Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GoPro Hero 4

So we all know that HERO3+ is quite nearly the mother of all cameras – no news there, just a little reminder that GoPro still holds the top place on the list of premium camera gear despite all the innovative designs and tech solutions that keep popping out every now and again in an attempt to parry the equipment sold by the world-famous corporation. And now they will certainly have to up their efforts if they still want to stay in the game – rumor has it that the company is about to reveal their next generation of personal cameras, HERO4. According to a recent thread on Reddit accompanies by photos that seem pretty legitimate, GoPro is preparing to launch their new product with a handful of improved features, some function upgrades and revamped design. So if you’re interested in HERO4, here’s the info that has leaked so far.

According to the Reddit thread, HERO4 will be available in two different versions, the Black and Silver model. Thanks to its dual A9 ARM Core ® CortexTM-A9 processor 1GHz with FPU accelerator, HERO4 Black powerhouse action camera will reportedly be able of capturing 1440p videos at 80fps, 1080p footage at 120fps and 960p clips at 120fps, as well as 2.7K at 50fps. (Unfortunately, HERO4 seems to lack 240fps capacities but with other advanced camera upgrades, you won’t even notice the difference.) On top of these, there’s another handy option likely to become popular in no time at all, especially with the growing 4K video and display trends worldwide – according to info leaks, HERO4 will feature full-motion 4K video capture capabilities at up to 30fps, which is twice the rate found in the previous camera model (HERO3+ can capture 4K footage at 15 fps) and outputs extremely high-quality footage that can be used for a range of new applications.
Also, Black will probably sport better image quality with twice as powerful processor as the one found in HERO3+, topped by an improved audio capture with double the HERO3+ dynamic range. When shooting in photo mode, HERO4 will be able to capture 12 megapixel stills at 30 frames per second through the front ultra-wide angle glass lens, and you will be able to record your images in three different field-of-view settings, i.e. Ultra Wide, Medium and Narrow. Plus, you will also have the option to manually control the settings for both photo and video modes and adjust color, ISO limit, exposure and other options. Reportedly waterproof down to 131 feet (40 meters), HERO4 Black will also pack a bunch of other useful features, such as 13-megapixel photo sensor, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, nighttime shooting exposure settings, a “HiLight Tag” feature to mark key video moments, a QuikCapture option to power up and record footage with a one-button press, Multi-Exposure, electronic image stabilization, HDR WDR tone mapping, and an improved MCTF, as well as auto low-light capacities.

The other HERO4 model, the Silver edition, will not feature 4K video capture capabilities but it will be the first GoPro camera with a built-in touch display on the back, allowing you to control the camera and view image and video content by a simple tap and swipe of the LCD screen. Footage-wise, HERO4 Silver will record 4K videos at 15fps, 2.7K footage at 30fps, 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps, 960p at 100fps, and 720p clips at 120fps. When it comes to other specs, the Silver will match Black with 12 megapixel still capture capabilities at 30 frames per second, as well as the waterproof design, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, HiLight Tag and QuikCapture features.

As for the camera size and accessories, both HERO4 models will be approximately the same size as the HERO3+ and earlier editions for full compatibility with all GoPro mounts and other extras. The producer should reportedly offer a removable battery pack for extra juice on the go, a separate grip to keep HERO4 afloat, as well as matte black finish blackout housing for stealthy shooting, a wearable waterproof remote control and a dual battery charger to reduce the GoPro battery recharge time.

Of course, this is all still just at buzz-level – but given that the company released all its previous camera models in fall, we may yet see HERO4 hit the market before long. The official announcement date for HERO4 Black and Silver is expected on October 8, with first shipments starting soon thereon so stay tuned if you want to grab your new GoPro gear as soon as it arrives.

