V-Moda wants you to get rid of your in-ear low quality ear buds and get some audiophile quality headphones that have been slimmed down without reducing sound quality. The V-Moda extra-portable XS headphones ($212) are ergonomically designed, and made to the highest military and audiophile specifications.
Usually known for their bulkier headphones, the XS feature an ergonomic design that are significantly smaller and remove that unsightly gap noticeable on most headphones. The result is a more comfortable, enjoyable fit that contours to the shape of your head that are highly portable. And since these are going to be your new favorites, you'll be happy to know they've been tested to the highest quality standards.
These tests included 1 million+ bends to the Kevlar-reinforced cable, 70+ drops on concrete from 1.5 meters, 10+ flat bends of the steelflex headband, and easily survived extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray & UV rays.
The V-Moda XS are also highly customizable through optional enhancements. You can choose over 10 colors for the metal shields on the sides of the cups and have them engraved from a list of designs or by creating your own logo.
Motoped just announced a Motoped Survival Bike ($2,000+) just in time for the next zombie attack. If you don't know, motopeds are a cross between a mountain bike and a moped. The engine is a 4-stroke Honda 50cc XR/CRF50. The stock engine is street legal in most states and has a top speed about 30 miles per hour. The cool thing is that because the engine is not above 50cc's with a max of 30mph, it can be ridden on most streets as a motorized bicycle without the need for motorcycle registration & insurance. This allows you to ride and park anywhere a bike can. Now take that base motoped and add a cool paint job, a one-gallon gas container, flashlight, climbing rope, tomahawk, crossbow, a bunch of other cool survival gear and you've got the ultimate survival machine. Stay locked on Motoped's website for updates and release dates.
What's that I hear? Is it the death rattle for Vine? It just might be. Instagram ($FREE) has just add video to their extremely popular photo sharing app. Inside the app you will find a new movie camera icon. When you tap it you'll enter video mode which will allow you to take up to 15 seconds of video. In addition to the new video functionality you'll find thirteen new filters built just for video. You'll also be able to choose your favorite scene from your video as the cover image. Instagram 4.0 is available on Google Play and Apple's App Store.
Nike releases another casual shoe and this one looks really comfortable. The Nike SB Project BA - Rest and Recuperation ($144) has a real cool 'Nightshade' blue one piece knitted mesh upper that contains perforations for ventilation. The 'Atomic Mango' inner shoe features a padded tongue and an Lunarion midsole for maximum cushioning and shock absorption. The laces are a special edition 'bumblebee' striped laces that run through knit-in fly wire cable eyelets. If you're in the U.S. you'll have to order a pair of these overseas.
The Gunmetal TV Easel ($2495) by Restoration Hardware is perfect for those looking to minify their interior decor. They've taken an artist's easel and transformed it into the perfect TV stand. The easel is hefty weighing in a 95 pounds and featuring a stainless steel, aluminum, iron, and wood frame in a gunmetal finish. It can hold TV's up to 60" and is perfect for smaller rooms or bedrooms.
Nanamic is back with its newly released Nanamica 2015 Spring Bag Colleciton. One of these bags is the Nanamica Cordura Cycling Pack ($409). As its name states this pack is made from Cordura, which is a lightweight durable fabric, perfect for a bag that's going to get a ton of use. Additional features include premium leather straps, brass buckles, a padded back panel, and a cool beige, yellow, and navy colorway. The bag measures 10"w x 19.5"h x 6"d and is available now from End Clothing.