Leica T – Gorgeously Engineered Luxury Shooter

digital cameras are like bread and butter, they are everywhere and comes in just about any configurations and price points to suit different level of requirements and budgets, but for those who has meticulous taste for the best in both aesthetic and imaging performance, Leica is among the go-to brands, well, that’s if you have a lot of money to spare. the latest to join the German camera maker’s portfolio of impressive and awfully expensive digital shooter lineup is the Leica T Camera. what makes the T special is, it is an entirely new camera system, featuring a new camera mount system and it has a design born out of a collaboration with Audi. sporting a unibody design, it boasts a body milled from a single block of aluminum and put through a 45-minute hand finishing process. the result is an exceedingly beautiful camera body, matched with minimal physical controls and markings for the uncluttered and minimalist appearance. Continue reading Leica T – Gorgeously Engineered Luxury Shooter

VYSK QS1 Privacy Case Keeps Eavesdropper Out Of Your Phone

paranoid about being eavesdropped all the time, but have no wish to switch to a privacy phone like the Boeing Black Phone and the other Blackphone? well, if that’s the case, VYSK has just the right accessory for you. at the flick of a switch, the VYSK QS1 Privacy Case locks down your device to prevent snoopers from whisking information out of it and keeps your text messages and photos encrypted. the QS1 takes on the hardware approach to keep your phone’s contents secured, while a dedicated app offers private image gallery and private text messaging. doing all that while still using the device which you are familiar with. though it is worthy to note that private call mode where voice communications are encrypted is only available through a monthly subscription plan. Continue reading VYSK QS1 Privacy Case Keeps Eavesdropper Out Of Your Phone

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

most sci-fi nuts will most certainly recall the sci-fi cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is widely considered as one of the greatest sci-fi flicks ever made. whether you are sci-fi flick fanatics or an aspiring sci-fi writer or movie maker, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a definitive collection you should not miss. made in exclusive collaboration with the Kubrick estate and Warner Bros and published by TASCHEN, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ features a metal slip case designed by M/M (Paris), containing four hardcover volumes, totaling 1,384 pages, that takes reader through hundreds of unique 2001-related documents, concept artworks, and behind-the-scenes photographs straight from Kubrick Archives, including never published before materials, as well as exclusive correspondence and personal testimony from Kubrick’s co-screenwriter, British science friction writer Arthur C.Clarke. if until now, you have been ‘piecemealing’ information of this wonderfully memorable film, this publication is set to end all your quest, presenting you with everything you need to know about this forebear of today’s sci-fi cinema. available starting in May 2014 for a cool $750 per set. sample pages follows after the break. Continue reading The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument

when you were a kid, you probably had a few 3 3/4-inch Star Wars action figures. now that you have all grown up, it is only right that your love for Star Wars collectibles grow in size too, which makes this Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument a good place to start. though referred to as ‘monument’, this six feet, nine inches tall life-size Lord of the Sith is not completely rigid – it is fully articulated (yes. even at this size) and accessorized with a re-scale vinyl cape and an authentic extending lightsaber. see? what did we tell you about your Star Wars collectibles should grow in size too? 6 ft and 9 inches is what what we meant. in fact, this limited edition hand-painted monumental piece is literally a blown up version of the Lord Vader action figures you might have owned as a kid. an authentic mint-condition 3 3/4-inch item was used as the basis of this full-size example, digitally scanned with all the details as you have remembered. it comes with a certificate of authenticity to proof that yours ain’t just another cast from nobody. the Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument is available for pre-order now with a $2,600 asking price. official release date will be sometime in Q1 2015. Continue reading Darth Vader Life Size Vintage Monument

The Feeling Skin Case Is A Sociable Juice Pack

the market is surely no shortage of juice pack aka battery case for iPhone, but like everything else in life, they are not perfect. first of all, they require manual activation to start charging; secondly, some designs does not allow recharging and synchronization of your device when the battery case is on; and thirdly, despite having LED indicator, you can never know how much juice remains on the pack and therefore, can’t manage your usage wisely. the Feeling Skin Case wants to eliminate the three ‘problems’ facing today’s juice pack and also extend its offering to include human emotion and social interactions. with the Feeling Skin Case, it will know when your device is running low on battery and automatically kicks in to recharge it, so you will never be caught with a flat out iPhone. of course, you can also manually activate it, but the point is, more often than not, we were too busy until it is too late and the Feeling Skin Case takes care of that so that you can have a peace of mind knowing that your device will have the power when you need it. Continue reading The Feeling Skin Case Is A Sociable Juice Pack

