Easy Macro Cell Lens Band – lens on a rubber band

Easy Macro Cell Lens Band
(image: Photojojo) Easy Macro Cell Lens Band | US$15.00 | photojojo.com

we have seen how folks use rubber bands to create the world’s (ridiculously) largest rubber band balls and we have used them so often that we might have just took them for granted but who would have thought one day it would be part of our mobile phone accessory? the truth is, this seemingly unimportant stretchy band has now evolved into an Easy Macro Cell Lens Band that will turn any mobile phone into a macro shooter in an instant. the elastic band features a built-in macro lens for those all-important close-up shots. simply slip the band over your mobile or smartphone, align the macro lens to your device’s camera and you are all set. when you are done using it, simply slip it on your wrist or use it to hold your bulging wallet closed. Continue reading “Easy Macro Cell Lens Band – lens on a rubber band”

Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch

Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch
(image: Bell & Ross) Bell & Ross Vintage PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch | from US$tba | www.bellross.com

have you ever wondered why people of today are intrigued by instruments of the past? perhaps, it is their simplicity that captures our attention and with the sea of complex gadgets rolling into our lives, we tend to appreciate the sense of uncluttered minimalism in some of the things we use. if you belongs to the aforementioned category, then these World War I military-inspired pocket watch and wristwatch by Bell & Ross are a must have for you. first in line in this Bell & Ross Vintage series is the Vintage PW1 Pocket Watch that sports an anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, a galvanic black, sunburst dial with large numerals and hands covered in a photo-luminescent coating. encased within this 49mm polish steel with “Barleycorn” guilloché case back is a manual-winding mechanical ETA 6497 movement. other features include complete hours, minutes, and small second hand for accurate time-telling, grooved crown that offers ease of use even when wearing gloves and water resistance up to 30 meters. Continue reading “Bell & Ross PW1 Pocket Watch and WWI Wrist Watch”

Ducati Collection by iSkin

Ducati Collection by iSkin
(image: iSkin) Ducati Collection by iSkin | from US$70.00 | www.iskin.com

if you own a slew of gadgets and demands consistency in each and every bag you use to tote them around, then iSkin and Ducati has line of premium bags that will surprise you. announced earlier this month is a host of “performance-inspired” carriers (aka bags), holders and sleeves for your laptops, tablets, cameras, and any conceivable mobile gadgets of today. the collection features bold design in an easily recognizable color scheme of red, black and/or white and are crafted from premium Italian nylon fabric. these bags (or carriers, if you prefer) offer protection to your gadgets while on the road, with an unmistakable stylishness. there are a total of eleven carriers, holders and sleeves that will suit iPad 2 (or tablets of similar size), netbooks, 13 to 15-inch laptops, cameras and other small mobile devices. Continue reading “Ducati Collection by iSkin”

Glowbar – because sometimes we need to pry in the dark

Glowbar - the Glow-in-the-dark Crowbar
(image: Glowbar Inc.) Glowbar Classic | US$79.99 | glowbar.myshopify.com

do you feel the insatiable need to pry in the dark? yes? good, then i have a perfect tool for you: the Glowbar Classic. no. that’s not a typo, in fact, it is very aptly named as this is a Crowbar that glows in the dark. forged from high-carbon steel for extra strength, this wrecking bar is coated with hyper-phosphorescent powder coating that gives it a glow that is said to be “ten times brighter than conventional glow-in-the-dark items.” though i still can’t comprehend why would anyone need a crowbar that glows in the dark. or perhaps, the main purpose of its glow-in-the-dark function is for an easier location of the crowbar in the dark shed? come to think of it, may be all tools should have glow-in-the-dark coating so we can save a lightbulb for the tool shed. no? anyway, the Glowbar Classic cost $79.99 a pop. novelty or functional, you be the judge. another look after the break. Continue reading “Glowbar – because sometimes we need to pry in the dark”

Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones

Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
(image: Audio-Technica) Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones | US$1,549.99 | www.audio-technica.com

if good sounding but expensive headphones are your cup of Earl Grey, then the Audio-Technical 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones (ATH-W3000ANV) might just set your heart fluttering. this pair of audiophile-grade cans features ear cups crafted from Asada Hokkaido cherry wood finished with Echizen traditional Japanese lacquer, ear pads handcrafted from special lambskin in Spain, and 53mm drivers built with stronger magnets. only 2,000 units are made available worldwide, with a whopping price tag of $1,549.99. while you are at it, you might also want to check its matching 50th Anniversary Headphone Amplifier (AT-HA5000ANV) that also features a housing crafted from Asada Hokkaido cherry wood with Echizen traditional Japanese lacquer finish. Continue reading “Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones”

