Friday, July 11, 2014

Mac Collaborates With The Simpsons To Out Makeup Collection

Cartoon has nothing in common with cosmetics, much less one that involves unusual skin tone characters like The Simpsons. regardless, that hasn’t stop MAC Cosmetics from collaborating with the frictional dysfunctional family from the longest running American scripted primetime TV series to out a collection of makeup products, dubbed Mac Cosmetics The Simpsons Makeup Collection, due to release in stores this September 4 and online at Mac Cosmetics web store on August 28, 2014. The image you see here is the sneak of what the included products are. Obviously, the products will be presented with The Simpsons branding and Marge Simpson being the ‘face’ of the collection.

I guess she’s kind of like the brand ambassador of this collection and she even has some words to back it up. In any case, if you and/or your spouse or partner is a huge fan of The Simpsons and does makeup every now and then, you will be glad to know that the Mac Cosmetics the Simpsons Makeup Collection will be having a one-day pre-sale during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 26. You can find them on the said date at M.A.C Cosmetics Gaslamp store in San Diego.

Adidas Teams Up With Monster To Create Limited Edition Headphones

I never understand the relation between sporting brands and music. I mean, sure, some active lifestyle folks love to be entertained with music while they go about their fitness routines, but hardware with a sporting brand on it? That’s beyond me, but in any case that you are enamored by sporting goods people offering you headphones and stuff, then the Adidas Originals by Monster might be right up your alley.

Of course, the sporting goods giant won’t dive into the personal audio arena without some decent backing from big name and in this case, it is none other than Monster. Two models are being offered: an in-ear model, as well as over-ear model. Both models are built upon Monster innovative audio technologies, utilizing Pure Monster Sound technology that promised to bring “punch and dynamics of a live performance to headphones.”

The in-ear model features patented SportClip suited for active lifestyle usage, plus the usual noise cancellation quality and a sweat-proof design with antimicrobial ear tips. the over-ear headphones, on the other hand, boasts MusicShare dual ports for sharing what you are listening with another headphones, a foldable design for easy storage and transportation and pillow-soft ear cushions for superior noise cancellation. With the over-ear, it gets the iconic three-stripe design along the headband and Adidas logos on each earcup, while the in-ear buds get a subtle Adidas logo, one on each side.

It all sounds (not literally, btw) pretty good, at least for Adidas fans, but they do come with quite a hefty sticker. Expect the in-ear headphones to cost $129.95, while the over-ear example will set you back at $299.95 a pair, and an be found at Amazon.

This Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table Lets You Bring The Game Anywhere

Everybody loves a game of foosball, but not everyone has the means of acquiring one. Buying the table is no biggie, but top the purchase with the shipping and handling, and it is going to hurt your wallet real bad. Plus, at this age and day, it makes no sense to buy something you can’t bring along and share with your friends. The solution? The Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table aka Kartoni Box Kicker 2.0. as the product name implies, it is the foosball table you love, but it comes flat packed like Ikea’s furniture and can be quickly put together without glue, screws or tools.

In other word, it kind of surpasses Ikea’s ingenuity. most importantly, it cost a fraction of the wooden behemoth and since it is made of cardboard, it is also lightweight, tipping the scale at less than 20 lbs (9 kg), which means it won’t weight you down with ridiculous shipping cost and on top of that, you can flat pack it down and bring it to your bud’s pad or wherever whenever you wish.

Though the product name pretty much sells itself, but the Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table actually has more to offer; it comes complete with score sliders, four beer holders and it even has a passive amplifier for your smartphone (by replacing one of the beer holder, that is) – just in case you need a little jam in your foosball sessions.

There is just one thing to note though. it is made of cardboard, which means solvent of any nature is its greatest enemy, so be gentle when handling booze around it cos’ i am sure no one wants to dampen the joyous occasion, right? The Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table is available through Firebox for $137.19.

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart A Personal Trainer On Your Wrist

Just because smartwatches are on the rise doesn't mean smart fitness bands, which have long been in the wearable market first, are out of fashion. As if to prove that point, Adidas has just unveiled its second generation miCoach wearable device, the FIT SMART, which won't require a degree in computer science to operate.

Without all the cranks and buttons of a full blown smartwatch, the Adidas FIT SMART is able to do one thing and do it well. This handy but rugged device is designed to be your digital personal trainer. It measures your heart rate, calories burned, pace, distance, stride rate, and any other vital statistics you might need to monitor your athlete training or just keep tabs on your personal exercise. The band does tell time, but that and all other information that you need at a glance is displayed not with a fancy LCD screen but via an LED light array that seems to fit better this kind of sporty gadget.

As part of Adidas' miCoach digital training service, the FIT SMART communicates with the Train and Run app installed on an Android, iOS, or even Windows Phone smartphone. The band itself can store up to 10 hours of workout data, which can be synced to the app. The app, however, does more than that and lets users set their own weekly training goals. But wait, there's more! Users will also have access to free training programs that Adidas has created in partnership with fitness experts under the miCoach program.

The Adidas miCoach FIT SMART will become available in August. In the US, it will be initially exclusive to Best Buy before it starts availability on Adidas' own online and retail stores as well as other retailers a few weeks later. The FIT SMART costs only $199, which is both cheaper than some smartwatches but, considering its limited but focused feature set, might look a bit too much. If you'd rather have an all-around general purpose wearable on your wrist, you might opt to get a Samsung Gear Live, which costs just the same and has a heart rate monitor as well, or an LG G Watch, which costs less on AT&T. That said, more serious athletes and fitness fans will most likely go with a brand that they are sure caters to their needs.

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