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LG 42LS3400 LED TV

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If you’re in the market for an affordable new LED TV for your home, office, or apartment, take a look at LG’s 42″ Class 1080p LED TV (42LS3400). Packed with features, this TV sports LED backlighting, full 1080p resolution, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 60hz, 2 HDMI ports, a USB port, and built in speakers.  The LED technology provides brightness and clarity that bring out amazing detail in colors and black levels.  Perfectly sized for a bedroom, it also includes Clear Voice II technology enabling distinctive dialogue at levels that won’t upset the wife and an “Intelligent Sensor” feature that adjusts on the fly to various lighting levels. It would even work well in an office or as a centerpiece to a small apartment.  Available at an affordable $720 retail price, you simply can’t go wrong with this LED TV from LG.

Geoffrey Parker for Bentley Backgammon Set Hotspur/Linen

The Geoffrey Parker Backgammon set designed for Bentley could make a great gift for the discerning gentleman in your life such as your boss, your uncle, or your father in law. The board game exudes luxury right from its beautifully crafted hand-bound leather casing down to the Bentley branding etched on every checker. No detail was overlooked making this set, drawn on 50 years of craftsmanship from Geoffrey Parker Games, an excellent centerpiece for a coffee table or family gatherings whether you are a backgammon player or not.

The 2013 SRT Viper

Modernity and classic beauty converge in the new 2013 SRT Viper. This edition of the Viper comes with several changes which enhance the overall driving experience. With a more aggressive racecar look, the Viper maintains the classic ‘gill’ shape as a primary feature on the side. The evolved viper form also features a longer roofline tapering towards the rear with broader shoulders on the fenders.

A new V-10 engine producing 640hp awaits your every command. A 12.5 percent reduction in the shift throws and a 3.55 to 1 ratio on the final drive gear have greatly improved the performance.  Better handling with a new, lighter and stiffer space-frame structure, stability control – a first on any Viper – allows complete control of the Vehicle Dynamic Control and Dynamic Traction Control systems, and performance coil springs that combine with aluminium Bilstein dampers to complete the “race-inspired” suspension system all make this one highly desirable representation of an iconic American muscle car.

In short, expect to see one of these in the garage of Jay Leno as soon as it is released.

Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept

Inspired by the 2012 Los Angeles Design Challenge search for the “Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025,” Mercedes Benz has released the Vision Ener-G-Force concept sport utility patrol vehicle. Small windows help officers within maintain a low profile, rotating beacons on the roof project the strength of police presence in the vicinity, and the striking design combine with the rugged wheels to make this beast high capable on or off the beaten track.

In the words of Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, “The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow’s adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model. Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz.”

This isn’t just for those in uniform either. Mercedes intends to take the concept a step further with a civilian version, no doubt recognizing the success of vehicles such as the Hummer from its military predecessors. It’s even considered “green,” too, carrying recycled water in roof-mounted tanks that supply water to the “hydro-tech converter” so that it can be converted into hydrogen for power. Just don’t expect to find this bad boy under the tree; there are no current plans to put this design concept into production anytime soon.