Gentlemen Going Green: Ford Fiesta

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The new Ford Fiesta is offered all-around the world.

“Going Green,” what exactly does that mean? Some people think it just means changing a few light bulbs from the regular ones to the squiggly ones, while others think it means giving up all that they love and all of their conveniences just to help out an already forsaken planet… not quite either of those.

I like to look at going green as a lifestyle movement, it’s more about changing your mind, actions, and habits from selfish, wasteful, and unhealthy to more thoughtful, more peaceful, more healthy. Pretty loaded statement huh, yeah, but through our new series of “Gentlemen Going Green” features we will help you understand and adapt to this “better” lifestyle.

And no, we’re not just going to be spitting out a bunch of facts about unplugging your appliances when you’re going on vacation or not preheating the oven for more than 10 minutes to save energy, I mean those things are great, and those types of basic conservation tips will be included in our series, but not in the usual way. We’re going to somewhat focus on products that will work to improve your lifestyle while indirectly reducing your “carbon footprint”.

We found it appropriate to jumpstart this series with the Ford Fiesta, a car that was built to be stylish, extremely user friendly, and efficient (aka “green”).

Not too long ago the Ford Motor Company invited The Urban Gentleman, and two other prominent bloggers, to fully partake in their “Inspired by Color” program. Along with project runway alum Michael Knight, renowned fashion stylist Memsor Kamarake, fashion trailblazer Constance White, LeToya Luckett, Tony Shellman, and a few others we were able to get a very personal look into the makings, features, and design of the new Ford Fiesta as well as add to the Inspired By Color campaign.

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NOVERO TheTalkyOne Bluetooth Speakerphone: Stylish Hands-free Living

Last year we reviewed Novero’s TheFirstOne as one of the most stylish bluetooth headsets on the market. This year Novero is unveiling yet another stylish solution for hands-free living– TheTalkyOne. Yeah, their product names are a little quirky, but TheTalkyOne’s feature are far from it.

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TheTalkyOne is a minimally-designed Bluetooth speakerphone, about the size of an iPhone that lets you make calls and stream music anywhere that you are – in the car, home or office. It is ideal for anybody that needs the added flexibility in their digital life, but doesn’t want to settle for the usual unattractive (or just down right ugly) digital products.

perfect for car use, especially with the many
“no cell-phone while driving” laws

F E A T U R E S:
Crystal Clear Sound: TheTalkyOne uses best-in-class DSP, and the latest in noise reduction and echo cancellation technology

Bring Your Music with You: TheTalkyOne streams music in multiple file formats from your phone or Bluetooth enabled MP3 player, through stereo music streaming (A2DP 1.2)

Text-to-speech functionality allows TheTalkyOne to distinctly read text messages and announces the names of callers, if supported by your phone

Simple Pairing with Multipoint technology: Connect easily with 2 mobile phones. If traveling with a passenger, calls can be taken from either handset

Go Anywhere: TheTalkyOne is compatible with all major Bluetooth phones, and can be effortlessly mounted in any car, home or office interior with its versatile clip

It’s only $139, and you can get it here.

m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n:
You can read the guide for TheTalkyOne by going to novero.com, click on service, click on manual, and choose TheTalkyOne from the drop down menu.

TheFirstOne: Luxury Bluetooth Headset

Fashionable people are tired of having their personal style insulted by ugly gadgets, lol, that’s the philosophy Novero had in mind when they created TheFirstOne.

In winter white and chrome, TheFirstOne combines a minimal fashion aesthetic with high-level functionality. It brushes effortlessly, stylishly, and conveniently into anyone vying for a higher lifestyle. This one of a kind Bluetooth earpiece includes a wide range of in-box accessories: a car cradle, wall and computer chargers, a necklace and a wearable clip.

This is hands down the best looking Bluetooth headset I have ever seen, which makes sense being that the luxury technologically savvy device retails for $149.

TheFirstOne would seriously be an ideal holiday gift for anyone that constantly wants the best digital gadgets. It’ll pair great with an iPhone or a new Blackberry… speaking of Blackberry is anyone else impatiently waiting for the new Blackberry Bold to come out, it was supposed to be out on the 11th… geez I wish they would hurry up.

For more technical information on TheFirstOne Bluetooth headset visit their website or check out the indepth review on CNET.

Speakerboxx Speakerboxx: List of the Best Earphones, Headphones, Earbuds… (whatever you want to call them)

Though we all love ipods… we’re tired of the itty bitty earbuds. At first, they were cool because they were sleek- easily hideable and all that jazz buuuuuuut now,–they just kinda hurt after wearing them too long… and they make sharing seem a bit unsanitary- if you know what I mean.

