• This Portable Video Game Console Is A Work Of Art

    Thanks to PC-powered emulators such as the ever-popular MAME, revisiting classic games form your childhood is easier than ever. However, if you wanted to play these games without feeling like you were sitting in front of your computer, your choice was pretty much limited to building a big, bulky, arcade-style cabinet—not a viable option if you want to keep your girlfriend. But now you can play classics like Metal Slug on the go with the R-KAID-R. Available in 5 different finishes, including walnut, black ash, and emerald green maple, the R-KAID-R is a portable gaming console encased in solid wood. An 8-inch LCD screen, 8-way joystick, and 9 buttons allow you to play your favorite classic games that are easily imported via USB or SD card. The battery offers 8 hours of gaming on a full charge. The console will be available in September for €2,499 ($3400), but don’t dawdle—only 50 of each color will be available. Pre-order yours today at R-KAID-R.

  • Nike Baseball Brings the Heat to Minnesota for the MLB All-Star Game [23 Photos]

    Nike Baseball released specs of their brightly colored Nike Lunar Vapor Trout Spectrum, Nike Lunar Trainer 1 Spectrum and the Nike Vapor Elite Pro Spectrum for the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game set to take place in Minneapolis next week. Taking a local approach to the recently revealed Nike Vapor Collection, the Nike Lunar Vapor Spectrum Collection is inspired by the sun’s reflection onto the Land of 10,000 Lakes. When the sun sets over water, individual points of light blend together to form a smooth-colored spectrum of light. The collection is composed of lightweight and responsive product both for the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game enabling speed. AKA it’s bright, iridescent colors are sure to turn heads, and with MLB’s strict color guidelines in place outside of these games, why let the NBA have all the fun? The Nike Vapor Spectrum Collection will be available on Nike.com and at select retailers with the All-Star Game cleats available July 12 and Home Run Derby cleat and batting glove July 14.

  • 9 Mind Blowing Photos Of Typhoon Neoguri From Space

    Typhoon Neoguri is currently battering Okinawa as it moves torwards Japan’s main island of Honshu. The storm, expecting to reach Tokyo on Thursday, is the equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of 123 mph and gusts up to 168 mph. Early this morning, Alexander Gerst, an astronaut from the European Space Agency currently aboard the International Space Station, captured these incredible photos as the ISS traveled over the Pacific. The size of the storm has been compared to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the US east coast in 2012. Keep up with Gerst’s photos from ISS at Flickr.

  • Buy Your Very Own Harrier Jet

    The Harrier Jet, originally developed in the 1960s, is most known for its vertical takeoff and landing ability. It’s a subsonic jet that can hover like a helicopter. Of course, this also causes it to be a pain in the ass to pilot. The vertical takeoffs are only possible at less than maximum loaded weight. Conventional landings are only possible within a narrow range of speeds, favoring a near-vertical landing with some forward speed. Even with these limitations, who wouldn’t want one? On July 26, a 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 Jump Jet will hit the auction block at England’s Silverstone Classic Sale. Unfortunately, the jet is no longer armed and the engine isn’t mounted. Also, a few internal components are missing. But still, get some friends, some beers, and a few tools, and we’re confident you’ll be flying this jet in no time. After all, it was built for parking lots…

  • Volkswagen Once Made A Multi-Colored Car. And It Was Glorious.

    The 90s Volkswagen Polo, a European model that was a little smaller than the North American Golf, was available in four colors, and to advertise that fact, Volkswagen produced a model using panels of each color to advertise the options at auto shows. The multi-colored, Frankensteined vehicle proved popular and the public demanded Volkswagen produce the quirky cars. In 1995, Volkswagen produced 1,000 of these, dubbed the Polo Harlequin. The model proved so popular, that 3,800 were eventually produced. But what about North America? Surely birthday party clowns and free-spirited young ladies with “mean people suck” bumper stickers should be offered a chance to own such a glorious car. In 1996, Volkswagen released a Golf Harlequin using the same four colors as its European counterpart. The Golf edition was limited to just 264 cars and two of the colors, Chagall Blue and Pistachio Green, were only available in North America on the Harlequin. There’s even a Harlequin Registry that aims to track down all 264 Golfs. So far, 113 are accounted for…

  • Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Finalists Announced [8 HQ Photos]

    The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the finalists for its sixth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award. The competition ends September 17 and on the following day, an exhibition of the winning images opens at the Royal Observatory. The overall winner will be awarded £1500 ($2500), while winners of each of the different categories will receive £500 ($850). For more info on the contest and exhibition, visit Royal Museums Greenwich. More of the submitted photos can be viewed at the contest’s official Flickr album.

