The word I would use to describe the Jaguar F-Type R ($100,000) is smooth. Its lines evoke effortless aggression. You can almost hear it laughing at the idea that any wind could slow it down. This beautifully styled ride is powered by a 5.0 liter 550 horsepower supercharged V8 that delivers 502 lb-ft from just 3,500 rpm. For your money you'll get a car that can accelerate form 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. Not too shabby. Additional features include a 186 mph top speed, 20 inch Gyrodyne silver alloy wheels, super performance braking with red calipers, sport suspension, and switchable exhaust.
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The new Rick Owens X adidas FW14 Tech Low Top Sneaker ($689) collection expected to deliver between July 15th - August 15th gives you three shoes with a futuristic silhouette, but subdued enough for everyday wear. The shoes feature suede collars, rubber midsoles, and the iconic extended heel. Although these are considered trainers, I'd think twice about wearing these fashion statements to a regular old workout. Sneakerboy will be take pre-orders starting on June 30th. Mark it in your calendars.
Well Spent is our go to for "Honestly Crafted" men's fashion. Each day they deliver brilliant affordable finds. Their latest is the Redwood Zip Anorak From Filson ($199). As the name says the Redwood is made to keep the rain out. It's specially made cotton shell will keep you dry in even the wettest conditions. Additional features include an upper right pocket with 4 sections for pens, a back map pocket with flaps and snap closure, underarm grommets for ventilation, and a small security zip pocket on the left sleeve. This is another great product made in the U.S.A.
The Withings Activité activity tracking watch ($390) is the ideal smartwatch for those who still love the look and feel of a classic time piece. Activité is made with a Swiss made connected movement, certified for precision and long lasting accuracy. The movement is connected to your smartphone and automatically displays the exact time. Even if you go abroad it will automatically adjust to the correct time zone, anywhere in the world. While the secondary analogue dial let's you know how close you are to meeting your daily objectives. Activité is water-resistant to 5 ATM (good in the shower and a dip in the pool, but not much more) and is powered by a standard CR2025 cell which will last a full year. The wrist strap has quick release spring bars so you can change between the included French calf leather strap and plastic strap at a moments notice. Now for the smart part of the watch. Just like all activity trackers it has an embedded accelerometer that will track your steps, walking, running or swimming distance and calories burned. It also monitors your sleep cycles; time to fall asleep, and length of light and deep sleep. The Health Mate App allows you to setup and alarm clock which causes the watch to slightly vibrate when it goes off. The built-in vibrator also lets you know when you've reached each of your daily objectives, like number of steps or length of sleep. Activité is available in black or silver and will be available in fall of 2014. We'll let you when it drops.
Uh Oh. Apple's scheduled release of the Apple Smartwatch might already be in trouble. Neptune is now taking pre-orders and reservations for their highly anticipated Neptune Duo Smart Watch & Pocket Screen ($800). The Duo is made up of the Neptune Hub wearable and a pocket screen. The Hub is a stand alone unit that does everything your phone does including making calls, texting, fitness tracking, apps, and much more.The pocket screen is basically a dumb input device. Think of it as a keyboard or display that adds to the functionality of the Hub. The screens are completely interchangeable so if you forget yours at home you can borrow someone else's screen. None of your personal info is kept in the pocket screen. Another great detail is that you can use the screen as an external battery pack for the Hub. Using both together you'll get up to 3 days of usage on a single charge.As far as technical specs, the Neptune Hub features a powerful quad-core processor, support for 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. It will also run on the latest and greatest OS from Android which is currently Lollipop. The pocket screen is a 5 inch display with a 1280x720 resolution, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, plus assorted sensors and audio components.Now all that being said, the main reason why I wear a Garmin Vivosmart ($170) is because I don't take my watches or fitness bands off. I wear them 24/7 and they must be water-resistant enough to handle a shower and a dip in the pool. The Apple Smartwatch lacks this feature and I do not see any water-resistance ratings for this product either. Just one thing to keep in mind.The Neptune Duo will be released later this year, so you can simply reserve one now and pay the retail price when it comes out or you can pledge a dollar amount now and receive up to $300 off of retail.
If you've ever wanted to turn your laptop screen into a touch screen, your prayers have been answered. The Neonode AirBar turns any laptop into a touchscreen ($49). AirBar projects an invisible light field on the surface of your display allowing you to touch the screen and interact with Windows 8 or 10 gestures. This kind of tech is perfect for designers, teachers, and pretty much anyone who gives presentations. AirBar is available for pre-order at the moment. They say that a PC version is coming soon, and if you have a Mac, you're out luck. There's limited functionality for OS X, but no official support.