Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Girls on Bicycles!

I've seen various pics float around on the web of girls on bicycles. Looks like they are being aggregated by the Girls on Bicycles! blog. Here's a sample of a cute redhead on the site. Did I mention I have a thing for redheads? Especially redheads on bicycles.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Empire of the Sun's Solar Eclipse Broadcast

I've mentioned Empire of the Sun before a few times, so you've likely heard of them. They recently recorded a webcast that was aired during the solar eclipse last week. Great music and great cinematography. Reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy!

Thanks Stereogum for the tip.

Klipsch Image S4i for iPhone

I've recently read a ton about the Klipsch Image S4 headphones. They cost around 80$, but apparently sound like they cost 250-300$. CNET also gave them an editor's choice award. However, the S4 lacked the iPhone playback controls, and that kept me from ever purchasing them. Klipsch just put the S4i on sale today, for a 99$ price point. These earphones add the three-button playback control and mic that is a necessity for my 3GS iPhone. Hopefully the reviews don't steer me wrong, and these turn out to be a great pair of eaphones.

I've tried out just about every earphone I can get my headphones, with 99% of them sucking. Here's what i've learned:
  • Anything with over-the-ear cables won't stay in my ears.
  • Anything with a narrow "speaker tube" doesn't have any bass.
  • Anything over 100$ seems to break.
  • I don't like white earphones.
  • My Klipsch computer speakers are freaking loud.
Based on my previous research, these seem like they might be a pretty darn good pair of buds!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sam Flores Kid Dragon (Special Colorway)

Looks like Sam Flores is releasing a special color way of his Kid Dragon figure. Given the history of Sam Flores' figures, you should expect many colorways. The first two are sold out, but there could be more to come.

Keep an eye on Upper Playground!