  • That Time We Drove An All Electric Harley-Davidson Through The Streets Of Manhattan… [Photos]

    A few weeks back Harley-Davidson stormed into NYC with their new Project LiveWire bike we’ve been telling you so much about. Since we’re such huge fans of the brand we got the opportunity to be one of the first in America to actually test drive the bike on the streets of Manhattan. Our lasting impression, beyond the fact that it rides similarly to a traditional Harley-Davidson minus the growl, is the fact that it has effortless, white-knuckle pick me up that will take you from stoplight to cruising in a matter of seconds. A very impressive trait you won’t find in any other all-electric, street-legal vehicles on the road today. If you have interest in Harley-Davidson we certainly encourage you to visit projectlivewire.com to follow the Project LiveWire tour and learn more about testing the bike at your local stop. We’re working on getting pictures of our test drive around Manhattan and the event, where we sipped cocktails and mingled with Harley-Davidson executives, so keep following us on @RSVLTS for more.

  • Photo of the Day: Hurricane Arthur As Seen From Space

    Beach-goers along the East Coast are going to have a soggy 4th of July…unless Tim Howard saves us all. The first tropical system of the Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Arthur, formed off southern Florida on July 1, 2014, and is moving north along the coast. NASA snapped the following image from their Terra satellite on July 2 at 11:35 a.m. when Arthur was 105 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • A Timeline of the Most Recognizable Boot on the Soccer Pitch

    Nike has always been renowned for innovation in footwear technology. They’ve always managed to push the envelope, keeping whatever market they choose to infiltrate on their toes. Literally. Most recently breaking into snowboarding, an industry already saturated with boot manufactures and brands, but Nike being Nike managed to breakthrough the barriers, by creating one of the most advanced boots on the market. Undeniably wiggling themselves into the upper echelon of the industry. In 1996 they did they same with soccer. They found the best player in the world, at the time being Ronaldo (Not that Ronaldo), a young Brazilian force to be reckoned with and they studied him for two years. Then in 1998, they released the Nike Mercurial, a skeptical boot with never before seen technology. The rest is history. Today roughly half the players on each team you see playing in the World Cup have on the Mercurials in either orange or neon yellow, the two colorways Nike chose for this year’s release.

  • Visit Space In A Luxury Balloon

    Everyone is aware of Virgin Galactic’s space voyages that are set to begin commercial service soon and it would be awesome if we could all go, however not everyone who’s not a celebrity or billionaire adventurer can afford the $250,000 ticket. What many people don’t know is that another company, World View, will be offering tours into space via a luxury balloon for the low, low price of just $75,000. Relatively speaking, that’s not too bad! A joint venture from Arizona’s Paragon Space Development Corporation and British studio Priestmangoode, who designed cabins for Virgin Airlines, World View will take passengers 100,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. The capsule is carried up via large balloon, reaching the 100,000 feet mark in about 90 minutes. The capsule will then float around for a few hours before returning to terra firma. Inside the luxury capsule will be a bar, snack area, and a bathroom and plenty of viewing areas. Reserve your seat with a $5,000 deposit at World View.

  • The Only Shirt You’ll Need This 4th of July is Our New ‘Butcher’ Shirt

    The most American shirt you’ll ever put on is here. Our RSVLTS store recently released our finest work. “The Butcher” shirt is the only shirt you’ll ever need to wear on “a day for America”. The design features the Butcher draped in an American flag around a silhouetted face with a signature mustache that pays homage to the Civil War era in America. The Butcher’s glass eye is incredibly detailed with an American crest and eagle. Pick one up at our RSVLTS Store immediately, then run for president and win.

  • A Mechanical Watch You Can Set With A Magic Button

    There’s no denying the incredible accuracy of GPS-set quartz watches, but just about any watch enthusiast would forsake accuracy for the beauty of a mechanical watch. Thanks to Geneva’s VCXO Watches, they can now have the best of both worlds. The Ox One is a mechanical watch with a GPS module on top. That’s where the fun comes in, for to set this watch, one must only press a magic button at the 9 o’clock position that’s actually inscribed “Magic Button.” The button activates a GPS-chip that calculates the exact time according to the wearer’s location. The time data is transferred to a small motor that sets the minute and hour hands. The Ox One is available in stainless steel ($9,150), black ceramic ($11,200), and a limited run of 25 pieces in pink gold ($41,150). For more info, check out VCXO Watches.   

  • 12 Must-Visit Online Menswear Shops

    Even if you live in a major city with solid menswear stores within blocks of your apartment, you still can’t beat the convenience of shopping online. The problem is finding online boutiques that stock stuff you actually want to wear. Here are 12 we frequent that’ll help you find some good-looking garb.

