Add a little style to your iPhone and get green at the same time. Grove, a Portland Oregon company is taking discarded waste material from skateboard factories and turning them into works of art with their new iPhone SkateBacks ($40). SkateBacks are milled in Groves factory and finished by hand. Each one is unique, so there are no two alike. They're available for the iPhone 4/4s or 5. And don't worry if you every need to remove it, the SkateBacks use a 3m peel-and-stick adhesive making them easily removable. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=43360619 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the manufacturing process.
Don Cannon, the famed Hip-Hop record producer has gotten together with Rare Addiction and spit out a cool little bag. The Don Cannon x Rare Addiction Aviator Bag ($120) isn't going to be big enough for those weekend trips, but it'll be perfect for a quick trip out in the city or down to the local coffee shop. It features a PVC exterior shell, enough space to carry up to a 17" Macbook Pro, an internal pouch for an iPad, and a smaller pouch for your cables, chargers, etc. The straps are hideaway, so it easily converts from a laptop case to a backpack.
The New Balance 574 Stadium Jack Pack ($CALL) features five colorways that do a great job representing iconic varsity jacket colors. These include black & red, royal blue & red, navy & yellow, grey & royal blue and Teal & purple. These 574's feature suede and mesh uppers, with white midsoles, and matching outersoles. Check out pics of each shoe after the break.(more…)
Bushcarft 101 ($10) was written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury to be the ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry. Based on the five C's of survival - cutting tools, covering, combustion, containers, and cordages, it covers all of the skills you need to manage resources and really experience the wilderness. It covers how to choose the right items for your pack, making tools and supplies, how to collect and cook food, and sheltering yourself from the elements. With this book by your side you'll be well prepared for almost any situation.
If you don't have a projector in your house get one! I have one in my office and I will be adding another to my basement after the remodel. I only buy Epson primarily for their service and return policy. The Epson 5020 has some pretty impressive specs. 320,000:1 contract ratio. 2400 Lumens, which makes it basically a light canon. Horizontal and Vertical Lens shift and 5,000 hours of lamp life. And of course 3D. There is also a 5020e version which has wireless HDMI, which is nice if your concerned about running cable. If you cant afford the $2599.00 price tag check around to see if you can find an 8700UB. All its missing is the 3D.
Google is finally pulling back the curtains on its much anticipated wearable computer, Google Glass ($1500). The Google Glass is a wearable computer. It does pretty much everything that your current mobile devices can do, except handsfree. The Glass allows you to record video, take photos, get directions, do searches and basically share your daily experiences with anyone you want. The Glass augments reality by allowing you to gather information on demand. Google is allowing a handful of early adopters to get the Glass. Entries are due by February 27th and instructions can be found on their website. To wet your whistle here's some [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=v1uyQZNg2vE width=640 height=480 anchor=video] showing the Glass in use.