Based on Ferguson Hill's highly-praised FH001 speakers, the FH007 Mini Speaker System ($1000) offers superb sound from a small, transparent package. The system includes two horn speakers, two separate bass speakers, and an integrated amplifier that supplies 16 watts to each. The amp was designed for direct connection to a computer or media player and features a simple line-in jack. Great sound, with looks to match.
If your current audio setup leaves something to be desired, and you happen to have a boatload of cash, the Vivid Audio B1 Loudspeaker ($13,500/pair) may be just what you're looking for. The B1s incorporate four drivers in a dead-sexy enclosure that delivers dynamite sound. The speakers feature a tweeter and mid range on the front, with a mid-bass on the front and rear. The two mid-bass drivers are internally coupled via a screw tensioning unit for reaction canceling, and the cabling is routed through the arms of the base, leaving its great looks intact.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Made from resilient Japanese warp-knit fabric, Kinetic pants combine classic looks with the feel of something you'd wear to a workout. Each pair provides unrivaled mobility and stretch thanks to Primeflex polyester that has the feel and structure of a woven but bends and stretches like a knit. The pants are also water-repellent, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-free, and are perfect for travel and daily wear, where they respond to your movement and always bounce back.
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The BlueDot Divita BDM-100S ($489), while looking like a distant cousin to the Battlestar Galactica Cylons, is actually a high-end DVD and CD storage tower. It stores up to 100 shiny discs inside its tower body and has a 1.8-inch color display with a number pad. You can catalog your discs by title for organization purposes.
If you're looking for some unique speakers, consider the Audio-Technica AT-DSP190 Columino Digital Powered Speakers ($200). This speaker pair, available in black or white, looks something like a nouveau bowling pin, featuing a cone-shape body design which sends sound downward for spreading out from the base. The built-in blue LED lights give you that after party glow.
Featuring an elevated bottom cut, the Cuts Crew Curve-Hem Shirt is an everyday essential for the modern man. Its rounded edge was designed with functionality in mind, eliminating bunching around the waist for a clean, tailored fit. The buttery soft texture is the result of a custom-engineered, tri-blend PYCA fabric and each shirt comes pre-shrunk so it's good to go for immediate wear. Keep it simple or layer it up, the Crew Curve-Hem has no limits.
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Harman Kardon makes kick ass home theater receivers, and the HS500 Home Theater System ($1200; Spring 2007) looks to bring that level of quality to the home theater-in-a-box category. It packs a punch with a 5.1-channel receiver/DVD player, five satellite speakers, a 200-watt subwoofer, and other features like HDMI connectivity, built-in 1080i video processing, and two USB ports for hooking iPods and other players. [via]
HD Radio may or may not be one of the next big technologies, but you can at least try it out for yourself with this stylish Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio HD ($300). A tabletop design offers up rich FM sounds which border closer to CD quality, as well as coming with a satellite speaker for stereo sound. You can even connect an iPod via an input jack while also waking up to dual independent wake-up alarms as the text of HD Radio music playing streams across the LCD screen.