RIMOWA brings their iconic grooves widely seen on their luggage pieces to an iPad case that’s worth every penny. The rich leather finish is as refined as it is durable and will make for a great conversation starter no doubt. Available now through RIMOWA boutiques worldwide for $280. (via GQ)
Moshi had a great showing at this year’s CES as they unveiled a plethora of accessories for several Mac products. Leading the line of goods was their Clarus headphones which features a modern in-ear design and two drivers on the inside to give exceptional sound quality. The earpiece is flexible and soft to the touch so your ear won’t be sore after wear. The braided cover on the cord will surely extend the life of the these headphones as it’ll help avoid tangling while the iPhone mic/control capsule on the cable lets you control your unit without having to reach for it.
After months (if not years) of waiting, Acura has finally unveiled their next-generation NSX Supercar. Though still a concept, the it boasts the car’s future exterior design inspiration as well as what’s under the hood. Power comes from a mid-rear V6 engine that’s made to an electric motor to form a hybrid setup. The SH-AWD setup also features a dual-clutch transmission for added performance, while the two motors can instantly send negative or positive torque to the front wheels for improved handling. No word yet on horsepower figures but expect the power-to-weight ratio to be top-notch.
Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2013 SL with this theatrical promo video to really give it a warm reception. As stated before, the new SL takes inspiration from both the SLR and SLS AMG supercar and features a ton of changes on the front end. It’s also lost some weight and is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 with 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 100 km/h time is clocked at 4.6 seconds.
Netflix has officially unveiled their streaming service for the United Kingdom and Ireland, giving access to the company’s massive catalog of entertainment for 5.99 pounds / 6.99 euros a month. Residents can queue for a one month free trial at the website right now, and at launch it works not only on PCs, but also the usual suite of game consoles, Blu-ray players from LG, Samsung Smart TV, iOS and Android phones plus smart TV adaptors from Philips, Western Digital and Roku.
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The rumor mill is in full swing with Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 being outed on several sites. The successor to the X100, the X-Pro1 has been said to have a 16 MP APS-CMOS censor, hybrid view-finder, magnesium and alloy body and a full suite of accessories. It’s seen being packaged with a 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0 and 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens as well as a larger 60mm lens. No concrete word on pricing just yet but rest assured the details will be out soon enough.
Nikon has finally unveiled the D4, the long-awaited successor to the camera maker’s full-frame D3S DSLR. It features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800 at Hi-4 as well as a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor to take things next level. The D4 can also capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that’s compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. Nikon’s latest beast also features two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s — enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. A release is slated for late February.
Created by SHAKEDOWN host Leo Parente and good friend of PH – J.F. Musial, Drive celebrates the culture of cars. “On the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios — to the places you can’t go.” A gifted group of individuals, the Drive team looks to shift the direction of auto journalism and show the industry in a totally different light. The first series, “The 24 Hours of Nürburgring Experience”, takes us to what Leo calls the “Coachella of racing, the Burning Man of motorsports”. It’s a celebration for the people and this video covers the annual gathering from an amazing vantage point. Look for even more impressive production from Drive in the months ahead.
Hodinkee gives us a look at A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph UP/DOWN, ahead of its official 2012 SIHH release. With a completely in-house movement, the latest variation of this timeless beauty continues to amaze, this time featuring a power reserve indication at 6 o’clock. The new Datograph comes in a larger case size, 41mm compared to 39mm, and houses a longer power reserve — 60 hours instead of 38. Look for the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph UP/DOWN to make a big splash at SIHH next month. More details over at Hodinkee.
WIRED has a great read on how Aston Martin builds their One-77 Supercar. The British coachmaker cherns out exceptional vehicles in their Gadyon headquarters with the help of a small army of workers. The process was shifted drastically when they set out to make the One-77, ditching the assembly line approach and instead constructing a small structure and setting up seven workstations within where craftsmen and parts revolve around each vehicle. More on this over on Wired.