Friday, July 25, 2014

Nooka Introduces Its First Chronograph Watch Inspired By Space Race Of The 60s

For ten years, NYC-based NOOKA has been turning out fashionable timepieces, but never had a chronograph to its name. Well, things are about change as it hits Indiegogo with the company’s very first chronograph watch, NOOKRONO. With a design inspired by the Space Race of the 1960s, NOOKRONO takes on a clean, minimalist design approach with large legible dial face that’s easy on the eyes. Instead of time markers, the watch face is decorated with lines reaching in every direction and adorned with chronograph sub-dials that appear to be floating. From what we can see, the watch does have a distinctive sixties appeal. Despite being minimal, the watch stands out with its large 48mm case diameter and has a profile that’s 11mm thick. The large watch face is paired to uniformly narrow straps of either soft silicone band or stainless steel band.

Another notable feature is the movement. NOOKA chose to go with an in-house designed custom movement and as for water resistance, it will likely to be between 3 – 5 ATM (or about 30 – 50 meters), but this number will be finalized only upon water testing of the production model. There are four models to choose from during the Indiegogo campaign: Multi, Steel, Night and Lux. the former two are fitted with soft silicone band and clear mineral crystal, while the Night gets a stainless steel band and green sapphire crystal. The Lux model sports an 18K gold-plated face and band, matched to clear sapphire crystal. The NOOKRONO Chronograph will only made in small batches and only available through this Indiegogo campaign.

The Multi and Steel models will have 500 units each, the Night model, 250 units and only 10 units are allotted for the Lux version. You can pre-order NOOKRONO Chronograph Watch from now until September 20. Early backers can put down 200 bucks for the Multi and if that runs out, it will cost $250. The Steel goes for the same 250 bucks and the Night has a higher price tag of $500. If gold is what you are after, then be prepared to drop 5 grand for it.

Samsung Curved 105-Inch 4k Tv Cost A Cool $120,000, Available For Pre-Order Now

When Samsung first show off its curved 105-inch 4K TV at the CES this year, the company described it as “the world’s first, largest and most curved 105-inch curved UHD TV”, which won’t argue with. Now that the price is out, it should add “the most expensive” to the description so you won’t catch falling off the chair when learn that it cost a super cool $120,000. The good news is, Samsung will be offering the UN105S9W with the firm’s “Samsung Elite Service” where Samsung Field Engineers will be there to walk you through your new acquisition’s features and optimized it in accordance to your viewing environment. After which, they will leave and so no, the field engineers are not yours to keep. What’s left is a hulking gadget that has 11 million pixels spread across a display with an unusual aspect ratio and resolution of 21:9 and 5,120 x 2,160 pixels, respectively.

Thankfully, it has the aesthetic to match its monstrosity (it better be for $120K). The set is clad in a beautiful metallic frame with super narrow bezel and a wood finish back panel. Why the back panel? Because for first time in the history of TV hardware, you get to see part of the back of a television set (if ever so slightly) and hence, the importance of keeping it (the back) as suave as the rest of the set. It is also a smart TV, which means you will have access to apps and surf the web.

There is also a multi-link feature for viewing TV programs and surfing the net at the same time too, and believe it or not, this enormous curved TV is wall-mountable too. Hmm. Curve device on a flat wall don’t quite sounds right to us, but i am sure some carpentry magic can make it part of the wall. no?

Samsung Curved 105-Inch is aviable at

Asus Rt-Ac87 Wireless Router Goes Official, Lay Claims As The World’s Fastest 5ghz Router

Unlike automobile or processors, there is no clear gauge which we can use to determine how fast our home wireless network is. You can check how fast our broadband or fiber serves to us, but once it is on wireless under your roof, the performance is really dependent on the environment and the usage. That said, we are not sure if we will be actually getting the fastest 5GHz, which boast speeds of up to 1.73Gbps, out of the ASUS RT-AC87 Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router as the company have so claimed. Anyhow, this particular WiFi router is also touted as the “the world’s first” Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router.

the device is powered by Quantenna QSR1000 4×4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset and harnesses the power of four external antennas, and Universal Beamforming technology (similar to those employ in NETGEAR Nighthawk X6) to maximize the range and improving signal strength even for older clients i.e. the still widely used 802.11a/b/g/n. the router is ideal for those who have many users under one roof with a host of different connected things vying for wireless signal at the same time. Though, we suspect it may only work best if you have many 802.11ac-equipped devices to take advantage of the speed it has to offer.

for concerned parents, you’d be glad that the ASUS RT-AC87 also sells itself as having the “most advanced built-in parental controls in mainstream routers”, though it fall short of detailing why so, except that it features AiProtection with Trend Micro that uses real-time network monitoring to snoop out malware and other intrusions in advance so those nasties won’t have a chance to reach your computer or any connected devices. The ASUS said the RT-AC87 Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router will be available to North America “shortly” for $269.99.

Asus Rt-Ac87 Wireless Router is available at Amazon.

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