We're not entirely sure why you'd want a hand-crafted, silver-plated 4GB memory key in the shape of a pebble, but perhaps Valentine's 2011 is geek-themed and nobody bothered faxing to let us know. LaCie's latest design partnership is with Christofle, the end result being the Galet USB Key.
If 50 Cent reckons he can have the whole CES 2011 celebrity rapper headphone endorsement market to himself, he needs to think again. The Sleek Audio "Sleek by 50 Cent" cans have some competition from Ludacris, who has lent his name to Signeo USA for them to slap on the SOUL by Ludacris headphones.
SOUL won't just consist of a single pair, either, but five different models: the High Definition Professional SL300 Powered Noise Cancelling headphone, High Definition On-Ear models SL150 and SL100, and the SE99 and SE49 High Definition In-Ear headphones. Each gets noise cancellation technology and "ultra precise audio mix balancing."
Perhaps we don't have the mindset of a suitably rich plutocrat, but we always thought the main point of Daimler's exceedingly ostentatious Maybach line-up was to sit in the back and let the chauffeur worry about the twisty stuff ahead. That message doesn't seem to have made it to German coachbuilder Xenatec, which has kicked off production of its Cruiserio project, turning the Maybach 57 S into a two-door coupe.
You might remember Gray Design's Strand Craft 122, a sleek, curvaceous yacht which integrated a garage for a sports car to take you from the marina to your choice of restaurant. For some, though, a mere 122 feet is far too unimpressive; what they'll be wanting is the Strand Craft 166, a new superyacht that has the same handy garage but a whole lot more space on-board.
Got strong hands, a hatred of low-resolution images and $31,995 burning a hole in your pocket? Leaf would love to help, with PhotographyBlog reporting that the company's 80-megapixel Aptus-II 12 digital camera back is now shipping. Announced back in September [PDF link], the Aptus-II 12 has a 53.7 x 40.3 mm sensor capable of 80-800 ISO range and 1.5 fps.
How much would you pay to see movies on launch day without having to share a theater with anybody else? Prima Cinema Inc. hope the number you have in mind is $500 per film, since that's the sort of cash they're expecting for their new digital delivery system, a $20,000 niche content platform hoping to create its own segment in around twelve months time.
We're used to MB&F putting together bizarre watches, but they may have just tipped over the edge with this latest design. The MB&F JwlryMachine takes the already unusual HM3 Frog as its starting point and then dresses it up as a particularly camp looking owl.
Someone at BRABUS has obviously been spending a whole lot of time at the Apple store, as the German Mercedes tuners' new iBusiness package for the S600 is chock-full of the Cupertino company's kit. As the name suggests, the BRABUS upgrade turns the S600 into a mobile office: while the chauffeur concentrates on the autobahn, the rear-seat passengers get two iPads, an iPod touch, three displays - including a 15.2-inch flip-down LCD - and a Mac mini to entertain them.
We're suckers for a good concept design here at SlashGear, and so we're hoping HTC are paying attention to Andrew Kim. His concept for the so-called HTC 1 is a premium Android phone that would be clearly differentiated from the company's mainstream models and better harmonize physical and software design. To that end, he's come up with a slick slab of minimalist machined brass with a rather striking interpretation of HTC Sense.
Remember the bizarre HM4 Thunderbolt teaser that high-end watch manufacturer MB&F showed us last month? The company has come clean with the final, official product, and as wrist-watches go this is certainly unusual. Three years in the making, the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is based around the indecently complex HM4 engine and has dual dials - one for the time, one a power indicator - which the company reckon adds up to relative simplicity. Of course, when your casing resembles a crash between a jet engine and an Italian espresso machine (with a little H.R. Geiger in there for good measure) "simplicity" probably isn't the first description most people would reach for.