Saturday, November 5, 2011
In all honesty, we didn’t know what to make of RYNO Motors Micro-Cycle when it first appeared. On one hand, it was the stuff of science fiction fantasy, a single wheel motorcycle powered by zero-pollutant electric motor. On the other hand however, it was just that, a stuff of sci-fi fantasy like flying cars, human-like robots, and teleportation. That was our mindset till a review by the good folks at Engadget that made us thought otherwise. A product of engineer Chris Hoffmann’s endless tinkering, the RYNO Motors Micro-Cycle is just that, a small single wheel personal transport. With some control differences on its handlebar, the vehicle operates pretty much like a small scooter. To counter out the inherent imbalance, much of the powerplant is within the hub of the wheel. The massive tire along with a light weight design, at only 125-pound, help too. Meant for a top speed of 15 MPH, the Micro-Cycle still makes any mundane chore, like a milk run to the local supermarket, something fun. Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect though, Hoffmann wants to offer each unit at around $4,200 only. Currently in the early phase of finalizing production, RYNO Motors is set to launch the Micro-Cycle during the early part of 2012.
The saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” could not be more fitting to a brand like Rocky Mountain Featherbed. You would be excused for thinking that this brand is an all American brand; that is actually far from the truth. Rocky Mountain Featherbed was established in the late 60′s in Wyoming, however, the company closed its doors in the 80′s. Fast forward a few decades, one Japanese man laboriously researched and recreated the garments produced by Rocky Mountain Featherbed. The rest is history and the brand is now operated by its new parent company, 35 Summers, in Japan. Since its reincarnation in 2005 until now, they had very little online presence but finally, they are launching their official website. Head over to their website to learn about the brand history, product range and get connected through their social networking sites.
Even before the announcement was made official, a steady queue of fans started to arrive at the new Beats by Dr. Dre‘s flagship store, The Beats Store NYC, for the invitation-only opening party last night. All the efforts were not for naught as legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre himself walked through the doors. As the festivities get underway, the special occasion saw plenty of VIPs, musical icons, and an assortment of who’s who in the New York party scene. But the highlight of the evening, oddly enough, was a cake in the form of a Beats Headphone. And for you foodies out there, it was delicious… The Beats Store NYC opens daily at 67 Greene Street in SoHo, where you will find the complete range of Beats by Dr. Dre products…minus Dre himself and the cake.
Photography: Yu-Ming for Freshness
Beats by Dr. Dre – The Beats Store NYC
67 Greene Street | Map
(bet. Spring and Broome Street)
New York, NY 10012
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Maybe its a consolation prize to the canceled NBA games… Unlike the trifecta launch seen last holiday season, LeBron James might be going it alone this year in the release of his new Nike LeBron 9 – Christmas Edition. Decked in the same holiday colorway of bright red, hinted with an assortment of green laces and heel tab as accents, white Swoosh and LeBron’s own signature completed the design nicely. Though the NBA players and team owner still can’t agree on a contract just yet. Let’s hope we will see these on LeBron during playtime once Christmas rolls around. And if you just can’t wait that long, check out MarqueeSole for some early arrivals.
It turns out all of the innovations Canon introduced to the Digital SLR market were not for nothing. In a film stage on the Paramount lot, Canon introduced the new EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera to an assembly packed with Hollywood power players. Though the official announcement of this impressive imaging device took place in Los Angeles just hours ago. The story of Canon’s entry to high resolution video really started in 2008 with the launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The first DSLR still image camera with the ability to record video at high definition quality, it and subsequent entries, like the EOS 7D, blurred the line between videographer and photographer. Furthermore, the ability to change lens and the affordable price point (in comparison to video camera with the same features), in ways democratized the field. Just look at YouTube or Vimeo and you will see the majority of well-executed videos were produced in part with a Canon DSLR. Likewise with the new EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, Canon hopes to open the tools of trade of Hollywood professionals.
Armed with a new 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor that mirrors features of a Super 35mm film camera, the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera is able to take up 4K resolution. It will be split between 2 models. One for EF lens mount where the full range of Canon DSLR lens can be use. The other is PL mount, to be use with film industry standard PL lens. Both will include dual CF card slots for simultaneous recording, attachment points for various accessories, and a seamless integration with third-party editing tools. The EF mount version is set to launch January 2012 with the PL mount to follow in March 2012. Both will be available at around $20,000 US.
January 2012 – EF Mount Version
March 2012 – PL Mount Version
Not everyone is fortunate enough to hold the key to a Lamborghini; Jon Olsson not only owns one, but is not afraid to tweak his Gallardo to his specific needs. This is the second time Olsson has taken on such a challenge and as it turns out, this Ski Transporter is much more visual than the last. German tuning house DMC was responsible for the creation and it is decked out in its GT3 package including a new diffuser at the front and rear, new rear-deck lid, LED enhanced lights and new bumpers. Snow camouflage-inspired graphics on the vehicle work well against the black wheels, tinted windows and the ski carrier donning the same graphics. via: WCF