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Laura Austin

JBL Launches Synchros S700 Headphone

06 November 2013, 05.58 | Posted in Event, Music, Product | No comments »

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Last week I made my way over to the W Hotel for the kickoff of JBL’s “Dare To Listen” series and the launch party of their latest and greatest headphone, the Synchros S700. Aside from enjoying this party hosted by producer Jermaine Dupri on the rooftop of one of Hollywood’s iconic hotels… I was able to get my hands on and learn more about the reason why we were all there… the headphones. Without going into too much technical jargon these headphones feature JBL’s new LiveStage™ digital signal processing technology, resulting in a sound that that is more true to life giving you a sense of spatial presence. If even that was too technical for you I’ll just leave it at they are damn nice headphones. They just released them to the public and you can grab yourself a pair right here. See more of my photos from the event after the jump.

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10 Years Of Monster Children Book

23 October 2013, 22.34 | Posted in Art, Design, Photography, Product | No comments »

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Tired of having house guests over and trying to figure out a way to entertain them? Well Monster Children just solved your problem with the release of their beautiful “Ten Years Of Monster Children” book. Plop this thing down on your coffee table and let the 295 pages full of the best of their stories, interviews, photos and features do the rest. Get your hands on one right here.

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Want Of The Week: Great State Camera Straps

09 November 2012, 20.34 | Posted in Photography, Product, Uncategorized, Want Of The Week | No comments »

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Want to add a little something extra to that camera you always carry around with you? My good friend Gary Tyler McLeod just launched his new company Great State Strap Co. which features rugged camera straps handmade by leatherworkers in Portland, OR. They come in an assortment of colors and lengths. I have personally been using the Bracelet Strap that just wraps around my wrist for my Contax T2 and I love it. Ditch that ugly plastic thing you have been running with your camera and pick up one of these good looking durable leather straps from Great State Strap Co.

More pictures and a full press release after the jump.

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Want Of The Week: Jambox By Jawbone

08 August 2012, 09.14 | Posted in Music, Product, Want Of The Week | No comments »

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I had to do a feature on this thing because every time I bring it out people want to know all about it. Not to long ago I got my hands on the incredible JAMBOX put out by Jawbone, and now I bring it everwhere. It is a wireless speaker that connects to you phone, iPad, computer, you name it via Bluetooth. This little thing packs a punch with crisp sound, a good amount of bass, and not to mention… it simply looks great. It has an internal battery that seems to last forever, but when it does run low you simply plug it in to recharge. And when you are wirelessly connected from your phone and have an incoming call, it will not only tell you who is calling, but you simply have to press a button on the Jambox to answer and it functions as a speakerphone.

This thing is small enough to fit in a purse and has put me to sleep while camping, kept me company while sitting under a tree drinking coffee in a park, and entertained on a late night ride home in a cab when I didn’t want the party to end. It is especially good when you are watching movies on your computer and you want a louder/higher quality sound. Enough about my ranting, go get one for yourself… worth every penny.

To get a better idea of what this thing is capable of check out the video after the jump, as well as a few more shots of places I have gone with the Jambox.

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SLVDR: Fall/Holiday 2012 Collection

01 August 2012, 06.58 | Posted in Fashion, Product, Video | No comments »

The guys over at SLVDR recently released their 2012 Fall/Holiday collection teaser… and it involves photography and Yosemite National Park so of course I was into it. Watch their video above and see more product shots after the jump. I’ve seen their clothing up close and personal, and their attention to detail is amazing, definitely worth checking out for yourself.  And in case you missed it make sure you check out the video for their Fall collection shot along a road trip I was apart of.

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Poler Drops Spring Line

04 July 2012, 01.22 | Posted in Product | No comments »

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Adventure-based brand, Poler recently dropped their first round of summer stuff including 4 different bags, a Mizu water bottle, and a slew of new tees. One item I am particularly excited about is “The Camera Cooler”. I’m normally stuck with a big backpack when lugging camera gear around, but this smaller bag allows you to fit an SLR and a camera lens inside without the extra bulk… perfect for mini photo missions. Don’t shoot photos? Well the bag also doubles as an cooler, conveniently holding a six-pack. Get a look at more of their new product after the jump and head to PolerStuff.com to check out the rest of their gear and get your fill of #campvibes.

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