BMW just unveiled a pair of new M-tuned crossovers. The 2016 X5 M and X6 M both boast 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8s pushing 567 ponies and the old six-speed automatic has been replaced with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission from BMW M. They also got aesthetic updates: flared wheel arches, 21-inch M wheels, massive intakes in the front fascia and typical M features, like quad exhausts and side gills, assuring they’ll never be mistaken for a run-of-the-mill grocery getter.
Watching other people’s GoPro footage is bad enough. When it’s all shaky, it’s even worse. Get your enthusiastic but jittery friend the Luuv camera stabilizer. It’s lightweight, compatible with all action cameras & smartphones mounting with a standard 1/4” tripod screw.
The Cobra Slim is a laptop case big enough for a 15” MacBook or 15.6” PC, with an exterior made from 47% recycled PET and 53% cotton. It’s dressed for the office but works just as well as a casual bag. Features YKK zippers, an exterior tablet pocket, and plenty of space for all your office essentials.
Unlike gas-powered tools, DeWalt’s new line of 40V outdoor power tools is quiet and smoke-free. The powerful new 40V MAX line features a brushless string trimmer, brushless blower, and hedge trimmers in both 4.0Ah and 6.0Ah models. DeWalt also says they have a 30-minute charger coming out soon. Available March 2015.
bottleLoft is a magentic hanger for your fridge that allows you to hang the bottled beverage of choice on the ceiling of the fridge creating more storage space. The design relies on strong magnets mounted in an adhesive plastic rail and each bottleLoft rail hold 3 drinks. A fully funded Kickstarter campaign.
Sprout is a touch-screen Windows PC that has a touch-sensitive mat and projection surface where you’d expect to see a keyboard. The hood that extends over the upright screen is called the Illuminator and includes a scanner, depth sensor, camera and projector, allowing users to photograph objects and make 3D scans and work more seamlessly between the 2D digital world and the 3D physical one.
Audi’s limited edition 2015 R8 Competition model will make its way to the US but only 60 of these race-inspired supercars will be released for the American market. It’s trimmed with copious amounts of weight-shaving carbon fiber & its 570hp 5.2L V10 pushes the 2-seater to a top speed of 199MPH.
Mate is a wall hanging chess board that will put your strategy on display. Part wall art yet fully functional, it’s designed and built in Michigan and offered in a wide array of custom colors. The game pieces are laser-cut from Baltic birch ply. Checker pieces are also available. Measures 18.5″ wide by 23.5″ tall by 2.25″ deep. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
On a full charge, the pocket size PowerAll charger/power supply can jump start your car 20 times. It functions as an LED flashlight or SOS signal beacon for up to 120 hours. On top of that it provides backup power for all your devices and comes with adapters for just about everything, including Apple 30-pin, Micro USB, Mini USB, LG, Samsung, PSP, and more.