So I checked some reviews, checked websites, tried on a few in store, and asked around. Some of these are technically the best, while others may be stylishly the best, or the best value… but this is the best list you’ll find on the web.

Top Ten Earphones
(in no particular order)

WeSC – Alp Horn Headphones

(Chocolate Brown or Marshmellow), $168 (or less)
These are known as THE “premium streetwear head gear”… WeSC offers a variety of styles and colors, that will easily make you the freshest.
Sennheiser HD 202 Headphones

$29.95 (or less)

Senhesiser seems to have some of the best headphones as noted from the “real people” reviews I found.. great sound, great quality, two year warranty, and great price.

Sony Studio Monitor Series Headphones MDRV150

$13.88

These were a pleasant surprise to my friends and I. They sound amazing and make for a reliable pair of main or “back-up” headphones when you get tired of the earbuds.
Beats by Dr. Dre


$349.95 (or less)

You’ve seen the commercials… Dr.Dre’s Beats are showing up everywhere these days including on Charles Hamilton in “Brooklyn Girl” aaaand on the great LeBron James- both guys have exclusive limited edition pairs created just for them (for Charles- only 3 in the world and LeBron- only 20 made.) And the list of celebrities who wear them don’t stop with those two- Michael Phelps, Paris Hilton, Diddy, Souljah Boy, Will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, New Kids on the Block, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Owen Wilson, Eminem, and the entire USA Olympic basketball team- just to name a few.

Coby CVE92 Isolation Earphones

$14.99 (or less)

I refer to these at the better ipod earbuds, they have a similar look, but are much more comfortable and are always rated much higher than apple’s earphones.
Eskuche – Premium Headphones

(Chrome), $60

Anything with a stainless steel look always seems sleek. For only 3 jacksons- I think these are the best “style-conscious” value headphones… I like the vintage look.
Ultrasone
These bad boys are often times called “an instrument” because they create a sound that can’t just be classified as noise. Ultrasone offers a variety of styles, but the most coveted would have to be the Edition 8 S-Logic Plus Natural Surround Sound, coming in at $1499.
Panasonic RP- HTX7-RS Ryan Sheckler Signature

$60 (or less)

Worn by skater Ryan Sheckler (remember his show on MTV, “Life of Ryan” ) these are yet another “all around” headphone choice- great style, great sound, and comfortable.
Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones

$100 (or less)
Referred to as “the classic” you can find these perfect headphones in studios all across the world.

Skullcandy


$19.95-$79.95

Besides WeSC, Skullcandy offers the most comprehensive stylish variety of headphones, you can literally buy a pair in every color (almost anyway).

Other Notables:
Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones, $399 or less
Etymotic ER-4P Portable In-Ear Earphones, $300 (or less)
Sennheiser PX-100 Collapsible Headphones (great gym headphones), $40 (or less)
Klipsch Image S4 Earphones, $79.99 (or less)

I think its best to have a solid pair of both.. the bigger more comfortable ones for almost every day use and the earbuds for the working out or when you’re in the mood for a smaller pocket-friendly pair.

You can get many (all but one) of the headphones above here at superb prices. Or at your local electronic store.

So, what are your favorite headphones?

Challenge Me: 2009 Dodge Challenger

I am American, but I was taught to almost exclusively love foreign cars. “They’re more reliable, and just all around better…” are just a few of the things my dad would say to my siblings I growing up. But nevertheless, I’m American, and I am a sucker for an old-school American Car– always was, always will be.

(My loves: old Mustangs, Camaros, and Firebirds… but mainly old Mustangs)

Last Weekend (not this past one, but the one before) after attending the Georgia Tech Auto Show I went out to eat with family and friends.

Upon entering the restaurant I found myself staring at this really clean old-school American car and I couldn’t figure out what car it was… I feel that I’m a pretty knowledgeable car person, I can name the make, model, and year of almost any car (though I may have a tad bit more knowledge of foreign luxury cars), but this car just left me drawing a blank. My brother quickly told me it was the Dodge Challenger… I’m thinking “Niiiiice, what a tight car, but how did I miss it especially if its been out for a little over a year now”. I really don’t know how I missed this, but I think the car is cool. I’m really loving all the retro cars American automakers have decided to re-make : Mustang, Challenger, Camaro, and maybe the Firebird.

2009 Dodge Challenger.



1972 Dodge Challenger.




a tricked out Challenger…

photos via: carconnection.com, musclecarsociety.com

Boy Toys

Have a little fun: become a mini dj, play with your “action figure”, or feel like a kid again as you jam to your favorite tunes.

Turntable Speaker Mixer, $40
Tiny turntable-style speaker allows you to not only amplify your music, but let’s you scratch as well. (It adds pre-programmed sound effects to your jams)

Obama Figure, $16

Building Block iPod Speaker, $25

via urbanoutfitters

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