Watches, Stories, & Gear: Getting Shifty with the 2024 Acura Integra Type S, The Slick and Affordable FALCAM Maglink Camera Strap, New LEGO Technic Model Worthy of Le Mans, & Playing with FYRE All Over Again

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The 2024 Acura Integra Type S Lives Up To The Shifty Hatchback’s Name

Via Car and Driver

When Acura came bursting onto the automotive scene in 1986, it did so by simultaneously debuting the Integra, a shifty compact hatchback highlighted by its athletic styling and signature pop-up headlight design. Most of us in the office and car enthusiasts alike however, can specifically identify with a particular Integra, one that ushered in a new era of performance in ’97 with the third-generation of their sports hatchback and a cult-classic; the Integra Type-R. The Type-R would go on to create its own legend, dominating the podiums time and time again at the SCCA World Challenge Touring Car Championship.

Via Car and Driver

When Acura reintroduced the Acura Integra this year, it fell hard and flat amongst the enthusiast crowd. A common problem nowadays with all automotive brands reviving older models, the new base model Integra looked like your average sedan on the road and was absent of any wow-factor when it came to its performance and aesthetic. That’s not the case for the new 2024 Acura Integra Type S. The new and improved Integra is revived by an aggressive stance and go-fast features. It includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine capable of pumping out 320 horsepower and 310 lbs/ft of torque. Car and Driver breaks down the highly anticipated Integra set to release next year and explains why this might be the refined sport-sedan we’ve been waiting for.

Ulanzi’s FALCAM Maglink Camera Strap

Via PetaPixel

How a camera stays on your person is just as important as any type of camera accessory you have in the quiver. We’re big fans of Peak Design’s camera strap here at the Worn & Wound office and you can bet that it was slung on the very shoulders of our editorial team during our coverage of Watches & Wonders.

But if you’re looking to switch things up in the camera strap department, then check out the FALCAM Maglink strap. We recently came across the FALCAM Maglink from Ulanzi, a Chinese based camera accessory company in a recent article published by PetaPixel where they break down the new camera strap and its distinct Maglink system.

Via PetaPixel

To the eye, the FALCAM Maglink looks like a Peak Design camera strap and actually uses a similar system as PD’s popular anchor system. The distinct difference here is that the FALCAM Maglink uses magnetic attachments. Now the jury is still out on just how reliable the magnetic system will be out in the field, especially when most of us will be carrying equipment that isn’t on the inexpensive side, but Ulanzi assures that the magnetic clip can only be detached by direct, purposeful pulling. In the article, there is also a clip of someone pulling a vehicle demonstrating the Dyneema tail buckle tensile strength, as well as the resourcefulness of the magnetic system, so take that for what it’s worth. The FALCAM Maglink Lite is currently priced at $29.99, more than half the price of Peak Designs camera strap. Worth taking a shot if you ask us.

We’re Counting Down The Days Until LEGO Releases The Technic Peugeot 9X8


The Peugeot 9X8, a 4-wheel drive hybrid hypercar, has been a few years in the making. It made its competitive debut at Monza, in the fourth round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Now the track monster equipped with a combination of a 680-hp twin-turbo 2.6L V6 and a 272-hp electric motor has its sights set on Le Mans.


But this story isn’t about the actual hybrid hypercar. It’s about how you can build one from the ground up in your own living room and then display it for all those to see. Yup, you guessed it, another LEGO kit. LEGO has been on a heck of a run recently, and this new Technic Peugeot 9X8 is an applaudable follow-up to the Icons Land Rover Defender 90 kit. The latest from LEGO features the unique features of the 9X8 including its hybrid powertrain system, distinct style doors, and a neat set of glow in the dark accents that makes this one a no-brainer to add if you don’t already have a couple of ongoing LEGO builds happening at the moment. The LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8 comprises 1,775 pieces and retails for $199.99. The model is slated for a May 1st release.

HBO Reveals New Harry Potter Series

2011 marked the final chapter for the mega-hit cinema franchise, Harry Potter. Since then we’ve gotten a spin-off series in Fantastic Beasts and more recently, an open-world role playing video game called Hogwarts Legacy that unlocked the entire Harry Potter universe.

If the above wasn’t enough for you “Potterheads” (diehard Harry Potter fans), then the recent teaser trailer released by HBO Max this week should get you excited. The teaser trailer itself doesn’t give away much, but after digging a little, we found out that the new series will be a re-adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel series. Each season will solely focus on one book and will portray the finer details that might’ve been neglected in the Harry Potter films. As per multiple reports, there will be a whole new cast, which might be a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on how attached you are to Daniel Radcliffe and company. HBO Max’s Harry Potter TV series will potentially hit their streaming platform between 2025 and 2026.


Fyre Festival Is Back: Here’s To Hoping The Thing Doesn’t Extravagantly Burn Down, Again

Via Netflix

Netflix’s FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is the all-encompassing handbook on how not to start a music festival. For those who haven’t seen it, the idea made sense. Billy McFarland, the man behind it all, wanted to throw the most epic music festival on a remote island (and not just any island … Pablo Escobar’s former private island) centered around the lavish lifestyle of luxury. With a tentative star-studded festival lineup in place and major influencers talking the entire thing up on their respective platforms, what could go wrong? Well actually, all of it.

Via Netflix

All types of doo-doo hit the fan (you’re going to have to watch the documentary to see how it all played out) and the end result was McFarland pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud and a  sentence of six years in prison. Well folks, buckle up, because like the man with a thunderbolt scar on his forehead, McFarland is back and he’s ready for round two of the Fyre Festival. In a tweet this week, McFarland posted “Fyre Festival II is finally happening. Tell me why you should be invited.”

Usually we don’t cover these types of stories, but the FYRE Netflix documentary was pretty much must-see TV as well saw the whole thing come crashing down. If McFarland’s involvement is any indication of what to expect with the second coming of the Fyre Festival, then maybe there might be another cringe-worthy documentary in the making. Let’s just hope that this time around, festival-goers don’t get stranded on an island or get fleeced for their hard-earned dollars. Get your popcorn ready.

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