Gadgets and Toys

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Ralph Lauren Leather Striped Bowling Bag

Make your getaway with our vintage-inspired bowling bag, rendered in tumbled and smooth leather with a classic Rugby stripe for timeless appeal.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Lytro Light Field Camera Lets You Focus After Taking Your Shot

Shooting an image in proper focus is a challenge for most budding photographers. Lytro’s revolutionary light field camera, which was officially unveiled today, aims to solve all the pain and heartache.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Stussy Rhino Trunks

Stussy Japan had the right idea when they launched their Stussy Livin’ collection. The collection consists of some cool stuff such as soap, bags, PJs, and other cool household items including these Rhino Trunks. These trunks are not mass produced or even ready-made, so you will have to order one up to get one custom made. Two sizes are available: a full sized trunk and a record box for your precious vinyl. These will start delivering in November and December, so get your orders in post haste.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Custom Samsung Galaxy SII Case by Ben Baller

Here is a clip of celebrity jeweler Ben Baller explaining the custom phone case he did for a contest Samsung and Complex magazine collaborated on. Samsung has also recruited 2 others for this campaign: Clinton Sparks and Dawn from Diddy Dirty Money.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Halo – The Art of Building Worlds

Front start to finish, the book will highlight the series’ early origins with HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED including a dedicated chapter to The Master Chief and the artists who created the seminal hero, revealing the impressive development and conception of the now iconic game protagonist. Coinciding sections are dedicated to the Halo homeworlds, the design of the Covenant forces and technology, UNSC troops, Cortana, The Flood and a plethora of other iconic Halo concepts and visuals. The replete hardcover is available beginning October 18, 2011, through Amazon.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label with Bill Adler

Bill Adler, the co-author of Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, sits down with Nineteen87 Visuals and Rap Radar for a two-part interview on the exploration into the book. Adler, who served as the in-house publicist during Def Jam’s formative years, had both unique access and prospective on the cultural game changer. From management to musicians, Adler described the people who went into making this book as cooperative and enthusiastic. The must-have read is on sale at Amazon for $35 USD.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The Kholer Numi Toilet

Watch The Throne: We’ve seen some pretty fancy cans in our time, but perhaps none as tricked out as Kohler’s latest $6,400 john. The Numi does just about everything for you. Numi comes complete with a self-opening and closing lid so you never have to touch the toilet seat; a self-cleaning bidet with adjustable controls for temperature and water pressure; heating elements to keep your toes and tush toasty; an illuminated panel for night time rendezvous; a built-in speaker system that connects to a remote docking station and a deodorizing element that sucks air from the bowl through a charcoal filter. Of course, no connected appliance would be complete without a touchscreen, and the Numi’s no exception; it has a touch panel remote that you can use to set to your specifications.

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Numark DJ2Go

DJs love to perform but it isn’t always easy to set something up on a moment’s notice. Most DJ software controllers are designed to save DJs from having to lug around crates of vinyl or CDs. Just grab your laptop loaded with your music library, bring your controller and you’re off to the gig. However, even the smallest DJ controllers range from being luggable requiring their own set of wheels. Numark has changed all that with DJ2GO. Now for the first time ever, DJs can throw their entire rig into a backpack and have room to spare.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Oakley Bandito Mask

The winter mask gets a dose of Oakley thinking with a design that attaches to either one of their Airbrake or Splice goggles that puts up a wall of polar fleece to protect you against the elements. The design also features a vented neoprene flap that you can open when you need a drink. Get it HERE

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Tour of Apple’s iPhone iOS 5

Today Apple released their new iOS 5 mobile operating system (for iPads and iPhones), featuring more than 200 new features. Among the most interesting upgraddes are – Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, PC Free as well as improved functionality of the Camera, Safari and Photos. Siri is unfortunately not part of the update and is only available on the iPhone 4S.