PRIZZI’S TOP PICKS – VOL. 3

PRIZZI’S TOP PICKS – VOL. 3 – Juice Magazine Product Reviews

XTREEM QUADFORCE VIDEO DRONE:

Jeff Ho put together one of the most radical teams in skateboarding with the infamous Zephyr Competition Skateboard Team, but can he fly a drone? Jeff came over to the Juice Magazine office to test out the Xtreem Quadforce Video Drone, and here are the results. Filming by Dan Levy.

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, introduces the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone, a RC helicopter with onboard color video camera. It’s the first product from the new Xtreem™ collection. Fly to new levels as the QuadForce uses the latest 2.4GHz frequency for a strong signal indoors or outdoors. The QuadForce is available at Fry’s stores nationwide for $89.99.

“We decided to change things up a bit by launching the new Xtreem™ range of remote-controlled toys,” says Jeremy Stewart, Vice President, Marketing of Swann. “Our team of driven, committed and creative engineers worked endlessly to design the QuadForce. It’s the perfect toy for anyone looking to graduate from a traditional RC helicopter to something more challenging.”

QuadForce is designed to fly in any direction with its 4-axis and lightweight yet durable construction. The Drone’s 2.4GHz frequency allows it to fly up to 330ft/ 100m for a unique 360-degree flying experience that makes a RC helicopter seem outdated.

Record videos from the sky with the onboard color video camera and store it to the Micro SD card located in the undercarriage. QuadForce allows you to record 720p HD color resolution videos or images to capture more details and great lighting ranges. You can easily transfer the AVI (MJPEG) videos or JPEG images and share your favorites on different websites such as YouTube & Vimeo.

To get started simply add 4 alkaline AA batteries to the remote control and charge the chopper using the USB cable, which is included. After 50 minutes, let your imagination soar in any direction with 8 minutes aerial flying time per charge.



 

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CONVERSE EYEWEAR:

Converse goes quality first on all of the products they make and these sunglasses are no different. With smooth classic styles and subtle logos, these frames will only enhance your vibe. Throw on your Chuck Taylor’s and some Buzzer Beaters, and you will get the right kind of attention. Converse CONS frames feature polarized lenses and ultimate comfort. The On Deck model offers extra style and clean lines. Surfers will dig the Post shades with polarized lenses and grip temple tips. Most styles are available on Zappos.com,



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ELECTRIC WATCH: EDO1 NATO

Electric has come with it for the surfing community as they introduce the Captain Fin collection’s EDO1 NATO with tide prediction, moon phase, calendar, alarm, light functions and more. Its digital layout is easy to read and comes in handy when you are in the water as it is water resistant up to 10 ATM. The polyester band is super comfortable and is available in a variety of colors.

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

Known for style on land and in water, Captain Fin has created a movement bigger than himself. The iconic Captain Fin style comes from his love for colorful vans from the 70’s, cult classic movies from the 80’s, and all the radness of the 90’s.

 A continuation of the original ‘Be Cool Man’ capsule, part two features a print mash-up of old school newsprints and TV scenes from all his favorite eras. This print can be found on the Bengal or Swingarm sunglass frame, and on the ED01, Electric’s digital tide watch.  http://www.electriccalifornia.com/watches/ed01-tide-nato.html

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  • MOVEMENT: Digital module with simple tide and tide prediction, moon phase, calendar, alarm, countdown/heat time, chronograph with 30 lap recall, and light functions.
  • CASE: 40MM polycarbonate case with raised bezel, hardened acrylic crystal. Water resistant up to 10 ATM / 100 meters / 300 FT.
  • BAND: Polyester nato style band with custom stainless steel buckle and velcro closure

 


 

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KEEP FRESH, STAY RAD POSTCARDS:

We all know how rare it is these days to get a postcard in the mail and, when you do, it’s still just as awesome as it was in the 80’s before the internet and texting. Well, the good peeps at Friends of Type have brought the fun back into sending out cool mail with Keep Fresh, Stay Rad postcards. There is one for every occasion and the artist network involved with designing these postcards is very impressive. Check out the link below for more info.

PRODUCT INFORMATION: 

Inspired by everything from punk rock to skateboarding and ’80s pop culture, this collection of 100 postcards features some of Friends of Type’s most popular designs, from birthday greetings and valentines to anthemic slogans, all rendered in vibrant color and elegant type. Subdivided into categories (such as optimism and salutations), this deluxe box also includes a mini “zine” that explores the group’s varied inspirations and enthusiastic design process.  Friends of Type are a fun-loving collective of respected type designers from Brooklyn and San Francisco. Since 2009, they’ve been collaborating on commercial work as well as an online project into which they post their cheerful experiments in cutting-edge type design.  http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034589/wanted/18-cards-for-type-lovers-who-hate-hallmark

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