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As we head into the holidays, the nagging sensation in the back of our minds isn’t how many presents we have left to buy, but more than likely how to get back into shape after eating too much of grandma’s killer apple pie. Which is why...
You may remember when we told you about the Kaleidescape Cinema One last year. With the ability to copy and store hundreds of movies in its system, the video player seemed pretty perfect. Well, apparently the film industry found the copy-based business model less than desirable and greeted Kaleidescape with trouble. Shifting gears and adapting, Kaleidescape has released the new Alto, which phases out the disc entirely (though you can see watch a DVD/Blu-ray if you really want to). Designed for movie fanatics who have home theaters, the Alto has tons of room to store hundreds of movies (up to 600 in DVD quality and up to 100 in Blu-ray). The new movie player is able to import all of its content from the cloud via the company's online store, which has "over 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons licensed from the major motion picture studios." If one doesn't have enough room, you can buy up to four Altos to create a network that will quadruple the storage space. Plus, you can also create different "viewing zones" when you get more than one, giving a different movie watching experience in each.
Based in Boulder, CO, Soundwall combines art and music by hiding a sound system inside of a fine art canvas. It's not the only company to do so, but it's definitely our new favorite, especially considering that the company gets some pretty great artists to curate limited edition and original one-off pieces. The entire surface of the Soundwall is the wireless speaker, which is called a "sophisticated distributed mode system" and features a built-in computer and amplifier. Electric Ladyland, pictured above, marks the collaboration between New York-based musician Joseph Arthur and photographer Spencer Tunik. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix's song, Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland), the custom 40" by 60" artwork is one-of-a-kind, meaning that prints will not be made available so if you like it, you better get it now.
If you're going to get a new smartphone for the holidays, you better get an amazing one, like this Luxury Gold iPhone 6 Swarovski Brilliance Elite phone. Though it's available in platinum and rose gold, we like the golden hue the best—it's just so dang festive. The 128GB gadget has some serious bling in the form of 24K gold and Swarovski crystals inlaid around the bezel and across the back and bottom of the phone. Not only is the iPhone 6 SIM-free and factory unlocked to all networks (meaning it can be used anywhere in the world), it comes with clear-coat full body protection and is shipped in a cherry oak box.
Hendo is probably the closest you will ever get to actually being Marty McFly. The super successful Kickstarter campaign has so far raised nearly double their $250,000 goal, meaning that the 11 lucky folks who pitched in $10K to get themselves the...
Judging by the photo alone, the Golden Beats On-Ear Headphones & Pill Speaker are literally so hot that they will melt a snowman—keep your creepy stick-hands off, Olaf! Offered exclusively through Neiman Marcus, this limited edition offering includes a Beats Pill 2.0 Speaker and Studio Wireless headphones made by Beats By Dre, both with a fancy golden finish. The headphones feature comfy leather ear cushions, active noise canceling, are foldable, a 3.5mm plug, and integrated volume controls. The Pill 2.0 has a little handle for easy carrying, active syncing technology, surrounded sound, Bluetooth, a built-in microphone, and a lithium ion battery that will give up to seven hours of playback on a single charge. As nice as all of that is, we really just care about the aesthetics in this case and that's because they're gooooold.
No matter how humble you are, it always feels amazing to get noticed for doing something awesome, especially if it happened when you were surfing the waves or shredding down a snowy mountain on a snowboard. But it can be hard to relay just how great of a run you had when you don't have the data to prove it, which is where Trace: The Action Sports Tracker comes in handy. By attaching to whatever you're riding and keeping track of speed, distance, turns, vertical, airs, and calories burned, Trace helps you be a better athlete by showing you what you can do and by helping you push yourself a little farther. Plus, it syncs up with all those Bluetooth-enabled gadgets you already have (like GoPro, iPhone, and Android) in order to take high-quality videos you can share later. The company has also designed accompanying apps, Trace Snow and Trace Surf, which allow you to compare stats with your friends and anyone in the Trace community.
With each new product B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen releases, our love for them grows and their BeoPlay A2 isn't about to change that. The Bluetooth loudspeaker not only promises 24-hour Li-ion battery life on one charge and "True...
The new Eclipse TD-M1 wireless speakers look like little friendly jet packs that can't wait to start streaming your guilty love for Taylor Swift. The company promises that the speakers will enhance your listening experience with "speed, accuracy, and clear imaging." With intuitive touch sensor control for the volume and source selection, TD-M1 (the TD stands for Time Domain—how very futuristic of them) is apparently pretty easy to use and comes in white or black. Plus, the egg-shaped gadget was even picked as one of the stand-outs at this year's CES.
Pronto may not be the fanciest gadget (soon to be) on the market, but it's something everyone is going to want. Promising to charge up 12 times faster than its competitors, Pronto capitalizes off of the very familiar term "time is...
The heavy-duty M-Freedom digital speaker from GGMM has a retro radio look to it, mostly thanks to the lone dial on the top. The simple design is encased in leather and has a brushed metal front panel that the 30w carbon fiber speakers sit in. With a range of 100 meters, the gadget is able to switch between up to 16 different devices without having to log in and out and sounds pretty great for being so small. Though it's able to stream music from smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac computers, the Wi-Fi M-Freedom doesn't hook directly into programs like Spotify and Pandora, so you'll still need to play them through those previously mentioned tech units. The M-Freedom is available in brown, black, red, or blue.
Just in time for ghost-hunting season (because what else would you use it for?), Seek Thermal is a neat sensor for your smartphone. Most objects give off heat and thermal cameras like this capture that radiation even in the absence of visible light. The Seek Thermal extension (which plugs into the USB adaptor on Androids or iPhones) actually has a lot more uses than investigating haunted hotels or landmarks. Although slightly less exciting, you can use it around the home to find studs, clogged drains, and water damaged areas, which makes it pretty handy around the home. If you're a camper, you can also scan a dark landscape to search for bears, the boogeyman, or el chupacabra.