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These Custom All-Black AirPods Are Next-Level Street Goth



Goths, roadmen, fans of Rick Owens and mastermind JAPAN — take note. If you’re tired of having your all-black-everythang vibe shattered by ostentatious white AirPods, then we have good news. Here lies the solution to your most first world of first world problems. BlackPods is a new tech start up that has developed, yes, custom black AirPods.

The pods have been developed with a specific coating system that makes them completely scratch-resistant. Each is finished by hand before being subjected to rigorous visual and quality inspection.

To have an existing pair customized costs $99, while a brand new set comes in at $249.

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In other tech news, does this crescent-shaped phone hint at the post-iPhone future?

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology



PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.