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Anyone truly serious about getting the highest quality sound possible from their home entertainment system knows that they should find a really good preamplifier, specifically one that actually takes rhythm into account. Backert Labs recently released their tubed preamp Rhythm 1.1, designed to give you dynamic rhythmic sound and get you as close to a live concert as possible. With the "first-and-only power supply that can utilize the finest capacitors on earth," the luxury gadget doesn't use any aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which helps to improve the sound quality and makes it more environmentally friendly — full power consumption amounts to less than a 25-watt light bulb. The tubes continually adjust themselves so you don't have to, always giving you balanced voltage and current. It's also worth noting that instead of hiding the tubes underneath a bolted panel like other brands, Backert Labs puts them under a door that pops up with the touch of your finger.
Grovemade's new Walnut iPad Sleeve (which officially hit the market today) is actually made using handcrafted wood veneer with geometric contouring, giving it a cool optical illusion effect that we love. Premium German wool lines the case so your iPad or MacBook screen doesn't get scratched, and there's also a leather and brass strap that is used to remove the gadget from your sleeve. Also available in Eastern hardrock maple and Oregon black walnut, each one is apparently sanded and oiled in a way that makes the wood feel almost like leather.
No self-respecting, self-proclaimed video game fanatic would be caught dead without a full-size motion simulator in their home, especially if you're obsessed with racing games. CXC Simulations enlisted the help of former Ferrari Formula One mechanical/electrical engineer Josh Allen for their Motion Pro II, making the virtual experience "nearest to reality than anything else on the market today." This isn't just any luxury toy, the Motion Pro II is what all your favorite racing figures and billionaires use, like Ed Brown of Patron and the Crown Prince of Dubai. Practical for your home (or mansion), the gadget has a hi-tech motion system, a powerful steering force feedback motor, pro steering wheel, and pressure-sensitive pedals. Plus, it comes standard with a 1080p resolution screen system with a 60-degree field of view (which can be upgraded to a 6,220,800 pixel panoramic triple-screen with a 180-degree view).
The Boom Boom speaker may not be the biggest piece of audio equipment you've ever experienced, but we love its compact and geometric design. The wireless gadget is meant to be simple and instinctive, made in a shape that engages with your creative side. Designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, Boom Boom can be positioned in whatever way you want, having no right top or bottom — plus since it's covered in a soft silicon, it's apparently pretty comfortable it your hand too. The speaker engages with you when you're ready to play music, and you can select the voice and language you'd like via the accompanying app. Available in bordeaux, khaki and white, Boom Boom also has a speakerphone mode, which allows you to use it for voice calls with Skype, FaceTime, and Hangout. Plus, thanks to the little attached strap, you can hang it wherever you want, even if that's on a tree for a springtime picnic!
A new piece of gesture-controlled technology called Ring has far surpassed its funding goal of $250,000 through Kickstarter (pulling in $880,998) and will begin shipments in July. Logbar, the team behind Ring, is looking to ride the coattails...
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of British audio brand Meridian's very first digital speaker launch, the D600 — which was actually the "fist digital loudspeaker in the world." They decided to celebrate the occasion by creating a...
With so many neat cell phone cases out there, it's pretty difficult to settle on just one. Thankfully, no one says that you have to! Maybe you want something slim and light for everyday use, but need something strong and more protective for traveling. Well, Grovemade's new iPhone Bumper line for the 5, 5s, and 5C definitely helps with the former — and maybe even the latter. Introduced last month and available in Eastern Hardrock Maple and Oregon Walnut, the company is hailing these as the world's first all wood bumper cases and promises that they will be just as protective as a full-size model. The bumper design is made to slightly elevate your phone away from flat surfaces, keeping it from coming into contact with asphalt when you drop it in the street. Plus, the company has such a tight manufacturing process that they apparently utilize 95 percent of the wood they bring in, keeping waste down to a minimum.
Using the cloud to share files isn't always the most secure and oftentimes comes with monthly fees. The Transporter Private Cloud is a private device that sits on your desk and allows you to store large amounts of files. Since you own it, all of the data within is private and easy to share. All you have to do is add a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive and you can share whatever you want with anyone. According to the company, you can share up to two terabytes per Transporter, which is basically enough room for 2,000 HD movies or some 1,000,000 photos. Plus, since it syncs up with devices via wireless internet, you can have access to your files from anywhere in the world. That means that instead of worrying about running out of room on your mobile device, you can simply store things directly to the Transporter and pull it up whenever you want.
Battery life is a serious consideration when it comes to buying any new phone and TAG Heuer's new Meridiist Infinite has a trick in its hardware that plans on eliminating that problem. Being shown at Baselworld 2014, the luxury phone was created...
Yesterday DODOcase announced their partnership with Thiele Tanning Company (one of the oldest tanning companies in America) by unveiling a brand new collection called LeatherCraft. The line has four products, all made using tanned leather that is...
Motorola's recently announced Moto 360 brings a lot of the technology you would expect from an Android Wear device straight to your wrist, but the company has taken things a step further than others touting similar devices. Unlike previous...
When it comes to earbuds, very little sets them apart from one another. Sure, there are elaborate designs that make it look like you stuck a toy in your ear, but we wouldn't want that. Instead of going kitschy, Happy Plugs draw from classic glamour for this pair of Deluxe Edition 19 karat solid gold earbuds. Made-to-order by a Swedish goldsmith in Old Town, Stockholm by hand, gold (25 grams to be exact) is molded into the shape of buds and have the weight of jewelry. They also have a built-in microphone for hands-free talking and a remote for easy control of calls and music. Considering the price tag, we definitely wouldn't want to risk losing them, but we can gaurantee you'll look fantastic sweating it out at the gym. If you have a mini me who always wants to match you, Happy Plugs also makes a metallic gold-colored set of earbuds for $25.