Meet the ultimate kitchen companion, the GrillTimer Watch ($50). You didn't misread, it really is a watch! The bezel on this unique timepiece allows you to perfectly determine the time passed and the time remaining for a variety of meals including burgers, shrimp, kabobs and more. It's powered by a reliable Seiko quartz movement with a stainless steel case that will work with any 20mm strap. Splash resistant and sauce splatter resistant the GrillTimer Watch is for the modern Chef.
Bull Cycles are bike customizers from Illinois and they've created an awesome bike they call The "Zephyr" by Bull Cycles ($TBA). The Zephyr is a Harley XL1200 Sportster customization that looks like it's out of this world. The almost completely updated engine puts out 101 pounds of torque at 3200 rpm. The wheels are 17' alloys with Avon Venom tires that have been balanced with Dyna beads for a smooth ride. The bike features many more updates you can check out here: [via].
The Filson Wedge Tent ($1000) from the professional craftsmen at Filson is just the thing you need for a comfortable outdoor shelter whatever the weather. Its rugged looks would be ideal for a military re-enactment but it suits just regular camping as well. The heavy material will easily stand against even the harshest weather including rain and snow and it’s mildew resistant as well. It also features a heavy and secure zipper to keep you warm and secure at all times.
Family homes do not have to be monstrous to be beautiful. The Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Balint House ($TBA) is a perfect example of this. Balint uses ellipticals to minimize the impact on the site. The home is located off of beautiful golf course near Valencia and it features a large main living area that includes a kitchen that overlooks a crescent shaped pool. Above that area is a large master bedroom suite with a roof terrace that overlooks the back of the home and two additional bedrooms. The home reminds me a futuristic spacecraft readying to take off at any moment.
This product probably has limited mass appeal, but it was just too cool to pass up. The Qumarion ($750) is a poseable action figure that allows comic book artists and animators to create on-screen CG character poses in real-time. The Qumarion is equipped with 32 sensors spread over 16 joints to capture movements and feed them back to your system. This will allow animators to create key frames far more easily than is possible today. Qumarion is only being offered in Japan at the moment, but here's hoping they open it up to other countries in the future.
Being one of the first “big name” tech companies to announce that it’s going after the much sought after and long awaited wireless ear buds/ headphones market, Samsung announced the Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds ($200). They look like they could be the ones to beat. Priced at $199 the Gear IconX could finally be the product to replace the more traditional wired head/earphones we so often see today. Being able to charge in their own case and being incredibly lightweight these wireless earbuds can connect to fitness apps and monitor your heart rate, distance travelled, and calculate the number of calories burned. But that's not all. They also have four gigabytes of memory. That's enough to hold up to 1000 songs. The IconX Earbuds will be going on sale sometime between July and September 2016. One thing to keep in mind - they only work with Android phones.