TravelTeq Leather Pencil Holder

TravelTeq Leather Pencil Holder
(photos: TravelTeq) TravelTeq Leather Pencil Holder | €65.00 | www.travelteq.com

great artists draw their inspiration from anywhere and thus, they tote their tools of their trade along with them anywhere they go. if you are one style-conscious, traveling artist, you probably don’t want to be spotted with a dull looking pencil case but instead, a cool and classy Leather Pencil Holder like this one from TravelTeq should be a necessity. handcrafted from Florentine Vacchetta leather in Italy to fit up to 19 pencils and rolls up into neat package that will look good both on your studio’s desk and in the wilderness. as a deal-sealer, TravelTeq has included some high quality Sakura color pencils from Bruynzeel to start you off. of course, you can always slot in your pencils of your choice if you desire. the TravelTeq Leather Pencil Holder retails for €65 (about US$85). larger views awaits after the break. Continue reading “TravelTeq Leather Pencil Holder”

Cam Crate – weather proof DSLR camera case

Cam Crate - weather proof DSLR camera case
(photos: Cam Crate) Cam Crate – weather proof DSLR camera case | US$50.00 | www.camcrate.com

there are two types of accessories: one that does nothing but improves the aesthetic of your gadgets, and the other, gives a boast to your gadget’s functionality. the Cam Crate here, belongs to the latter. however, i can’t deny that while it will perform its duty of protecting your much treasured DSLR but it also look pretty damn good. perhaps it is the military-like look that draws me to it and like a tough military gear, the Cam Crate is waterproof, mud-proof, crush-proof, and drop-proof. despite being a tough nut to crack (which is good thing for the DSLR you are going rest inside it), it is designed to float on water. it is pretty obvious that i am totally sold, doesn’t it? its outer shell is constructed from a composite material that gives it the toughness, while the interior is laid with soft foam that cushions your camera from any beating. like a good military design, it is given a quick latch for the double quick open and closing, as and when you need. Continue reading “Cam Crate – weather proof DSLR camera case”

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL class
(photos: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY | from €93,534.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

have you been rolling lots of dough in lately? live near a costal area where a drop-top convertible is the perfect mode of transport for cruising the winding roads? well, here’s the good news for you folks with deeper than usual pockets: Mercedes-Benz has officially announced its next generation SL class convertibles, the SL 350 and SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY. the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class boast an all-aluminum construction, shaving its weight by up to 140 kg (309 lbs) as compared to its predecessor. under the hood, the SL 350 receives a new V6 engine that develops 306 horsepower (225 kW) and 370 Nm of torque, while a V8 finds its way to the SL 500, blessing it with a cool 435 horsepower (320 kW) and a mind-boggling 700 Nm of metal-twisting torque. Continue reading “2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 350 / 500 BlueEFFICIENCY”

ConverTTable – coffee table turns into a racing cockpit

ConverTTable - coffee table turns into a racing cockpit
(photos: ConverTTable) ConverTTable | from €5,433.00.00 | www.converttable.eu

have you been in the situation where you find your living area doesn’t allow you to accommodate your dream gaming cockpit? it is a shame that you can’t fully utilize your glorious big screen LCD TV in your living for a game of Gran Turismo 5. its either the coffee table or a game racing cockpit, which most grown man would choose the latter for practicality sake, and to avoid ruining a stylishly decorated home. well, the folks over at ConverTTable must have read our mind and they have came up with a brilliant idea: a contemporary coffee table that opens to a game racing cockpit. encased within this white and wood color coffee table is a Recaro Racing seat, a Porsche GT3 RS steering wheel, a ClubSport pedals, and a RACE-STAR Butt Shaker for the added rumble feedback. basically, everything that you will need to start revving away in your living room, and conveniently stowing it away when you are done. Continue reading “ConverTTable – coffee table turns into a racing cockpit”

Iron Man Helmet Set – Scaled Prop Replicas

Iron Man Helmet Set - Scaled Prop Replicas
(photos: Sideshow Collectibles) Iron Man Helmet Set – Scaled Prop Replicas | US$154.99 | www.sideshowtoy.com

initially offered as part of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, these Iron Man Helmet Set Scaled Prop Replicas are now available for purchase with a limited production run of 1,200 pieces. handcrafted to 1: 3 scale, the helmet set includes Mark V, Mark VI, and War Machine helmets. each helmet is individually painted and finished, and features the all-important LED Light-up function. the Iron Man Helmet Set – Scaled Prop Replicas retails for $154.99 per set and is available exclusively via Sideshow Collectibles web store. check out a few more larger views after the break. Continue reading “Iron Man Helmet Set – Scaled Prop Replicas”