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Native Union Releases a Solid Marble Charging Dock for Apple Lightning Devices

Continuing to combine the finest materials, functional design and considered details, Native Union releases a solid marble charging dock compatible with Apple Lightning devices, from iPhones to iPads. Complementing its Apple Watch version from last year, the genuine marble DOCK+ also features aircraft-grade aluminum, and a 4-foot braided MFi Certified Lightning Cable.



Lamborghini, Mustang and Audi Themed Xbox Consoles Created For Forza Horizon 3

To celebrate the release of Forza Horizon 3 Xbox has released three car themed custom consoles. The region specific release sees France receive a retro Ford Mustang console, Germany a Audi R8 and Australia a Lamborghini design. The different regions also have specific methods of getting your hands on them. In France, you can possibly win by commenting and liking on their Twitter,Facebook and Instagram. In Germany, you have to enter a competition viaFacebook (you must be a German resident to enter). And, in Australia, you can enter the contest if you buy Forza 3 from the Microsoft store. If you’ve already purchased it, then you can still enter by sending Xbox Australia a private message on Facebook.


The 100-Inch Sony Z9D 4K Is the TV of Our Dreams

Sony’s latest high-end entertainment development comes in the form of the Z9D 4K 100-inch TV. As part of the Z series which focuses on innovative visual quality, the new model features some heavy hardware. A 4K X-Reality PRO picture processor allows for unparalleled clarity and highly realistic detail, while a Backlight Master Drive™ controls LED brightness individually, meaning the darkest LEDs could be placed side-by-side with the brightest for intense contrast. Fully integrated with Android, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video, you won’t want to leave your house ever again. The TV is expected to release later this year for no less than $10,000 USD as the 75-inch model currently retails for about that.

Olympus OM-D E-5 Mark II

Olympus has announced the OM-D E-5 Mark II, a classic SLR camera that is smaller and lighter, yet packed with technical refinements. Trading in the previously utilized 16MP output for 40MP, images are sharper and more detailed than ever before. Blurry photos are a thing of the past thanks to the built-in stabilizer. With each click, a burst of eight images are captured, which are then combined to create one incredibly clear snapshot. The shutter speed sees an improvement too with a 1/16000 second close time, which means during burst mode it is possible to capture 10 frames per second. The large viewfinder now operates at a higher resolution of 1024×768 pixels and the camera as a whole is water-resistant and can withstand drops of over 6 feet. The Olympus OM-D E-5 Mark II is set for a late-February release, starting at $1,250 USD.



Apple Stores to Have Special Safes for Gold Apple Watches

As we’re inching closer to the purported shipping date for the Apple Watch, something we still don’t know is how much they will cost. But if this is any indication, Apple is reported to be outfitting its stores with special safes just for the smartwatches. Supposedly for the pricier gold iterations of the watch and for store-demo units, the safes will be specially designed with the Apple Watch MagSafe chargers to ensure they are powered for use. Considering the price of already existing Apple products, this special treatment could mean some serious bucks for the pricier iterations of the Apple Watches, but for that we will have to wait and see.

Cambium Dock for iPhone 6

The Cambium Dock aspires to be the perfect complement for the iPhone 6, and most recent iPads alike. Hand-finished in London, the Cambium Dock is constructed from a combination of steel and ashwood. A retractable cable effectively does away with the flimsiness of traditional cables from plastic docks, and complements the dock’s modern and minimalist appearance. If your a fan of the Cambium Dock, head to its Kickstarter page to help see it through to fruition.

Google Nexus 9 Tablet

Coming soon from Google and HTC and running the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system is the Nexus 9. Measuring just 7.9mm thick, weighing in between 425 and 436g, and boasting an 8.9-inch HD display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the tablet comes equipped with the likes of 2GB of RAM, dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, a 6,700mAh battery, and 64-bit support thanks to the on-board dual-core 2.3GHz NVIDIA K1 chipset. A duo of cameras are also present: an 8MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture and autofocus capabilities, as well as a 1.6MP forward-facing camera. Equipped with a soft grip back and Gorilla Glass 3, the Nexus 9 is due out November 9 and can be pre-ordered starting this Friday, October 17. Prices are set at $399 USD for 16GB and WiFi, $479 USD for 32GB and WiFi, and $599 USD for a 32GB version that comes packed with LTE, penta-band HSPA+, quad-band GSM/EDGE, and CDMA.


Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley

A certified king of mobile luxury, Vertu teams up with none other than Bentley to present a custom-issue phone for the new season. Taking to the Signature Touch model, this version is outfitted with premium quilted calf leather through the caseback, clasped together by Grade 5 titanium side railing and modeled after signature Bentley cues. Of course only the finest imports will do under the hood, accounting for a 13 megapixel Hasselblad camera, an 801 2.1 GHz processor, and an internal sound system tuned by Bang & Olufsen. As if all that weren’t enough, this Signature Touch also comes delivered with exclusive Bentley content and connectivity. Head over here to purchase the Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley.

Samsung Gear Live

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Hoping to capture more of a growing and increasingly competitive smartwatch market, Samsung adds to its own line with the Gear Live. Featuring a 1.63″ 320 x 320 Super AMOLED screen, the watch is powered by a 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and will use Googles new Android Wear wearable-specific operating system. This will allow users to control many of Google’s services including Google Now, Google Voice, Maps, Gmail, and Hangouts from their watch as well as its new Google Fit health and fitness metric aggregator.

Aside from Bluetooth 4.0, 4GBs of storage, and an interchangeable strap, the Samsung Gear Live also includes dust and water resistance and a heart rate monitor.

The $200 USD watch will debut on Google play later today for shipment on July 7 before later reaching Samsung’s retail locations.