The ZANAO Drone ($219) is small, autonomous, and developable. Zano may be the most sophisticated nano drone. It allows you to capture aerial photography and HD video all on a platform small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and smart enough to fly all by itself."A number of sensors work seamlessly together to allow the ZANO to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times."Basically, this means that wherever you and your smartphone go, the ZANO is sure to follow. It also means that on its way it will maintain its altitude and avoid objects without user input. It also comes with a "Free Flight" mode which allows you to flight it using an on-screen joystick. The Kickstarter campaign for the ZANO is currently going on now.
If you need to carry it on a long trip, you'll most likely be able to fit it in the Oakley Kitchen Sink Backpack ($200). The Kitchen Sink has plenty of storage options; water bottle side pocket, bottom shoe compartment, front zip pocket with accessory organization panel, and other specialized pockets inside and out to organize all of your items. You can even fit laptops up to 17". With 34L of capacity I doubt there's much you can't fit.
You can now take amazing 360-degree images with the new Rico Theta 360-Degree Camera ($TBA). All you have to do is point and shoot. You don't have to worry about composition or posing your shot. When you're done you can move the image up and down, left and right and see things you didn't even notice. The spherical image lets you see everything around you. When your done send it to you smartphone and share them on your favorite social network. Preorders will start this month.
In the late ninteenth century cutting cigars in two was a real need and not just a matter of taste. During those times people didn't have a whole lot of money so they had to buy half cigars instead of full ones. To remind us of those times Coltellerie Berti created the Dedicato A David Tabletop Cigar Cutter. The cutter features a wood base, stainless teel blade, and a hand made from Ox horn.
Gracefully situated on the Spanish coast overlooking the sprawling Mediterranean Sea the Sunflower House by Cadaval & Sola-Morales Architects ($NFS) is certainly a sight to behold. With brilliant white walls and spectacular panoramic views this modern home offers all the usual comforts with a futuristic touch. The contemporary white walls are starkly contrasted by dark wood furniture and subtle yet colourful home furnishings. The unique style and aesthetics of this designer home certainly make it stand out with its creative cube design and spectacular views.
Millican is named after the eco-adventure nut, Millican Dalton. They strive to make gear that outlives us and can be passed down to our children and grandchildren. Their Gladstone Bag by Millican ($370) is just such a piece. The bag is great for overnight trips or weekend excursions. It features a large 38 liter interior compartment with false bottom so you can separate play from work, a number of interior and exterior pockets to fit your smaller electronics and a large padded internal pocket that fits a 15" laptop. The Millican has an outer fabric that is made from 100% organic cotton weatherproof canvas, has an interior lining made from 100% organic cotton, and straps made from 70% vegetable tanned leather. Check out the video after the break of the Millican getting ready for an overnighter.(more…)