker Politics. So check out their website site for ordering details, before they're all gone.
We've previously taken a look at the Ressence Type 1 and the Ressence Type 3. The company has now released its first Diving Watch, the Ressence Type 5 Diving Watch ($TBA). Ressence says their diver is completely readable underwater, regardless of viewing angle - zero mirror effect. To achieve this level of readability, all 142 components of the mechanical watch are immersed in 37. ml of oil. The oil cancels out the watches Total Internal Reflection, allowing for complete legibility no matter the angle of view.Most dive watches over engineer their cases to protect against the pressure of water depth. This results in a bulky over-sized case, and thick glass. Because liquid cannot be compressed, the oil in the Type 5 compensates for any water pressure, allowing for the use of a lightweight titanium case. The complete watch weighs a mere 87 grams.The Type 5 has no crown. It uses a proprietary case-back to set the time and for winding. With the Type 5, they've also included a locking mechanism for the locking and compression of the gasket.We'll update this post with pricing as soon as it's available.
This mini cannon by pocket artillery actually works! If you looking for something cool for your desk you need to get one of these bad boys. The mini cannon ($29) is made from precision machined stainless steel and uses .177" BB's with a fireworks fuse. All of the supplies needed are easily accessible online. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=0tiTdwNILl4 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the canon destroying a perfectly good bottle of beer.