If there was an iconic silhouette for New Balance it would have to be the 576. The latest New Balance M576NGA - 25th Anniversary Edition - Navy ($145) is the latest re-issue of the classic. Released in the original colorway the new shoe features a sueded pigskin and mesh combination upper in navy, backed with a vintage effect heel counter, all sitting on a grey, white, and navy midsole with C-cap cushion system. These kicks will go with pretty much anything in your closet.
The Hamilton Khaki Pioneer Pilot Black Dial Watch ($398) is a less expensive watch that just looks great. The watch features a 41mm stainless steel case, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and a striped 22mm wide NATO nylon strap. Two sub-dials display 60 seconds and 30 minutes and it's water resistant to 100 meters. If you're looking for an all black NATO strap you can pick a well made Maratac for a good price.
This has to be one of the coolest uses for a 3D printer that I've seen. Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who is known for creating gigantic creatures out of PVC that can walk on their own. He's taken the same structures, shrunk them down, and 3D printed them to create the 3D Printed Strandbeests ($56-$113). There are four of these creatures available in various sizes which your can purchase from Shapeways. There are also two propeller kits available, and when attached they allow your Strandbeest to move with a little air from your mouth, fan, or blower. Check out the video below the features both the full-sized and miniature Strandbeests.
The AKG K812 Professional Headphones ($1500) are in the same league with some of the best headphones you can buy. They feature large 53mm transducers that allow you hear the smallest details in your favorite tracks. While the open-back technology reduces reflections providing excellent imaging and natural sound. The two-layer voice coil gives you an extended frequency response. Up to 54kHz in some cases. If you're serious about your audio then the AKG K812's need to be on your short list.
When the 2015 Corvette Z06 ($TBA) finally hits the showroom floor in early 2015 it is sure to have a long line of suitors. The new Corvette made its formal debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and did not disappoint.The Z06 features an LT4 supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 that delivers 625 horses and 635 foot-pounds of torque. It also has the latest tech with the ability to record your driving via a windshield-mounted HD camera and an available Performance Data Recorder.The System logs video of your drives with real-time performance data obtained from a performance processor, internal accelerometers and GPS system. The complete system has four driving modes which determine what information is captured, these include track, sport, touring, and performance modes.The exterior of the car has been completely updated to increase down force and provide better cornering grip and high-speed stability. Expect this monster to be a real hit when it finally arrives. Check out additional pictures after the break.(more…)
If you love the great outdoors, the Volkswagen California Camper ($TBA) is the car for you with seating for up to seven people, and room for five people to sleep. It’s packed full of clever features such as a pop top roof complete with LED lighting, a sink and a dual-burner gas range. Backed by the reliable Volkswagen technology, the California Camper is sure to be a huge hit for anyone with a sense of adventure.