The brand new adidas SS14 ZX Vulc - Collegiate Navy & White ($70) is a modern take on the retro trainer. The ZX takes its cues from the original running shoe and makes it more streamlined and athlete while incorporating modern skate technology. The shoe features a durable suede upper with breathable nylon panels, cushioned midsole, and a vulcanized rubber outsole for enhanced flexibility and a natural board feel. They are available now from Premier.
The 3P Clock ($80) creates the illusion of a three dimensional cube on your wall. It was created through a collaboration between Robocut Studio, a digital fabrication company, and Baron Magazine. The clock measures 12 x 10 x 35" and features a cherry wood finish, and black hands. The 3P will add interest to any room.
The long wait is almost over. Back in 2013, the original Kickstarter campaign raised $2.5 million and ever since we've been waiting for the consumer version. Well, now the Oculus Rift Is Available For Preorder ($599). It was initially expected to start shipping in March, but due to the high demand, it looks like June is a better bet at the moment. Initially, the headset will ship to 20 countries, and there will also be a small set of retailers who will have demo units starting in April.Before preordering you'll want to make sure you PC is "Oculus Ready". You'll need at least an NVIDIA GTX 970 or equivalent video card, an Intel i5-4590 or better processor, 8gm of RAM, an HDMI 1.3 video output, 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 PORT, and OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer. If you don't have the right gear, they're offering PC's for sale from other companies and in February, they'll be offering a Rift/PC bundle starting at $1499.Not everything is so rosie. The touch controller that enables users to interact with objects in VR won't be shipping with the headset. They don't expect it to be ready until the second half of this year. Instead, the rift will ship with a Xbox controller and two games.
Named after a low-lying piece of land reclaimed from the sea, The Polder Sofa ($9540-$1125) is just as flat with an emphasis on the horizontal. The Polder uses asymmetrical colors and fabrics to make much of its statement. The Buttons sewn on the sofa are made from materials like bone and mother of pearl. You have a choice of two sizes, the XS 89", and the XL 115.25". You also have the color options of green and red.
Fancy having a single smart looking and safe location to charge every smartphone, tablet in your home? Then behold the next generation in innovative charging stations, the new and exciting Cove Charging Station ($200)! This reimagining of your typical ugly charging station gives way to a sleek modern design that more represents a piece of functional art than a simple charger. Looking right at home in any living area the Cove gives you a secure place to charge and store up to five separate tablets, smartphones, e-readers, game controllers and more. Fitted with super soft anti-slip shelves you can eliminate annoying scratches and dents from your expensive gadgets being pulled off of surfaces while charging, and Cove’s door acts as a handy hands-free stand for your tablet! Say goodbye to miles of ugly cables, lost devices and gadget clutter by grabbing the must have storage and charging unit, the Cove.
Put some of the biggest plays in NCAA Tournament history on your wall. Prinstant Replays Prints ($20-$30) maps out exactly how each historic play went down. The prints come in two sizes of 11"x14" and a poster size of 18"x24". Each season they plan on releasing 10-15 new posters for a particular sport. One of the biggest plays out there was the shot that won Indiana its 5th NCAA title. The print is titled "Smart Shot" and you can check out the actual [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=45ZWnRRRDNU width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the play.