There aren’t many good looking iPad Mini sleeves/cases on the market and so we’re glad that Herschel Supply Co.’s tossed their hat in the ring with the “Cypress Sleeve”. Each well-fitted sleeve is made from durable materials with inspiration taken from hard cover notebooks and fitted with an elastic closure. The sleeve features a full fleece interior, quality stitching around its hem and front logo embroidery. The Cypress Sleeve comes in a few different finishes including woodland camo, desert camo, and navy.
At this year’s CES, Samsung unveiled their first 4K TV. With sizes in the 85-inch to 110-inch range, the S9 UHD 4K TV features some amazing feature and unparalleled screen quality to boot. The “Timeless Gallery” frame design showcases the juxtaposition of a minimalist concept with such a large display. With this being a Smart TV as well, users will now have the ability to access plenty of the platforms applications and utilize voice and gesture controls to get things done. Other notable features include high contrast ratio, 2.2 channel audio, integrated scaler and a fast quad-core processor.
Ahead of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show comes a look at the facelifted 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The refreshed front end now features single-piece headlights and a more aggressive fascia. The quad-headlight look isn’t completely lost as there are unique LED running lights that visually split the headlights into two. New LED taillights and a reshaped rear fascia are tossed into the exterior enhancements. The interior’s got minor changes such as a slight redesign of the steering wheel and incorporating Direct Select lever instead of the console-mounted shift lever from the previous years. Tech upgrades include the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Active Parking Assist and a 360-degree camera for a bird’s-eye view when parking.
Louis Vuitton has opened their “Winter Resort” Store in Promenade, Gstaad. 2012 marked the historic site’s 700th anniversary of providing ample and valuable real estate for those willing and able. The store blend’s with the scenic beauty of the Alpine valley, mixing up luxury, refinement and everything else we’ve come to expect from both LV and the Swiss region.
Here we have a look at the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe. It’s the perfect middleground between the M6 Coupe and the M5. The Audi S7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS63 will face their strongest competition with this monster, as it’s got the same direct-injected 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s in the M5 and M6 models, dishing out 560 horsepower and peak torque of 500 pound-feet. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an exclusive electronically controlled Active M Differential gives the M6 GC handling you’ve come to expect from the German automaker.
Looks-wise, the BMW M6 GC has that coupe-esque design but with a ton of aggressive enhancements such as a refined body kit, exposed carbon fiber roof panel, painted brake calipers and 20-inch wheels fitted with ultra-high-performance summer tires. In the cabin, look for Alcantara trim, a sportier, three-spoke steering wheel and well-bolstered, leather-wrapped seats.
Ahead of the 2013 Detroit Motor Show comes an official unveiling of the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept. The German automaker’s decision to shift the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible over to the 4 Series badge has been in the works for quite sometime and here we are. Aesthetically, don’t expect the official 4 Series to be much different than what you’re seeing here as BMW is known to make little or no changes between concepts and their production model counterparts. Dimensions are shifted ever-so slightly with the new 4 Series Coupe sitting on a wheelbase that is 50 millimeters longer than the current 3 Coupe, and will be 44 mm wider and 16 mm lower.
Three months after iOS 6 hit the market with a brand new Maps application, an official Google Maps app is now available in the App Store. With this comes a welcomed competitor to the native Maps app as well as a pretty clean aesthetic that matches that of other Google iOS apps. What did we miss the most, you ask? Well, public transportation directions was a huge gap and Google’s filling it quite nicely with this one. We’ll have to see how it performs in NYC. Also, Google Maps for iOS comes with a beta version of Google Maps Navigation, which has voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, and live traffic conditions as well. Signing in with your Google account also lets you sync searches, directions and favorites. Google Maps also has Street View for anyone that missed that.
The new Google Maps app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch (4th gen) iOS 5.1 and higher, in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Introducing MB&F’s latest Horological Machine, the HM5 On the Road Again. Though it seem relatively simple, the details are immense as expected and more complicated than one might initially think. This Seventies-inspired beauty features a hour and minute display that looks straightforward but with bi-directional jumping hours with indications reversed, reflected 90 degrees to the vertical and magnified 20%. The case design is futuristic but it’s more old school than any we’ve seen.
This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.
Jaguar has taken the covers off its fastest four-door machine to date, the XFR-S. Powered by a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 550 horses to the back wheels, this XF can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. If you didn’t think performance was atop Jaguar’s list of key concerns, think again. The luxe details are just as expected as the XFR-S is fitted with adaptive headlights, LED taillights, an 825W sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen with navi, and much more. Expected to be available sometime in 2013, you’ll have the option to pick up a Jaguar XFR-S for about $99,000 in either classic British Racing Green or electric blue.