Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket Swiss Automatic Watch

Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket Swiss Automatic Watch
(credit: Oakley) Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket | US$8,995.00 | www.oakley.com

i never thought Oakley would have a luxury time piece but here it is, the Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket, the epitome of Oakley’s time pieces. under the hood of this beautiful impact-forged titanium case is a Swiss Calibre Valjoux 7750 auto-mechanical movement with 25 jewels spread within, powering its time and chronograph functions. an ETACHRON regulator gives this instrument a heartbeat of 28,800 vibrations per hour at a frequency of 4-Hz. other features include screw-down titanium case back with sapphire crystal inlays, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, power reserve for up to 46 hours, titanium bracelet and up to 100-meters (330-feet) water resistance. Continue reading Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket Swiss Automatic Watch

Nike MAG ceramic & pin: alternatives to the real thing

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(credit: via Highsnobiety) Nike MAG Ceramic Replica (US$88) and Pin (US$10) | www.nike.com

the truth about the Nike MAG hi-cut sneakers is the odd of getting it is slim and the vicious bidding process is driving its price sky high but for those fans out there, Nike has a couple of alternatives to the real-deal Marty McFly’s sneakers for you. though, they are not sneakers that you can wear but a representation of the Nike MAG that you long to have. they comes in the form of a Nike MAG ceramic replica ($88) and a Nike MAG pin ($10). the good news is, you will be doing a good cause cos’ net proceeds from these lesser items will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. four-figure sum or double digit figure, its your call. Continue reading Nike MAG ceramic & pin: alternatives to the real thing

limited edition 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars

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(credit: Formula 1) 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars – Limited Edition | from £42.99 | www.formula1.com

the name says it all. Formula One presents a chance for fans to have a piece of these awesome racing machines, albeit in a much smaller scale (1:43, to be exact). four models were carefully chosen for this limited edition collection which includes Red Bull Racing RB7 Sebastian Vettel 2011 Showcar, Sauber F1 Team C29 Kamui Kobaysahi Japan, Sauber F1 Team Pedro De La Rosa Showcar 2010 and Sauber F1 Team C29 Kamui Kobaysahi 40th Anniversary. each car is lovingly recreated by die-cast specialist Minichamps, presented in a matching display case. Continue reading limited edition 1:43 Scale Formula One Race Cars

Bell & Ross BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial

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(credit: Infiniti) Bell & Ross BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial | €3,500.00 | www.InfinitiUSA.com

Japanese performance luxury car marque has come together with luxury watch maker Bell & Ross once again to release a limited edition BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch. only 200 pieces of these fine examples are available for purchase via Infiniti Center worldwide. the watch features Bell & Ross automatic mechanical ETA 2982 movement within a 44-mm steel case in matte black PVD finish with unidirectional internal bezel. other features include an astounding 1,000-meters (3,280-feet) water resistance, screw-in winding crowns with etched Infiniti signature and Bell & Ross branding, decompression valve, black dial face with Infiniti purple-colored seconds pointer, and index and hands in photo-luminescent coating. Continue reading Bell & Ross BR02-08 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial

Nike MAG – Back to the Future II shoes a reality now

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(image: Nike) Nike Mag aka Back to the Future Shoes | US$auction | www.nike.com

the movie, Back to the Future II (Universal Pictures, 1986) treated us to loads of fantasy tech that ranges from technologies like holographic billboard, transports like Jetson-ish flying car and of course, fashion like auto-drying/sizing jacket and auto-lace-up boots. speaking of which, that drool-worthy Nike hi-cut sneakers (known as Nike MAG) are a reality now. aesthetically, the shoes are constructed to look exactly like the shoes depicted in the 1986 movie, right down to the contours of the upper and complete with a functioning glowing LED panel on its outer sole and an electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. a pinch on the “ear” of the high top activates the LED that will stay lit for 5-hours per charge. though, auto-lacing remains as a fantasy tech for now. Continue reading Nike MAG – Back to the Future II shoes a reality now

