Impressive Successor

FujiFilm X10 Compact Camera

After the stealing the hearts of photography world with the launch of the X100, FujiFlim is hoping lightening strikes twice with the official announcement of the X10. Designed with the same retrotastic aesthetic as its bigger brother, the X10 features a black magnesium alloy housing and knurled aluminum controls, for a weighty, rich feel in...

King of the Android Hill (For Now)

Samsung Galaxy S II

After months of waiting, Samsung’s top-tier Android super phone is now available stateside, on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The phone will apparently ship in slightly different variations to each network. At their core, all U.S. models will still feature Android 2.3, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of memory, an 8 MP rear camera and measure...

Skewering the Competition

Sliders

The first man to use a skewer while cooking food over a flame was the undisputed genius of his time. The fire cooked his catch, not him, and he could eat right off of the stick afterwards. Then someone invented plates and botched it all up. The price of progress in this case was mountains...

Easing the Daily Grind

Breville BDC600XL YouBrew

The intelligent new Breville BDC600XL YouBrew ($280) is a grinder and brewer designed to dish out the perfect amount of coffee your jittery caffeinated-heart desires (as long as it doesn’t exceed 12 cups at a time). Yes, you can do this today by adjusting the amount of coffee and water in your standard dripper, but...

The Future is Yours

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

A sense of truly free will is an incredibly difficult thing to pull off in a video game. Taking into account a seemingly infinite number of player choices and possibilities just gets messy in the hands of typical game designers. Deus Ex: Human Revolution ($59) still requires some clunky traditional game baggage like boss fights...

Hot Shot

Sony NEX-7

Sony hopes to shift the tide in the war between micro four-thirds technology and mirrorless DSLRs with their newly announced NEX-7. Its 10.3 ounce, magnesium alloy body contains the same 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD sensor that has made Sony’s Alpha line of DSLRs the talk of the camera town. Combined with other features like an...

It's Electric

Cadillac ELR

Looks like things are getting electric at Caddy. The just announced Cadillac ELR (think: Chevy Volt goes to college) utilizes an electric propulsion system comprised of a lithium-ion battery, electric motors and a 4-cylinder engine/generator. Also, the aggressive look you’ve come to expect in modern-day Cadillacs makes its way to the ELR here in the...

A Detailed Look at Crime from a Keyboard

Ghost in the Wires

Does the name Kevin Mitnick mean anything to you? Unless you happen to work for the FBI or a prominent internet security firm, the answer is probably no. Still, long before groups like Anonymous were practicing their own brand of hacktivism Mr. Mitnick had earned the title as the most wanted computer criminal in the...

Keep Your Cool

Igloo Yukon Series Cold Locker Coolers

Igloo’s Yukon series “cold locker” coolers ($330+) are a new breed of portable storage capable of keeping contents cool for up to fourteen days(!) on the road. Before your brain starts wandering to week long beer-a-thons on a deserted beach, be clear that these professional grade coolers were built with lengthy hunting & fishy trips...

Captivating Clip

Anso Titanium Carabiner

The latest project from Jens Anso, the Anso Titanium Carabiner ($125) is CNC milled from thick titanium then beadblasted, anodized and stonewashed in either blue, green or bronze. Measuring 3″ x 1.5″, the 1.2 oz carabiner also features a custom stainless steel spring. Only 24 have been made in the first batch, which means you’ll...

Pack Light, Drink Right

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filters

Access to potable water is always a concern for adventurers. The Sawyer Squeeze Filter System ($60) is a welcomed new alternative in a field typically limited to iodine tablets, filter pumps, or good old fashion boiling. Its included 12, 16, and 32oz reusable containers are built to hold contaminated water, which is then cleaned by...

Swing Away

Joe Mauer Quickswing PX4

Does your offensive production in the summer beer league make Mario Mendoza’s career average look good? Joe Mauer’s Quickswing PX4 ($130) can help improve sluggish bat speed and accuracy — as well as provide fielders with double play turnaround practice. Developed originally by the father of sports prodigy and three-time batting title winner Joe Mauer,...

Torching the Storm

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860

The new BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 ($TBA) won’t cause Android and iPhone users to defect in droves. The new handset is a welcomed improvement, though, for RIM loyalists in search of an upgrade from the aging Storm I and II. Its 3.7-inch, 800 x 480 traditional touch screen is the biggest ever on a BlackBerry, making...

'atta boy

K9 H20 Water Bottle

So you’ve got yourself a stainless steel, BPA-free, environmentally friendly water bottle for all your outdoor activities, but when it comes time for Buddy to have a drink it’s still the same ol’ plastic dish. The problem is, no one’s really figured out how to teach our canine companions exactly how to pick up a...

Recon-naissance

Hex Recon Source Backpack

Featuring a 16 oz. weathered industrial-grade washed canvas shell fabric, Hex Recon Source Backpack ($59) offers up a durable and stylish alternative to the basic MacBook bag. Inside you’ll also find a bevy of internal component pockets, padded organizers and adjustable compartments. There’s even a microfleece-lined front pocket specifically designed for easy iPad/tablet access. Buy...

