Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
(photos: B&O) Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 | £449.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com

the new iPad has an eye-watering display but its sound reproduction is measly at best. so, for a complete near-audiophile entertainment experience, you will need a little assistance from a gadget like the BeoPlay A3 from high-end electronics maker Bang & Olufsen. so what exactly is the A3? well, it is a stand, a case and a speaker all rolled into one, for your iPad. it offers a nesting area for your iPad, whereby when nested, it adds an acoustic edge to your iPad with B&O’s Adaptive Stereo Orientation that actually knows how your iPad is placed and choses which of its four speakers to activate. Continue reading

1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing Car

1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing Car
1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing Car | US$auction | www.rmauction.com

racing car enthusiasts will agree that 70s was perhaps the golden era of racing and to this end, race machines of that era are highly collectible. if you are those with a fortune and have affinity for such fast machine, then you won’t want to miss this piece of classic: the 1978 Rondeau M378 Le Mans GTP Racing Car. over a span of 10 years (from 1978 to 1988), it made 10 Le Mans entries, making it the single car that has taken more 24 hours of Le Mans starts than any other in history. Continue reading

Electric Rabbit Corkscrew

Electric Rabbit Corkscrew
(photos: Metrokane) Electric Rabbit Corkscrew | US$50.00 | www.metrokane.com

you know what’s standing between you and a bottle of great wine? the cork. that’s what it is. a cork seems like an easy obstacle to get rid off but ask yourself this: how many times have you struggled to remove that seemingly harmless cork using the traditional corkscrew. probably all the time. this is the time to call for something with assisted power, like this Electric Rabbit Corkscrew. for $50 you will snag yourself a sleek cylindrical style electric-powered corkscrew, complete with an illuminated LCD screen that shows the number of cork pulls left and a recessed spiral for locking onto the bottle, allowing you to pull the cork straight out. Continue reading

CordCruncher Earphones

CordCruncher
(photos: CordCruncher) CordCruncher Earphones | US$19.99 | www.cordcruncher.com

tangled earphones has plagued music-loving mankind for a long time now. as innovative creatures, mankind has came up with several ways in a bid to resolve this tangling issue. we have seen cord winder that came with mid- to high-end earbuds in the nineties and more recently, all out flat cables or ‘tangle-free’ fabric cords but still, one problem remains: if it has the length it will still tangle. it is like the cure for common cold where not one prescription will guarantee to work. this is where CordCruncher comes in. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 / 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 and 4.2
(photos: Samsung) Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 / 4.2 | from US$149.99 | www.samsung.com

today’s smartphone is totally capable of handling media contents, be it music or videos and with the added advantage of video recording, so it is hard to imagine why electronics companies are still dishing out portable media players that looks like their smartphone counterparts. if you are thinking iPod Touch, you are only half right as Apple is not alone in this phone-without-a-phone business. Samsung Galaxy Player is the Korean electronics gadget powerhouse’s answer to Apple’s iPod Touch and the latest to join its Galaxy Player line is version 3.6 and in due course, the 4.2. Continue reading

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe | US$tba | www.bmw.com

for true car aficionados, owning a coupe is the epitome of motoring but not exactly a practical vehicle when it comes to ferrying family and friends. if you are having an agonizing dilemma on whether to go for a coupe or a sedan, then you can stop fretting over that subject cos’ there is the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe that will let you have the best of both worlds. it is a model that brings together aesthetics, sportiness, comfort and luxury, that would otherwise exists in separate category of vehicles and it is also the first for BMW. Continue reading

Samsung NX Series WiFi Digital Cameras

Samsung NX1000 WiFi Camera
(photos: Samsung) Samsung NX Series WiFi Digital Camera | from US$899.99 | www.samsung.com

sharing has become part of our lives and that’s probably why mobile phone camera has increasingly become the camera of choice for everyday shoot for casual shutterbugs as it allows user to edit and share their snapshots almost instantly, all thanks to the data network and WiFi connectivities that are natives to mobile phone. however, the rising trend of “smart camera” might just be able to break this chain. the latest to join this ‘connected’ cameras are Samsung NX Series WiFi Cameras, which include NX1000, NX210 and NX20. Continue reading

SOG BladeLight Folding Knife

SOG BladeLight Folding Knife
(photos: SOG) SOG BladeLight Folding Knife | US$85.00 | www.sogknives.com

we cheer aloud when we come across products that combined the best of both worlds and for dudes who love the great outdoor, the SOG BladeLight Folding Knife is just that two-in-one gear that worthy of three (or probably more) loud cheers. it combines many guys’ love for knife with their undying love for LED flashlights. built into the sleek GRN handle are six LEDs on either side of the 3.9″ blade, perfect for cutting in the dark or use as a standalone flashlight when sheathed or folded. Continue reading

Black Fan by Witold Szostak

Black Fan by Witold Szostak
(photos: Witold Szostak) Black Fan by Witold Szostak | US$PoA | www.witoldszostak.com

a fan, if you still remember there is indeed such an appliance, exists with the sole purpose of keeping you cool but in today’s aesthetic conscious society, it should look cool as well. the Black Fan by Witold Szostak is just the fan that does both. clad in a very 50-era body that somehow resembles an aircraft turbofan engine, this handmade fan features a twin blade propeller encased by stretched dacron (a synthetic polyester), wrapped in a dark wenge wood (hence, the name) and is supported by a stainless steel leg, which is tilt adjustable. Continue reading

Torch Bicycle Helmet

Torch Bicycle Helmet
(photos: Witold Szostak) Torch Bicycle Helmet | from US$80.00 | www.kickstarter.com

night cycling is not exactly the safest activity to do but if you insist on doing so, then the Torch Bicycle Helmet is the must-have for safer ride at night. sure, the market is not lack of lighting accessories for your pedal-powered two-wheeler but lets be honest here: they are easily stolen and their visibility is pathetic at best, which is made worst by the low positioning. the Torch Bicycle Helmet solves all that by putting the lights right on the helmet. LEDs are built into the front and rear of the helmet with lenses aiding the dispersion of the light, thus allowing for wider viewing angles. Continue reading

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