Nike Skylon Ace Sunglasses

Nike is no longer only about sportswear. The company has branched out into quite a few different retail segments which now include eyewear and, just as expected, they are successful at that too. Nike has very hip sunglasses out now, perfect for all you active, outdoorsy, fun-loving people out there. They are called Nike Skylon Ace and are a kind of glasses that adapt to virtually any light conditions, fulfilling almost all of your visual demands.
Nike Skylon Ace have interchangeable lenses, a light frame design, a secure-wrap temple arms with rubber tips for stability and comfort, and a ventilated nose bridge. Apart from being ideal for any kind of outdoor activity (golf, tennis, jogging), these are also great for motorcycle reading. Skylon Ace will not only give you superior vision, but will also fully protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Another great feature of these sunglasses is that they have very low distortion across the lens curve.

Skylon Ace sunglasses also have a very good symmetry, provide great high definition and they sit comfortably on the face. They come in a microfiber pouch and are covered by one-year warranty. These sunglasses are soft and firm at the same time, quite durable, and, hey, as superficial as it may sound, you will look pretty well with them.

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Porsche Design JewelBag & Agnodice

“ZenTech” is the motto of the Porsche Design fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2015. The ready-to-wear collection for women and men was presented at the Spring | Summer 2015 runway show at the New York Fashion Week. As part of the show, Porsche Design also presented two special highlights for your look! The JewelBag – subtle elegance for a stylish appearance. This soft calfskin bag will delight customers with the outstanding quality of the material, its first-class design and unique details. With its gold or silver-coloured chain, you can carry the bag on your shoulder, diagonally across your body or in your hand. The exquisite, bejewelled clasp gives the bag an air of refinement.

Agnodice – a new model of women’s handbags, which supplements the two iconic TwinBag and CosmoBag models. This exclusive showpiece will be initially available in classic black. In the future, customers will also be able to personalise this puristic women’s bag, choosing from a wide range of leathers and a number of different metal fittings. The classic black version of the Agnodice will be available from mid-November 2014 in Porsche Design Online Shop and in Porsche Design Stores.

Gresso Protective Case for iPhone 6

Gresso – one of the world’s leading luxury smartphone and fashion accessories manufacturers, is currently in the process of patenting its solution to the iPhone 6’s bending problem. The Gresso Case features innovative design and protection unparalelled in the industry. Due to the Case’s patented magnetic lock system, no assembly is required, allowing for easy and convenient use. Gresso’s engineers have reinforced the Case’s construction. The results show that the amount of force needed to deform the device was increased from 70 lbs to 300 lbs.

The Case’s durable front frame and 2mm back panel are made from CNC machined aluminum, and is highly resistant to stress, compression and bending.
The Gresso Case features a minimalist design that fits and complements the original design of the iPhone 6. Decorative engraved lines and the Gresso logo are featured prominantly on the back panel.
Currently, the Gresso Case is being packaged for mass distribution. The protective Case for iPhone 6 will be available for purchase October 2014. The Case can be ordered through the Company’s official North American distributors, D&H and TechData, or online at official store.

New Apple’s Spaceship HQ will be the Greenest Building on the Planet

Apple is building giant new ring-shaped campus for its headquarters in Cupertino, California. Its design and overall futuristic qualities have inspired the nickname “the Spaceship campus.” Although construction on the campus (actual name Campus 2) has barely begun, Tim Cook says new Apple ‘Spaceship’ HQ will be the greenest building on the planet.

“We’re building a new headquarters that will, I think, be the greenest building on the planet. It’ll be a center for innovation, and it’s something clearly our employees want and we want,” Cook said.
The under-construction building will be a “net-zero-facility”, which means it will produce its own energy to power its premises “using 700,000 square feet of solar panels, creating 8 megawatts of power”, according to CBS Local.

The campus will rely on natural ventilation instead of temperature control during 75 percent of the year. Apple will also be installing more than 300 electric vehicle charging stations on the campus and planting more than 7,000 trees on the grounds.

Even the glass used in the windows will be special, made in a curved form by a German company that had to double its factory capacity to finish the project, which will require 6 square kilometers of glass.

