If you follow the JDMEGO blog you know that over the last few months Judson AKA “DropJay” did several artwork pieces for skateboard decks yet none of them showed up in the JDMEGO store. Well that’s because they are over in the ILoveRacing.com store! Just make a few more clicks! Come on don’t be lazy… Besides if you want to own this sweet Evasive Motorsports S2000 skate deck for only 50 bucks then you are going to need to move quickly. This would look so fresh mounted on a wall!
[Source: ILoveRacing.com store]
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Are you in love with EG and EK Honda Civics? Do you drool over just about any generation of VW Golf? Then you might just be about that “Hatch Life“. If so then Pac Rim’s GARAGETUNED brand has a cell phone case that’s perfect for you. The best part is that its available for iPhone 4/4s/5 AND Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 so you’re covered on both iOS and Android fronts!
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Today I have a triple collab to tell you about! Pac Rim’s new brand “GARAGETUNED” got together with Evasive Motorsport to create a skate deck featuring their famous Scion FR-S time attack car! However, rather than just use a photograph JDMEGO was brought on to illustrate Evasive Motorsport’s track beast.
If you want one hit up iLoveRacing.com ASAP! These decks are only 50 bucks each so they’re bound to go fast!
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Remember the awesome JDMEGO “Fake Parts Break Hearts” shirt I showed you last week? Well now JDMEGO’s latest public service announcement comes in license plate frame flavor! For 10 bucks you can spread the word that knock-offs are emotionally harmful to those of us who appreciate quality! Pick up a frame now at the JDMEGO store.
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Everyone knows Porsche’s cars. What everyone might not know is that Porsche likes to make other stuff. Like, non-car stuff. Seriously they have a whole other division for it. They make furniture, apparel, phones, you name it! All of their other product is cool but one of my favorite things is the Porsche Bike S. It looks amazing and totally speaks to Porsche’s automotive design-sense. Its one of my favorite items to drool over in the Porsche exhibit at the LA Auto Show.
Its made from ”hydroforming” aluminum with carbon fiber forks and it is so light it feels like its made out of paper! It has an 11 speed gear set from Shimano and hydraulic disc brakes. Yes, disc brakes! If you couldn’t tell by the amount of exclamation points I’ve used in this post, I really like this bike. The only thing I don’t like is the price: $4,449. When a bicycle costs as much as a used car then its kind of a buzz kill. Oh well, I’ll always have the LA Auto Show.
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When given the option, carbon fiber is almost always better versus some other type of material. I mean sure, most probably would not want to wipe with carbon fiber toilet paper but in just about every other case its just better! Where carbon fiber really excels is saving weight and standing up to heavy impacts, which is why having a carbon fiber helmet is ideal. Sparco (Sparco.com) has several carbon fiber helmet options but the WTX-7 Air makes for a great choice because its lightweight, certified by SNELL (SA2010), FIA approved, and comes in at just $1,000.
I know that price tag seems high but for a carbon fiber helmet approved for just about every motorsport, that is a pretty good price! The WTX-7 Air also has vents to keep the visor clear and user cool. There are also fittings for a drink tube and intercom system. There is also the clear and simple fact that it looks awesome!
If you have the cash and you’re looking for a new skull shell, this would make a great choice.
Tags: · Accessories, Carbon Fiber, Carbon Fiber helmet, Carbon Fiber Racing Helmet, Hype, Motorsports, Racing Helmet, RacingHelmet, Sparco, Sparco Carbon Fiber Helmet, Sparco WTX-7 Air
Every now and then the automotive world crosses over with every day consumer products. Sometimes it works out pretty well (see Porsche Design) other times its a disaster (see Porsche Design). Then there are those rare moments when it just causes head scratching confusion. This falls under door number three! Say hello to the 24kt gold iPhone 5. Yes, a gold iPhone, not a case, but a phone!
This golden communication device is produced by the folks at Mansory, who are better known for their “over-the-top” body kits for the worlds most expensive exotic cars. Why they decided to make a gold iPhone? I have no idea. But, they only made 50 of them which means you probably can’t get one even if you could afford whatever the asking price is er, was for this thing.
Although, I guess it would be kind of cool for some people to officially declare themselves king/queen of the hipsters if they pulled out a legit golden iPhone.
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Look, I’m not even going to go into some spiel on the quality of the wood in this skate deck or its weight or how it would be any good for the actual act of skateboarding. It probably makes for a great board but that is totally irrelevant here. What is relevant is that this thing looks FRESH, there are only so many in existence, and someone likes JDMEGO even a little bit they should be clicking until their fingers are raw to order this immediately!
That is all…
Tags: · Accessories, Apparel, AsianCars, DefendAuthenticity, Dropjay, Hype, jdmego, JDMEGO Skate Deck, JDMEGOSkateDeck, skateboard
Transfomers have and always will be awesome. Thus, anything else associated with Transfomers has its awesome-ness increased exponentially by association (although an argument will probably be made in the case of Michael Bay). So when something that is already awesome joins forces with Transformers it makes for a head exploding concoction of amazballs!
Now that the awesome math lesson is over, check out this colab toy with A Bathing Ape and Transformers! Its Optimus Prime dawned with “BAPE” red camo! How cool is that?! (that was extremely rhetorical).
The only “not awesome” part of this whole deal is that the limited edition Optimus will only be available at BAPE’s Harajuku store front. It will run for about $80 USD but given its limited quantity and exclusive retail location I would expect to see these on eBay for hundreds of dollars; Which I suppose is still cheaper than a trip to Japan right?
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Racing games have been around for a very long time on home consoles and they were always fun; but it wasn’t until the advent of the steering wheel peripheral that console racing games got serious! There is nothing like holding an actual wheel to add a sense of realism to anything from Gran Turismo to Mario Kart and for a long time Logitech was at the forefront of the console wheel game. Logitech wheels were so good that they were often used as part of the most expensive racing simulators in the world and Logitech was the “official wheel peripheral” for the Gran Turismo series for a long time. However, lately Logitech has faced fierce competition from rivals such as Fanatec and Thrustmaster (which is new official Gran Turismo wheel) and it looks like that competition has finally taken its toll.
In their third-quarter financial breifing Logitech announced that they suffered a net loss of $195 million dollars! This is really bad news considering that this same time last year they had a net profit of $55 million. In the release, CEO of Logitech Bracken P. Darrell made the following statement:
Our goal with PC-platform products is to maximize profitability, while investing selectively in growing categories. We have also identified a number of product categories that no longer fit with our current strategic direction. As a result, we have initiated the process to divest our remote controls and digital video security categories, and we plan to discontinue other non-strategic products, such as speaker docks and console gaming peripherals, by the end of Calendar Year 2013.
This pretty much means this is your last year to get any type of Logitech wheel for your console brand new from a store. Once 2013 is over we will have to turn to eBay to find a “G27″ or “Driving Force” wheel for your PS3. For you Xbox fans, it is time to give up hope that Logitech will ever make a wheel for Microsoft’s console. On the bright side, it looks like PC racers are safe as the statement only mentions console peripherals. So, if you are an iRacing or rFactor fan you may be safe but given Logitech’s current financial situation I think its safe to say it will be at least a few years before they release a new PC-only wheel.
In the meantime if you have a PS3 and have yet to pick up a Logitech unit, you officially have until the end of 2013 to pick up a new one! The rest of us will pour one out for ‘em…
[Source: Logitech via Joystiq.com]
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