  • Nike Vision + Sportswear Release Stunning Lifestyle Shades

    Nike Vision the eye ware arm of the sports giant recently released a line of Sportswear sunglasses with a lifestyle edge. The Nike MDL. 270 and MDL. 220 are two aviator style shades with some edgy accents to give your summer style the kick-in-the-ass it needs. The MDL. 270 features a combination of metals and plastic to create a combo aesthetic that just works. The rims are plastic, but feature 3 metal hooks that wrap around to inner metal frame. The temples are made of a textured metal with a plastic metal tip. Think Steve McQueen meets Rick Ross. The MDL. 220 is an all plastic frame with a bevy of beautiful color combos. Their vintage feel does most of the work, but their amazing color combos feature a half grey frame with silver lenses, brown tortoise half frame with an orange bottom half and brown lens and a couple varieties of solid tortoise to name a few. The 220’s acetate colors really take this classic frame to the next level.

  • Summer’s Here, Time To Get A Hoverboard

    We have one more year before Mattel MUST deliver the hoverboard so we can live out the “Back to the Future II” fantasy we’ve been harboring since 1989. Until that happens (and in the slim chance in won’t), you can get yourself the next best thing—a water hoverboard. Using the same idea and tech as the Zapata Racing Flyboard, the ZR Hoverboard allows you to fly up to 16 feet above the water at a top speed of 16 miles per hour. The hoverboard alone will cost you $2675, but if you don’t already have a flyboard, you’ll need the complete kit for $5850. But if you’re going to spend that much, you might as well get a flyboard, too, and just pay $8325 all together. And to keep you from killing yourself, you’ll have to take a 90 minute operator’s course for an additional $350. Order your hoverboard today from Rocky Mountain Flyboard.

  • Japan Unveils First Android Newscaster, Rest Of World Is Creeped Out [Video]

    In an effort to remind the world that they are the weirdest nation on Earth, Japanese scientists unveiled the world’s first android newscaster. For now, the android will be working at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Sciene and Innovation conversing with visitors and gathering information on human/android interactions. Designed by leading robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, the hope is that the android will learn to better communicate with real people so that human will be more open to an ever-increasing android presence. Hopefully it won’t turn out like an anime version of the classic “They took our jobs!” South Park episode.

  • An Awesome Device For Keeping Your Beer Cold This Summer

    Don’t get us wrong, we love Imperial Stouts and Geuze and other beers best served at warmer temps, but when summer hits, there is nothing better than a freezing cold light macrobrew. The makers of Kirin Ichiban, which is basically Bud with a cool looking dragon on the bottle, realized this and in 2012 they developed a machine that produced a whipped, frozen, slushie-like foam to insulate your beer and keep it extra cold. The super cold beers were a hit in Japan and a battery-powered home version of the device was soon developed. Now you can order your own from Japan Trend Shop for $69 (plus $47 shipping to the US). With an El Nino summer coming our way, the price just may be worth it.

  • Harley-Davidson Reveals Their First Electric Motorcycle #ProjectLiveWire [Photos + Video]

    Remember when we said that Harley-Davidson is about to make a big announcement? Well the time is here. Throughout it’s 111 year history Harley-Davidson, an American company with a proven history of innovation, has been on the cutting edge of product development. And with that in mind is set to release their first electric motorcycle, a bike that offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound. This is a historic day for the biking community and did we mention is looks badass too? Just check out the photos. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Specs have yet to be released but starting next week Harley-Davidson fans across America will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle. A 2014 U.S. tour – kicking off with a journey down Route 66 – will visit more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships now through the end of the year so head over to Project LiveWire

  • Something Big is Coming from Harley-Davidson [RSVLTS Exclusive]

    Freedom and ingenuity have always shaped our nation, and our place in it. So when Harley-Davidson, an American company with a proven history of innovation, asked us to help spread the word about a new innovation our taste for adventure and freedom started buzzing. Our sources at Harley-Davidson are saying that their latest innovation, being announced on June 19th, will be like nothing before and from what we’ve seen (and heard) in this teaser video we can only imagine what is coming.

  • RSVLTS Around The World [27 Photos]

    Tailgates, beach BBQs, music fests, climbing Everest, drinking a 30 pack of Miller Lite with Wade Boggs, meeting Hulk Hogan. Take RSVLTS gear on your epic adventures and share the pictures with us on Instagram and Twitter using the hash-tag #RSVLTS. 

