The PC industry introduces the new Razer Blade laptop specially geared toward gaming. The laptop is made with a sturdy aluminum frame with an incredible performance and an all-new revolutionary user interface. The Razer Blade offers the perfect balance between portability and performance with an exterior measuring at 0.88 inches thin and weighing in at only 6.97lbs. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. With an incredible LED-backlit high-definition 17” display, you’ll get the full gaming experience with the Razer Blade’s wide screen, fast performance and portability.
Set to debut at the International Motor Show at Frankfurt in September, two new 2012 V12 Zagatos have already caught the eye of those planning to attend with the upcoming car’s genuine hand assembled kit, aluminum and carbon fiber body, and combination of traditional craftsmanship with high technology. Shown here is one of the V12 Zagatos finished in a distinct green color design as it features a 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. The V12 Zagato is being offered for sale at £330,000 GBP (approximately $538,524 USD) and has already been strictly limited to only 150 cars for the summer of 2012.
Ever wonder how racing video game designers get every detail so accurately fleshed-out when you’re virtually speeding down famous tracks such as Hockenheim? If so, this video has your answer. Developers from Turn 10 Studios have decided to show some of the behind-the-scenes magic of creating a virtual locale for the upcomingForza 4 racing game. Highlighting the process from the nearly three-mile-long Hockenheim circuit in Germany – an old, flat track featuring 13 turns – the designers reveal some of their secrets. This clip is definitely worth checking out for racing and video game fans alike.
Bulgarian-based tuner Vilner (named after a Lithuanian city) recently put some heavy-duty touches to a utilitarian Land Rover Defender with some impressive results. The overall package exudes a much more luxurious outlook with contrast leather seating, in-cab entertainment systems and a sleek black paint job. Putting a Vilner-custom Defender through its paces in the wild seems a little easier said than done.
In what’s turning out to be an exciting day for fans of photography, here’s some more camera news. New from Panasonic comes their Lumix GF Pro. Serving as an addition to the brand’s current Micro 4/3 range, the GF Pro is designed for the advanced casual photographer and professional user alike. Planned for a late 2011 release, not only is this Panasonic highly functional and technologically advanced, but it’s also quite aesthetically pleasing as well.
New from Justin Jensen, a designer who originally conceived his revolutionary idea while studying at MIT Media Labs, comes the Cineskates Portable Tripod Dolly. Produced by Cinetics, Mr. Jensen’s Texas-based company, Cineskates allows videographers to capture fluid, quick-moving graphics without spending a huge amount of time and money on such shots. Comprised of three wheels fit onto a GorillaPod focus tripod, the Cineskates device only requires a single ballhead to attach one’s camera to the fixture. Ripe for customizability, Jensen plans for future Cineskates to even include robotic movement or be produced on a much larger scale. The device is set to retail for $350 USD, with the wheel system available on its own for $200.
New from Sony comes the Alpha NEX-7. Crafted with performance in mind, this Japanese camera includes a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and boasts an ISO range of 100-26000 as well as 1080 HD video capabilities. Bulked up, matte black and clearly rangefinder-influenced in design, the NEX-7 is not only technically efficient but also rather pleasing to the eye, especially for those who like a camera to look like it knows what it’s doing. Available in November for $1,350 USD with a 18-55mm zoom lens or $1,200 USD without it.
Designed by two iconic brands made in Italy, the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi fuses both brand’s values of craftsmanship and tradition. The GranCabrio features exclusive materials and bespoke colors alongside wood trim on the dashboard, the doors and the top of the gear lever. Fendi also outlines the seats and the center of the 20-inch alloy wheels with their recognizable logo, and they even included a set of limited edition travel luggage with each car. This specially designed project includes a 4.7-liter V8 engine with an automatic transmission and will be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show coming September 2011.
Could this image really be the upcoming FUJIFILM X10? As one of the most highly-anticipated releases to surface from the 77-year-old Japanese tech company, the X10 has been rumored to feature a 4x zoom lens with a f/2.0 aperture alongside of retro, vintage-influenced styling. Supposedly set to retail at $599 USD, the X10 could legitimately shake up the mid-range camera market with its performance, affordability and (if this is truly the piece of equipment) aesthetics. What do you think?
New from Dior comes a high-performance, luxury market touchscreen smartphone. Comprised of 99 pieces all assembled by hand in one of Dior’s French workshops, the phone includes sapphire crystal, steel, gold, diamond and mother-of-pearl components. Measuring 103.1 x 50.3 x 12.8 mm and weighing only 137 grams, the piece is truly a gemstone of an accessory and represents a feat of both technology and design. The Dior Phone Touch can be purchased now over at colette for (wait for it…) $4,700 USD.