SmartGuard Pepper Spray Smart Phone Case

SmartGuard Pepper Spray Smart Phone Case
(photos: Piexon) SmartGuard Pepper Spray Smart Phone Case | €37.50 | www.smartguard.pro

getting mugged is not something to laugh about. just imagine your hard earned dough being cruely parted from you and not to mention the potential physical abuse you might receive in the process. equipping yourself with self-defense device like pepper spray seems like a logical solution but let’s be honest: even if you have one, you wouldn’t place it as conveniently accessible as your beloved iPhone. so the solution? integrated a pepper spray holder to the iPhone case and wa la, you got yourself the SmartGuard Pepper Spray Smart Phone Case. it is standard iPhone case with an integrated holder that holds a specially-shaped can of Oleoresin Capsicum (aka those stuff that irritates your eyes and among other things). Continue reading

iSteady Shot M-27 Action Camera Mount

iSteady Shot M-27 Action Camera Mount
(photos: iSteady Shot) iSteady Shot M-27 Action Camera Mount | US$99.99 | www.isteadyshot.com

iPhone 4 and 4S offers us such a beautiful video recording capability that we felt it’s a crime not to use it but of course, we would love to have a wider view and a more ‘professional’ way of gripping it when we go on our iPhone videography journey. we wouldn’t say we have a lot to choose from when it comes to add-on to make your iPhone a better video recording device and so we are more than glad to hear another new product for our consideration. the iSteady Shot M-27 is a rugged and lightweight action camera mount designed for your iPhone 4 and 4S. crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, the M-27 comes with a removable 37mm wide angle/macro lens that offers 130 degrees of view and crystal clear optics. Continue reading

ATC Ergo Dock for iPad and iPhone 3

ATC Ergo Dock for iPad and iPhone
(photos: ATC Gear) ATC Ergo Dock | from US$89.00 | www.atcgear.com

docks for iDevices are a dime a dozen and yet there are none that offers flexibility in angle adjustment. it is a seemingly small detail but yet you’d be hard-pressed to find one dock that allows user to adjust its angle of viewing when docked. the ATC Ergo Dock aims to offer this extra functionality, along with the flexibility to accomodate any 30-pin iDevices and of course, the look to match the aesthetic of your iDevices. according to its developer ATC Gear, the dock not only charges and syncs your iDevice when docked, it will also boost its audio quality – a feature that should put a smile on conference-through-iDevice fans. sporting a bead-blasted finished, the Ergo Dock will feel right at home with the rest of your Apple products. Continue reading

LG Optimus Vu LTE Smartphone

LG Optimus Vu Smartphone
(photos: LG) LG Optimus Vu LTE Smartphone | US$tba | www.lg.com

we secretly harbors a desire for larger smartphone screen and hence, it is without doubt that we ogled lustfully at the Samsung Galaxy Note but as consumers, we need choices and one is never enough. thankfully, we will be seeing yet another oversized smartphone – the new LG Optimus Vu. set to make its official appearance at the Mobile World Congress 2012, the Optimus Vu offers a glorious 5-inch IPS display (1024 x768 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 4:3. features expected include a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB internal storage, 1GB of DDR RAM, a 8.0-megapixels autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixels front-facing camera, and a large capacity 2,080 mAh battery. Continue reading

1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’

1953 Ferrari Hydroplane 'Arno XI'
(photos: RM Auctions) 1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’ | US$auction | www.rmauction.com

already have garages filled with flaming red Ferraris? good. then it’s time to up your love for the prancing horse marque by acquiring this one-of-the-kind 1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’. developed by Achille Castoldi in collaboration with Enzo Ferrari, the Arno XI is powered by a Ferrari 375 twin supercharged G.P. 52/1 “Nautico” engine, a maritime version of the 375 that puts out a phenomenal 600 plus horsepower and achieved an astounding world speed record of 241.708 km/h – a record that still holds today. beautifully restored back in 1993, this legendary water-borne Ferrari can be yours when it goes under the hammer at the Monaco sales event organized by RM Auctions. the Monaco sales will be held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from May 10 through to May 12, 2012. power past the jump for a few more higher-res images. Continue reading

SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System

SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System
(photos: SKLZ) SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System | US$29.99 | www.sklz.com

you know why we gave up practicing basketball shoot alone? we blame it on the process of chasing after the ball after every throw. you know, we will never know where it will go. if only we have discovered the SKLZ Shoot Around Ball Return System sooner, we could be nearly as good as Jeremy Lin – we said ‘nearly’. anyway, the Shoot Around is basically an angled plastic chute that when attached to any standard basketball rims, will assist in returning the ball right back to you, thus eliminating the chasing ball from your practice session. it snaps on using simple snap-on system and offers a 180 degrees of rotation to accomdate to different point of shoot. if you ask us, we’d say the Shoot Around is simply God send. Continue reading

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders

Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders
(photos: Hot Wheels) Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders | US$32.99 | www.hotwheels.com

iPhone-controlled RC vehicles are not new, however one that comes in a size as tiny as a Hot Wheels car and backed by a huge establishment is far and few between. the Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders is just one of those rare gem in the huge market of iDevice-controlled toys. it is obvious that this tiny RC car is not your full-fledge RC vehicle but its wee size means you could have your RC fix just about anytime or anywhere. we are sure you have took noticed of the ‘i’ preceding the word ‘nitro’, which means it is controllable via your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. all you need is to plug in the accompanying transmitter to your iDevice’s headphone jack, download and install the free app and you are good to go. Continue reading

Shirt Shuttle – crease-free solution for travelers

Shirt Shutter
(photos: Shirt Shuttle) Shirt Shuttle | £30.00 | www.shirtshuttle.com

any guy who travels will recount the horrid stories of creased shirts that greeted them at their destination. even crease-free shirts are not spared from the wrath of a tightly packed travel bag and that’s where the Shirt Shuttle comes in. this contraption consists of two parts: a folding board and a outer case. the folding board is designed with curved edges to ensure that the key areas of your shirt will not be creased. the folded shirt with the folding board is then placed inside the lightweight outer case that keeps your precious shirt from the elements and prevent it from being crushed when placed inside your bag. Continue reading

Porcelain Espresso Machine

Porcelain Espresso Machine by Arvid Hausser
(photos: Manuel Birnbacher) Porcelain Espresso Machine by Arvid Hausser | US$tba | www.manuelbirnbacher.com

after immersing ourselves in a high tech world, sometimes it is a nice change to see some everyday things going back to its more simpler form – like going back to basic (no, we can’t live without a smartphone) in making a cup of espresso. instead of going for the high tech stainless steel look and an all-in-one design, the Porcelain Espresso Machine (SEPPL Espressomaschine in Porzellan) conceived by designer Arvid Hausser is, as its name implies, crafted out from porcelain and has different parts of the process separated out, hanged on the wall like a beautiful art piece, thereby leaving your table top nice and clean. Continue reading

Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bike

Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bike Frame
(photos: Delta 7) Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bike | US$PoR | www.delta7bikes.com

there are generally two types of consumers – those who opt for performance, and those who go for style. whichever group you belongs to doesn’t really matter to Delta 7 Arantix, cos’ this sophisticate bicycle has both the performance (well, at least the frame is) and the look to match. billed as the first high performance lightweight mountain bike frame, the frame’s obvious highlight is its patented IsoTruss carbon fiber and Kevlar spider web-like open lattice tube design that attributes to its ultra lightweight of just 2.74 pounds (about 1.24 kilograms or roughly the weight of two iPad 2). Continue reading

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