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Beats By Dr. Dre – The Beats Flagship Store NYC

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics, Gear/Fashion, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Citifiable

Beats by Dr. Dre brand, a successful collaborative entity between hip-hop artist Dr. Dre, legendary music producer Jimmy Lovine, and audio equipment maker Monster Cable, opened a flagship NYC location in Soho this week.  The space will be offering the complete range of ear phones, head sets and hi-fi accessories.  It will also offer several models only available at this location. In addition to the goods for sale, a special display section showcasing celebrity custom Beats models can be viewed. The list of famous clients includs Spike Lee, Kobe, Aaron Rodgers and others.

Beats by Dr. Dre – The Beats Store NYC

67 Greene Street
(bet. Spring and Broome Street)
NYC, NY 10012

Bose Soundlink vs Jawbone JamBox

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics with tags , , , on September 30, 2011 by Citifiable

In typical Bose fashion, the Soundlink Mobile Speaker has a really boring name and really impressive audio performance.  We were able to sync a phone to one of these at the Bose store in Mall of America in about two seconds.  Bluetooth music usually sounds so-so but Bose has overcome this nicely delivering clean wireless audio.  You can use it as a speaker phone and it will go for 8 hours on a rechargeable battery.  By comparison the Jawbone Jambox does exact same thing at half the size and looks a little prettier but doesn’t sound nearly as good when it comes to listening to music.  Bose is coming in at a competitive $299 price point vs. $199 for the Jambox.  Both are nice products with Jambox winning for price and portability but Bose crushing it with their sound quality.    

A.P.C. x Incase

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics, Gear/Fashion with tags , , on July 8, 2011 by Citifiable

If you listen to Kid Cudi you know he loves his A.P.C. jeans.  The French brand A.P.C. was started in the late 80’s by Jean Touitou and has a really nice subtle lineup of men’s and women’s wear that’s made a resurgence lately.  Now they’ve teamed up with Incase in their continued partnership with brands and artists on Apple accessories.  The 15″ Macbook sleeve and iPad 2 case included in this capsule are both done in signature A.P.C. denim.  Unfortunately the silk-screened versions are only available from A.P.C. stores in Asia.  A.P.C. has two shops in NYC and another in LA.

Sony: Wimbledon as you’ve never seen it before Spot

Posted in Film/Video, Gadgets/Electronics, Sports with tags , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Citifiable

Sony and Wimbledon have created a new ad designed to promote their 3D coverage of Wimbledon.  Similar to their original Sony Bravia spot where thousands of bright colored bouncy balls were thrown down the hilly streets of San Francisco, this new ad follows a massive flow of bouncing tennis balls through the quiet English streets of Wimbledon using (CGI). There is even a nod to the frog that appeared in the original commercial. The Wimbledon Finals will be filmed in 3D by Sony and subsequently shown on the BBC HD channel. An online tennis ball hunt is taking place across the Internet, primarily around Facebook, with several prizes up for grab including VIP tickets to the Women’s Final. Everything is pulled together under the slogan ‘Wimbledon, as you’ve never seen it before.’ More information can be seen here.

ESPN Films 30 for 30

Posted in Film/Video, Gadgets/Electronics with tags , , on June 14, 2011 by Citifiable

Created to celebrate the venerable sports network’s 30 years of operation, ESPN Films 30 for 30 ($50) is a collection of 30 separate documentaries by 30 different filmmakers chronicling 30 different sports stories.  30 for 30 originally premiered in October 2009 and concluded in December 2010.  It began with an idea from ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons, who wanted feature filmmakers to recount the sports stories, people, and events from the past 3 decades. Released purposely prior to Father’s Day the complete box set is now available and includes all 30 films spread across 12 DVDs. You can also now get them on Blu-ray in one six-disc set now at Best Buy ($100). I just watched “The Two Escobars” and it was phenomenal.

Mac OS X Lion

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics, Life with tags , , on June 14, 2011 by Citifiable

2011 marks the 10th year since the migration from Mac OX 9 to big cat code-named OS X. Packing in a whopping 250 new features, Mac OS X Lion ($29.99) looks to be a worthy upgrade to Apple’s already awesome operating system. Available in July as a download from the Mac App Store, it’ll bring new features including iOS-style full screen apps, new Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control and Launchpad (new things for seeing all your apps at once and for finding and launching apps quicker), a redesigned Mail app, Auto Save for everything, and AirDrop (easy file sharing). Can’t wait.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite

Posted in Gadgets/Electronics with tags , , on June 14, 2011 by Citifiable

Introducing the Seagate GoFlex Satellite ($200). A wireless portable HD with 500GB of storage.  It has a built-in Wi-Fi connection that can provide up to three devices with simultaneous access to movies, music, and other media, for up to five hours per charge of its internal battery. There’s also a USB 3.0 port for connecting to a Mac or PC. Stream to almost any device that has Wi-Fi connectivity and a web browser.  With a range of up to 30 feet, why not have a media library as mobile as your Ipad.

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