Opening of the Cupertino facility has been delayed by almost two years, and the cost has increased from an initial $3 billion to the estimated $5 billion since Steve Jobs announced it at what would be his last public appearance, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Moët & Chandon Imperial Ayrton Senna Edition Celebrates F1 Champions 41 Victories

Ayrton Senna champion Senna’s each 41 Formula One victories, Moët & Chandon has released a special limited edition of 41 pieces. The special edition comprise of the iconic Jeroboam bottles of Moët & Chandon Impérial champagne and has been created for a select group of 20 collectors. Each is a unique creation and feature a silver medal corresponding to one of the 41 Grand Prix victories together with a vintage label and Moët & Chandon’s famous ribbons.

Senna, who was a Moët & Chandon brand ambassador always celebrated his podium finishes by popping a bottle of their champagne. Even though not up for sale at the moment, each 3-liter bottle has a sale value of $4,390. If any of the collectors decide to part with their precious special edition, the value of the bottle is sure to increase with time.
Each bottle comes packaged in a wooden box, decorated with a plate referring to one of Ayrton Senna’s 41 victories and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Before handing over to collectors, each piece will be simultaneously displayed on exclusively designed podiums at 41 locations in Brazilian state-capitols, among specialized stores and hotels. Part of the proceeds will go to fund educational programs maintained by the Aryton Senna Institute.

Coca-Cola Light Loves Moschino

Coca-Cola has partnered with the Italian fashion house Moschino to create a limited edition three can series. The soft drink giant is no stranger to collaborating with creative minds to offer a different perspective of their much loved containers that include cans and bottles. At the beginning of the year they worked with Chantal Thomass to create a special spring edition just for France. Their latest collaboration with Moschino simply called “Coca-Cola Light Loves Moschino” was unveiled during Milan Fashion Week. Jeremy Scott designed series feature three designs that include Cow Print, Eye Chart and Hearts.

Over the years the Cow Print in black and white has been a symbolic feature for Moschino. The Pink Heart, another one of fashion house’s signature monograms to make constant appearances in brand’s collections, this year it was used in Summer 2015 collection, a real Barbie world. There is no need to explain the origin of the innovative Eye Chart design – it is just there for all to see.

Offered in 330ml cans, 500ml bottles and 1.75l bottles, the “Coca-Cola Light Loves Moschino” series will be available throughout Italy until December 31. A 1.5l bottle will replace the 1.75l bottle in Sicily. There is also a chance to win a Moschino signed t-shirt, every day until December 31, all you have to do is enter the code found under the cap of the bottle.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Will.i.am And Designer George Gorrow Debuts ill.i.Optics Eyewear Collection

These are the busy times for Will.i.am, the producer, band member of the Black Eyed Peas and entrepreneur. Well-known for his love of fashionable as well as quirky eyewear, Will.i.am last week launched a new eyewear collection – ill.i Optics. The collection comprise of sunglasses and frames for men and women. Australian designer George Gorrow has teamed up with Will.i.am in designing the collection influenced by 1980’s frame choices of hip hop pioneers and the oversized glasses worn by graffiti characters of the decade. They also made sure to incorporate designs and features from some of Will.i.am’s favorite eyewear.

Designed in LA and handmade in Italy, entire ill.i Optics collection is made combining materials acetate and metal along with high-tech flatter four-point lenses. Additional designs are scheduled for early next year release. “I see a gap in the world of eyewear and this is my installment of what I feel is missing. I want this to be an honest brand it’s about dedication and passion” Will.i.am said.

George Gorrow is well known as a co-founder of the Aussie brand Ksubi, unique vision and inventive design techniques are hallmarks of his creations for the label. Will.i.am’s decade- long friendship with Garrow is the result of him being a fan of his creations. In addition to the ill.i. Optics collection, singer is in news this week for designing a one-off Lexus NX.

