The lure of the man bag

We’ve been through many, many bags. As teenagers, we loved Samsonites and those nearly indestructible Eastpaks. Then, when we started working, we veered towards Hidesign and other brands that made similar bags for the office. Not too long ago, we

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3 things on our mind right now

Asus PadFone 2: Do we like the Asus PadFone 2? We think we do. It’s an interesting and original concept that has just been launched in a much-improved version. So, what happens is a massively power phone and tablet come together.

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Bad boy

You’ve probably seen it whizzing around our cities, ridden by young chaps kitted out in impressive-looking gear. But what you wouldn’t know is that the KTM Duke 200 is almost a cult machine. Within a year or so of its

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A couple of things we want in 2013

The Leap Imagine a shiny little thingy about the size of a small iPod. Now imagine it next to your laptop or desktop. And then imagine yourself controlling your computer through just hand movements. Yes, no mouse, no keyboard. And

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Range Rover: No Competition

Range Rovers are the world’s most luxurious SUVs. Not too many people would argue with that. They are also extremely capable vehicles, and can tackle any kind of terrain. But when Land Rover conceptualised the latest generation Range Rover some

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The little black book: updated

Back in the late 19th and the first few decades of the 20th centuries, artists and writers in Paris used small notebooks that were handmade by French bookbinders to sketch, draw, record impressions of, and take notes about the world

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Captain Qooq

If you like to cook, you’ll love the QooQ tablet. With its 10.1-inch splash-proof mineral glass, which is 60% more robust than regular touchscreens, the tab is designed for the kitchen. It has waterproof buttons and non-slip feet, and is

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The other Zippo

You might not be a smoker – and that, let us tell you, is a wonderful thing – but you’d be aware of the ‘windproof’ Zippo lighter. The first Zippo lighter was made sometime in the 1930s and retailed at

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Our kind of coffee machine

Have you heard of East Tamaki? Nope? Same here. Fisher & Paykel…does that ring a bell? A month or so ago, we, too, would have given you a blank stare if you had asked us that question, but then we

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Best foot forward

The first Nike Air Max came out in 1987. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Max, the first shoe to feature visible air, set a new benchmark in the design and architecture of running shoes. Since then, the iconic shoe

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