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.
Slightly ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the A-Class, a four-door hatchback that’s perfect for the European market in which it will be released. Customers will have the option of a four-cylinder gasoline-powered or diesel engine, direction fuel injection, turbochargers, and standard start/stop functionality. Benz is delivering the new A-Class in either six-speed manual or the German automaker’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. On the inside, expect the luxurious detailings of the exterior to continue with some technological enhancements such as the option for smartphone integration into the operating and display system. A special app makes it possible to use the full functionality of the iPhone, and other smartphones in the short future.
A Europe release of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is set for September. No details on a North American release just yet but we’ll be on the look out.
This is happening. At the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini officially uveiled the Aventador J Roadster, a drop-top version of the Lamborghini Aventador which we saw get unveiled a few years back. The all-wheel-drive J Roadster comes fitted with a 700-hp 6.5 litre 12-cylinder monster under the hood and caps out at 186 mph. The goal of the Aventador J Roadster is speed and performance and it delivers both right to your face. The roof and windshield are removed as are a few cockpit amenities you’d normally expect. The car’s overall weight has been significantly decreased through the use of a pliable new carbon fiber fabric called ‘Carbonskin’, which is utilized on the interior trim, in the bumpers, the front air scoop and in the rear diffuser. A price hasn’t been tagged to the Lamborghini Aventador J Roadster, but there’s only one available so expect it to cost a pretty penny.
Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley took the covers off their SUV concept car — the EXP 9 F. It’s a fusion of contemporary crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position and all-terrain capability in a spacious and high performance SUV; pretty much everything we’ve come to expect from the British coachmaker. The EXP 9 F could potentially be the third Bentley model-line alongside the bespoke Mulsanne and the high performance Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur. The exterior design features several signature Bentley cues such as matrix grill and round lamps as well as rear lights inspired by the forms and details of fighter jet engines. Speaking of jet engines, power comes from a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine that’s mated with an 8-speed transmission.
HUGE Magazine and their book label Huzine have updated their TOOLS issue for 2012. The sixth edition of “TOOLS” highlights the daily essentials in our life including outdoor items, furniture, home goods, accessories and even clothing pertaining to the entire outdoors experience. In total, 365 “tools” are featured, making this a pretty in-depth offering. The book releases on March 15th and can be ordered through Huzine. A few shots from the book can be found below.
Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
What you’re seeing here is the newest and fastest car to ever enter Ferrari‘s stable — the F12 Berlinetta. The beauty’s V12 churns out 740 horses with 509 lb-ft of torque, allowing the F12 to go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and 0-104 mph in just 8.5. Bless the. It’s also the fastest Ferrari to lap around Fiorano, Ferrari’s private test track, breaking the 599 GTO’s record of 1:24 by a whole second. Design-wise, the F12 Berlinetta has a redesigned suspension and gearbox which makes for a lower and more rearward center of gravity, resting roughly 54 percent of the weight over the rear tires.
Look for the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to make its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.