IndieVice Wants to Turn Your Smartphone into a Cinematic Camera

What does a professional video camera has? It has zoom functionality via handy hard buttons, excellent swappable optics, and can be outfitted with a range of accessories to suit the need, including LED flash, external microphone and more. Smartphone, on the other hand, have none of those, but it can edit and post footages on-the-fly. However, a Montreal-based startup has a bold ambition to blur the line between a smartphone and a professional video camera, and the product that will help them achieve that is the IndieVice SmartBody. Continue reading IndieVice Wants to Turn Your Smartphone into a Cinematic Camera

Finally, a Luxury Game Controller for the Grown Ups Without Looking Too Ostentatious

Video game controller is functional, but not necessarily the prettiest. If you think the same, you may want to consider souping up your controller with splashes of 24K gold for a touch of class, but if that’s a little on the ostentatious side (it is, btw), you can look forward to one that’s clad in solid walnut and aluminum, like this one designed by Kansas City-based Kem Studio for New York lifestyle gaming brand SON, for some extra elegant gaming experience. Continue reading Finally, a Luxury Game Controller for the Grown Ups Without Looking Too Ostentatious

Nyko Data Bank Lets You Add Terabytes of Storage to Your Playstation 4 in a Sleek, Seamless Way

With the increasing details in video games, the demand for digital storage grows exponentially and the next-gen console copes by offering a pretty tantalizing 500GB of storage, but even then, that won’t be enough if you play tons of games and buy digital copies off Playstation store. Even if there is a larger capacity PS4 out there, existing owners will be in a fix, unless they are apt in transplanting a new, larger capacity drive. But for everyone else, Nyko has a way simpler solution: the Nyko Data Bank for Playstation 4 and to be honest, we are loving this solution because not only it is a simple add-on solution to eliminate your space crunch, but it also looks pretty snazzy with its angular design that matches that of the Playstation 4. Continue reading Nyko Data Bank Lets You Add Terabytes of Storage to Your Playstation 4 in a Sleek, Seamless Way

Kevlar Comes to Camera in the Form of a Super Cool Camera Strap

You probably don’t need bulletproof material to be on your camera accessories, but as far as cool factor is concern, it is always “why not if you can?” And in the case of the Kevlar Camera Strap by Convoy, while it does have the much revered bulletproof material in the mix, its cool factor goes beyond the material; it is the entire made up of this strap that impresses us, starting with the sling-style camera strap sporting a long strip of Kevlar webbing through the neckband, coupled with leather sewn with German polyester thread and brass hardware, powder coated for added durability and beauty. The rivets are set using Japanese rivet setters, while the sewing are done through Japanese Juki industrial sewing machines. Continue reading Kevlar Comes to Camera in the Form of a Super Cool Camera Strap

Floating Record Player Breaks Tradition, Plays Your Vinyl Vertically

Turntable was so named because it turns a record on a table like device. The Floating Record Vertical Turntable by Gramovox though technically is a turntable, is quite unlike any vinyl player you have seen thus far. It defies gravity and spin your black, groove-cover plastic disc vertically. And that my friend, is something of a (vinyl) engineering feat. I mean, to get the tone arm to move across the platter horizontally, it’s no big deal, but to get the same effect or even sounding fabulous vertically while defying the pull of gravity is seriously no easy task. Continue reading Floating Record Player Breaks Tradition, Plays Your Vinyl Vertically

Subaru Japan Announces New BRZ tS, Available in Japan Starting Today

The car that defies the tradition of Subaru, the BRZ, is back as the latest tS, which is basically a BRZ souped up by STI but yet not a full-fledge STI. Get it? Which also loosely translates to a BRZ that slots between a STI and a standard BRZ. The announcement came today which also happens to be the sale date across Japan’s Subaru dealerships. This also means that this lesser BRZ STI may not be heading anywhere else other than the Land of the Rising Sun. Continue reading Subaru Japan Announces New BRZ tS, Available in Japan Starting Today

TAKUMI PURE+ is a Pen, But it Also Wants to be Your Complete Stationery Set

If one) you find stationery still has a place in this touchscreen-heavy society and two) somehow think stationery are ‘overly messy’, then TAKUMI PURE+ might be the answer you have been looking for. From the Taiwan-based Tronnovate Design Laboratory who brought you the original TAKUMI pen, the TAKUMI PURE+ is not merely an ‘upgraded version’ of the original as one might expect. The Plus, like its predecessor, lets you customize the length from as little as 5mm to 15mm to suit your palm size, while parts like round cap, flat cap, cap body, spacer and gab-free clip allows you to further personalize the pen to your individual preferences. Continue reading TAKUMI PURE+ is a Pen, But it Also Wants to be Your Complete Stationery Set

This Alien-Like Object is Actually a 3D-Printed 2-string Piezoelectric Violin

The good news is, aliens have yet to invade us and this alien-like thing is actually a 3D-printed 2-string piezoelectric violin that is very much an Earthy object. Phew. So there is no cause for alarm, yet. Jokes aside, this out-of-this-world musical instrument, a 2-string electric violin, if you haven’t figured that out, is the work of Miami-based MONAD Studio and was among the five 3D printed instruments on display at the 3D Print Design Show, held in New York City this past April 16-17, 2015. During the event, guests witnessed the musical instruments in action and get to hear for themselves if the instrument does sound like anything that’s created in this world. Continue reading This Alien-Like Object is Actually a 3D-Printed 2-string Piezoelectric Violin

Julian Checkley’s Insanely Accurate Batman Arkham Origins Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

Don’t sneer at Arkham Origins video game, thinking that the Dark Knight’s suit would be too cumbersome for mobility’s good, because brilliant cosplayer, Julian Checkley and his crew over at Order 66 has created an insanely detailed suit modelled after the cape crusader’s suit from the game and it appears to be as mobile as the game has depicted. Granted, it is not made from bullet-stopping materials as it should be, which would, logically speaking, be too heavy for non-Bruce Wayne person to handle. Instead, the suit’s armor parts are 3D printed, which means they are likely to be plastic of sort (Tony Stark’s metal 3D printing is not quite accessible yet, remember?) and thus, its weight should be manageable. Should be. Continue reading Julian Checkley’s Insanely Accurate Batman Arkham Origins Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

Love Aviation? Then You Will Love These Aviation-inspired Backpacks from Moreca Atelier

If you love jet aircraft and appreciate the subtle associate between everyday objects with this arguably world’s greatest invention, then we bet you will dig Kiev-based Moreca Atelier’s aviation-inspired backpacks, namely Aviator PH-1 and Aviatrix PH-2. Drawing inspiration from air travels and the image of a magnificent aerial machine, the Lockheed Super Constellation aka ‘Connie’, these backpacks are Moreca Atelier’s tribute to the revered aircraft and as the company puts it, a “vision of how the objects from the world of Connie could have looked if the aircraft had survived the coming of the jet aviation era.” Continue reading Love Aviation? Then You Will Love These Aviation-inspired Backpacks from Moreca Atelier

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