With the continuation of Curated by Arkitip, artist and designer Evan Hecox displays his fascination with the urban landscape on Incase products, presented as the sixth installment of the well-received collaborative effort. “Available today, the Evan Hecox series has been issued in three limited editions: London, New York and Tokyo. As the project’s first artist to present a series of products, Hecox brings to life nontraditional depictions of the famed cities and their associated national emblems on our signature MacBook Sleeve and iPhone Slider Case. Hecox filters the mundane into captivating illustrations of London, New York and Tokyo seemingly filled with narratives beyond the images themselves, and applies them to MacBook Sleeves. The Hecox Slider Cases complement the three Sleeves, bearing instantly recognizable national symbols of the three cities. Hecox re-imagined the symbols through his stylistic approach, resulting in artistic interpretations that are both familiar and new.”
Tired of all the iPhone cases on the wall of your local Apple Store? Well, Case Mate’s launched a new online design tool that allows users to create custom cases by reworking illustrations already designed by renowned graphic artists such as Joshua Davis, Anthony Yankovic, Hannah Stouffer and others.”
You can really do a lot with the tool, from picking a background color, adding an array of drawing elements and then finally by apply a special effect, such as kaleidoscope or mirroring. The more layers you add, the more in depth your design becomes. For a $40 pricetag, you can create a truly unique case. Plus, the design can be downloaded or uploaded to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. They also save it online for two weeks, allowing a creator to go back and preview or edit the design at any time.
A few months back, FLO TV showed a prototype for bringing its mobile tv service to the iPhone, but it required a hideous attachment. Now that Mophie, the make of the popular Juice Pack, has joined hands with the FLO TV, that attachment is gone and the hardware is integrated right into the Juice Pack. What could be a better marriage, the receiver for watching TV and the extra battery life to keep it going all wrapped into one attachment. (via engadget)
Nuance, maker of the popular Dragon NaturallySpeaking software for the desktop, have brought their expertise to the iPhone with Dragon Dictation. So is it finally time to ditch the keyboard and put those vocal skills of yours to good use? The features are robust, with full access to the iPhone’s clipboard for cutting and pasting, as well as saying your latest Twitter or Facebook update aloud.
Dragon Dictation is free for a limited time only.
The whole world’s gone digital but I’ve never stopped subscribing to GQ Magazine. Why? Not sure, actually. Maybe because it’s iconic, or the fact that it’s always up-to-date even when guys like us are reporting on a daily basis. And yes, the ads. I still love checking out Tom Ford’s new campaigns in between an article about the next must-have blazer and the new It girl. It’s a good supplement. Especially, for a train ride or something.
Well, Conde Nast is no fool. With the mobile market on the rise, they will be launching issues through the App Store, at $2.99 per issue compared to the 4 or 5 bucks you might pay at the newsstand. It’s got all the pages, all the ads plus in page links to the items your drooling over. It’s robust and while I don’t see myself stopping my subscription, I will surely pick this up for more discreet and convenient viewing in the office or during my trips.
The first issue is in the App Store now, December 2009 – The Men of the Year Issue. That spread we turned you to of Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester is in this issue. Reason enough, I think.
Update – GQ’s informed us that once the content has downloaded, it’s available for offline viewing. Perfect for the frequent travelers out there.
Buy It: $2.99 at App Store (iTunes Link)
We recently turned you to a sneak peek at Arkitip’s latest collaboration with Incase, featuring Parisian artist André. The MacBook Sleeve + iPhone case combo has officially been outed and we’ve never been the ones to sport any French emblems but that may soon change. The signature Incase 15” Sleeve and Slider Case feature André’s distinctive “Mr. A” stick figure character once seen everywhere from city walls to high fashion magazines and collaborations. Both pieces are available today at goincase.com and arkitip.com, and also at the Carrousel du Louvre Apple Store, in Paris, France.
The National Basketball Associaton is set to drop a few apps that will allow fans to watch games live on their mobile devices. NBA League Pass Mobile will be coming to the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phones starting Friday, leaving Blackberry waiting in the wings. It won’t be cheap as the app will cost $39.99 and will let users watch up to 40 live games per week. Local blackout rules will still apply. The app also gives the option to watch some games on demand for up to two days later, plus game alerts and live stats. (via Crave)
With Gucci’s traveling ICON-TEMPORARY sneaker store with Mark Ronson officially open, the fashion house has also decided to launch an iPhone app that covers more than just fashion. The app allows the user to access exclusive Gucci products, unique playlists, videos, fashion shows, news, events, latest collections, store listings and the ability to mix their own music.
The Mark Ronson collaboration is now open at 43 Crosby Street in NYC but will appear in Miami on December 1st and in London and Tokyo some time in 2010. Gucci iPhone App screenshots after the jump. (more…)
We know TomTom’s Navigation app’s been available for the iPhone for quite sometime now, but now the package is complete, as the official car kit’s hit the US Apple Store for $119.95. That coupled with the $99.99 pricetag for the app, you’re looking at a total price that exceeds some TomTom car navis currently on the market. If this package is for you then, suggest you hit the App Store for the software (iPhone 3G and 3GS only) and the Apple Store for the kit. (via engadget)