From Roberu comes their Toscana Vachetta Leather iPhone 5 Case. The case features bright orange Italian leather that was vegetable tanned in Tuscany. The case fits perfectly and allows access to all normal uses of the phone including listening to music and using the camera. The Roberu Toscana Vachetta Leather iPhone 5 Case is available now through Roberu.
From Bell & Ross comes the limited-edition Vintage BR 126 Blackbird. With inspiration coming from the Lockheed SR-71 stealth aircraft of the 1960s. This ‘Blackbird’ aircraft completed intelligence and photo tracking missions from 1960 to 1980. Its modern design and matte black finish that absorbed radar waves influenced the BR 126 as you can it features a black PVD finish and an anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal while its flyback chronograph movement offers pilot-friendly time saving functions. The BR 126 Blackbird comes on an orange canvas strap, to match the orange dial details, boxed with a black rubber strap as well.
The Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Blackbird is limited to 500 pieces with pre-orders being taken now by select stockists. The watch is due to ship in October.
With the E3 Expo fully underway in sunny Los Angeles, one of the most highly anticipated announcements of the day was the official unveiling of Sony’s PlayStation 4. It features powerful graphics and speed mixed with intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities that take advantage of the second-screen phenomenon. The games are said to be explosive and there’s a strong lineup of PlayStation exclusives that will make this purchase decision even easier. Some titles already announced for the PS4 include Killzone: Shadow Fall, inFamous Second Son, Driveclub and Knack as well as partner titles Destiny, Diablo III, Deep Down and Watch Dogs.
Some standout features of the PS4 include the new DUALSHOCK 4 controller with touch pad, three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope, and rechargeable battery. There are also two high-sensitive cameras with 85-degree diagonal angle views for enhanced depth perception. The controller’s connection powered via Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR while the system also features 802.11 b/g/n wireless network connectivity, Ethernet, and USB ports.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is due to release on December 31st but you can pre-order the console now through Amazon.
At this week’s WWDC, Apple has unveiled the latest version of their mobile Operating System, iOS 7. It’s the biggest overhaul to date and features a completely new design and hundreds of new features to boot. Some highlights include Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. Everything looks different but the functionality is as you’ll remember it. The overall design is beautiful and simpler than before.
When you pick something up for the first time and already know how to do the things you want to do, that’s simplicity.
Well said, Apple. iOS 7 is available to developers starting today while a public release is expected in the fall.
Here’s the official album artwork for Kanye West’s Yeezus. The details of the album have been widely rumored down to each and every detail including the packaging. Well, Ye’s unveiled the official artwork via Twitter and his website to deliver the truth. The hip hop artist has gone the minimalist on this one, with just a red tape slit with the Yeezus written by a Sharpie. The album’s due to release on June 18th.
Aston Martin has unveiled the V12 Vantage S, the successor to the outgoing V12. With 565 horsepower and top speed at 205 mph, this 6.0-liter V12 allows for the new V12 Vantage S to be the fastest road-friendly Aston Martin ever built (outside the One-77). The third-gen seven-speed Sportshift automated manual transmission by Graziano shaves off 55 pounds while allowing for quicker gear shifts, similar to a dual-clutch setup. For the first time ever, Aston Martin is offering the ability to choose from three adaptive suspension damping modes — normal, sport and track. Design-wise, there are slight enhancements from the previous model, with the most noticeable changes being seen on the front grille.
Pricing’s projected around the $200,000 USD mark with availability coming early 2014.
BMW and Italian design house Pininfarina have teamed up to create the Gran Lusso Coupé. This one-of-one beauty was unveiled at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and sits atop a shortened version of the 7-Series platform. It features a V12 engine, rumored to be the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter that dishes out 535 horses and can be found in the 760Li. This is meant to be a concept vehicle so no plans of production but that hasn’t been completely ruled out by the German automaker. What we can expect is some influence taken from the Gran Lusso and applied to future BMW models, with the next-gen 7 Series possibly being the perfect inflection point.
Apolis has released their Transit Issue iPhone 5 Wallet in a tan leather finish, to sit aside the already released black version. It’s slim, versatile and can hold cash or cards with ease of access. For the traveler, this is the iPhone case to have. I’ve been using the black version for quite sometime now and it’s easily the most convenient case on the market.
Unionmade Naturals is the San Fran-based retailer’s latest collection of exclusives. The lineup is grounded in simple and neutral colors with brands such as Gitman Vintage, Filson, Merz B. Schwanen from past partnerships and a few newcomers as well in Journal Standard, Tender Co., and illustrator Wayne Pate. Expect to see footwear, shirting, trousers, and blazers as well as a Filson bag made from Cone Mills natural canvas and a range of totes.
The Unionmade Naturals collection is available now in-store as well as online through Unionmade’s online store.
Last week, Mercedes-Benz officially took the covers off the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with a complete song and dance to mark the occasion. The unveil took place at an Airbus factory in Hamburg with Alicia Keys performing and The Stig on hand with some fireworks tossed into the mix as well. Bottom line, this is the German automaker’s most advanced S-Class to date and it’s one where it’s equally enjoyable whether you’re doing the driving or sitting in the back calling the shots. The larger grille makes it stand out and it’s got some exterior enhancements that, when coupled with all the interior and technological upgrades, will make this S-Class the best in its class.