By Ben Bowers
on 5.19.14
the-handbook-valet The Handbook by Valet
Our favorite style destination has introduced a massive update to their Handbook, a digital series of lessons and how-to’s that range from living a stylish life to field guides on style. Well illustrated and beautifully designed, with a handy search function, the Handbook is a must-bookmark for the dapper gents. valetmag.com
tokina-70-200-f4 Tokina 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Lens
Tokina just sent a big screw you to the honchos at Canon and Nikon with the introduction of their first optically stabilized lens: a stabilized 70-200 f/4, which both Canon and Nikon make for $1,350 and $1,400, respectively. Tokina’s version debuted in Japan for $1,500. That’s bold. And while we appreciate some brazen confidence, we’re looking forward to seeing how well the Tokina performs when it comes stateside. $1,500
bang-olufsen-beolab-20 Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 20 Wireless Speaker
Cutting-edge features and design are nothing new for the Danish hi-fi stalwart, but don’t let that deflate your expectations for the new BeoLab 20 wireless floor-standing speakers. There’s more than enough to love here: Acoustic Lens technology, a 180-degree horizontal dispersion tweeter, 5-inch midrange driver and an integrated 10-inch subwoofer — all powered by individual amplifiers. Bonus for you sound nerds: the 20s are capable of 96kHz/24-bit audio. The downside? You might end up springing for the $8,000 BeoVision Avant. $6300 (pair)
aero-x-hoverbike Aero X Hoverbike
We’ll skip the Back to the Future jokes. If the hoverboard won’t do (okay, maybe we won’t), California-based Aero-X has a faster solution in its Aero-X hoverbike. Slated for a 2017 release for $85,000 with early flights in 2014, the Aero-X has a two-person capacity and can float along the surfaces of Tatooine desert flats at 10 feet high and up to 42 mph. $5,000 deposits (refundable) start today. We’ll take two.
$85,000
adidas-climachill Adidas Climachill Apparel
Adidas has had their game in the “dry” golf apparel technology for years now, but that doesn’t mean innovation has stopped. Climachill’s moisture-wicking fabric and 360-degree ventilation (versus targeted areas) means golfers will see immediate results when the temperatures and tempers rise on the course.$65-$85
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