Category Archives: Tech

Mujjo Leather iPhone 6 Wallet

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I havent upgraded to the iPhone 6 yet but its things like this that make me decided to rush out and get it tomorow…Dutch accessory maker Mujjo design a multi-function case for your fresh out the factory iPhone 6. Vegetable-tanned leather in black or chestnut, waxed and treated with aniline oil, provides a protective wrap while the back carries a slot for your credit cards and notes. Aiming to minimise the bulk that comes with carrying vital items, “a simple yet elegant solution to make your daily life just a bit more convenient.”Mujjo iPhone 6 Wallet | The Style RaconteurMujjo iPhone 6 Wallet | The Style Raconteur

Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple took to the stage in Cupertino, California to announce their latest and greatest products, the first of which is the iPhone 6. As rumored, there are in fact two version of the phone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models have a continuous, seamless design whereby ion-strengthened cover glass curves around the sides to meet an anodized aluminum enclosure. Both iPhone 6 models feature a new Retina HD display, the best display in the industry and are the thinnest iPhones ever made.
Key display features:

iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display.
iPhone 6 has over one million pixels.
iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, more than 720p HD.
iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick.

iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.
iPhone 6 Plus has over two million pixels.
iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch, full 1080p HD.
iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm thick.

There’s also a special landscape mode for the Home screen, but there’s a lot more to the new iPhone than a larger display.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip which means the iPhone 6 Plus will play games in higher resolution than next generation consoles. Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone and processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.

The camera is a lot better. iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture with an all-new sensor equipped with Focus Pixels, a technology previously found only in professional DSLR cameras. This allows the iPhone 6 focus faster and better, with next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction. Optical image stabilization allows for great shots in low light or with shaky hands. In burst mode iPhone 6 can take up to 10 photos per second.

iPhone 6 has also made incredible advances in video, you can now capture slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. Continuous autofocus means focus changes are automatic and almost undetectable.

Phone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with iOS 8 (available as a free download September 17.) It’s the biggest iOS release ever with great new features including the option to add voice, video, and location to any message. A predictive keyboard learns your conversation style, while the new Health app gives you a detailed look at your health and fitness data. There are also notification extensions from your favorite apps, as well as Touch ID.

Apple Pay will be included in iPhone 6 – The vision is to replace the wallet, starting with payments. With a groundbreaking NFC antenna, the security of Touch ID and the convenience of Passbook it’s an easy, secure and private way to pay. You can pay with the simple touch of your finger using Touch ID. Online you can check out with one tap for app purchases. Apple Pay works with most major banks, all 3 major credit card companies and will be available in the U.S. in October 2014.

New Apple-designed silicone and leather cases will be available in multiple colors, including (PRODUCT)RED.

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract, the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract and both phones come in gold, silver, and space gray.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available September 19 in select countries, and will be coming to more soon after.

Pre-order your iPhone 6 starting September 12

Nike Waffle Sole iPhone 5/5s Case

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Perhaps seeing the popularity of the Belkin x VANS Rubber Waffle Sole Cases for iPhone 5/5S, Nikedecided to follow suit with its own version. Though not as identifiable as the version by VANS, Nike devotees will recognize the studded outsole design that Bill Bowerman perfected with a simple waffle iron. The case also features the original US Patent No. 3793750, one granted to Bowerman in 1972 for his new “Athletic shoe for artificial turf” design. Fits either an Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S, the Nike Waffle Soft Case for Apple iPhone 5/5S comes in Black, Blue or Green. The trio is available through NikeStore.com.

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Killspencer Carrier Pouch for iPad Mini

Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-0-630x441Los Angeles’ Killspencer has released this practical and versatile bridle leather Carrier Pouch for the iPad Mini. Handmade from U.K.-sourced leather, the pouch features slots for business cards, cables and assorted other items you may need to take with you. Available in the array of colors pictured below, the pouch features a foil-embossed Killspencer brand stamp, as well as the embossing of your choice. Head over to Killspencer now to pick one up.Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-1-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-2-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-3-630x441 Killspencer-ipad-mini-carrier-2014-4-630x441

WeSC Spaycan Cap Speaker

wesc-spray-paint-cap-speaker-0WeSC is up to something interesting here with their Spray Paint Cap Speaker. Hoping to add a bit of variety to the rather standard speaker line-up out there while also attracting a more edgy crowd, the brand is offering up a Bluetooth speaker that looks exactly like a spray can cap. In addition to this bright yellow model, WeSC has plans on offering the speaker in a variety of colorways and in two different sizes. For now, we just have one preview shot, but expect to hear more as soon as I have it.

24-Carat Gold-Plated Xbox One

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Luxury department store Harrods rings in Christmas season with a 24-carat gold-plated Xbox One. Priced at £6,000 only one of these systems has been made available for sale and although it’s absurdly expensive, it doesn’t come with any special features. Drop by the London location if you’re in town to see it for yourself.

A Bathing Ape x Beats by Dre

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On your ears and on the scene, the makers of Beats by Dr. Dre are hitting us with a limited edition solo HD headphone set in celebration of the 20th anniversary of cult-famous Japanese street-lifestyle brand BAPE. The Beats by Dr. Dre x NOWHERE/A BATHING APE piece will debut to Hong Kong and select places in the world, such as China and Japan, on November 16th, 2013. Anticipate the iconic BAPE-camouflage pattern to decorate the outside frame and the BAPE 20th anniversary logo stamped on the inside. This is the kind of coveted collector’s piece that people go apeshit over!!!!

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ISTN Troubadour Headphones

ISTN | The Style RaconteurAsk any guitarist what makes his Fender Strat or Gibson Les Paul Goldtop sound so good, and there’s a good chance the top answer will be “the wood.” The acoustic benefits of wood are well known, yet many audiophiles enjoy their music through headphone drivers encased in plastic and metal. Californians Joe Huff and Bridget Hilton believe that this simply won’t do, and have created a line of wood-flavored audio products to add that certain something to our personal music enjoyment. The Troubadours are over-ear headphones, and  are offered in beech, cherry or ebony. (In-ear & On-ear styles are available). They sound pretty good I travel alot so noise cancelling is a must for me, but other than that these are up to a fight with my Bose QC’s and can most certainly  hammer the similarly priced Beats by Dre on sound quality.   Also for every pair sold a percentage of the proceeds are being donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation by the folks at lstn, to help efforts to restore hearing to those in need. So its a win-win…definitely reccomended by me.

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Kwikset Allows Your iPhone to Unlock Your Door

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The mainstream adoption of the smartphone has generally meant more chance to kill/waste time, be anti-social and in some cases, simplify your life. Kwikset’s Kevo looks to perform the latter with their new integrated lock that enables users to unlock their doors via just a simple tap. There’s no need to swipe your phone over the keyhole but rather the tap instantly pairs and recognizes the authorization between the two. In addition you’re able to send temporary codes to trusted people so you can let them in without the hassle of dropping keys off and meeting up. For now the Kevo is only available for the iPhone 4S and 5. For more information head over to Kwikset.

Envelope X-Ray Spray

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Have you ever found yourself in need of the ability to scan your bills, important documents and other pieces of mail without ever having to open them? X-Ray Spray can help. Spray the aerosol onto a sealed envelope and see inside for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds the paper will return to its original opaque state. You know, tampering with the mail is a ilegal, so you definitely don’t want to be using this stuff on mail that isn’t yours. *wink* Buy here