If you're thinking about getting a 3D printer, but are concerned about your modeling skills, check out the Lynx A 3D Camera ($1800). The makers call it, "the world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera". The camera creates 3D models of anything your point it at. Its primary uses are scene modeling, motion capture, or object modeling. So whether your an animator modeling a new super hero or capturing models for your 3D printer, this camera can handle it. And it doesn't hurt that you save thousands of dollars by not having to purchase individual pieces of equipment.
The Swich Wireless Charger ($170) is made from sustainable materials and is specifically designed so you can use your device while charging. It is made with a ceramic top which is layered with microsuction tape, an american walnut stand and ceramic base. The top is angled for a perfect viewing angle and can be rotated and placed in a vertical or horizontal position. Most Windows and Android phones come with QI charging, but if you have an iPhone, Swich will be providing a QI charger case for $10 extra. Their Kickstarter campaign is going on right now, with expected delivery in November of this year.
If you have a Honda CBR1000rr laying around then you'll want to pay attention. Bill Webb, an industrial designer with Huge Designs has created the CBR1000rr "Cafe Fighter" Bolt On Kit ($TBA), making stripped down cafe fighters out of the iconic CBR's. Bill says, “I wanted to embrace modern technology and create a refined streetbike with a minimalist, cafe racer philosophy". Bills kit includes a single seat tail assembly, mounts for critical sensors and gauges, and much more. Bill says if people like the design of the bike he can produce kits for 2009-2015 CBR1000rr's. So if you're interested make sure you head over to his site and let him know. You can read the complete article over at Bike EXIF.
Dodge has let the cat out of the bag and announced it will be releasing the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR ($TBA) (american club racer). Instead of just releasing a new model with a few fit and finish changes, they wanted the ACR to stand out. Dodge focused on improvements with aerodynamics, brakes, and tires. It will feature an all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 that puts out 645 horses, paired with a 6-speed manny tranny. At 177mph, the ACR will produce over 2000 lbs of down force, keeping the light sports car glued to the road. Additional features include Brembo brakes, with six-piston calipers for the fronts and four-piston calipers for the rear. While the wheels are wrapped in 19-inch Kumho Ecsta V720 tires.
There is nothing worst than getting caught in the rain and ending up with a brown stripe up your back from mud kicked up by your back tire. The Plume ($35), a recoiling mudguard, provides protection when you need it most. And because it's recoiling, it becomes a low profile rolled tube when it's not needed. You can even extend the Plume when you're riding your bike, it's that easy. The Plume is as well designed as it is functional. Made to be hard to steal, it has a stainless-steel spine that wraps around you're bikes seat post. If you have a non-standard oversized post you might be out of luck.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade ($TBA) has been unveiled and it's coming to town with a nice set of upgrades. The new Escalade features a 6.2-litter V8, 420 HP engine that puts out 460 lb-ft of torque. It's also expected the six-speed automatic will be replaced by an 8-speed transmission. Looking to bump its luxury credentials it comes with fold-flat third row seats, real wood and suede trim, and an updated sound system. The truck will be available late 2015, so in the meantime check out additional pics after the break.(more…)