SOL REPUBLIC join the ever-growing audio market with a new launch set for this fall. The affordable range of on-ear and in-ear headphones look to leverage a more lifestyle approach to their products. Standing for “Soundtrack Of Life,” SOL hopes to partner great customizable design and advanced materials to create something new for the market. The headphone styles start and $60 USD and include two models, the Amps In-Ear and the Tracks On-Ear, each available in a step-up HD version.
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.
Minneapolis artist Greg Gossel is known for his multi-layered work, which features subject matter such as pop icons, political references and bold text. Gossel’s art has been exhibited in highly respected art galleries worldwide. Commercial clients range from Stussy to Interscope Records, while his work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Juxtapoz Magazine and many more. Gossel’s latest project sees him linking up with San Mateo’s Atlas on a limited edition set of skate decks. Both are now exclusively available through theshop.
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 York-based skateboard and apparel company HOPPS, run by pro skater Jahmal Williams, introduces a new line of signature skate decks for 2011 inspired by the iconic Popsicle logo. Sporting the classic ice cream man attire and bicycle, Jahmal takes a stroll along the streets of New York and eventually rides off into the skies like E.T. More information regarding the brand can be found on their official website.
Hublot unveiled a special edition watch at the recently concluded Polo Gold Cup Gstaad. Named the “Chukker Bang,” this limited timepiece is developed alongside Hublot brand ambassador and world renowned polo player Facundo Pieres. The new model is based on the brand’s signature Big Bang model that features lavish technical detailing, sophisticated leather strap, “Chukker Bang” engraving at the caseback, and a special 7 minute and 30 second counter which reflects chukka, or the length of one period of play in a polo match. The watch is available either in a titanium version or in a more glamorous version with a diamond-set grille.
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.
French watch company Bell & Ross launches a new style of the “BR01 Casino” at Horologio in Las Vegas. The new rendition of the roulette-inspired timepiece features a black casing with PVD finish that’s quite understated compared to the preceding model. The “BR01 Casino” does however come with an interesting green/red/black roulette table-inspired dial that’s a more authentic element to the watch.
New from RIM comes a particularly slender (we’re talking 11mm/0.43″) iteration of their popular BlackBerry Curve model. Available in the dual-mode GSM/CDMA 9370, the GSM/UMTS 9360 and the CDMA-only 9350 variants, the new Curves all feature an 800MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 2.44-inch HVGA+ display, a five megapixel EDoF camera (with LED flash and VGA video recording), Bluetooth, GPS and 512MB of built-in storage. Despite the creeping supremacy of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility, RIM is still very much in the smartphone game. This sleek and sexy new slew of BlackBerry Curve models certainly confirms that.
Stash links up with Meister for a special take on the brand’s Prodigy watch, currently on display at S.L.A.T.E. Due to release soon, the timepiece features Stash’s usual blue colorway with black accents throughout. Only 200 pieces are being offered globally, with each being individually numbered and etched with original Stash artwork.