SPUD Potato Vodka

so you think have an acquired taste for vodka and might have even thought you have taste it all? well, you can’t really make that claim unless you have take a sip of the SPUD Potato Vodka. we know. it sounds weird to be calling a drink ‘potato’ twice (btw, ‘spud’ a slang for potato), let alone actually an adult beverage crafted out from real potatoes. but that’s what make this drink so attractive. a refreshing change, you might say, from the myriad of offerings out in the bars and liquor stores. btw, when we said “refreshing” we don’t mean literally cos’ one too many vodka certainly will be anything but refreshing. anyway, the SPUD Vodka is “100% all-natural, gluten-free potato vodka distilled five times” resulting in “a clean, smooth taste with a soft note of vanilla and hint of velvety creaminess.” just this simple description is enough to give our curiosity a jolt (read: we need it) and that’s not to mention the various awards it has garnered since. so it must be something that our tongues would love to be the judge. Continue reading SPUD Potato Vodka

Panasonic SC-MAX650 Extra-Large Audio System

looking to bring the house down in the next party? then you probably going to need the Panasonic SC-MAX650 Extra-Large Audio System. billed as the brand’s most powerful audio system yet, the SC-MAX650 stays true to its namesake by offering a mind-blowing 2,300 watt crystal-clear audio output and a showstopper aesthetic that will make any party comes alive (we suspect it will more than alive). letting the sound out is a pair of four-way floor-standing speakers with prism-color illumination, each packing in a 15″ (381mm) and 7-7/8″ (200mm) super woofers, a 4″ (102mm) woofer and a 2-3/8″ (60mm) nano-sized bamboo cone tweeter. other features include D. Bass with Smart Control for powerful, rich bass sounds, Maximized Bass Sound PLUS for a distortion free clear bass reproduction regardless of volume level, a CD player (yes. CD still exists), an FM/AM tuner, a microphone jack for use as a PA system or even for Karaoke functionality, plus USB port, auxiliary input, as well as a music port for expanded options of audio sources. Continue reading Panasonic SC-MAX650 Extra-Large Audio System

Arriba Adapter – charging adapter for iPhone 5

imagine this: you are at a friend’s home and your iPhone 5’s battery went low. you asked to borrow your pal’s charger, but it turns out that he or she is not using an iPhone 5. out of luck? but not if you have the Arriba Adapter, a charging adapter for iPhone 5. designed for Lightning-equipped devices, this nifty accessory lets you charge your iPhone 5 or any Lightning connector-equipped devices using the old Apple 30-pin cable or a micro USB cable, commonly used for charging Android devices. it is one of those overlooked aspect in our gadget life, but nevertheless an important one as far battery juice is concerned. we are pretty sure iPhone 5 owners would have several old 30-pin cable lying around, which makes the Arriba Adapter all the more useful, if not necessary. Continue reading Arriba Adapter – charging adapter for iPhone 5

bēm x The Public Zoo Portable Bluetooth Speakers

need to inject a little cuteness into your portable music? well, then we suggest you look to the bēm x The Public Zoo Portable Bluetooth Speakers, a special collaboration speaker by art fashion outfit The Public Zoo and speaker maker bēm. these cuties feature a built-in rechargeable battery good for around 6 hours of usage per charge, up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) of wireless range, an auxiliary in and out connectivity, touch-sensitive buttons, and a soft-touch finish wraps up the package. one other noteworthy feature is its mini USB port which can be use to recharge your USB-powered mobile devices. basically, it is the bēm you know of (or not), but in a tinier package (2.35″ x 2.35″ x 2.5″ to be exact) and with touches of cuteness by The Public Zoo, featuring the brand’s main character Hickup, an imaginative Panda, in bright, surreal hues for a more playful image. there are three designs to choose from (as pictured in the gallery below), each costing $69.99. more look after the break. Continue reading bēm x The Public Zoo Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Digital Storm VIRTUE Gaming PC

if the introduction of the 4th generation Intel Core CPU and NVIDIA GTX 700 series graphics, sends you into a gaming PC shopping spree, then you might want to check out this latest rig from Digital Storm: the VIRTUE Gaming PC. what makes the VIRTUE stands out is, Digital Storm lists out what brand and make of components that goes into the rig just so you know what exactly you are paying for. available in four trim levels (Level 1-4), the VIRTUE features up to Intel Core i7-4770K processor, up to 16GB Digital Storm Certified Performance Series RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to GTX 780 with 3GB VRAM, plus option for monstrous GTX TITAN 6GB card), up to 240GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD and 1TB HDD (Level 3/4 gets the WD Caviar Black Edition), Intel Z87 chipset-based ASUS main board, Corsair liquid CPU cooler, ASUS DVD or Blu-ray drive, Corsair power supply (up to 1,050W), and out-of-the-box over-clocked processor. Continue reading Digital Storm VIRTUE Gaming PC

