Here it is, Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Adidas has put a lot of TLC into this one (like nearly three years worth with more than 600 players taking it for a test kick), and they say it delivers superior stability, grip, and even improved aerodynamics. The colors and ribbons are said to reflect the bracelets Brazilians wear, but we favor another outfit often seen on that country’s women. You’re gonna wanna scroll down to #3.
Gear By on Dec 2, 2013
What can you do with a black leather baseball? What’s can’t you do with it!? OK, well, see it at night for one, but other than that, Killspencer Athletics’ new line of sporting goods are ready for just about anything, including a walk down the runway. Choose from a stylish black leather football ($350), black leather soccer ball ($400), and much more. It’s pretty like if Fonzie opened up a sporting goods store, and that’s alright with us.
Gear By on Nov 18, 2013
So you’re gonna snag yourself a fancy new camera on Black Friday and — what the? – store it in a cheap case from a big box retailer? Nuh uh. If you’re gonna tote around a quality shooter, you need your accessories to match your camera’s elegance. The Hard Graft Heritage Camera Collection features a bag, strap, and handle, all in luscious brown leather. In fact the bag ($481) is constructed out of a single piece of leather and wool felt; it’s lightweight luxury. That bag from Target? It’s just lightweight.
Gear By on Nov 15, 2013
Taking a big whiff of those boxers in your suitcase – unsure of whether they’re clean or dirty — can often lead to severe nasal pain. Outlier’s Doublebag ($48) eliminates the need for your nose’s detective work with its double-walled design, letting you store your clean clothes on one side and the dirty garments on the other. The Doublebag expands as needed and also acts as a laundry bag, pillow, and pretend human body to throw in your trunk or bury in the yard with a rusty, ketchup-stained shovel.
Gear By on Nov 13, 2013
Technology’s something, ain’t it? One day you’ve never even heard of a 360-degree camera, the next there’s a thriving market for them. After we checked out the Bublcam yesterday, there’s now some stiff competition from the Panono ($600). The price is $150 more, but there are some reasons why, including 72 megapixel pictures and a design that promises ruggedness for those ‘Whoopsie!’ moments. You throw it in the air, and when the ball is at its highest point and barely moving, 36 tiny cameras fire all at once. Viewing the pic is as easy as moving your phone or tablet in the direction you want to see. It should probably also be noted that, if you’re a subpar typist, it’d be very easy to spell ‘Panono’ as ’Panini,’ the flat sandwich that rarely has cameras inside it.
Gear By on Nov 12, 2013
Xbox may be phasing out the 360 name, but here’s an object that’s all about the full circle. The bublcam ($450 CAD) is the world’s most innovative 360º camera, able to capture 14 mega pixel spherical photos and videos at 1080p at 15 fps and 720p at 30fps from all around you. Couple the ability to look anywhere with Wi-fi and you get a pretty great security camera option too. And we gotta imagine there will be much fewer red rings of death with this 360.
Gear By on Nov 6, 2013
Nikon’s Df ($2,750) looks like it could’ve been Peter Parker’s dad’s camera, but no, it’s brand new and it shoots like a modern day marvel (lower case). With a full-frame sensor, 3.2-inch, 921k-dot LCD, and the ability to match up with a wide variety of lenses (even going back as far as 1959), your 16.2-megapixel shots will arrive with more retro style than the Brooklyn Dodgers brought to LA.
Gear By on Nov 5, 2013
Killspencer’s new Burgundy Italian Oil Suede collection ($59-$675) may not have much to do with Ron Burgundy, but it looks like both are all about staying classy. The collection of duffel bags, backpacks, accessory pouches, and iPad cases do so without any scotchy scotch, though, instead opting for that cool red wine color.