If you're looking for a metal version of your favorite G-Shock, then the New G-Shock MT-G ($725) will be right up your alley. It has so many features that it's really hard to list them all in a short article. The watch features a resin case mounted inside a metal frame to protect the watch from direct shocks. The 3D dial features date and hour markers, full auto-calendar, and daily alarm. And with water resistance to 200 meters you should be able to take this guy pretty much anywhere you want to.
The Omnidirectional MLTL By Joey Roth ($450) takes a small 2" speaker and wraps it in a beautiful package that delivers incredibly natural sound. So why a transmission line speaker? Most mass produced speakers are housed in either sealed boxes or boxes with ports/vents. Both of these setups colors sound as a result sound waves bouncing off the cabinet walls and hitting the bass driver. These cabinets also suffer from high pressure that builds up behind the bass cone that results in a 'canned sound'.Transmission line speakers sound better because the line resolves the pressure issue and the issue of waves bouncing back through the rear of the driver, by forcing the air through an internal labyrinth. The TL also loads the bass driver and lowers its resonant frequency. This extends the low end while also reducing the work required by the driver. Joey Roth's speaker is a mass-loaded transmission line that uses quarter-wave harmonics to extend that bass response.Joey's MLTL is 15.5 inches high has a 3 inch length and a 4 inch width. It utilizes a 2 inch Fountek FR58EX full-range speaker along with a wood ball that diffuses the sound in all directions. Additional features include a Bluetooth antenna and a TPA3118 amplifier setup in bridge mono. This speaker comes in either Raw aluminum or graphite and will look great in any environment.
Design is about taking the conventions we're all accustomed to and transforming them into something new and unique. The Ressence Type 3 ($30,000) does this in spades. Filled with a special liquid, the dial tricks the brain into seeing in two-dimensions rather than three. What you end up with is a watch face that looks as though it's displayed directly on the crystal similar to a projection screen. The traditional watch hands and crown were removed to make the watch as minimalistic as possible. Procedures like winding and changing the settings are accomplished by turning the case back. The Ressence Type 3 will be available for purchase sometime in late summer.
A racing simulator that costs more than an actual car and can be just as dangerous as driving a real car? That would be the cutting edge CXC Motion Pro II Racing Simulator ($54,000)! This fully functioning simulator features a fully kitted out dashboard, a trio of widescreen displays, high quality speakers, pedals and a seat that shifts and turns to match the on screen action. The entry level version starts off at a mighty $54,000 but the costs could soon mount up if you don't release the steering wheel during a virtual crash as the feedback and torque is accurate enough to actually cause you harm! If you're looking for the ultimate simulating driving experience then the Motion Pro II is the clear choice.
If you're looking to step away from the standard aviator and go with something a little more contemporary this sumer, the Randolph Archer Sunglasses ($239) will make a perfect addition to you wardrobe. These shades were inspired by Samuel Archer King, an early ballooning pioneer, whose aeronautics abilities led to the largest ballon voyages of his time. These shades made in the U.S. and handcrafted in 200+ steps. The lenses are made from a hypoallergenic macromolecule, that pairs optical clarity with lightweight durability. It's also 15% lighter than PC for a more comfortable fit. So if you're looking a style pair of sunglasses which are perfect for everyday use, the Archers might be a perfect fit.
An offer nobody can refuse; a look behind the scenes of the Coppola masterpiece. "It's dangerous to be an honest man." Michael Corleone, Godfather III. The Godfather Family Album ($28) is an inside look at one of the greatest franchises in movie history. Steve Schapiro was the special photographer who had unprecedented access to the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Godfather trilogy. Schapiro had the enviable opportunity of witnessing some of the most legendary actors in cinematic history giving some of their best ever performances. Schapiro has immortalized Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Caan, Duvall and Keaton in images that have not only become iconic but are also instantly recognizable and have been imitated endlessly. For the first time Schapiro's finest shots from all three movies are brought together in one volume. Your coffee table doesn't want this book, it NEEDS it.