While some are losing their minds over the Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 some maintain attentiveness to the classics, or at least variations of such. The Jordan Dub Zero Classic Charcoal colorway stays true to the brand while expanding on the heritage of previous Jordan releases with this unique hybridized interpretation of three previous Jordan Brand models. The black and grey colors pair with ease and make great use of the season’s winter palette. While not the flagship Jordan, they still hold their own again many new shoes and will maintain a segment of sneakerheads that highbrow shoes such as the Yeezy Boost will never reach. But maybe that is the intention.
Retailing $20 shy of two blue notes (that’s $180 btw), the adidas Tubular Runner goes near baby powder fresh with an off-white remix. Featuring a neoprene upper, elevated midsole and a bunch of other specs that only runners and people with foot conditions care about, these lightweight sneaks will definitely pair well with some joggers and give you the interstellar, space age sexy you’ve been looking for. However, if casual-future design is not your feel, it is probably best to stay away from this pair of adidas runners. Especially if you’re not a neat freak, grab a different colorway, something like the adidas Tubular New Year’s Eve Pack. As word on the street is these love dirt. All others hand over your money.
Boasting the title as the fastest Jaguar roar car in history, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, with an entry price of $65,000 is engineered with not just the same philosophy but also the same intricate components found powering the motors and sophisticated performance parts of the fastest cars on international race tracks around the world. If that doesn’t make your blood pulse frantically through your body in excitement, maybe the supercharged 5.0 liter V8 pushing 500+ horsepower and a 4-second 0-60mph mark will. Depending on which model you decide to enjoy, you would receive various beneficial and surely welcomed options, including oversized carbon ceramic brakes, Electronic Active Differential (EAD) and a sports suspension to help ensure an immediate response and rush when you are behind the wheel. The all-aluminum Jaguar coupe is available in three configurations, F-Type R, F-Type S and the F-Type, plus the convertible options. Get yours.
Appearing to grab their inspiration from years long past, these steel cufflinks from Alice Made This keep the drama to a minimum without the many flourishes found on men’s cufflinks but speak boldly through the subtlety of the strong lines and engraving of the faces and their textured edges. The perfect type of cufflinks to wear when you want to stand apart from the rambunctious crowd around you, but not necessarily stand out in it. Alice Made This Matthew Steel Cufflinks
Laying claim as the world’s thinnest and lightest*, the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet has a 10.2-inch, 1900×1200 Triluminos IPS display, four 3D surround sound speakers, an 8.1 MP rear camera with 16x digital zoom (powered by Sony’s Exmor R sensor), a 2MP front camera (capable of 1080p video) and a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. All working together to ensure the 6.4mm thin Xperia Z2 waterproof tablet (see asterisk) delivers your digital needs and wants flawlessly.
Amidst a successful run with Google Android powering most Samsung devices, the company is shifting towards their own open source-ish, Linux-based Tizen platform. The follow up to the original Samsung Gear has a 1GHz dual-core chip, 2 megapixel camera, 4GB of storage, 512 of memory, gyroscope, accelerometer, fitness tracking, heart rate monitor, app, email and text notifications, Bluetooth 4.0, serves as a media player remote and probably more I am forgetting. However, if you actually just want to know the time, the Samsung Gear 2 is also watch.
With weather that historians and meteorologists will write and argue about for centuries to come, a Robotic Snow Plow is a welcome assistant in the blossoming era of electronic and digital servants. Tasks once delegated to slaves, to the help or to children, now come under duties given to robots. This six-wheeled chore reducer has a handy Spektrum remote (with a failsafe receiver) to keep the robot (and snow plow) under your full control, it comes equipped with 6 127RPM gear motors, 13-inch tiller tires, headlights (for night use) and a snow plow blade over four feet wide (52-inches). The Abominable Snow Man has his work cut out for him if he thought anything less than an avalanche of snow in your driveway would stop you. Get specs here, pre-order here. From SDR.
You might think that with at least a few hundred thousand years of human civilization, with most of our existence living outdoors and all the technology invested in outdoor gear and survival that by now the sleeping bag would have reached the limits of innovation. Well if you did, think again. The Kammok Thylacine sleeping bag pushes technology and expectations even further. Combining an array of their own technologies (waterproofing, windproofing, breathability and heat reflective shell), the Thylacine with its patent-pending baffle locking system looks to deliver variable warmth and function so you only need one bag for all your frontier and outdoor adventures. Able to use both synthetic and down, the shell allows you to swap or layer baffles as needed for your comfort and more importantly in extreme conditions, your survival. In addition to the temperature-adjusting baffle customizing functionality, the Thylacine also lets you to change your bags length and width where it matters. Available to you as either the Kammok Thylacine Ultralight (UL) or the Expedition (X), the Kammok team braved no less than the Patagonia Mountains to help ensure the quality and functionality of this boundary pushing bag prior to demanding your hard-earned coin.
Hublot, the official timekeeper of the 2014 World Cup in addition to rolling out a new boutique in Rio de Janeiro just in time for the event has unveiled some new hardware in honor of Pelé, the soccer legend that hails from Brazil. The Classic Fusion Pelé takes the Hublot Classic Aero Chronograph and infuses it with a football elements (that’s soccer, not the NFL) styled onto the black rubber and black calf straps with yellow contrast stitching and the signature of the legendary forward / midfielder on the back. Limited to only 250 pieces, the 45mm Hublot Pelé Chronograph has a sapphire dial, polished and satin-finished black ceramic case and bezel with PVD titanium screws, and self-winding Skeleton Chronograph movements.
As 3D printing slowly creeps from the edges of technology, disruptive enthusiasts, hobbyists with a few grand to spend for tinkering with their AutoCAD doodles and closer to retail center, so do the variety of options an imaginative person has available to use to create and construct. Carbon fiber once was a material exclusive to Formula One racecars, spaceships, luxury goods and other items far from the reach of day-to-day life. Well, for the most part it still is. However, thanks to Boston-based startup MarkForged with the Mark One 3D printer carbon fiber has made its way to 3D printing, making the previous entrants into this emerging field appear as toys for children. The Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D printer has an aluminum frame (unibody of course), follows a design favorable to engineers, uses kinematic couplings to enable precise placement (within 10 microns) and lays claim as the world’s first 3D printer to handle composite materials. Although if you do not need the strength of carbon fiber to construct your Cobra H.I.S.S. tank or Generation 1 Optimus Prime trailer, the Mark One also handles nylon, fiberglass and biodegradable PLA.