  • Google Launches World Cup Trends Landing Page

    For the next few weeks the globe will be engulfed in a sea of soccer, while the World Cup commences during an information age like no other. With digital trends spiking and falling as the games are previewed, played and reviewed the World Cup has snowballed into a massive scaled internet phenomena. Google has created a landing page for all searches and timely trends for teams and match ups. On the trends site, if you click “Upcoming Matches” and chose a country you’ll find: sentiment (“Brazil is feeling hopeful”), top questions, people of interest, people on the rise, global interest, and more!

  • Bizarre PT Cruiser Limo, Because Russia [10 Photos]

    Remember the PT Cruiser? When it first came out in 2000, the retro-style hatchback from Chrysler was one of the ugliest cars on the market. It was also insanely popular with soccer moms! Russians, always a little late on American fads, apparently still have a soft spot for the ugly automobile. A car mod company in Novgorod came up with this Pt Cruiser limo that looks like Cinderella’s coach. Presumably, it’s used for luxurious weddings, but I could see some of Staten Island’s classiest couples hiring it for a night out to the pizza parlor.

  • What If Other Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

    Visualization by Ron Miller @ Black Cat Studios Our moon is a pretty big object. If it was orbiting the sun and not Earth it’s big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right. The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits. What if a celestial body like Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, was as close to the Earth as our moon? Would it fill the night sky? Illustrator and author Ron Miller sought to answer the question using the reference photograph above.

  • Google Street Art Project Lets Temporary Works Live Forever

    Thanks to international celebrities like Banksy, street art is an increasing popular art form. However, despite its popularity, the products of the art form tend to be temporary, painted over by other artists or scrubbed away by property owners at any moment. Google is now using its Cultural Institute along with its highly addictive Street View to grant immortality to former street art meccas such as New York’s 5 Pointz and Tower 13 in Paris. So far, over 5000 images can be found in 100 exhibitions as part of the Google Street Art Project. There are works from all over the world and the collection will continue to grow. Begin your trek down the rabbit hole at the Google Cultural Institute.

  • This Pen Will Change The Design World

    Have you ever wished that you could use Photoshop’s eyedropper tool in real life? A unique new coloring device called the Scribble may soon make that dream a reality. Using the built-in scanner on the pen, you scan the object whose color you want to replicate. Different colored ink cartridges inside the pen then mix to make the exact color you want, with 16 million colors possible. You can even save the color for future use. For digital artists, a stylus version of the Scribble will allow you to scan a color than transfer it to your iPad or other mobile device using the Scribble App. The devices aren’t available yet, but are expected to cost $150 for the pen and $80 for the stylus. To get updates on the release date, sign up at Scribble.

  • The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre CH 80 Chronograph (Watch Wednesday)

    TAG Heuer recently released their glimmering Carrera Calibre CH 80, a fantastic new chronograph with in house movements capable of up to 80 hours of power reserve in the tank. A truely impressive feat considering its 6.5 mm with 233-part movements. Loyal to the design created in 1963 by Jack Heuer – the man behind some of the most revolutionary advances in the field of sports timing – the displays are arranged in a classic layout, with the chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock, the chronograph hours counter at 9 o’clock and small seconds at 6 o’clock with a 41mm display. TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre CH 80 Chronograph

  • This Batman-Inspired Golf Cart Costs More Than Your Car

    In Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we were introduced to the next generation of Batmobile, the Tumbler. Thanks to those purveyors of things you never knew existed and could never afford at Hammacher Schlemmer, you can get your own Tumbler in the form of this badass and totally unnecessary golf cart. With 6 course-friendly tires and a 6-horsepower, battery-charged electric go-cart motor, the Gotham Golfcart can reach a top speed of 38 miles per hour. The all-black alloy body is just as sleek as the movie version and its twin aerodynamic wings fold around the passenger compartment to protect riders from villainous stray balls. The luxury golf cart also features adjustable leather seats, cup holders, iPad stand, and lights. Order yours today for $35,500. Or not. Because you don’t have that sort of Bruce Wayne cash.

  • 10 Rare Photos Of Apollo Astronauts Training In Hawaii

    On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Over the next 3 years, 5 more Apollo missions would land on the moon. But how did NASA train the astronauts for this mission? By vacationing in Hawaii, apparently. Last December, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, Executive Director Rob Kelso searched through the photo archives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and found these images. NASA digitized the images and sent them to PISCES earlier this year. Now, for the first time, the public can see the little-known role Hawaii played in the Apollo program of the early 1970s.

