We can't decide whether to call it a console or a portable. Honestly, the Nintendo Switch is a little of both. Dock its 6.2-inch, 720p touchscreen and it lets you play in HD on your TV. Grab it up, attach the Joy-Con controllers, and you've got a portable. Those same controllers can detach for multiplayer gaming, or just for wireless play when you flip out the screen's kickstand. It's powered by a custom Nvidia chip, has 32 GB of internal storage that's expandable via MicroSD, promises up to six hours of play per charge, and gets the highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a launch title. Arriving in stores March 3rd.
You can do a lot of things with cinder blocks, but creating a set of speakers is one of the less obvious options. Cinder Speakers are a development from Daniel Ballou and Dashdot that turns simple cinder blocks into high fidelity speakers. It turns out that concrete is a low resonance material that minimizes vibrations and reduces coloration of the sound delivered by the drivers. They ship pre-assembled and pre-wired, including a 5" driver, tweeter, crossover, and input jack. Of course, they are heavy, but once set up are able to create an impressive sound given the rudimentary components.
We've seen Leicas painted red. We've seen them painted green. Unique among them is the Leica Monochrom Meister Edition Berlin Camera, which isn't painted at all. Created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Leica Store Berlin, both the Monochrom (Type 246) and its companion Summilux-M 1.4/50mm lens were treated in a brown pickling solution, giving them an elegantly understated look that's further enhanced by a gray leather body cover. Limited to just 10 examples, and available exclusively from the Leica Store Berlin.
Introduced in 1987, Fender's American Standard series served as the company's off-the-shelf flagship for 30 years. That run ends with Fender American Professional Guitars. Meant to replace the venerable Standard, the lineup improves on these beloved instruments in a number of ways. There's a new Deep C neck shape, new V-Mod or Shaw pickups, genuine bone nuts, and three new colorways. In all, the collection covers 16 models in 11 different colors, including the classic Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass, each of which arrives in an Elite Molded Case.