Battleship Trailer

Oh yes. That Battleship. Oscar material? Probably not. But Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Brooklyn Decker with Peter Berg at the helm sounds like blockbuster material to us. UPDATE: Well… guess there’s a reason we dont predict box office sales.

0.7734 Lives On

Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite

Who needs a touch-surface Magic Mouse when you can pack it full of glorious calculator buttons? We’re betting our spreadsheet ninjas can think of a few — and until Apple finally makes a Bluetooth extended keyboard, options are pretty limited. With a built-in ten-digit calculator, the Canon X Mark I Mouse ($60) gives users not...

Jump Around

Orbit XXL Water Trampoline

How do you improve the trampoline? Easy, just build one on top of a giant inflatable platform. The Aviva Sports Orbit ($3,500) may be intended for water parks and camps, but if you’ve got the cash, think of this beast as the ultimate lake house accessory. The mondo aquatic trampoline measures 25 feet in diameter...

You Mess 'Em Up, It Ties 'Em Down

CableGuy by Michiel Cornelissen

Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen has devised a clever product to tame Apple’s ubiquitous ear buds. The CableGuy ($13) features four slots for holding the ear buds and 3.5mm plug in place, leaving room in the middle to wrap up the pesky cord in a nice ‘n tidy fashion. There’s also a built-in clip for attaching...

Like a G-17

Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air

AirPlay continues to invade the home and this time, packed into the Klipsch Gallery G-17 ($530) wi-fi portable speaker system. The G-17 touts four individually powered drivers: two 10-watt Tractrix-horned tweeters alongside dual 20-watt woofers alongside all the usual ports like USB and 3.5mm inputs. Charge up its batteries (or plug-in directly), and take it...

2 x 2 x 2

Autum Epitaph Cruiser

Taking what could have easily been another touring bike, Autum has created a veritable supermodel Franken-cruiser. And guess what? It works. Boasting not 2, but 4 low profile tires mounted on custom alloy rims, the Autum Epitaph ($2,950) is like no other. A black, powder coated steel frame offers a stark contrast to the aged...

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades

Dear Space Shuttle. You will be missed. Sincerely, GP. Andrew Prince, Maggie Starbard, Marina Dominguez of NPR take a look back at the incredible video shot about, by and from the Columbia, Challenger, DIscovery, Atlantis and Endeavour’s 100 missions for NASA.

Easy Rider

Levi’s 511 Commuter Jeans

Denim goliath Levi answers the call of cycling commuters with their new 511 Commuter Jeans ($80). Designed for urban cyclists in need of denim both on and off the bike, these jeans arrive with a few new tricks up their sleeves pant legs. NanoSphere treated denim provides dirt and water resistance, reflective fabric, higher back...

Up Close and Personal

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Nikon has brought the macro lens goodness (btw: Nikon calls macro, Micro) for DX-format shooters with the new, portable Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ($279). For less than $300, this lens is a steal and a must-have for anyone within the Nikon D40 to D7000 range. Delivering high-resolution, contrast-filled photos with gobs of background...

Do Rock the Jukebox

Wurlitzer Digital Lyra Jukebox

The Wurlitzer Digital Lyra Jukebox ($4,700) is not your father’s jukebox. Controlled through a 15″ touchscreen this modern interpretation of the jukebox can consume music from nearly every medium. Whether its CD’s, cell phones, memory cards or USB, the Lyra stores your entire library and playlist to its 320GB of built-in memory and can even...

Bikepack

Bergmönch Downhill Wheeler

The Bergmönch is designed to provide the best of both worlds for mountain bikers. Adrenaline junkies can haul the “device” up the summit of their choice as a collapsible rucksack — complete with a weight distributing waist strap and padded harness. Once the hard work is over, the bag can then mutate into a downhill-optimized...

Mean Mow Green

Worx 788 Eco Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

Using an electric push mower over their gas guzzling counterparts previously involved some serious power and range tradeoffs for homeowners. The Worx 788 cordless electric lawn mower ($430) changes the game thanks to a high capacity 36V PowerTank battery, which eliminates the need for pesky extension cords and allows the 19-inch mower to cut up...

Style Pick: Our Legacy Rolling Three Button Blazer

$338 | endclothing.co.uk 100% Italian Virgin Wool, Single Breasted Three Button Design, Higher Placed Third Button, Slim Fit, Part Lined with Single Inner Pocket and White Contrast Tipping Detail, Two Front Pockets and Single Chest Pocket, Made in Portugal, Limited Numbers

Like Netflix for Movie Theaters

MoviePass

MoviePass is a brand new startup hoping to revolutionize the way film addicts get their regular dose o’ big screen. For $50 bucks a month, clients can enjoy an unlimited number of movies. Everything works via an app, which is available for both Android and iOS users. Through it, users can reserve seats and simply...

Time Tube

Cold War Creations Glass Nixie Tube Clock

Nixie Tub Clock ($245) from Etsy maker Cold War Creations is a stunning display for checking the time and temp. It’s elegant cylindrical glass case mirrors the shape of its internal Soviet IN-14 Nixie display tubes, while downplaying the presence of the modern circuit boards which make them work, and ironically boast more computing power...

