I’m a vintage Leica guy… I have an M3, M6, and M7. I’ve also owned both an M8 and an M9 – digital variations of the Leica M camera that I loved. However, I finally got out of modern Leica cameras when I decided I wasn’t a good enough photographer to spend that kind of money on a camera. I still feel that way… I also feel like that, in many ways, Leica is more of a fashion brand than a serious photography brand. Even so, I would really love to own this new camera.
Unbox Therapy gives their opinion on the AirPods. My main problem with them is purely a design thing – you look like an idiot with these things hanging out of your ears…
A breathtakingly beautiful Windows machine that is fully upgradeable. If I were looking for a desktop today, this one would be VERY high in the running.
I do most of my music listening at home through a vintage McIntosh setup. Essentially, I have a MC2205 power amp, a C33 Pre-Amp, an MR78 tuner, and an AR turntable. I also have a small DAC and an airport express for streaming music to the system. Lately, however, my wife has been wanting to stream music to different locations in the house. At first, I started looking at small bookshelf systems for the kitchen, bathroom, etc… but then I found Sonos.
I know… Sonos has been around forever and leads the wireless speaker market… But, I had zero experience with their offerings. I tested the idea first with their smallest speaker – the Sonos Play 1. I was shocked with how great it sounded and quickly ordered another. And now, I’m looking at the Sonos Connect. Essentially, the connect would allow me to stream albums from my turntable to every location in the house where I have placed a Sonos speaker.
Technology is mind numbingly cool sometimes. Updates and maybe some pictures once I get it all figured.
This thing is getting pretty rave reviews… and it’s hard to argue with the types that approve of it. I’m curious for sure.
Daniel Ballou and Dashdot are developing a system that transforms the humble cinder block into a high fidelity speaker. Concrete is a low resonance material that minimizes vibrations and reduces coloration of pure sound delivered by the drivers. A drawback of course is that it’s heavy to handle and ship, and labor intensive to mold. However, cinder blocks are available throughout the world for about a buck (or free in a construction site trash pile).
Source: Ballou Projects
It’s a rearview mirror that makes your car semi-autonomous. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.
Afford desktop machines that are nothing short of gorgeous.