Good morning. The internet is always a wealth of obscure information, but the recent revelation of Midway’s original video pitch to the NBA for the licensing rights to develop NBA Jam is one of the better nuggets we’ve stumbled across in a while. Speaking of basketball, apparently Steph Curry’s wife might be just as talented as he is from the three point line. Still not ready to get back into the swing of things after the long weekend? Then catch up on what’s good in gear today, including: the latest aviation-inspired collaboration from Avi-8 and worn&wound, a PC tower that’s also a B&O Play speaker, Hennessey Performance’s Ford Focus RS and more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Limited Edition worn&wound x Avi-8 Watch
Aviation sensibility meets vintage military design in worn&wound‘s latest collaboration with Avi-8. Featuring a discreet charcoal and deep-black dial, a brushed steel case and domed sapphire crystal, the watch comes with three straps: two Nylon mil-straps (one black, one blue) and one of worn&wound’s best-selling, American-made leather two-piece straps. The package also includes a strap-changing tool and a carrying case to keep everything together.
Batch Men’s Luxtility Shirt
Double chest pockets, mother-of-pearl buttons, and complimentary shipping and returns, if for some reason they don’t work out. Sounds like the right shirt to us.
Audeze iSINE 10 and iSINE 20 In-Ear Headphones
Famed headphone maker Audeze has managed to squeeze their planar magnetic headphone technology into a set of intense-looking earbuds. The result is a hi-fi listening experience in an extremely portable package. The set also ships with a typical 3.5mm jack cable as well as one designed for Apple’s Lightning port, which might come in handy if the iPhone 7 rumors are true. You can also buy versions that include connections for VR headsets like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
Hennessey Performance 2016 Ford Focus RS
The Ford Focus RS is one of the best hot hatches on the market. But the power fiends at Hennessey Performance, per usual, felt like upping the ante with 55 more horses under the hood and 75 more lb-ft of torque. Other enhancements include a reflashed ECU, better air filters and an exhaust upgrade to boost the car’s growl even further
HP Pavilion Wave
Apple’s Mac Pro was the first to prove that powerful computing didn’t require a massive footprint. HP’s novel PC tower follows a similar path, offering up to 16GB memory and optional AMD R9 470M graphics cards in a designer shell that also doubles as a B&O Play speaker.
Glenfiddich Experimental Series
Experimentation is all the rage in the whisky biz these days. Glenfiddich has now officially joined the party with two new expressions designed to inspire curious drinkers and collectors alike. Glenfiddich IPA Experiment is finished in IPA beer casks sourced from the Speyside Craft Brewery. The other option, Project XX, was created with the help of 20 of Glenfiddich’s ambassadors (remember, XX is the Roman Numeral for 20).
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