Not a Sex Toy: ULV Arion 1 90-MPH Bike

if the Arion 1 bike by University of Liverpool Velocipede (ULV) Team were to break the human-powered land speed record next year, it’d be the world’s fastest and weirdest-looking bike. with no other objects to compare with, you’d think you are looking a piece of sex toy and that look is by no means an accident. like all land speed record bike, it adopts a fully-enclosed design and in this instant, it has an inverted teardrop-shape that will be aerodynamically beneficial to its endeavor, as well as keeping the bugs out of the rider’s face (cos’ having bugs smashing into you at 90 mph is no joke). the rider sits lying as low to the ground as possible inside the aerodynamic cocoon, and relies on a video camera to see what lies ahead. Continue reading Not a Sex Toy: ULV Arion 1 90-MPH Bike

Nissan Develops The World’s First Self-cleaning Car

funny that we came across this press release from Nissan today because just days ago, we were talking about how nice it would be to have self-cleaning cars. it sure looks like our wish has come true, well… almost. washing a car is not only a chore, it can be a costly process (depending on how obsessed you are) and to some extend, a complete wastage of natural resources, and it gets worst if you have a giant like those seven-seater minivan. with these concerns in mind, Nissan sets out to test an innovative nano paint technology which is capable of repelling mud, rain and just about anything the road can serve up. this specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint employs a coating technology known as Ultra-Ever Dry, which creates a protective layer of air between the paint and the environment to prevent water, frost, sleet and road spray from marking the car’s body. Continue reading Nissan Develops The World’s First Self-cleaning Car

JUMPR Jumps Start Your Car And Charges Your Phone Too

though it is not as common to be caught with a flat car battery as one would with a mobile phone, it is always nice to have a set of jumper cables handy for such unforeseeable circumstances. however, having jumper cables at hand is only good if there is a second car to help you out, which don’t quite help if you are in the middle of nowhere, does it? the solution? JUMPR. billed as the world’s smallest battery pack, it boasts a 6,000 mAh battery packed into a 5.5 x 3 x 0.6 inches (139 x 75 x 15 mm) package that weighs in at just 7 ounces (198g) that not only does the same job as the 25 lbs behemoths, but it also charges your mobile devices too. the ability to charge the two most important things when you stranded on a deserted highway is simply Godsend. Continue reading JUMPR Jumps Start Your Car And Charges Your Phone Too

Grillo Folding BBQ Grill

camping in the wilderness does not mean you have to settle for all-thing-roosted, well, not if you can lug along a BBQ grill, which don’t usually happen because it is cumbersome and no one wants to be responsible for the heft and on top of that, the time for BBQ also means it is the year’s driest season, which often opens the woods to the risk of fire. with the Grillo Folding BBQ Grill by Italian product design specialist Form Axiom, it solves all of the aforementioned problems, namely portability, weight and the risk of fire, by offering a lightweight and collapsible design for ease of transportation, and a unique design that keeps everything where it should be, so that burning bits and kindling won’t set the dry forest floor on fire. and as a boon for style-conscious campers, the Grillo is a real looker too. Continue reading Grillo Folding BBQ Grill

CATable – Finally, A Table For Both Humans And Cats

cats are independent animals, but they can be quite sticky at times and when you need time alone to work at home, that’s not quite a good thing. the solution? the CATable – a table that is essentially a marriage between a practical work desk and playground for your beloved feline friend. actually, not quite. according to its designers, the concept behind this radical piece of man-and-pet pleasing furniture is based on the understanding of the inseparable relation between humans and their cats and the need to keep the cat’s curiosity ‘occupied’, so to speak. the former is pretty straight forward: an expansive flat wood surface offers cat lovers a practical space to work on, while the cat is free to explore a series of holes built into the desk with all their curiosity might, thereby keeping itself entertained. the result is a perfect place (note we said ‘place’) for the interaction between hardworking cat lovers and their cats. Continue reading CATable – Finally, A Table For Both Humans And Cats

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