Turtle Beach introduces new Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset

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(image credit: Turtle Beach) Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset | US$59.95 | www.turtlebeach.com

Turtle Beach has updated its hugely successful Ear Force X11 gaming cans with the new Ear Force X12 gaming headset with amplified stereo sound. this pair of gaming cans is designed specifically for Xbox 360 but will work equally well with PC. new features include larger 50-mm drivers, redesigned and acoustically tuned ear cups and a inclusion of a third control wheel for bass boost on its inline amplified stereo control. the latter allows the user to adjust the bass boost to suit the different gaming environment on the fly. of course, together with the variable bass boost are the game and chat volume controls as before. aesthetically, the X12 maintains its classic shape but is given a new black and green color scheme. the best part is, it still remain as an entry level headset that retails for under $60. no indicative on the exactly availability, though. more images after the break. Continue reading Turtle Beach introduces new Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset

Hard Graft Back Up iPad Case – usable with Apple Smart Cover

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(credit: Hard Graft) Hard Graft Back Up iPad Case | from €79.00 | www.hardgraft.com

Hard Graft has just rolled out a trio of new cases for iPad 2, simply dubbed as Back Up iPad Case. no, it has nothing to do with data backups but it does ‘back your iPad up’ in addition to your Apple Smart Cover. yea, it can be used in conjunction with the Apple Smart Cover. three models of the Back Up iPad Case are available: Campfire, Driftwood and Heritage. the former two uses premium Italian suede together with vegetable tanned leather, while the latter is of vegetable tanned leather with 100% wool felt. like any good iPad case, port and hard buttons are fully accessible. the Hard Graft Back Up iPad Cases are available now for €79 (about US$115) for the Heritage model, and €89 (about US$129) for the Campfire and Driftwood model. a few more look after the break. Continue reading Hard Graft Back Up iPad Case – usable with Apple Smart Cover

Twelve South BookBook for iPhone – iPhone 4 case + wallet

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(credit: Twelve South) Twelve South BookBook for iPhone | US$59.99 | www.twelvesouth.com

perhaps using your smartphone to make payment isn’t for you but that shouldn’t stop you from combining a wallet with your smartphone. in fact, there are some upsides to the latter, like keeping your phone functionality while still capable of ‘dispensing’ cash, flashing your ID, or swiping your debit/credit cards and still have room to stash some receipts. doing all this while looking stylishly cool. no, we are not talking about some new technology but we are referring to the new Twelve South BookBook for iPhone – it is an all-in-one vintage case for your iPhone 4 and it has slots for essentials such as your debit/credit cards, bills and even a window for your ID. perfect companion for any clubbing night. Continue reading Twelve South BookBook for iPhone – iPhone 4 case + wallet

2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series

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(credit: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series | €115,430.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

on contrary to its namesake, the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is not in black but its a special souped up vehicle by none other than AMG. the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series made its world premiere at the Formula One race on the Nürburgring, German Grand Prix on the 23 to 24 July, 2011. equipped with a fearsome 6,208 cc V8 petrol engine that pushes out 517 horsepower (380 kW) and generates a massive 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, this particular example is the most powerful C-Class to date. Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series

OMA Monarch looks like petrified butterfly than speakers

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(credit: OMA) The OMA Monarch | US$tba | www.oswaldsmillaudio.com

if odd-looking shape speakers are your cup of tea, then perhaps these OMA Monarch speakers might interest you. touted as the “new standard for a two-way speaker”, the butterfly-like speaker features two 15-inch woofers mounted in an unique enclosure, OMA’s proprietary cast aluminum alloy horn and compression drivers. so what’s with the wooden “butterfly wings”? well, according to its maker, the “large solid wood baffles help load the woofers and make room placement far less demanding.” but then it is huge, isn’t? the Monarch will be available in a range of wood types and finishes, though no firm indication on its price and availability as yet. with a design like this – aesthetic before sound – it is safe to assume that these baby is going to cost you an arm or a leg. unless OMA decides to prove me wrong. you know, i am just saying. a few more look after the break. Continue reading OMA Monarch looks like petrified butterfly than speakers

Luminox Recon Point Man tells you how fast you walk

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(credit: Luminox) Luminox Recon Point Man | about US$320.00 | www.luminox.com

designed in conjunction with with former Swiss Army Military Security NCO, Andrea Micheli, the Luminox Recon Point Man address the need for a simple navigation tool on the watches of military personnel. this Swiss Made Ronda quartz movement watch features a black carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate case, sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, stainless steel 316L crown, and the staple self-powered illumination that’s Luminox has been known for. Continue reading Luminox Recon Point Man tells you how fast you walk

Sony ultra-thin Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 is only 12.2-mm thin

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(credit: Sony) Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 | US$350.00 | www.sonystyle.com

latest to join the Sony Cyber-Shot family is the ultra-thin DSC-TX55 that features a 16.2-megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor. this newest addition also sports a new innovation dubbed as “By Pixel Super Resolution” technology which enables the camera to achieve a virtual 10x zoom without loss of quality at its maximum resolution. also new to the Cyber-Shot is the “Picture Effect” mode that allow user take artistic photographs without the need for editing software. Continue reading Sony ultra-thin Cyber-Shot DSC-TX55 is only 12.2-mm thin

concept Tropical Island Paradise Superyacht has a volcano on it

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from the folks who brought to you the breathtaking Streets of Monaco Superyacht comes another epic concept, the Tropical Island Paradise Superyacht. geared towards the super rich who is not content with owning just an immobile island, the 90-meter (295-feet) long Tropical Island Paradise Superyacht resembles a floating island complete with a non-functional (thank, goodness) volcano, a swimming pool center around a beach setting and cabanas. just about the right setting that you would find in any tropical island resort. Continue reading concept Tropical Island Paradise Superyacht has a volcano on it

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Skull Cufflinks with Diamond Eyes

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(credit: Mr. Porter) Ralph Lauren Purple Label Skull Cufflinks | £5,858.25 | www.ralphlauren.com

if you are one of those (filthy) rich man folks, then you probably want every minute detail of your fashion to be as luxurious as monetary possible. so how about a pair of white gold skull cufflinks with diamond eyes from Ralph Lauren Purple Label that cost a cool £5,858.25 (about US$9,550) sounds to you? if the white gold and diamond eyes are not enough to impress you, how about details like a moveable jaw when closed, recessed the diamond eyes and fill the eye sockets again when the jaw is opened? finishing off this raffish styled cufflinks are the crossed bones style T-bar. more images of this morbidly beautiful cufflinks after the break. Continue reading Ralph Lauren Purple Label Skull Cufflinks with Diamond Eyes

art student made swim goggles using fish scales

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i didn’t think fish scales would have any use other than going straight into the trash. however, one art student by the name of Erik de Laurens from the Royal College of Art explored the idea of using fish scales as material for more useful items in life. using just heat and pressure, Erik managed to bond the scales together without adding any bonding agents. the resultant material is what he dubs as “fish scale plastic” which were then used to create items like swim goggles, tumblers and eyeglass frames and even a table with an inlay of a fish. more images of Erick de Laurens’ work of art after the break. Continue reading art student made swim goggles using fish scales

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