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Cool: The App-Controlled LEGO Batmobile

With Christmas coming closer this is quite a cool gift.  Speed to Gotham City crime scenes with the motorized LEGO® DC Super Heroes 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile. This cool vehicle features 2 motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening minifigure cockpit, 4-wheel drive and 2 dual stud shooters. Simply download the app to control the vehicle from your smartphone or tablet. This set also includes a new-for-August-2018 Batman™ minifigure.

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Star Wars: The Lego Porg

Love them or hate them, Porgs are one of the most iconic creatures from the new Star Wars sequel trilogy. Nearly universally loved for their cuteness, the tiny feathered creatures have featured prominently in promotional materials and scores of toys from The Last Jedi right from the beginning. The first minifigure-scale LEGO Porgs appeared in the 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon last year, but LEGO is now releasing a life-size sculpture of the fuzzy birds. 75230 Porg contains 811 pieces, and it retails for €69,99.

Chaps launches flagship stores in Dubai

Chaps - MenChaps showcased its Spring 2016 collection at its new flagship store in Ibn Battuta Mall, highlighting key fashion items for men, women and boys. The event introduced Chaps to the UAE market, signalling an exciting addition to Liwa Trading Enterprises’ growing retail portfolio.

New to the Market:
Liwa Trading announced the launch of Chaps—a timeless American sportswear brand— with the opening of two flagship stores in the UAE for Spring 2016. Offering a complete lifestyle collection for the family, Chaps represents fashion that is casual, confident, spirited and fresh. Chaps is available in the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, and the Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi, with more stores scheduled to open in the coming years.
Launched in 1978, Chaps was created to be more than a just label, and quickly established itself as a lifestyle that evoked an iconic American sensibility. Special details provide each garment with a unique twist. Popular Chaps designs include the perfect-fitting shirt in smart stripes or checks, along with classic, flattering pants. The signature Chaps polo shirt is also an important part of the brand, drawing on a sporty heritage. Splashes of vibrant color easily combine with the rest of the collection. The Chaps design philosophy is communicated through versatile collections with a spirited confidence that can be worn season after season, celebrating timeless and accessible style.

Chaps - BoysAbout the Spring 2016 Collection:
Spring blooms with fresh fashion and statement looks in the new season range from Chaps. From a graduation party to a barbeque with friends, celebrate the warming weather in style.
Spring captures the spirit of American denim for women with cool blues, crisp whites and playful pops of red. Stripe and plaid knit shirts top off white or blue denim for a playful weekend look, while a denim shirtdress is the style staple for the season.
Inspired by the laid-back attitude of Key West, the Menswear Spring collection ushers in easy style in a palette of indigo blues and soft brights. Knits are must-have layering pieces for the season, such as a French rib quarter-zip sweater pulled over a graphic T-shirt or a buffalo check button-down—great for date night or brunch in the city. Always smart and sophisticated in a custom fit; the premium cotton dress shirts are suited for a busy lifestyle, outfitting a stylish professional on the move at the office or at a festive party with friends.
Spring break has never looked cuter with made-for-play polos, versatile shirts and bright check and stripe button-downs for boys. These wardrobe staples can be mixed and matched on any day and topped off with a stripe belt for a fun finishing touch.

This Car Legends Posters made of Metal are really cool…

I lately came across these really cool Car Legends Posters made out of Metal.  For me I would love to have the most of these 19 different Posters. But on a price tag of 39$ each that is not getting really cheap.

Gallery quality print on thick 45cm / 32cm metal plate. Each Displate print verified by the Production Master. Signature and hologram added to the back of each plate for added authenticity & collectors value.A magnetic mounting system is included as well.

Below are all available Posters. Which one would you choose? I would go for Frank, Bandit, Memphis and Marty. Or as a series the Fast and Furious guys.  [LINK]

This looks like a book for me: Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Seems another Book I should read is available. Narconomics. With his book you can learn everything necessary for your budding narcotics racket to thrive using this “How To Run A Cartel” book. This compelling read guides you through every aspect of this multi-billion dollar business – from creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service. Sounds great right? [LINK]

Canon has quietly launched the Canon M10 mirrorless camera!