Free Your 3D

Xtreamer Prodigy

The Xtreamer Prodigy ($210) is powerful media streamer for digital geeks who prefer that their media libraries remain unsullied by the software whims of Apple or Microsoft. Packed with a 750Mhz CPU, USB 3.0, integrated 802.11n Wifi, a 3.5 inch hard drive bay capable of supporting up to 3TB, and even HDMI 1.4 to handle...

Brothers in Arms

Sony VAIO Z with Media Power Dock

Taking advantage of speedy new Thunderbolt technology (courtesy, Intel) the all-new ultraportable Sony VAIO Z piles on the specs including a featherweight 2.6 lb weight, 256 GB solid-state hard drive, 1.3 megapixel webcam and a matte 1600×900 or optional 1920×1080 13″ LCD display. But what makes this svelte little machine truly interesting is its optional...

Porta-Joe

Coleman Propane Coffeemaker

There are plenty of ways to get your coffee on in the great outdoors. The Coleman Propane Coffeemaker ($90) just happens to look and operate like most home java makers, which can reassure less savvy campers worried about missing their fix. Unlike other alternatives, this brewer can also produce a full 10 cups in one...

Connect the....

Tool Dots

Want one of those organized tool walls you keeping spying in the fictional garages of guys in the hardware store commercials but can’t be bothered to hang pegboard? Well, Tool Dots ($12) were created for the lazy neat freak in all of us. Each dot measures 1/2 inches in diameter and can securely hold tools...

Efficiency Is a Beautiful Thing

Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

Now in its third edition, Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better ($19) is the perfect guide for streamlining your life — and unlike other tutorial books, you won’t feel like an idiot being seen with it. Featuring 121 new and classic hacks, tricks, and downloads from Lifehacker’s archives, the third edition has...

Fly By Numbers

Velocity Kit Aircraft

In the grand scheme of DIY jobs, we’re pretty sure building an airplane is one of the most ambitious (and ballsy) projects you can take on. Starting with a kit from Velocity Aircraft, however, can help make the monumental task slightly more manageable. Their business model revolves around selling comprehensive “experimental aircraft” kits that can...

1995 Never Looked so Good

Detraform 500 Dect Cordless Telephone

Landline usage isn’t exactly growing by leaps and bounds, but Canadian designer Joel-Blair is at least helping the technology go out in style with the Detraform 500 Dect cordless telephone ($130). Its polished ploycarbonate and aluminum L-shaped shell is instant eye candy, as is the clean, white numbering and caller ID display. In terms of...

Brain Freeze Ready

Nostalgia Electrics Retro Snow Cone Makers

There’s nothing groundbreaking about snow cones. They’re just shaved ice topped with colored syrup. Still, shaving ice at home isn’t the easiest task in the world. That’s why we had to share Nostalgia Electric’s Retro Series Snow-Cone Machines ($45). The enterprising kids on our block may put a price on our heads for spilling the...

Can Do Camera

Lomography La Sardina Camera

Lomography’s new La Sardina Camera ($59-$99) is ready to set your inner 35mm film-tinker loose. Packed with super-wide 22mm lens, a rewind dial and max switch for multiple exposures (similar to the Sprocket Rocket model), and an optional Fritz the Blitz Flash attachment — there’s plenty to experiment with. The flash in particular is a...

No Screen Protectors Required

Panasonic Toughbook Tablet

While every other tablet maker has been focused on cramming components into ever-shrinking casings, Panasonic has been hard at work applying the engineering tricks of their Toughbook laptop line to an even more portable device. The result is a newly announced Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet. Specifics like pricing and what version of Android the device...

Locked-Down

Cocoon Grid-It Tablet Wraps

Typical sleeve cases go out of their way to stroke the egos of ever-slimming tablets, but they’re pretty much worthless if you need to schlep related accessories. Cocoon’s new Grid-It Tablet Wraps ($25) finally eliminate that compromise by integrating a Grid-It organizing system on top of a neoprene protective sleeve. The result is tablet case...

Cold Mailman “Time Is of the Essence” Music Video by André Chocron

Requiring months of editing and two weeks worth time-lapse stills, director André Chocron created a totally original music video for the band Cold Mailman. The simple, yet genius, premise uses lights from apartment building as massive equalizers and graphic displays. Amazing what you can do with a laptop and a couple of DSLRs.

Flight Stool

Flightdeck Air Combat Center

The Flightdeck Air Combat Center ($69+) in Anaheim, CA, can provide anyone with the same experience Tom Cruise received while filming Top Gun. Specifically, you’ll feel (and very well may act) like you’ve properly commanded a real fighter jet for the rest of your life — while, in reality, you’ve done no such thing. That...

Kick & Span

Jason Markk Premium Sneaker Solution Set

The Jason Markk Premium Sneaker Solution Set ($20) was created to help sneakerheads keep their prized pairs looking just as clean as they day they were bought. The kit includes an 8 oz. bottle of premium sneaker solution, good for cleaning up to 200 pairs of kicks. The solution’s 98% natural formula is void of...