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Erik Jensen

Apple CarPlay

With today’s release of iOS 7.1, Apple has officially enabled CarPlay for recent iPhones (5, 5C and 5S models only) and vehicles that are equipped with the latest in Apple tech. What does Apple CarPlay do exactly? For starters, it’s the safest way to use your iPhone and key apps while you’re driving. CarPlay leverages – Read More-

Vader's Little Princess Maquette

Star Wars Vader’s Little Princess Deluxe Maquette

Quite possibly the coolest thing to come out of Gentle Giant Studios in a while, is the product of their recent partnership with Chronicle Books: Vader’s Little Princess and Darth Vader and Son Deluxe Maquettes. If you’re familiar with the book, you probably love this hilarious and sweet comic that re-imagines Darth Vader as a dad like any other-except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Traditionally sculpted by the Artisans at Gentle Giant Studios, no detail has been overlooked.  A Rebel logo pattern was even added to the tie detail!

Regardless of whether you choose the Darth Vader and Son or Vader’s Little Princess, you’ll also get a 16-page booklet featuring the original B&W sketches from Jeffrey Brown, a new full color illustration from the artist, and a very exclusive special edition of the book which is printed with color foil stamps and spot gloss varnish. Hit the jump for some great pix!

More Info | Pre-Order for Q2 2014 Release – $149.99

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Michron offers timelapse for everyone

Michron Offers Timelapse for Everyone

Creating fun and interesting time lapse videos should be a lot easier than it is. If you’re lucky, your camera offers an intervalometer feature, but for a lot of folks with lower-end cameras, it’s simply not even an option. And even when it is, there are things you wish you could do, but just cannot pull – Read More-

Sonos Play:1

We’re huge fans of the Sonos wireless devices that bring the boom to our rooms without the huge setup hassle that is typically associated with wireless devices. That said, the all-new Play: 1 Wireless Speaker has us considering all of the nooks and crannies in our current residence that do not already have the Sonos – Read More-

Dropcam WiFi Camera


Sometimes you just want a drop-dead simple-to-install wireless cam to keep an eye on baby, or the backyard, or some crucial area of your domicile. We get that and we feel the new Dropcam Wifi video camera really fits that need perfectly. Dropcam promises a sub-minute setup time, HD video quality (720p) and a wide – Read More-

Owlet Smart Sock

As if being a new parent weren’t nerve-wracking enough, newborns are notorious for getting themselves into all manner of trouble while sleeping. SIDS is a real concern and as parents, we’re always taking steps to ensure their crib or sleeping area is stripped of blankets, pillows or anything a newborn could suffocate on. Technology to – Read More-

Ricoh Theta

Taking immersive spherical images just got a whole lot easier. Small enough to jam in your pocket, the Theta streamlines the process of taking spherical images with no need to compose your shot in any way. Just hold it at any angle and hit the button. Unlike a standard photograph, you can fully control and – Read More-

Samsung Galaxy Gear

And just like that, the smart-watch race just heated up! Today, Samsung revealed their Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy Gear sports a 1.63-inch AMOLED display, an 800 MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and can apparently last a full day on its 315 mAh battery with regular use. “Great, yet another device to keep charged,” we hear – Read More-

Noomad Cargo Bike Kit

Let’s face it, carrying cargo of any kind on a two-wheeled bike is a hassle. The Noomad A 18″ double front wheel system for cycles aims to change that up. The kit attaches easily to your existing bike frame, replacing your front wheel and fork with double 18- or 20-inch wheels. The cargo area resembles the – Read More-

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