Parrot AR.Freeflight now available for free on Android

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(graphics: mikeShouts) Parrot AR.Freeflight for Android | US$free | www.parrot.com

good news for remote control toy-loving Android users. Parrot has rolled out the official AR.Freeflight app for Android smartphone and tablet users. guess i need not to refresh your memory but basically, it does what previously has been done on iOS devices but this time round users of Android devices running on Android 2.2 or higher can get to enjoy the remote control fun mixed with augmented reality flight. the application works best with multitouch screen and accelerometer, which is not lacking in today’s Android devices. of course, you will need to own an AR.Drone to begin with. Continue reading Parrot AR.Freeflight now available for free on Android

Incase x Ace Hotel gadget and lifestyle accessories

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(credit: Incase) Incase x Ace Hotel Collection | from US$39.95 | www.goincase.com

incase has been busy with many collaborations lately and the latest to join its list of collaborative products is the Incase x Ace Hotel Capsule Collection for Fall 2011. this five piece collection includes a Duffel Bag (US$$224.95), Shoulder Bag (US$174.95), 15-inch MacBook Pro Laptop Sleeve (US$79.95), Portfolio for iPad 2 (US$99.95) and last but not least, a Snap Case for iPhone 4 (US$39.95). drawing its inspiration from classic flight jackets, the bags and sleeves are constructed from durable Martexin Original Wax textiles which are designed to “age expressively.” Continue reading Incase x Ace Hotel gadget and lifestyle accessories

Sideshow Collectibles Guan Yu Vinyl Figure Collectible

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(image: Sideshow Collectibles) Sideshow Collectibles Guan Yu Vinyl Collectible | US$89.99 | www.sideshowtoy.com

this one is dedicated to the fans of Chinese Folklore. Sideshow Collectibles present the 12-inch Guan Yu Vinyl Figure created by Kaching and sculpted by VIN TENG. if you have some knowledge on Chinese ancient history, you will be familiar with this Chinese historical figure as depicted on the classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. for the uninitiated, Guan Yu was a warrior who was known for his martial skills and compassion. he is often depicted as an imposing, long bearded man with reddish complexion, along with his primary weapon which is later known as the ‘Guan Dao’ (Dao is the chinese for knife). Kaching’s rendition is a little to the cartoon side but still looks magnificent in its classic green edition which for $89.99, it could be yours and it comes with a special collectors edition box. another look after the break. Continue reading Sideshow Collectibles Guan Yu Vinyl Figure Collectible

Sideshow Collectibles Batman Speargun Prop Replica

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(image: Sideshow Collectibles) Sideshow Collectibles Batman Speargun | US$399.99 | www.sideshowtoy.com

though the original big screen Batman may not be as polished as recent years’ rendition, but that doesn’t make its prop replica any less collectible. Sideshow Collectibles present to you the Batman Speargun Prop Replica from the movie ‘Batman Returns‘ (1992, Warner Bros). manufactured by Hollywood Collector’s Gallery and Toynami, this 1:1 scale replica speargun with foldable handle sits on an oval Batman logo light-up base that any collectors will be proud to display. Continue reading Sideshow Collectibles Batman Speargun Prop Replica

WK Interact x Ride Snowboard capsule collection Fall 2011

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(image: WK Interact / Ride Snowboards) WK Interact x Ride Snowboard capsule collection Fall 2011 | from US$tba | ridesnowboards.com

what do you get when you mash street artist WK Interact and snowboard maker Ride Snowboards together? the result is this funky collection destined for Fall 2011 that would probably put a smile on any style-concscious snowboard fanatics. the sports itself is cool and this WK Interact x Ride Snowboards Collection is going to put style-factor into this cool sports. the collaboration between these two specialists of their own trade results in a collection that includes Newport Jacket (US$199.95 to US$209.95), Belltown Pant (US$189.95 to US$199.95), and of course, the DH2 snowboard (US$499.95) that comes in a variety of design and incorporating Ride’s Hybrid Twin shape design. Continue reading WK Interact x Ride Snowboard capsule collection Fall 2011