Category Archives: HOBBIES

Extreme Fliers Want You To Get Into Drone Racing With This $65 Kit

Extreme Fliers, the company that brought to you the palm-size drone with gimbal is back, this time, it wants to get into the hobby of drone racing with a “competitively priced’ kit called Micro Drone Carbon Fibre Racing Kit. Obviously, it requires assembly, but what you will get is a tiny drone that touts customizability and hackability. The kit comes with multi-layer carbon fiber frame that offers this micro-size racer both strength and durability, while a new 5.8 GHz analogue camera FPV (Pro and Pro+ models) camera offers you real-time, low latency video piped straight to a FPV goggles and/or displays from a distance of over 200 meters (656 feet!). Continue reading Extreme Fliers Want You To Get Into Drone Racing With This $65 Kit

Chanel Is Selling $2K Boomerang. Is Fashion Apocalypse Upon Us?

Seriously. Can someone point out what’s wrong with the creativity industry? In particular, the fashion design industry? Because I don’t get where the designers have gotten the creativity juice, or the lack thereof, from. First, consumers were hit up with clear knee jeans, followed by a pair of completely clear jeans. And oh, let’s not forget about the hilarious dirty work-saving, pre-muddied denim too. Just when you thought those are about as ridiculous as fashion sense can get, you realized there’s designer bag that apparently took inspiration from cheap black and blue bags commonly used in Asia and even more recently, one that looks like a 99 cents tote bag. Continue reading Chanel Is Selling $2K Boomerang. Is Fashion Apocalypse Upon Us?

KILLSPENCER Introduces Handcrafted Leather Accessories For Dogs

To be honest, KILLSPENCER’s latest offering really surprises us. KILLSPENCER is a name synonymous with stylish products catering to style-conscious homo sapiens like you and me, but what we didn’t expect was KILLSPENCER extending this style influence to pets too. That’s right. KILLSPENCER is making uber stylish accessories for pets too – specifically for man’s best friend, fido. KILLSPENCER Dog Collection is a series of luxury pet accessories made with the same quality and craftsmanship you have come to expect from KILLSPENCER other humans-orientated products and these products promised to deliver “on all fours – style, function, comfort, and utility.” LoL! Love the way KILLSPENCER puts it (“on all fours”), intentionally or not. Continue reading KILLSPENCER Introduces Handcrafted Leather Accessories For Dogs

Slingshot With Laser Aiming Is Cool, But Try Not To Knock The Laser Out

I have an idea for a better aim with slingshot. Mind you. When we talked about slingshot, we are not talking about the Y-shaped contraption fashioned out of a branch of a tree. Definitely not those used by Dennis the Menace, or Bart Simpson. We are talking about metal projectile shooting contraption worthy of a hunter, complete with arm brace, powerful rubber bands and maybe even a laser pointer like the Assolar SS-12 Multi-function Hunting Laser Slingshot you see here. More on my idea later. First, we talked about Assolar SS-12 Multi-function Hunting Laser Slingshot. Continue reading Slingshot With Laser Aiming Is Cool, But Try Not To Knock The Laser Out

This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down

Remember how Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), led by Jar Jar Binks, dive underwater to reach Otoh Gunga in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace? In that scene, the Jedis used futuristic tiny breathing apparatus on their mouths to survive underwater. Well, the AirBuddy you see here is not that, but I’d say it is pretty damn close without endangering your life. The idea behind AirBuddy is to let avid divers explore shallow water without being bogged down by heavy and clunky dive equipment. It bridges the gap between snorkeling, which you literally just scratch the surface of the ocean, and scuba diving. Continue reading This Dive Tank Floats On The Surface So You Dive Without Being Weighed Down

Check Out This Awesome K-2SO ‘Cosplay’ That Is Actually A Puppet

We all know how lovable and cool K-2SO is, but however much folks love this hero of Star Wars Rogue One, it is nearly impossible to cosplay as one, unless K-2SO put on some serious stones. I mean, just look at this hands and legs. Not only are his limbs unusually long, but they are super skinny too, and no normal humans is going to be convincing in a K-2SO costume. C-3PO, on the other hand, is easier, as it has average human-size limbs; all you have to do is act a little more robot-ish and act like you are afraid of every situations. Anyways, but the super thin limbs did not stop cosplayer HarteAttack Cosplay from whipping up a K-2SO costume. Continue reading Check Out This Awesome K-2SO ‘Cosplay’ That Is Actually A Puppet

This Fully Functional Gray Fox Helmet Is Metal Solid Gear Fans’ Wet Dream

This is Diego Valdes. He is an aerospace engineer by day and an avid cosplay DIY-er by night, and what makes Diego stands from the sea of cosplayers is his Animatronic Gray Fox Helmet. Yes. That Gray Fox. The fictional character, a former agent of U.S. Special Forces-turned-mercenary, from the popular video game franchise Metal Gear Solid. Obviously, Diego’s creation wouldn’t be as impressive if it was merely a helmet. What makes it so dope is, it is a full functional animatronic helmet. Impressed by the attention to details on the original Gray Fox’e helmet, Diego took up the challenge to tweak the helmet so that it will be technically feasible to animate it. Continue reading This Fully Functional Gray Fox Helmet Is Metal Solid Gear Fans’ Wet Dream

Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

As it turns out, mad garage inventor and famed YouTuber, Brit Colin Furze is equally at home with wrenches and blow torch as with writing a book. Wait, what?! Book? Yes. You heard that right. The man who pretty much owns the garage has written a book and as one may have guessed, it is all about making stuff at your own backyard. But you won’t be doing extreme builds like he did; instead this 192-page hardcover book, aptly entitled Colin Fuze: This Book Isn’t Safe! (Puffin, ISBN-13 978-0141386959), aims to inspire young folks to be creative and make things. Continue reading Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things

Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set: Complete Series In Six Vols. Hardcover To Boot.

Now that Masamune Shirow’s iconic Ghost In The Shell has made it to Hollywood, we suspect there’s going to be a host of anime/manga-turned-live action movie coming our way. Already, we have heard Akira is being given a serious thought after years of ons and offs (GITS is likely the catalyst for the ‘sudden’ progress we heard now), and apparently, Jordan Peele is in talks to direct this other cult Japanese sci-fi manga. It won’t happen anytime soon though; it will take a while, but this also allow time for sci-fi nuts and fans alike to do some serious recaps and what better way than to flip through the entire series, presented in six beautiful hardcover volumes, contained in the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set (Kodansha Comics, ISBN-13 978-1632364616)? Continue reading Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set: Complete Series In Six Vols. Hardcover To Boot.

The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible

Yeah. We heard and read about the fiasco regarding the live action movie adaption of one of Japan’s most iconic sci-fi anime, Ghost in the Shell. I am a sci-fi nut (short of being a futurist) and so I am not going to be bothered by the so-called ‘white-washing’ or whatever it is that people are debating. But the name change there is kind of weird though (seriously? Major Mira?). Anywho, if you are all pumped up about Ghost in the Shell, well, then Insight Editions may have just the right stuff for you: The Art of Ghost in the Shell (ISBN-13 978-1683830009) by David S. Cohen. Continue reading The Art of Ghost In The Shell: The Visuals That Made The Movie Possible