Tag Archives | Smart

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Koenigseder Wide-Body Smart ForTwo?

Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo isn’t known for being a particularly sporty car, but that didn’t stop Koenigseder from pimping it out with a wide-body kit, 17” rims, Eibach springs, floral decals, and environmentally friendly floor mats.

It won’t get you to where you’re going any quicker, but at least you can arrive in style!


[Via: Autoblog]

…BRABUS makes a nice pair?


Ever wish you had a car for the track and a car for the city?

Well then, BRABUS has got you covered with a matching McLaren SLR and ULTIMATE 112.

The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster gets a full body and trim kit, as well as a custom BRABUS interior and engine upgrades to bring the power level to a respectable 650 HP. (0-62 in 3.6 seconds; Top speed of 211 mph.)

The ULTIMATE 112 (aka the “tender”), which starts out life as a Smart Fortwo, gets matching paint and interior, as well as a boost to 112 HP.

Now if they just made something to tow these with…


[Via: Autoblog]

…Math can make shoes?

Reebok Maeda

You don’t often see professors designing shoes, but John Maeda, a professor at the MIT Media Lab, is showing the world that smart people can have style too.

The shoe that he created, called the Reebok Timetanim, is based on the Reebok Ventilator, and features graphics that were created using an original mathematic algorithm and computer code. Even the interior lining is mathed out, with a reprint of the original, hand-written calculations that Maeda used to create the design.

It’s a limited edition of 100, so if you want a pair, make sure you head on over to Reebok Custom on November 13th and reserve one, because math is beautiful.

[Reebok Custom]

[Via: High Snobiety]

…Microsoft wants you to steal Office?

The Ultimate Steal

Here’s an interesting move by Microsoft: They figure that most college students are smart enough to steal a copy of Office Ultimate 2007 and get away with it, so instead of getting $0 for all of their hard work, the ‘soft guys decided to let students ‘steal’ a copy for only $59.95. (The regular price is $679!)

It’s a digital copy, so they must download to install, but considering that’s what students would need to do for a ‘stolen’ copy anyways, you’ve got to assume that downloading isn’t much of a deterrent anymore.

All you need is a .edu email and .5 units.

I wonder how much a unit at the local city college would cost…

[The Ultimate Steal]