On September 2nd, Sony will release it's smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to date. The Sony A5100 ($548) is the little brother to the A6000. It will be smaller but have much of the same internals. These include an APS-C 24MP CMOS sensor, bionz X processor, on-chip phase detection covering 92% of the frame, 6fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi. Additional features include a titling LCD (180-degrees for selfies) and 1080/60p full high definition video. You can also get the A5100 with a 16-50mm lens ($698). So if you're looking for an entry level MILC, the A5100 looks to be a great option.
Designed using materials from the American automotive and energy storage company Tesla comes the rugged FLUX Electric Bike ($1249+). Powered by the same battery that powers the Tesla Model S electric car the FLUX electric bike has been designed to ensure a smooth ride at all times and is constructed with a specially chosen selection of high-end components to ensure it is lightweight but still strong. The FLUX Bike isn’t in production yet but is on the global crowdfunding site Indiegogo and has already received over $500,000.
The fashion designer Nigel Cabourn and the Japanese stationary company, Midori, have gotten together to create a unique traveler's notebook. The Nigel Cabourn x Midori Army Edition Traveler's Notebook ($121) is a passport sized notebook that includes a leather binding with the British military broad arrow symbol embossed on the front, and a removable pen holder.
The Grain Audio OEHP.01 Solid Wood Headphones ($199) should definitely be on your shortlist if your looking for a set of great looking, great sounding headphones. Wood is used in instruments because it imparts the best sound over any other material. And for that same reason Grain uses only FSC certified solid walnut enclosures in their headphones. But the enclosure will not make bad, sound good, so Grain pairs their wood enclosures with two 40mm drivers that feature neodymium magnets and a CCAW voice coil. The result is music that sounds natural, with no fake bass boost, or strange mid-range.
The Yama Silverton Coffe Dripper ($109) is a beautifully handcrafted hot or cold coffee dripper. For creating cold brew coffee, just adjust the valve below the filter to set the drip rate to control the steeping time for the perfect coffee strength. The dripper features a Borosilicate glass top and bottom which are dishwasher-safe and easy to clean. The bottom beaker is also microwave safe for reheating. The permanent stainless steel filter allows aromatic oils to pass through for the fullest body and depth of taste. The dripper holds up to 18.5oz of liquid which is enough for a couple cups of coffee.Related: How To Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee
If your hair is important to you, you'll want to use the best products that you can find. The Wheat Beer Shampoo by Frank Leder ($55) is one of those excellent products. Frank, a fashion designer by trade, started his Tradition project in 2012 which comprises small-batch, handcrafted, natural grooming products. The Wheat Beer Shampoo is made from natural, organic plants and herbs from recipes handed down from Austrian artisans. Playing off of the 'Tradition' label, the 250ml transparent bottle comes with a classic Bakelite screwcap and while the box has a vintage feel with its illustrations and print.