after forking out a good $59.95 for a DODOcase, it seems like nothing is too expensive when it comes to iPad cases, especially it offers at least one other functions aside its primary duty of protecting your iPad 2. that’s what exactly the Speck’s HandyShell iPad 2 case is blessed with: it features a multi-function handle that let you get a hold on your iPad 2 regardless of what you do. you can use is as a thumb ring for one-handed grip, use it as a stand for both landscape or portrait mode and even hang it on the wall. though, i am not sure why you would want to do that. Continue reading Speck’s HandyShell iPad 2 case comes with a handy handle→
there is always the middle ground between entry level and high end products, and the new Bowers & Wilkins’ (B&W) PM1 bookshelf speakers are one of those speakers that sit on that middle ground. the PM1 features a Nautilus Tapering Tube tweeter loaded with a brand new type tweeter, dubbed as the Carbon Braced Tweeter that raises the break-up frequency to 40 kHz and beyond. the speaker sports a 5-inch woven Kelvar driver and a 1-inch tweeter driver. Continue reading Bowers & Wilkins announced PM1 bookshelf speakers→
the name says it all: Hoverbike is a bike that hovers and in fact, it does much more than just hover. invented by one Chris Molloy from Australia, this awesome personal air transport can actually reach an airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h) and is able to reach an altitude of more than 10,000 feet – all done while riding it like a motorcycle. while i am excited about the hoverbike but the idea of flying up to 10,000 feet riding like a motorbike does give the chill. perhaps, a parachute backpack will be a good idea here. more images of this exciting aircraft after the break. Continue reading Hoverbike might be a reality sooner than Hoverboard→
seriously, the Internet and social media had turn many a geek dream into successful and recognizable brands, and in less time and with less capital risk.
the power of social innovation lies in that these smart folks with brilliant ideas could pitch their product concept, refine their prototype and undergo continual enhancement till final product fruition. through it all, potential consumers like you and me get to chip in our opinion (mindshare) and even in monetary terms (pocketshare) to fund the project. Kickstarter is one such website whom reckons itself as the ‘largest funding platform for creative projects in the world’.
And hence Glif was borne to the marketplace. from the team called Studio Neat was able to bring their brilliant brainchild to the masses via Kickstarter. Continue reading review – Glif for iPhone 4→
up till today, the horn loaded speakers that audiophiles love are huge floor standing speakers. however, if designer Jason Plumb has it his way, horn loaded speakers might just end up on your desktop alongside with your computer. sound impossible? well, you are half right as Jason’s horn loaded desktop speakers, dubbed the Enhance speaker, is still a concept design but it is enough to excite most audiophiles. Continue reading Enhance brings horn loaded speakers to your desktop→
after the Be A Headcase, i didn’t think i would see another iPhone case that opens bottle as well but here it is, the Opena, just like the beaheadcase but a whole lot cooler. for some unknown reason, a slider seems a whole lot cooler than just having the opener stuck to the back of the case. conceived by Australia-based industrial designer Chris Peters and former toolmaker Rob Ward, the Opena is an iPhone 4 case but with a slight bulge at its back and for a good reason. Continue reading Opena – it’s an iPhone case with cool slide-out bottle opener→
the run-of-the-mill camera can be quite uninspiring. you know, the silver or black chassis and all? to beat that uninspiring syndrome, you can either fork out a large chunk of your dough for an upmarket camera like the Leica V-Lux 30 or you could take the cuter route with a more ‘normal’ price tag. if the latter route is your choice, then you are in luck. here are a pair of cartoon-themed digital camera for your reference. Continue reading Casio and Panasonic goes all out cartoonish for their shooters→
Swiss luxury watchmaker Corum has taken its wrapped off its Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber collection of watches. clad in vulcanized rubber cases of various hues, these limited edition time pieces are classy and yet funky at the same time. the 44mm watch face is styled in a twelve-sided design and the nautical pennants decorating the inner bezel, further celebrates the yachting lineage. the watches’ hands, numerals and chronographs are treated to luminescent in white, grey or red, thus allowing time telling in the dark. Continue reading CORUM Admiral’s Cup Challenger 44 Chrono Rubber collection→