Lighters Direct, the premier online lighter boutique has partnered with S.T. Dupont and Philippe Tournaire to offer this one-of-a-kind Limited Edition. Only 12 individually numbered pieces of Phoenix Black Limited Edition Ligne 2 Lighter were made.
Priced at $16,500, the Phoenix Black is inspired by the dark cyclical mortality of the mythical Phoenix, and features an enhanced finish with black Chinese lacquer, hand-engraved White Bronze with Hand Patina, and embedded 6 Red Rubies on the Wings. This one of S.T. Dupont’s rarest productions to date, comes packaged in a custom Gift Box! This is a custom commissioned piece available only through Lighters Direct.
2013 Porsche Cayman that makes its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show, will go on sale in the U.S. next spring. Based on on the latest-generation Boxster convertible, the new Porsche Cayman is more powerful, more efficient, and more expensive than the outgoing version: the base Cayman will start at $53,550 (including a $950 destination charge), and the Cayman S starts at $64,750.
Although new Cayman continues family resemblance by sharing basic underpinnings, powertrains and sharper design of its cousin Boxster, the difference between them lies in a fact that this latest generation of Porsche‘s compact coupé is bigger, slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor.
At 172 inch long, 70 inch wide, 50 inch tall and riding on a 97 inch wheelbase, the new Cayman is 1.29 inch longer and 0.35 inch lower than the old model and has grown 2.36 inch between the wheels. Despite its stretched stature, the new-generation Cayman is up to 66 pounds lighter than the model it replaces, depending on the specific model and equipment level, yet its body is said to be 40 percent stiffer.
The car’s standard wheels have been upsized by one inch, so the Cayman wears 18-inch alloys and the Cayman S has 19-inch wheels. Like the Boxster and 911, the Cayman switches from hydraulic to fuel-saving electric power steering. As we’ve experienced with the new Boxster, the changes should make the Cayman a more athletic track star.
Powering the entry-level Porsche Cayman is a mildly uprated version of the new Boxster’s 2.7-litre flat six-cylinder. The engine generates 202kW and 290Nm – up 7kW over the old car’s 2.9-litre motor but down 10Nm. The result is a six-speed manual model that is one-tenth quicker from 0-100km/h (now 5.7 seconds) and a PDK version that’s three-tenths sharper, stopping the clock at 5.4 seconds. The new Cayman PDK is 15 per cent more fuel efficient than the old model, consuming 30.5 MPG (7.7 litres per 100km) on the combined cycle, while the manual is 13 per cent cleaner at 28.7 MPG (8.2L/100km).
The new Cayman continues with cornering capability of its predecessor while also improving ride comfort. Buyers can opt for a new generation PASM active damping system linked to a button that allows the driver to choose between ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ suspension modes.
Apple unveils its redesigned iMac configuration. New device has received a stunning makeover with a new display and no optical drive and is now thinner and lighter than ever. Its aluminum and glass enclosure conceals high-performance technology, that can boasts with 40% less volume than its predecessor and is 80% thinner. It is just 5 millimeters in depth. A completely reengineered display on the new iMac reduces reflection by 75 percent still maintaining brilliant color and contrast, while its cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied using a high-precision plasma deposition process.
“With a stunning design, brilliant display and faster performance, we’ve made the world’s leading all-in-one desktop computer better in every way,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The all-new iMac is unbelievably thin, yet packs an incredible amount of performance and technology into our most innovative desktop.”
The new iMac features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7, and can take up to 32GB of RAM. The device also has four USB 3.0 slots, two Thunderbolt ports and an SD card slot. Users will be able to choose between a traditional hard drive, an SSD or Apple’s Fusion Drive, new technology that allows users to have a hybrid SSD/traditional HD experience. This means that you’re most used and disk-intensive apps load from the SSD but your media, movies and music can still exist on a traditional hard drive.
Apple’s new ultra-thin iMac will be available in two version: a 27-inch model with a 2,560 by 1,440 pixel resolution, a 2.9GHz Ivy Bridge processor with 1TB hard drive, that will go on sale in December. The price starts at $1,799. The 21.5-inch iMac with a 1,920 by 1,080 pixel resolution, a 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge processor with 1TB of storage will go on sale in November, and it is cheaper and starts at $1,299.
Additionally, Apple updated its Mac mini computer, which features a 2.5GHz dual-core i5 processor, a Thunderbolt port, four USB 3.0 ports, and an SD card slot. It has 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of storage, and the price starts at $599.
Limited Edition S.T. Dupont Samurai Prestige Lighter And Pen SetSimon Tissot Dupont or S.T.Dupont, Parisian designer brand from 1872, creates stylish lighters, collectible pens, handbags, as good as not long ago in vogue tech gadgets regulating a heading diamond-head pattern. They have recently come out with a new ultra-luxe Limited Edition Lighter and Fountain Pen Set designed in honor to the storied military nobility of feudal Japan. It has been named the Samurai Prestige Lighter and Pen set.
The Samurai Prestige Lighter and Pen set, limited to just 20 pieces, is priced at about $66,000 and comes complete with a display stand and matching katana or samurai sword letter opener. The rare and exceptional creations for gentlemen from S.T. Dupont feature a chiseled piece of solid rose gold set with hundreds of white diamonds and textured black leather and silk ribbon accents.