Apple AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule

so you got yourself a speedy broadband or fiber service, now it is time to do that speedy Internet of yours some justice by hitting up on the latest WiFi standards, the 802.11ac, with devices like the Apple AirPort Extreme ($199) and the AirPort Time Capsule (from $299). featuring a three-stream 802.11ac WiFi technology, both devices boast a peak transfer rate of up to 1.3Gbps (that’s about three times faster than the then fast 802.11n standards, if anyone is counting) for some seriously fast data transfer. built into the AirPort Extreme are high-powered radios and a six-element beam-forming antenna array (three for each band) for range and performance, and offers ease of setup for both OS X and iOS. the AirPort Time Capsule, on the other hand, is essentially the AirPort Extreme blessed with up to 3TB hard drives (heck, they even looks the same) suitable for use with Time Machine for regular automatic backup. Continue reading Apple AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule

Alienware 14/17/18 Gaming Laptops

the ongoing E3 Expo also saw Alienware unveiling three new gaming laptops: the Alienware 14, 17, and 18-inch gaming laptops. but before we move on, there is something that we need to get out of the way first and that’s the branding part of the equation: these laptops are simply known as Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18, respectively, so as not to be confused with the M series that they are replacing. and for the added measure of differentiating from the outgoing models, the laptops sport an updated look to its iconic, angular design inspired by jet engines and stealth bombers. packed within the anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body of these new mobile gaming powerhouses are the latest Haswell quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 700 series GPU, and on the display end of the business, the Alienware 14 now features an anti-glare LCD display with wide viewing angles and option to go Full HD IPS panel. the Alienware 17 is offered with optional 3D panel, while the Alienware 18 comes equipped with a Full HD display with PLS wide viewing-angle technology. Continue reading Alienware 14/17/18 Gaming Laptops

Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013)

what you see here is not a vase or some avant-garde air purifier, it is the future of Apple Mac Pro as presented by the Cupertino folks. the sneak was unveiled at the June 10’s World Wide Developers Conference and needless to say, we immediately became skeptics. a 9.9″ tall cylindrical Mac Pro? really? anyway, that seems to be it (which on the other hand, we are pretty excited about). said to be designed around a revolutionary (a word Apple often uses) unified thermal core, the new Mac Pro will be a completely new desktop architecture featuring the next-gen Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 core configurations, dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, six Thunderbolt 2 (yes. ‘2’ but don’t worry, they are totally backward compatible) ports that offer up to 20Gbps data transfer and daisy-chaining up to six devices each, PCIe-based flash storage, uber fast ECC memory, and the ability to support up to three 4K displays. Continue reading Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Sony Playstation 4

after showing off what’s under the hood of the next-gen Playstation console back in February that left us dying to know what the new Playstation 4 hardware will looks like, Sony has finally unveiled the device at this year’s E3 Expo. after seeing the official product images, we have one question in mind: are sharp edges the new trend in gadget design? because, like the Xbox One, the Playstation 4’s design seems to be along that design line with its boxy, unassuming look. kind of a throw-back design if you ask us (like something born out of the 70s where every imaginable electrically-operated stuff sported sharp, straight lines), but one that has more slant to it – so, it don’t actually look like your 80s VCR (but with a subtle hint of IBM tower PC from the 90s). as far as specs goes, the new PS4 will have an 8-core 64-bit x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” processor and a Radeon GPU (obviously) that boasts 1.84 TFLOPS of graphics power. Continue reading Sony Playstation 4

Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2013)

sure. the new Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2013) may not be radical in design – in fact, it looks just the same its predecessors, but looking beyond the Apple-sleek aesthetic that we are so accustomed to, we think this latest iteration has matured quite a bit and therefore, more capable in keeping up with the technological developments unfolding now. first and foremost, it is equipped with the power-efficient fourth generation Intel Core processors (up to i7) which bestows it with both speed and an incredible claimed battery life of up to 12 hours and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback. alongside the latest Intel chip is the new Intel HD Graphics 5000, a new flash storage that is said about 45 percent speedier than the previous generation, and supports for the 801.11ac WiFi protocol for faster web connectivity if connected to an 802.11ac base station such as the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. Continue reading Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2013)

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