G-Shock is slowly dipping its toes into the smartwatch market with its upcoming release of the G-Shock G'Mix ($220). Their new watch will first be released in Japan and then to the rest of the planet later this year. Once paired with your smartphone the G'Mix lets you adjust volume, and skip tracks. You can also control equalization settings through the dial as well. Additional features include SoundHound integration, and a way to ring your lost phone.
Fantasy Life ($18) is now a NYT bestseller! Fantasy baseball, fantasy football, fantasy basketball, the world of fantasy sport is enormous and growing all the time; fantasy sumo wrestling anyone? It is estimated that over 35m Americans and Canadians are spending numerous hours every week with their fantasy sports teams. Matthew Barry is Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, putting him right on the front line on what has grown from a niche subculture into a national, nay global, pastime of epic proportions. Within the pages of Fantasy Life, Berry looks at, and celebrates, the many aspects of the world of fantasy sports. There is brilliant trash talk, the awesome trophies, insane locations for draft days, punishments that will have you shaking your head in disbelief and the ingenious attempts at cheating employed in the various sports. Plus, of course, the uplifting stories of why they are so popular.
If there was just one experiment you should be trying with friends in the scorching summer it has to be Ben & Jerry's delicious new invention. This dreamy concoction, New Belgium Beer X Benn & Jerry's ($TBA) is a collaboration between brewery giants New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's, the team effort comes as part of a special project in connection with Protect Our Winters to help raise awareness surrounding climate change. Whilst a lot of the details are still under wraps news has leaked that the moreish sounding Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale Beer will come in at 6.3% and feature a mouth-watering chocolate, salted-caramel and vanilla flavor. Released this fall, it's time to book the experience into your diary now!
If you're looking for a rugged jacket wrapped in a splash of color, then you have to take a look at the latest release from Belstaff. The Belstaff Burgess Jacket ($615) has a classic biking silhouette and is made from Belstaff's 60oz waxed cotton. Their waxed cotton is known for its water resistance and durability. Additional features include a stand color, four chest pockets, and a full zip closure with a traditional five snap wind placket. The Burgess is light but fully lined a cut shorter for a slightly more modern fit.
Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida are the founders of RockPaperRobot. Jessica is a roboticist, and Mihae has a design background. Together they create beautiful analog and digital pieces. The Magnetic Wooden Float Table by RockPaperRobot ($10,000) is a great work of art and an example of great engineering at the same time. The table is a matrix of magnetized wooden cubes. Each cube is held in place by a system of steel cables while the magnets push against each other causing the cubes to float.(more…)
Marantz, known for their high-end stereo components, has just released the newest addition to their line-up. The Consolette by Marantz ($600) is a wireless speaker system that delivers audiophile grade music at a very reasonable price. The unit has built-in wifi and ethernet for network streaming. You can stream your music from your device using either a wired or wireless connection to your home network. Six Internet radio presets allow you to enjoy your favorite stations even when a streaming device is not available. Two BRM 2.6" drivers and two 4.3" woofers are driven by four amplifiers for a total of 150 watts.(more…)