Item: Bremont Chronometers
The Bremont Chronometers, carried exclusively at Paul Cox Jewelers, are beautifully crafted pilot’s watches developed during the past several years to fit the demand for those seeking a superior mechanical watch. Paul Cox Jewelers is located at 3520 Bee Cave Road, suite 150, 512.732.2408.
NOOM is a brand-new app developed right here in Austin that lets you surprise/congratulate/admire those around you with three different categories: Treats, Beer, and Bar and Bites. You choose the category and the recipient chooses the rest. You can also recommend a favorite place for a friend to go. NOOM works by sending to your phone contacts or Facebook contacts. Download in the Apple App Store.
CD: KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 20
KGSR is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its broadcasts series with two discs, 39 songs and unreleased tracks from the KGSR archives. They dug in to the vault to bring you the best performances from Ryan Adams, Norah Jones, Death Cab for Cutie and more, plus new live recordings from the KGSR Music Lounge, KGSR’s South By Southwest live broadcast, backstage at the ACL Music Festival and other great venues. Artists include Gary Clark Jr., The Shins, Ben Kweller, Fitz and the Tantrums, fun., Lyle Lovett and more. Look for the CD at Barnes & Noble, Central Market, Waterloo Records and many other locations. Visit kgsr.com/broadcasts/ for the complete list.
Gadget: 3-D Vision
Developed by inventor Gene Dolgoff, 3-D Vision was recently launched on the crowd-funding platform fundable.com, already funded at more than 200 percent. 3-D Vision is a brand new 3-D conversion device, about the size of your hand, that turns any content in to 3-D content, including video games, TV shows and movies. Retailing for the price of an iPod, it is a fantastic and affordable solution to watching anything you’d like in 3-D.
Book: Drugs , by J.R. Helton
In this fictionalized memoir, which takes place in Helton’s native Texas, Helton writes about a drug user, Jake, who encounters experiences in which he has no regret or remorse. Drugs unfolds in to a slyly witty account with powerful prose and honest storytelling. Helton has been writing for 30 years and has published numerous short stories and memoirs. Available at amazon.com.
MyAKA is a privacy product that allows users to add an anonymous second number to your phone. If you don’t want work calls to interrupt your family time, place your MyAKA number in the “do not disturb” setting and calls will be sent straight to voicemail. Texts can be stored and retrieved later as well. Users can also block any number, such as telemarketers, with a simple text message. MyAKA does not link the number to personal information and does not collect a user’s address or name. For more information, visit myaka.com.