  • adidas climachill Golf Technology Adds a Cool Factor Back to Golf

    With the summer and Fathers Day approaching adidas may have just solved two problems for your golf needs. From their latest line of hot weather apparel comes the adidas climachill collection. With a combination of titanium-woven fabrics and enhanced breathability thanks to a few strategically placed aluminum dots inside the back neck of the shirt. Why are a few metal dots so important? They provide a cooling sensation on the upper back and neck and if you’ve ever played golf in anything over 90 degrees, is just what the doctor ordered. The polyester in the shirt’s fabric is made of flat yarn, making it lightweight and cool making it’s ventilation a key component. adidas climachill golf shirt

  • The Puck Opener

    The NHL finals are finally upon us just in time for summer. So if you don’t want to shell out $1,000 to attend the games in New York or LA, enjoy them in the sanctity of your own home. Buy a few brewskis and crack them open with the Puck Opener, a game playable puck with its core cut out to make room for a bottle opener. Crafted in Buffalo, the Puck Opener is so solid you can play an actual game with it. Comes with an option of eight custom graphics, including the U.S. flag, Canadian leaf, three old time in-action players, two Buffalo tribute pucks and a blank standard puck. Game on. The Puck Opener  

  • The eCool Uses the Ground to Chill Your Brews

    Never again do you need the power of electricity or ice to cool your beers. At least when you have room for ground to be broken. The eCool is an eco-friendly answer that is as convenient as it is interesting. At a total length of aobut 3.7 feet tall around 1/4 of the device is all you’ll see. Using a shovel or garden drill, simply dig down using your man-muscles, fill in around the base and store up to 24 beer cans. The eCool uses no electricity, and can be used year round due to it’s insulated cover that prevents frost in the winter. With the ground close to the surface usually remaining a constant 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the warmer months, your beers will stay a steady chill. eCool

  • Journey Through The Solar System, One Pixel At A Time

    It can hard to grasp the vastness of space when you just hear the numbers. The diameter of the Moon, at 3474 km, can be hard enough to grasp, let alone figures like the distance from the Earth to the Moon (384,000 km). Interactive web designer Josh Worth set out to make these numbers easier to comprehend with his project “If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel.” Using the scale of The Moon equal to 1 pixel, Worth takes us on a journey through our solar system, from the Sun to former planet Pluto. As you scroll for what seems like an eternity, facts about the sizes of and distances between celestial bodies offer a respite from the emptiness. After checking out the project, be sure to visit JoshWorth.com for more interactive and insightful work. 

  • Google’s New Driverless Car is Missing a Steeringwheel and Brake Peddle… On Purpose

    Google recently tested a new self-driving electric car, which is a complete passenger experience. That’s right, no steering wheel, brake peddle or anything that might hint at a manual take over. It was manufactured by an unnamed Detroit automotive company and that’s all we know about it’s builder specs. The car is about as basic as you can get sporting a couple of doors, seats and navigation. Google is setting out to produce around 100 prototypes while having engineers work out the issues along the way. Scary. The good thing is that the prototypes will have manual override fail-safe protocols. The cars can cruise up to 25 MPH now, using Google’s sensors, lasers, radars and cameras to guide it’s way, ultimately creating the perfect passenger vehicle for transportation.  

  • Skype Translator Will Translate Speech Instantly [Video]

    The translator used by Captain Kirk and Spock on Star Trek that enabled them to speak to aliens will no longer be a sci-fi fantasy. By the end of the year, Microsoft aims to enable real-time translation in its Skype software. This means that people with no common language will be able to converse with their words being translated accurately and grammatically correct into each other’s native tongues. This will undoubtedly be huge for global businesses, but will diplomacy be handle through Skype in the future? An international incident caused by a computer mistranslation sounds like the makings of a fantastic film!

  • Nike SB P-Rod 8

    Being the poster-child for a full division of Nike comes at no east feat (pun intended), but Paul Rodriguez has continuously risen to the challenge. A four-time X Games Gold medal champion in the street skateboarding category, P-Rod is becoming an identifiable with skateboarding as any other great athlete to ride. Yesterday marked the 8th time Paul and Nike have collaborated on a sneaker, releasing the P-Rod 8 shoe.  sneaker that was molded around the ideal image of a skateboard show with cutting edge Nike technology. Still paying homage to the standard in skateboarding shoe of the ’80s, the P-Rod 8 still strikes somewhat of an evolved aesthetic of the Air Jordan 1, but with 360 degrees of Nike Lunarlon impact protection to the design, delivering lightweight, responsive cushioning plus the board feel that skaters need. The Hyperscreen+ traction layer amplifies durability, and the dynamic Nike Flywire cables are the ultimate solution for an adaptive fit. Available June 21st.

 

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