Inside Line gives us a closer look at Tony Stark’s Acura NSX from the forthcoming flick, The Avengers. Though it looks like the Acura NSX Concept that’s been making the auto show appearances as of late, it’s a re-envisioned 1991 Acura NSX under the new design, interior and all. How else was Acura going to out-show Tony’s R8 from the Iron Man movies? If you’re wondering why Inside Line says this beauty ranks right up there with the bat-mobile as one of the most impressive movie cars ever built, check out the video below.
Google X, the California-based tech company’s low key development lab, has been developing this among several other creations for quite some time now and they’ve finally decided to let us in on what they’re cooking up. “A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.” It’s a more vivid picture of what’s to come — augmented reality eyewear that puts the world at your eyelids. Imagine being able to ditch your beloved smartphone and go hands free while controlling and seeing navigation prompts through your shades. There’s a ton more we’ve yet to learn about Project Glass but atleast now our mouths are watering. Check the video below to see what the geniuses over at Google have envisioned thusfar. Dreams to reality, folks.
3×1′s Scott Morrison has teamed up with famed photographer Ben Watts to deliver this limited edition series of skateboards for charity. Lovely ladies Jessica Hart (pictured), Lake Bell, Elsa Hosk, Behati Prinsloo and Chanel Iman were shot in 3×1 jeans and little else for five board designs including 3×1’s logo along with Ben’s signature diamond motif and Hipstamatic lens borders. There are only 60 sets in total with all profits going to the charity of the models’ choice. Pre-order all five for $400 or individual decks at $100 each through 3×1 now.
BMW unveiled the i8 Concept a short while back and now they’ve released shots of the i8 Spyder, one that looks more like what we can expect from the final car that will hit showrooms in the not-too-distant future. It’s a plug-in hybrid that’s powered by a 96 kW (131 horsepower) electric motor powering the front axle and a mid-mounted turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine that cranks out 223 horses to power the rear. Lithium-ion batteries are located in a center console between the front and mid-mounted engines to give a full output of 354 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
The i8 Spyder can go 19 miles before the gas engine turns on to recharge the batteries and we’re hearing the system can go 94 miles per gallon on the Imperial cycle. It’s a hybrid supercar that also gives us some exceptional performance — 0-62 mph in five seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Here’s an exclusive full look at wristwatch magazine HODINKEE‘s online shop that’s set to launch tomorrow. The online publication has always had an eye for amazing content and Ben & company’s taste for fine product in the space is unparalleled as well. With this being their first foray into retail, they’ve really got it right — delivering hand-made luxury timepiece accessories through a clean, easy-to-navigate portal. The HODINKEE shop includes over fifteen different styles of hand-made leather and suede accessories including straps, single watch travel pouches, and six watch travel rolls. The time dedicated to each item is extensive as a single artisan in the Tuscany region of Italy crafts them hand individually, making each strap, roll, and pouch completely unique.
HODINKEE straps are available in smooth leather, textured leather, and suede, and in a variety of colors. Included in the HODINKEE strap collection is the first suede camouflage strap ($165), as well as a suede camouflage travel pouch ($55). HODINKEE straps were designed with the great sport watches of the 1960s and 70s in mind, but fit perfectly on any wristwatch. Can’t wait until tomorrow? Access the HODINKEE shop now and get a head start.
Globe-Trotter and camera maker Fujifilm have teamed up for a limited edition Vulcanised Fibreboard suitcase for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 from the FinePix X Series. It features brass rivets, locks, tan leather, and finished with ‘Harrods Exclusively’ embossed leather tags and brass plaques. Each case comes with an X-Pro1 camera, a flash, filter, and three lenses and lens hoods with exclusive availability through Harrods Technology for $9,040 USD.
Aëdle has released a 3D rendering of their forthcoming headphones. It’s a minimalist design that we hope the Paris-based start up releases sooner than later. The silver and brown combination stands out and is really refined. We’ll take one as soon as it drops. Stay tuned, folks.
Oh, that’s nice. You’re looking at a new wide angle lens from Carl Zeiss — the Distagon T* 2,8/15. The German lens maker’s latest creation will be available with for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. The lens can focus from just 25cm (10″) and offers a 110 deg and is said to be extremely quick. Other Distagon fixed focal lengths include 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 28mm, and 35mm. Expect the 15mm model to entice photogs into architectural and landscape photography. It features 15 optical elements, including two aspheric elements and glass with abnormal partial dispersion to control distortion and chromatic aberration. It features an integrated lens hood and accepts 95mm threaded filters.
The price is marked at $2,948 with a release date set for May 2012.
We were recently invited out to Aspen, Colorado by the fine folks at Bentley for an experience of a lifetime. While all the Aspen Fashion Week festivities were in full swing, Bentley took us out to a secluded snow-covered ranch right outside of town. We hopped in the passenger seat of the Supersports Convertible ISR (Ice Speed Record) while Bentley Driving pros took the 631-hp beauty across a snowy meadow, specially created for the winter driving experience. We were swinging around corners with ease and it took us back a bit because the Continental’s all-wheel drive system is one of the British automaker’s strong suits but not the conversation that’s normally had. No matter the weather, we’re accustomed to talking about the car’s stunning looks and its luxurious cabin with hand-crafted leather, book-matched wood veneers, and knurled stainless steel. That’s changed.
Introducing the new Apple iPad. It looks like the iPad 2 but the changes were made on the inside this time around rather than aesthetic enhancements. Things will look even more real as the screen’s been updated to a Retina Display. It features a new 5-megapixel iSight camera which is backed by a larger ƒ/2.4 aperture and a five-element lens. If you’re more into motion capturing, then you’ll be glad to know you can now grab HD 1080p video. Siri’s sort of onboard this third-gen iPad with the new dictation feature which allows you to write an email, send a text, search the web, and create a note. All with your voice. Travel much? Browse the web at an even faster rate with the introduction of LTE technology. You can even turn the new iPad into a personal hotspot, allowing you to connect up to five devices to the high-speed connection.
The new Apple iPad is available for pre-order now in the conventional white or black, with the official release happening on March 16th. Prices start at $499 for Wi-Fi only models and $629 for Wi-Fi + 4G.