Jaguar XE By Stella McCartney Dressed For Success

On September 29, if you are in Paris and see a fleet of new Jaguar XE’s roaming Parisian streets clad in unusual paint work don’t panic. Two British brands got together to create the FEEL XE advertising campaign to boost interest for the latest entry-level Jaguar XE. British automaker has invited fashion designer Stella McCartney to dress a limited number of Jaguar XEs, which the company plans to use to transport VIPs around Paris during the Paris Fashion Week. McCartney chose to wrap Jaguars with Superhero print from her 2015 Spring collection. The official presentation of Jaguar XE range along with full details, automaker will announce at the Paris Auto Show.
“Jaguar is a British brand that’s full of heritage, charm and one that I’ve admired for years so it’s a pleasure to be finally working directly with them. It was interesting to adapt my playful Superhero print for the XE, adding a feeling of empowerment to its exhilarating design – I can’t wait to see it on the streets of Paris,” said McCartney in a statement.

In a press release Jaguar said, “both Stella and Jaguar represent the best in British design and have a shared commitment to modernity, performance and innovation.” In addition to Stella McCartney, Jaguar announced British actor Idris Elba will be part of the FEEL XE project.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Apple Watch Is Yet To Be Available, But You Can Order The Charging Stand From Dodocase Already

Вith availability set in early 2015, getting accessories now for the Apple Watch seems a little too early, but in case you beg to differ, here’s one from DODOcase to get you started with what soon to spiral into a rapid of accessory purchasing. Simply dubbed as DODOCase Apple Watch Charging Stand, this rich California Orchard Walnut stand provides the Apple Watch with a resting place while charging it up. key features include a carved relief for wire routing (cable not included), a magnetic induction charger surrounded by American-tanned leather and suction cup adhesive on the bottom for firm holding, while providing easy lift-off without nasty residue.

As with most DODOcase products, the DODOCase Apple Watch Charging Stand is offered with leather monogram option. Additionally, the first 100 purchased will be numbered. The stand will be handcrafted in San Francisco and finished in natural linseed oil for added protection and aesthetic. So much for this yet-to-be-materialized Apple Watch accessory?

Well, expect to shell out between 60 and 80 bucks for one, and it is open for pre-order where you will need to drop a $5 deposit. As for shipping date, it will coincide with Apple Watch launch, which is still a mystery at this point.

Fjallraven Polar -30 Degree Sleeping Bag

Whether you are one of those people who would dare to go camping in Finland, Iceland, or Alaska or you’d rather just experience winter atmosphere of your  own backyard or nearby forest Fjallraven Polar -30 degree sleeping bag is the best solution for cold nights (up to -30 degrees).

Designers of this extraordinary sleeping bag have put the well being of their customers in the first place. Therefore they thought about creating a remarkably insulated sleeping bag that would unquestionably keep you warm even in the coldest nights. Having had that in mind they padded it with the finest down organized in box channels.
Fjallraven Polar -30 degree sleeping bag is furthermore very compressible and comes with a specially designed hood, which both contributes to body mobility and temperature maintenance. As well as the warmest Fjallarven jackets, the hood of this sleeping bag has removable synthetic fur brim that will reduce heat dissipation.

Accessibility and aeration of the bag are assured by a two-way zipper placed on the left side, while the shorter, right-side zipper enables you to adjust your gear while in sitting position since it sets your arms and your upper-body free.
This waterproof sleeping bag also has zipper cover which is easily fastened with press buttons and may serve as substitution if the zipper stops working. In that way safeness in the most extreme conditions is guaranteed.
Along with this great sleeping bag, which can be up to 180cm long, comes spacious bag for storing your gear.

We can all agree that the price between 900$ and 1000$ is more than acceptable if we take into account that we are talking about extremely safe, high-quality sleeping bag. You can purchase it on Amazon.

If you are into winter sports, ice art or winter atmosphere in general Fjallraven Polar -30 degree sleeping bag is the necessary equipment which will bring your winter adventure on higher level.

