Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage

Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage
(photos: Hard Graft) Hard Graft Card Case / Heritage | €39.00 | www.hardgraft.com

in the 21st century, our lives pretty much revolve around countless cards. that is to say, an average person will likely to have credit cards, bank cards, membership cards, and business cards, all stuffed into the poor wallet. in this case, it makes good sense to keep those myriad of cards stash away in a separate and equally classy card case, like the Hard Graft Card Case. and since it is classy, it means you could just grab it with your cards for occasions where you only needed cards and leave your cumbersome wallet at home. the Card Case’s premium vegetable tanned Italian leather, 100% wool felt and the subtle branding, gives it the vintage-inspired minimalist look and yet not look too monotonous. Continue reading

Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
(photos: GM) 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition | US$tba | www.gm.com

General Motors will be ushering its 60th anniversary of auto making with a special edition Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible that fuses elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models. the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, as it is called, is equipped with several hardware that hails from the Z06, starting with the 7.0 Liter (427 cubic-inch) LS7 motor that puts out 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 637 Nm (470 lb-ft) of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. with the LS7, the 427 becomes the most powerful Corvette convertible to ever roll out of the production line. the driveline and rear axle system are also carried over from the Z06, while a rear-mounted battery and Magnetic Selective Ride Control are also standard issue for the 427. Continue reading

Liquipel. coating that waterproofs your phone [videos]

(photos: Liquipel) Liquipel | US$59.00 | www.liquipel.com

water is the greatest enemy of any standard mobile phone and thus, the prospect of an aftermarket solution that could give your phone the waterproof capability is something of a dream come true and it looks like that waterproof solution is a dream no more, at least that’s what the Liquipel claimed to be. so what the heck is a Liquipel? it is a clear coating that, when applied to your mobile device, will protect every feature of your device with a revolutionary waterproof shield. that waterproof magic happens at when your device bonds permanently with Liquipel on the molecular level and the magically part is, you won’t be able to tell the difference until your Liquipel-coated phone comes into contact with water. i don’t know about you but i won’t want to bet my pricey little smartphone on it. Continue reading

Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera

Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera
(photos: Polaroid) Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera | US$tba | www.polaroid.com

when mobile phones do more than just voice calls, it became a smartphone. so what happens if a camera does more than just photography? it becomes a smart camera, obviously and which is what the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is. it is a camera that has the look and features that are more akin to a smartphone than a camera, the best part of the whole equation is, it is powered by the trusty Android OS and along with its built-in WiFi, allowing user to access more than 400,000 apps and of course, get connected to your favorite social network sites to share your latest work of art. the SC1630 features a 16.0-megapixels CCD sensor coupled with a 3X optical zoom, a large 3.2-inch touchscreen display, automatic face and smile detection, smart albums, geo-tagging, in camera basic photo editing that includes red-eye removal, resizing and color correction, and 32GB of memory via a microSD card. Continue reading

Classic Goggles Brown – Nannini for Ferrari

Classic Goggles Brown - Nannini for Ferrari
(photos: Ferrari) Classic Goggles Brown – Nannini for Ferrari | US$272.00 | store.ferrari.com

whether you are cruising along the costal road in your open top four-wheeler or two-wheeler, hitting the slopes on the alpine mountain with your trusty skis or snowmobiles, a pair of stylish goggles should help to uphold your image as the cool dude, especially so when the eyewear in question hails from the partnership between a company that is synonymous with motorsports and the other, renowned for its racing face shield craftsmanship. all said, the Classic Goggles Brown – Nannini for Ferrari is probably what you need. of course, it would probably look even more stunning if you are cruising down the costal road on your 1957 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series I but that’s besides the point. Continue reading

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 [video]

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0
(photos: PARROT) Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 | US$299.00 | ardrone2.parrot.com

and i thought there would be no room for improvement for the original Parrot AR.Drone but i was wrong. during the just wrapped up CES 2012, Parrot unveiled its next generation AR.Drone, aptly dubbed the AR.Drone 2.0. at the first glance, the 2.0 may look pretty much like its predecessor but trust us, it is not. the 2.0 features a brand new design that incorporates a reinforce structure, a high definition camera that’s capable of HD 720p video recording, a new pressure sensor and gyroscope for improved flight at higher altitude, flight data sharing with a community of pilots, and a programmable director mode that lets your 2.0 goes on automatic flight to record video. Continue reading

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 Portable Music System

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 Portable Music System
(photos: B&O) Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 Portable Music System | US$799.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com

you would probably remember the 1960′s Bang & Olufsen transistor Beolit radios and like all good things that had past us, we would love to re-experience those lovely gadgets with a touch of the 21st century technologies. the B&O PLAY Beolit 12 Portable Music System is just one of those gadgets that will certainly appeal to the most style-conscious music heads. clad in a hand-assembled aluminum casing, this sleek portable music system features a 120 watts digital Class D power amplifier driving a pair of 2-inch tweeters and a 4-inch subwoofer that promised to deliver “powerful, accurate sound performance” enough to fill a middle size room. other highlights include support for Apple’s AirPlay technology, a built-in power supply, a rechargeable battery that’s good for 8-hours of use under normal sound level, and our personal favorite feature, an Italian full-grain leather carrying strap. Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone
(photos: Nokia) Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone | US$tba | www.nokia.com

to be honest, we aren’t particularly thrilled with Windows Phone. naturally, when Nokia ditched its proprietary OS in favor of Microsoft’s mobile platform and rolled out the Lumia 710 and 800, we weren’t as excited either but still, those designs that the Finnish firm had were pretty sleek in today’s context. months after, it has announced yet another Windows Phone, the Lumia 900 which follows the supposedly ‘safe’ aesthetic style but this time, the 900 has something else its siblings don’t have: 4G LTE. apart from the next generation data network, it also features a generous 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, a 8.0-megapixels main camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dual LED flash, a front-facing camera that’s both of large aperture and wide angle, WiFi, Bluetooth, 14.5GB of usable internal storage and a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor to power them all. Continue reading

smart for-us concept electric pickup truck

smart for-us concept electric pickup truck
(photos: Daimler) smart for-us concept electric pickup truck | US$tba | int.smart.com

i bet you didn’t think a pickup truck would be plausible from auto maker smart and better yet, an useful compact utility that will not make any lady look too manly. to this day, pickup trucks are reserved for the hardworking men who uses them as their daily workhorses but it is obvious that the smart for-us concept electric pickup truck does not belong to that category. targeted at the young and the young-at-heart who lead an active lifestyle, the smart for-us is formulation of cool design, eco-friendliness, practical loading, and compactness that is essential in this 21st century urban traffic condition. despite its compact dimension of just 3547mm (11.6 feet) long, 1506mm (4.9 feet) wide and 1701mm (5.6 feet) tall, it still boast an useable 900mm (3 feet) cargo area. Continue reading

Griffin Helo TC Assault

Griffin HELO TC Assault
(image: Griffin) Griffin Helo TC Assault | US$59.99 | www.griffintechnology.com

get an edge over your missile launcher-equipped colleagues in an office cubical warfare with the Griffin Helo TC Assault, an updated iteration of the original Helo TC, an iPhone App controlled helicopter. as the name suggests, the Helo TC Assault gives you the added thrill of sending six live-fire missiles at your war-waging colleagues, along with the advantage of air mobility. Desk-based missile launcher versus remote controlled helicopter with missile launcher, it’s a no-brainer who would be the last one standing, doesn’t it? and when you are exhausted by the waging war, just tap on the new Auto Land button and bring your Helo TC Assault down safely. Continue reading

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