Category Archives: gear

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Suunto Core Extreme Limited Edition

We’re  a big fan of Suunto’s harder-than-nails sports watches, and the aptly named Core Extreme is no different. Packed within Batman-like armour, the dark delight includes an altimeter, barometer, digital thermometer, whether trend indicator, digital compass and predicted sunrise or sunset times. If that wasn’t enough, it also tells the time, twice (thanks to dual timekeeping abilities). No word on pricing just yet, but with all those features we wouldn’t be surprised if it fell into the Bruce Wayne-consumer bracket.

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Fortis Mars 500 is for Cosmonauts

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Don’t be fooled by the name, the Mars 500 watch has gone places far more exotic than the surface of the bright red planet. It has been all the way to Moscow, and the Russian Space Labs simulator. Right now, six very bored Russian Cosmonauts are buried in the ground and will remain there for 520 days (round about the same time it would take to get to Mars). And they will be counting the long, drawn-out seconds to freedom on these brand spankin’ new watches. No word of pricing just yet, but they are exclusive (read: expensive) and only 2012 watches are being produced. Let’s hope none of them run fast.

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TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph

 

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Missed out on this month’s style pages? Don’t worry about it. We’re going to start pushing more cool kit and trendy clothing (because gadgets need to go somewhere) on the blog, starting with this bit of timepiece totty. This TAG Grand Carrera Chronograph watch has a stainless steel case with a titanium carbide coating, for a smooth black finish. There’s a black dial with a chronograph and tachymeter, a black alligator strap and it’s water resistant down to 100m. It’s a bit pricey, but can you really put a price on good taste? Yes, it costs US$6,900

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Barnes and Noble eReader incoming

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Just a week after the Sony and Borders became eBook buddies, Barnes and Noble have just jumped aboard the eReader bandwagon. The bookstore confirmed its push into eBooks, announcing a partnership with Plastic Logic to develop an eReader for early 2010. The online bookstore will be 700,000 books strong, and it will even sell eBooks for other mobile devices, including iPhones and BlackBerrys as well as PCs and Macs. But the big question now – which eReader is going to hit the region first? Any guesses?

[via Gizmodo]

Gefica ‘exclusive’ watches look the same

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Luxury watchmakers Gefica released two new collections this month, but something isn’t quite right. The Kilimanjaro range (above) takes inspiration from the mountain itself, and the 100 being made will, ‘evoke the glaciers and snow patches scattered across the sides of the ‘roof of Africa”.  The Gefica Blue (below) is designed after the ‘distinctive expressive features of Afro-American music’ with only 50 being made. Spot any real differences? No, neither did we…

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Slim Seagate FreeAgent Go hits 640GB

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Hard drive specialists Seagate have bumped the successful FreeAgent Go series up to 640GB. For some, that extra space won’t be needed. But if you make use of Seagate’s Theatre HD, having an extra 140GB of films and music could come in handy.