Described as a modernized jukebox, Gramofon is just that. Connect it to the sound system or speakers of your choice by utilizing WiFi or ethernet, not Bluetooth. You might be thinking, “I’ll just get Apple’s AirPlay,” that’s fine and all, but the fun stops at Apple. You’ll be able to stream your favorite playlists from Spotify or listen to the free radio service called WahWah to get your music fix. Multiple people can also connect and control the music from an Android or iOS phone. However, it doesn’t stop there. Since Gramafon is developed by the same team behind Fon (the worlds largest WiFi network) they also doubled it as a WiFi hotspot, allowing you to get free WiFi in millions of places around the world – you don’t even need a password to connect, simply log on with your Facebook account. Look for Fon to add compatibility with Grooveshark, SoundCloud, rdio, Google Play and several other services. Once that happens, you won’t even look at anything else.
An overkill of wallets have been gracing Kickstarter since I can remember, and honestly I’m getting tired of it. However, when I came across the Icon 1000 Navigator leather wallet I decided it was time to appreciate wallets again; 1) because it isn’t on Kickstarter and 2) it just looks good. With the beautiful burnished Nissan leather and waxed leather canvas it’s definitely hard to go wrong with this one. It features six internal card pockets, one currency slot and the craftsmanship every man deserves. Basically, you won’t be regretting your purchase.
I’m actually shocked that “selfies” are barely hitting the main stream. This has been happening since the camera was invented, but since mobile tech is all of the hype these days have a little bit of an understanding. HISY was invented for the selfie and it assists you with taking a selfie by simply connecting it to your device via Bluetooth and pressing the button. It works up to 90 ft. away, doesn’t need a coinciding app to work and the battery lasts more than two years! It’s compatible with iOS7 devices or later and is ready to take on your dome-piece one selfie at a time.
Adapting to technology comes in the form of the Artifox Desk. It might look like a piece of wood slapped on top of a couple makeshift legs, but in reality this desk offers much more than what appears. Look around the desk and you’ll find that there’s a dry erase board on the right hand side to jot down notes, reminders, etc., it even comes with an eraser to match. Look closer and you’ll find that there’s a built-in dock for both your iPad and iPhone on the desk’s surface, while managing cord clutter to the best of capabilities happens underneath the surface. Organization also plays a huge roll (since this is minimalistic) with the placed hooks around the desk to hang whatever you feel should be hung.
Your home bar might be lacking a freezer big enough to hold your many varieties of beer glasses and with summer right around the corner that’s completely unacceptable. Good thing Hammer Schlemmer is stepping up to the plate and offering an alternative to that lack of a freezer calling it the Beer Glass Froster. In about 10 seconds you can transform your room-temperature glass into a frosty, cold, delicious-looking glass. It works by using a carbon dioxide canister that releases CO2 onto the glass and turns it ice-cold instantly. Add this touch to your home bar now and we promise you’ll be thanking us when summer hits.
With 4/20 coming up, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing brands release their special edition capsule collections to coincide with the stoner holiday. This year, Nike SB is drawing inspiration from a hacky sack as they’re releasing a collection dubbed the “Hacky Sack” collection. The collection will consist of the Eric Koston SE, Zoom Stefan Janoski and the Project BA’s.
It’s pretty unbelievable that Nas’ Illmatic album has already been around for 20 years. Not only is it a classic album, but it’s also hip-hop’s album. It’s and album that encapsulates the sociopolitical outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America. Twenty years later Time is Illmatic will delve deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album and the social conditions that influenced its creation. The full-length documentary will premier at the opening night of Tribeca Film Festival on April 16, but in the mean time check out the trailer above and fill your body with anticipation.
Finding the problem and resolving it with a solution is basically the way a lot of start-ups and small business’ are operating these days. That’s kind of what Pro Music Marketing is doing by reinventing the guitar pick with PykMax High Performance Guitar Picks. By seeking out the problem they decided to fix it by designing a plectrum that’s held in by the PykMax, ensuring comfort and ease of grip so you won’t have that multitasking worry of holding it and playing at the same time. It’s available in two different sizes: small or medium body and doesn’t ensure that you’ll be shredding within no time.
Humans are really trying to perfect this thing we like to call “time.” MB&F’s Starfleet Machine is a great example of this, and a great example of innovative design. Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture L’Epée 1839 is the culprit behind the spaceship-meets-table clock. The award-winning company has taken hours and minutes and placed them on top of the central black dome by hand polished hands that follow the dome’s curved contours. Behind that is a smaller rotating dome, accompanied by a revolving radar dish that provides an intuitive view of remaining energy: five bars indicates the movement is fully wound (40 days of power); one bar means Starfleet Machine is running low on propellant (eight days of remaining power). Other notable features include double retrograde seconds in the form of turret-mounted laser cannons and shock protection system that minimizes the risk of damage when moving it around. This intricate clock is limited to 175 pieces and is available in light or dark editions.