Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

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2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

like an eager youth, Infiniti can’t wait to tease us with its new luxury crossover concept’s, the Infiniti JX, image. this first image is among the many others that Infiniti will roll out over the next seven weeks. we promise to update this post with any new images as soon as it turns up. the new JX will Infiniti’s answer to luxury family vehicle – a crossover (or some called it SUV), to be exact – that Infiniti believes is lacking in today’s market. this luxury seven-seater crossover will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the August 18, after which the production version (dubbed the 2013 Infiniti JX) will make its appearance in the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. more images after the break. Continue reading Infiniti teases us with the 2012 JX Concept image – the tease is over [updated Aug 22]

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle – 2503 pieces, comes with Minifigs

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LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle #10212 | US$259.99 | www.lego.com

this is going to make any LEGO-Star Wars fan weep with joy and to think that i am only aware of this now, is totally unforgivable. the LEGO in question is the #10212 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle that is based on the Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle transports. the kit comes has 2,503 pieces of building fun which is definitely miles better than my two puny imperial shuttle release years ago. it looks like LEGO has dropped the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) namesake but this particular kit looks to be in the league of the UCS. Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle – 2503 pieces, comes with Minifigs

Stunning Speaker Systems – ancient art and music comes together

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Ghanaian Ancestor Mask (Female) Speaker System | from US$1,200.00 | rgproduct.com

every now and then, we stumble across some irresistible products that combines the best in art and technology, and Richard Grant’s Stunning Speaker Systems fall right into the said category (that’s ‘irresistible’, in case you didn’t get it). though you may not have heard his name but you probably have seen his works (not the speaker, though) in blockbuster hits like Alice in Wonderland, TRON Legacy, Imaginarium of Dr Panassus, and Band of Brothers, among the many others. yes, that’s right. Richard is a professional prop builder. Continue reading Stunning Speaker Systems – ancient art and music comes together

Adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Leopard Sneakers

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Adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Leopard Sneakers | US$tba

we always appreciate a good pair of loud sneakers, not that any of us would wear it but you know, it’s a nice touch among those sea of sneakers. Jeremy Scott’s animal-inspired sneaker for the Spring/Summer 2012 has your favorite Adidas in the guise of a leopard and leopard prints are not the only tell tale sign that it is a leopard sneakers – it comes complete with a leopard tail on each shoe. you can grab a pair of matching leopard for your kids too, but you can only envy that theirs would have a cute leopard head to boot. this kind of visual cue, albeit being a little too loud, is what you would have expected from Jeremy Scott. kind of makes you want to go ‘meow’… i mean ‘Grrr…’, doesn’t it? sadly, we do not know where you can grab one of these or what’s the pricing like but i am sure you will find out soon enough. a few more pics courtesy of Highsnobiety after the break. Continue reading Adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Leopard Sneakers

Rubik’s Cube Speaker is one cube that you can’t turn

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Rubik’s Cube Speaker | US$29.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

the concept is simple enough: take the world’s most intriguing cube game (some say frustrating), turned it into a speaker and you have the Rubik’s Cube Speaker – well, at least it looks like one. powered by USB, this portable speaker can be connected to virtually any sound source (except your wife’s nagging) and pushes the sound out its 5-watt speaker. at just 3.5-inch (88.9-mm) cubed, it is just portable enough and takes up little of your desk real estate. the Rubik’s Cube Speaker cost $29.99 a pop and is available via ThinkGeek. Continue reading Rubik’s Cube Speaker is one cube that you can’t turn

alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

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after viewing the video and reading the write up that Kihyun Kim has written, i am still not clear what the alternative alarm clock proposed to do. obviously, Kim’s concept is an alarm clock and electric outlet rolled into one. ok, i got that part. anyway, this is probably how it’s going to work out: suppose you are the morning coffee dude and Kim’s concept could do you some good if you hook up your coffee maker to it. as the alarm sounds off to wake you up, electric current is supplied to kick off the coffee making process (assuming you had all the prep work done the night before) and thus, when you finally managed to unglue yourself from the cosy bed, you will have a pipping hot pot of coffee waiting for you. it couldn’t get clearer then that. does it? Continue reading alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

Victor JVC announced a pair of new sound dock for iOS devices

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Victor JVC UX-VJ5 and UX0VJ3 Sound Dock | US$tba | www.jvc-victor.co.jp

Victor JVC has recently announced a pair of sound dock that will hit the stores in Japan from mid-July on. the pair, UX-VJ3 and UXVJ5, are not your usual sound dock cos’ it is among the rare few that can dock both iPad and iPhone (or iPod) at the same time. when it comes to sound dock, the connectivity offered is often being scrutinized and this pair definitely is not lacking of them. they features video-out, PC-in, as well as audio-in connection. other common features between the two models are FM/AM tuner and a 2 x 15-watt power output. Continue reading Victor JVC announced a pair of new sound dock for iOS devices

Deus Ex Machina’s Odd Job SR542, 542-cc and carb pumped

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Deus Odd Job SR542 Motorcycle | US$tba | www.deus.com.au

there’s nothing like a good’o big number bike, especially one that reminiscent of the classic two wheelers of the yesteryear. Australia’s very own maestro of custom bikes, Deus Ex Machina has unveiled its latest custom masterpiece – the Odd Job SR542. seriously, there is nothing odd about the Keihin FCR 39 carburetor that pumps in air/fuel mixture to its 542-cc air cooled engine. let me assure you that there’s nothing odd about this gorgeous, classic-looker that’s almost completely blacked out except for a few dashes chrome and red when necessary. i am also sure that such work of art doesn’t come from any odd job labors either. Continue reading Deus Ex Machina’s Odd Job SR542, 542-cc and carb pumped

Aluminum Buddy Keyboard Case for iPad 2

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Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case for iPad 2 | US$49.90 | store.micgadget.com

just when we thought the ZAAG/Logitech keyboard case for iPad 2 is cool, we stumbled upon yet another cool keyboard case. if you think the Logitech item makes your iPad 2 looks like a MacBook, then the Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case for iPad 2 takes it up a notch by making your iPad 2 looks like a MacBook Air. having a keyboard case to go along with the iPad is uber-cool but to have it in aluminum and thin form factor is way much cooler, and it is touted to “give your device durable protection, added functionally and style.” we certainly has no argument over the latter two points but how is going to protect your iPad 2 is all together another matter to be scrutinized further. i guess it doesn’t matter much if it looks this good, does it? you can get yours for just $49.90 from M.I.C. Gadget store. it’s beautiful and it cost significantly less then most of the keyboard cases in the market, so what’s not to like about it? check out a short product video after the break. Continue reading Aluminum Buddy Keyboard Case for iPad 2

SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights

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SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro Flashlights | from US$95.00 | www.surefire.com

if not for the nature of light and the law of nature of day and night, we wouldn’t need a flashlight or any light for that matter. since we can’t change the nature, we embrace it by making simple things like flashlight a joy to use. sure, i was stumped by the Invictus price but then again, i probably don’t need such a high-end flashlight since i am not in an SWAT team. hence, the SureFire 6PX Tactical and Pro flashlights might be a good alternative. with a price tag starting from $95, it is still not cheap but is certainly way cheaper than the professional-grade Invictus. Continue reading SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights

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