It is just a couple of month back that Canon launched its first decent mirrorless camera, the EOS M3. Now it has revealed a tiny, cheaper sibling of it, the EOS M10. The camera arrived in Canon’s store with no press release or any info in advance, but judging by the specs, it’s essentially a stripped-down version of the M3. It carries a lightweight, more basic body, and is equipped with an 18-megapixel instead of a 24.2-megapixel sensor. It’s pretty darn similar otherwise, however: it has the same 49-point AF, 25,600 max (expanded) ISO, 3-inch, 1.04 million dot touchscreen and shoots 1080/30p video. Little differnt here is that it comes as well with a different kit lens. Instead od the 18-55 lens that comes with the M3 the M10 has a 15-45mm lens attached to it.

Depending on the price, the model might interest photographers looking for a very small APS-C camera who don’t want to spend $680 on the EOS M3 body. However, the lack of an EVF option . Being sold at 599$ in the pre order right now, I would rather go for the M3 instead. But we will have to wait to get the EOS M10 in our hands to review it properly.

The M10 shows available in the Canon Shop in three different colours. White, Black and Grey. I hope they put our a red option as well. I loved the red on my M2.

Reviewed: The Merlin Audiova Conduction Headphones

Did you ever wish to be able to use Headphones that do not cover or stick inside your ears? We have given the Merlin Audiova Conduction Headphones a try as they promise a new way of listening to audio on the go. Instead of covering you up and make it impossible to hear the world around you the Merlin Audiova Conduction Headphones are using the  ‘Bone Conduction Technology’ to transfer the sound from your cheekbones direct to your inner ears, leaving your ears completley free to any ambient sounds. Specially on a bicycle this is a huge advantage.

Quality / Feeling:

At first the headphones that are sitting around your neck are feeling a bit awkward, this was the first time ever to have Headphones not over or inside the ear. But once getting used to this I really liked the advantage of the unique Bone Conduction Technology. While listening to your favorite tunes you can still react and pay attention to your surroundings. Needless to say that this makes your life much safer specially if you are one a bike or running down a road. Pretty cool is as well that you can use them while swimming. Yes, you read right, they are waterproof too and work well despite water in your ears. For me as a person enjoying deep bass while listening to music the real only single point I disliked about the headphones was that they could produce more bass to fit better my taste.

Connectivity:

The Merlin Audiova Conduction Headphones are connected to your computer or charger via astandard micro USB cable. A full charge of the device gives you around 6 hours of usage time which is really good. It as well gives you the change to pair to other devices via Bluetooth. We have tried connecting it with various mobiles and even tablets and none of the connections gave us any problems. Paired to your phone it lets you even answer phone calls directlyfrom the headphones, so your phone can stay in your bag.

Verdict:

The Merlin Audiova Conduction Headphones are a first of its kind with its brand new technology. It is a great step towards safety while using headphones and they are having a sleek design. They are multiuseable, comfortable to wear and deliver a good and clear sound, though the bass could be stronger for me. The connection possibility via Bluetooth makes this device a real allrounder and very useful if you are an active person that is enjoying music on the go.

And the 2x250AED Landmarkshops.com Shopping Vouchers are going to..

Just recently we had reviewed Landmarkshops.com and afterwards we had put on this competition to win 2 x250AED Vouchers to be used on Landmarkshops.com courtesy of the friendly folks at Landmarkshops.com . Each Voucher can be used on any of the products sold on the website except Emax.

As well this time we got plenty of entries of more than 1000 different people.  But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

Win a 250AED Landmarkshops.com Shopping Voucher!

Maria and Hensel, you both have an email now and got 24 hours to answer on it. Should no answer have been received by then another winner will be drawn.