Good morning. Spend a lot of time on the internet? Someday soon, your aimless web surfing may provide heat for citizens of Stockholm, Sweden. Internet data centers produce an enormous amount of hot air waste (the same way your laptop gets hot with extended use); Stockholm is devising a plan to harness that heat using a system of thermal pipes — one 10-megawatt data center would provide enough heat for 20,000 apartments. Keep surfing, keep Swedes warm.
Here’s what’s good in gear: a Timex military watch, an updated classic Adidas sneaker, a special edition Volkswagen SUV and much more.
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Ballfinger Reel-to-Reel Tape Machine and Turntable
Just unveiled at Norddeutsche Hifi Tage, a hi-fi audio product convention in Germany, Ballfinger’s marvelous new turntable and reel-to-reel tape machine are causing quite a stir among audiophiles. The tape machine, dubbed the Tonbandmaschine M 063, features all-in-house machined parts and is aimed squarely at industry professionals (hence the $28,800 price tag). The turntable, called the Schallplattenspieler PS 2, is claimed to have the first-ever radial arm that’s combined with a processor-controlled linear guide, which affords unparalleled precision.
Todd Snyder The Military Watch
And it only costs $138.
Edelkrone Wing Series Smartphone and Camera Sliders
Rail systems are a wonderfully creative photography tool, but a hassle to lug around. Edelkrone’s Wing sliders are less than half the size and weight of most rail systems, and acheive the exact same effect. The series includes three sliders in varying degrees of rail-movement length: the Wing 3, for lightweight rigs and smartphones; the Wing 7, for DSLRs and mid-weight rigs; and the Wing 15, for heavy production cameras.
Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition
Volkswagen doubles down on the Atlas SUV with the no-options-spared Weekend Edition.
Adidas Originals Superstar Boost
Adidas’s Superstar sneaker — a three-striped piece of pop culture divinity, and one of the most recognizable shoe designs ever — now updated with Adidas’s modern BOOST technology, adding supreme city-strutting comfort and a slimmer silhouette.
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