The famous Ferrari P4 is every supercar collector’s dream car and only a few can boast to have one. Well, add one more to the tally as RM Wilson Engineering of Leicestershire, England have commissioned a replica Ferrari P4 that resembles the real thing so close that you would be challenged to choose the real one if they were put side by side one other. Deemed as one of the most expensive classic car, the Ferrari P4 replica project is one of the best ones by RM Wilson Engineering who are pioneers in restoring classic Ferraris. Made totally from scratch this Ferrari P4 look alike has a ZF gearbox and also has its own fuel injection system. Powered by a 400i 4 cam engine, this supercar surprisingly produces more horsepower than the real Ferrari P4 courtesy a 360 GT engine!
The tech industry is constantly evolving, and wearable technology is widely touted as the next step after our advances in the mobile department. Projects like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear show that developers are already hard at work in making devices that integrate with our everyday attire. It’s no different on Kickstarter; in fact, one of the most popular pieces of wearable tech today, the Pebble smartwatch, started out on the popular crowdsourcing site. Here are four more awesome wearable gadgets you can find on Kickstarter.
The ‘one ring to rule’ all your call notifications, text alerts, email messages and social media updates – this is the Smarty Ring! Envisaged as a finger wearable gadget, it utilizes Bluetooth to remotely connect with your mobile device. Of course, it is the convenience of smugly controlling the virtual side of affairs from your finger (much like a hypothetical Sauron) that really shines as Smarty Ring’s advantage. This controlling benefit is further complemented by allergy free, surgical quality stainless steel that makes the waterproof Smarty Ring more of a nifty accessory than just a technological device.
3D videos are all and good, when it comes to their execution as instruments of replicating ‘reality’. However, the predicament lies with the strains caused in our eyes by three-dimensional frames, especially when we view such imagery in smaller devices like smartphones (with dedicated 3D compatibility). Well, the Japanese have found a way around this eye-related problem, and this innovative solution entails a brand new type of a 3D viewer. Christened as the Eyeresh, the handheld contraption can be used in unison with your conventional smartphone to view ‘refined’ 3D images and videos.
Playable dogs or not, Call of Duty: Ghosts is surely getting hammered by Metacritic user scores. However, that hasn’t stopped a presumably long time CoD fan (YouTuber ‘ZaziNombies’) from making replicas of almost all of Ghosts’ weapons. The chosen material for the video game induced project is of course the one-and-only Lego bricks. And, the end results are nothing short of boisterously bad-ass! As we can see from the above image, the hand held pistol replicates the Russian standard military-issue side arm MP-443 Grach. And, the best part is – the entirely Lego made recreation is not just cool on the aesthetic level, but also comprises of removable parts and actual slide action.
A technology still holding on to the legacy of the fast sinking Blackberry, or a design that satiates a purist’s preference for contemporary electronics? You can take your pick; however, we are pleasantly surprised by the Typo Keyboard, a mobile accessory that endows your iPhone with a physical keyboard. In many ways, the contraption works as a case for your iPhone (for only iPhone 5 and 5S), with covers that attach themselves on both ends of the smartphone. The physical keyboard latches on to the lower part of the screen, while it syncs with the mobile device via Bluetooth.
Market is flooded with leather iPhone cases, but not all of them come with multipurpose credentials. Taking a slightly different stance without losing form and key functionality of the object, a New Orleans-based architect-urban designer Sharad Mulchand has come up with a line of protective and functional leather cases with a country flair. The handmade Fleur de Leather iPhone cases not only house your handheld smart device but also offer a small storage space for credit cards, cash, etc. Multi-functionality is a term that rules our mind and forces us to browse through his complete custom -made collection. Meanwhile, we had a chance to converse with the designer, who answered our questions very genuinely and generously. Here is what he had to say.
A NASA rocket scientist making holiday sweaters? Well, by the spirit of Christmas, why not! Mark Rober, who has previously tickled our geek apparel fancy by creating his special Halloween props, has this time made his foray into the realm of sweaters. In normal circumstances, holiday sweaters are quite infamous for all the bad reasons; sometimes due to your granny’s gradual lose of knitting expertise, and sometimes due to their mundane motifs of reindeer and Santas. However, Rober’s designs take a novel technological route by actually incorporating your smartphones into the mix. The results are surely noteworthy, with various ‘dynamic’ features like flickering fires and shifty eyed kittens showcased by the apparels.