Your weekly gear: 24/6/16 edition
Your weekly gear: 24/6/16 edition
Do you: like documentaries, subscribe to Netflix, and love food? Then check out Cooked, a 4-part documentary about food and cooking. Hosted by journalist Michael Pollan, who wrote The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Cooked, the show is beautifully shot and will definitely make you hungry. Now let’s talk about gear.
Lensbaby Twist 60
The Lensbaby Twist 60 lens is based on a 1840 design by Joseph Petzval, and this baby creates a striking separation between subject and background with a wild, twisty, swirly blur (check out this gallery to see what we mean). The Twist 60 is a non-tilting lens with a metal body that is recommended for full frame cameras only.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 might be the new graphics cards king, but the GeForce GTX 1070 is the graphics card that most people will actually buy. The best thing about it is that NVIDIA claims that the new GeForce GTX 1070 will deliver even more performance than its previous flagship, the GeForce GTX Titan X, but at a fraction of the price. Great performance at an attractive price. What's not to like about this card? Discover more about it in our review. Also, find out all the GeForce GTX 1070 variants you can get your hands on!
Whether you're a weekend warrior or a world class athlete, it never hurts to add music to your training, and Skullcandy's XTfree has been specifically designed to do just that. It weighs less than 16g and uses Skullcandy's TripleLockTech to stay securely in place - no matter how vigourous your workout. They're even sonically welded to block out sweat, water and rain.
Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Developed in collaboration with Porsche and clocking in at 2,704 pieces, this bright orange 911 GT3 RTS has a six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons as well as a dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters that are fully functional. The glove box even opens just like the real thing, showing off a laser-printed serial number inside. The kit also comes with a comprehensive collector’s book that provides background information on the development of the model as well as insight into the assembly process of the road-going car.
With a ridiculous 120,600mAh capacity, the Anker PowerHouse is a smart alternative to portable generators. It has four USB ports for charging gadgets, a 12V socket for powering car accessories, and an AC outlet that can power anything from a laptop to a mini-fridge. In one full charge, this thing will charge your phone 40 times, your laptop 15 times, or power a mini-fridge for about seven hours! More info and where to get it are covered here.
Let’s talk about three things this week.
- First, if you’re on Windows, you need to patch your PC ASAP. “BadTunnel” is a serious vulnerability that could let an attacker hijack your network communications.
- Second, here’s another round of iPhone 7 rumors — but wait, the next iPhone might not even be called the iPhone 7. Mass production has supposedly started, but there are conflicting rumors on whether the new iPhone will sport a dual camera, dual SIM or a headphone jack.
- Third, read this before you buy a 4K TV. Our handy guide helps you focus on the specs you need to look for, so you don’t suffer buyer’s remorse later.
Have a good weekend everybody!