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Sennheiser Takes on Beats With New ‘Urbanite’ Headphones

Finding a quality set of headphones on the ever-growing audio equipment market is not as easy as it seems – most headsets out there actually owe their prohibitive prices to the brand name and not the quality of the actual product, while others may pack some premium materials but do not promise equally satisfying comfort and reliable performance in the long-run. Recently unveiled at the IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin, URBANITE headphones line by German audio company Sennheiser aims to change all that: a set comprising two different models, on-ear URBANITE and over-ear URBANITE XL design, the latest headpiece series boasts some heavy bass, improved sound balance and better clarity at a relatively affordable price.

Packed inside rugged aluminum can sliders with soft padding and stainless steel hinges, each URBANITE headband sports a foldable design so it can collapse down and fit snugly into the included soft drawstring pouch for simple storage and maximum portability. Thanks to the 3-button remote control capabilities packed inside a 1.2 meter detachable cable that goes into the left can, the URBANITE line allows you to manage music stored on your smartphone or tablet and adjust volume, play/pause and skip tracks. Additionally, the built-in cable microphone lets you answer calls directly from your smartphone so you’ll stay connected with those you love most at all times  (the available Sennheiser URBANITE and URBANITE XL versions are compatible with Apple iOS devices, while Sennheiser URBANITE Galaxy and Galaxy XL pair with Samsung Galaxy gadgets). Compatible with Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC One, as well as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and some other smart handpieces on the market, the URBANITE headphones guarantee ample versatility, comfort and reliability found in few other products of the kind.

Performance-wise, the URBANITE headphone line preserves the Sennheiser sound signature with crisp highs, smooth midrange, extended treble, rich bass and outstanding clarity across the whole range. With 16-22,000 Hz of frequency response, dynamic closed-back transducers and 5% of total harmonic distortion, the URBANITE and URBANITE XL headphones deliver your music with club speaker-quality, with minimal sound warps and maximum noise isolation (which is reportedly better in the over-the-ear URBANITE XL model). And if you have some concerns about the durability of these brilliant headphones, the two-year international warranty should help put your mind at peace as far as repairs go.
Measuring 7.9 x 3.2 x 9 inches, the URBANITE headphones are available in several different colors (including Black, Denim, Sand, Plum, or the ‘Nation’ combination with red cans and blue undertones), so you can easily match them with your favorite outfit and outdoor gear.

Versatile, reliable and creatively designed, URBANITE on-ear and over-the-ear headphones deliver your music with unparalleled quality and with maximum comfort on the ears even during super-long headband wearing sessions – and their in-line remote control capabilities bring some handy phone-call versatility so make sure you grab your next Sennheiser headset as soon as possible.

Get it from Amazon here: Sennheiser Urbanite

Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-Tool

You want your job done! And you want it fast! With Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-Tool you’ll have things done easier, faster and better than ever!

You may object that there are many similar products on the market, but we are here to instruct you why this particular multi toll should always be your first choice. First of all, the Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-Tool is multi tool particularly designed in military purpose, and therefore very reliable. But, of course, you don’t have to be a military expert in order to put this high-quality tool to its best use.

What is more, this multi tool empowers you to be the real craftsmen in your own creative world, and is estimated to be indispensable high-quality camping gear. The best thing of all is that all the tools are accessible from the outer side which enables you to operate with one hand only. You no longer have to disentangle the whole thing just to make one cut with knife for example.
So whether you want to saw wood, cut wire, screw some bolt, or simply open a bottle there is a little chance that you can do it faster with any other tool.

If, in fact, you are into tactical military operations you’ll be more than pleased to know that this particular multi tool contains all the useful tools for your work, such as electrical crimpers, replaceable C4 punch, bolt override tool or bronze carbon scraper. Another tool which can be very handy in different situations is cutting hook for emergencies with its replaceable blades.
All this and 25 years guarantee should be enough to get your MUT EOD for the reduced price of 136.93 $ and ship free on Amazon as soon as possible.
This is the best example that the best tool doesn’t always have to be the most complicated to use.

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