is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

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(image credit: Shadow Hawk) Shadow Hawk Super Terrain Vehicle | €1 million | shadowhawkvehicles.com

the automobile world is full of fancy acronyms, we have the MPV, the SUV and now STV is set to join the list. so what’s exactly is a STV? it simply means Super Terrain Vehicle but beyond its fancy namesake, is a vehicle that look more than like a pumped up Hummer complete with a full complement of armor plating and it is ready to tear up both on and off-road terrains at a moment notice. the folks behind this gorgeously menacing vehicle is Colorado-based Shadow Hawk, who promised to fill in the gap that the world been missing with its STV line of vehicles. Continue reading is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

Bird Electron’s MacBook Air portable charger uses 8 x C cells

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(image credit: Bird Electron) Bird Electron EP-15V Airline Adapter for MacBook Air | ¥24,000.00 | www.bird-electron.co.jp

if you find that MacBook Air’s 5-7 hours battery isn’t good enough for you, perhaps you might want to grab a portable charger for it. you heard it right, such portable charger do exist. recently announced by Japanese firm Bird Electron, this portable charger for MacBook Air (model EP-15V) uses eight Type C cells, like those you used for your flash lights. according to Bird Electron, the 8-cells charger will provide your MBA at least two hours of extra juice. doesn’t sounds like much but that is exactly what you need when there’s not a single wall outlet in sight. Continue reading Bird Electron’s MacBook Air portable charger uses 8 x C cells

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i – sleek, futuristic earbuds

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(image: B&O) Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i | US$199.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com

the third and the latest earphones from Bang & Olusfen is ready for your taking. dubbed the EarSet i3, it is designed by Anders Hermansen specifically for use with iPhone or iPod. the EarSet features a microphone integrated with controls for answering of calls, and control of music playback. in fact, these are standards in today’s smartphone compatible headset, hence what sets them apart would be the sound, comfort and of course, aesthetic appeal. we won’t know about the former two until an official audition but i can almost certainly say that the 3i certainly has our nod of approval in terms of aesthetic. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i – sleek, futuristic earbuds

Japan’s lifestyle brand Muji dabbles in building homes

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those residing in Asia would likely be familiar with Japan’s lifestyle brand Muji. most notable for its minimalist designs for product ranging from nail clippers to housewares to wardrobe fashion, it has now undertaken the task of building homes around Japan. the dwelling is based on the concept of “living in the form of thinking” which honestly, i don’t quite get it. all i know that these houses will appeal to those who seeks zen-like minimalist designs. Continue reading Japan’s lifestyle brand Muji dabbles in building homes

iSteve: The Book of Jobs – official biography of Apple’s CEO

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(credit: via Hypebeast) iSteve: The Book of Jobs | US$18.00 | www.amazon.com

first there was ‘i’ to media player, personal computer, smartphone, tablet and then now, there is an ‘i’ to Steve, CEO of phenomenal Apple company. do not be mistaken, iSteve is not an action figure or gadget, but it is an official biography of Steve Jobs. yup. you heard it right. it is the biography above the slew of unofficial biography of the most talked about CEO of our time. written by writer/biographer Walter Isaacson, iSteve: The Book of Jobs recount Steve’s professional and personal life, with extensive interviews with the man himself and the folks around him. the fact that this is the official biography makes it stand out from the rest. the iSteve: The Book of Jobs is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com ($18). though its worthy to note that this title will only be released on March 6 next year. that’s quite a lengthy period for a pre-order, isn’t it? Continue reading iSteve: The Book of Jobs – official biography of Apple’s CEO

Sony NEX-C3 digital camera gets official [photos]

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(credit: Sony) Sony NEX-C3 Digital Camera | from US$600.00 | www.sony.com

after months of speculation and anticipation, Sony has finally made the official announcement of the NEX-3 successor, the NEX-C3. this compact point-and-shoot digital camera is touted to sport a DSLR-sized sensor. since its a Sony product, so naturally you will expect nothing less (at least) from it aesthetic front. on the outside, the NEX-C3 features a solid metal top case with a streamlined grip, while under the hood is a 16.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. some of the features include 720p video recording, 3-inch LCD display, Auto HDR and 3D sweep panorama modes. Continue reading Sony NEX-C3 digital camera gets official [photos]

Bell & Ross new BRS Steel & Heritage time pieces

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(credit: Bell & Ross) Bell & Ross BR S Steel & Heritage Wristwatch | from US$tba | www.bellross.com

luxury watchmaker Bell & Ross has announced a pair of new time pieces under its Aviation collection, dubbed the BR S Heritage and Steel. the watches are faithful to its aviation origins and sport a significantly smaller 39mm case, making it the smallest version among its Aviation collection. i am a huge fan of Bell & Ross, but i’m more fond of watches with bigger watch face. nevertheless, these duo are still as awesome as any Bell & Ross time pieces, especially the BR S Heritage. Continue reading Bell & Ross new BRS Steel & Heritage time pieces

Suck UK wooden bulb. no, the wood doesn’t lights up

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(credit: Suck UK) Suck UK Wooden Bulb | £100.00 | www.suck.uk.com

can’t get enough of odd looking lamps? well, here is another to add to the list. introducing the Wooden Bulb from Suck UK. it is a bulb, but then again, we all know bulb can’t be made of wood. so here’s the clever thing about this lamp: crafted from laser cut plywood, it is shaped like a giant-sized light bulb and within it, is your run-of-the-mill light bulb. technically, it is still a wooden bulb, isn’t it? designed by Barend Hemmes, the laser cut wood leaves a crisp burned edge and thus, giving it a waffle-like grow. it can be hung from the ceiling or laid on its side on the desk or floor for those artistic touch, but whichever way you choose, it is definitely going to be a conversational piece in any home and probably reminds people that they haven’t been eating waffle for a long time. Continue reading Suck UK wooden bulb. no, the wood doesn’t lights up

Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

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(credit: Jaybird) Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones | US$99.00 | www.jaybirdgear.com

i am not a huge fan of stuffing my ears with buds while working out (if i even work out, that is) but if you are those who need some music to boost your exercise routine, the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones might be a good candidate. introduced earlier this year at CES 2011, it now comes with secure fit earbuds for sports and thanks to the Bluetooth technology, you can now pound on the punching bag to the music of Eye of the Tiger just like Rocky Balboa without being tangled up or worrying the earphones will come loose from your ears. Continue reading Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Motorola Wilder: splash and dust resistant touchscreen phone

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(credit: Motorola) Motorola Wilder | £49.95* | www.motorola.com

yesterday, Motorola announced a new “fun, social touch screen phone” dubbed the Wilder. this compact GSM dual-band phone sports a 2.8-inch QVGA resistive touchscreen display and is social network-ready with integration with popular social network sites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and YouTube. i have little doubt that this phone is targeted at youth or even teenagers where partying and socializing takes center-stage of their life, hence the social network integrations and most importantly, splash and dust resistant features. perfect for any crazy party and active lifestyle closely associated with today’s teenagers and youths. Continue reading Motorola Wilder: splash and dust resistant touchscreen phone

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