In addition to being huge (65- & 85-inches) and offering a ridiculously sharp 4K display, the new, memorably-named XBR-950B TVs from Sony have a new feature called Direct LED Dimming, a function that automatically adjusts picture contrast for maximum visual impact.
A “flashlight system” sounds like overkill already but the GoBe is simple and that’s why we like it. Weighing just 160 grams it is compatible with six different light heads, all featuring different lumen capabilities, angular movements and purposes. Maximum light life is 54 hours & the Li-Ion battery charges by USB.
When you get sick of the ads on the radio, just flip the switch on this 50-watt jobsite speaker and stream wirelessly from your phone to play the songs you really want to hear. Built for abuse with big bumpers and brush guards, the Job Rocker also features a 50-hour battery and on board outlets you can use to recharge your cordless tools & other devices.
Unveiled this week in Detroit, Porsche’s 2014 911 Targa features the same 350-horse flat six found in other models, as well as that same snappy gearbox – but the Targa, true to its heritage, is of course the drop top variant. This year the roof gets popped & dropped mechanically & stows under the rear glass. The addition of the silver “Targa bar” marks a return to the Targa’s original form.
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chevy unveiled the new 2015 Z06 Corvette. Packing over 600-horsepower, this new American supercar has deep racing roots—borrowing engineering from the LeMans winning C7R ’Vettes tweaked just enough to make them (barely) legal for the streets.
Milwaukee makes tough tools so you can be sure that when they make markers, they’re not for writing love notes in class. They write in permanent black on dusty, wet, & oily surfaces. Milwaukee is also releasing a new pen/stylus combo for use on compatible smartphone & tablet touchscreens. Available February 2014.
This peel-and-stick DIY wood paneling makes updating any space super-easy. Choose from a variety of colors and textures and stick it anywhere you want. A few simple hand tools are all you need to transform any room with the warmth of real wood.
Bottoms up. This aluminum wall mounted liquor dispenser will keep four of your favorite bottles in the ready position so you can pull up and pour as many 1.5-oz shots as you want, whenever you want.
When you’re all packed into your spandex for a ride, you want to keep your cargo to a minimum but you always want to be equipped for the inevitable flat. Here’s what you need: the lightest bike pump ever made. It’s made of carbon fiber, features a Presta tip, and weighs only 21 grams. Unfortunate name though.
If you can just press a button to clean your floors, why, in 2014, would you do anything else? The new Scooba 450 robot delivers a pro-grade cleaning process that includes sweeping, pre-soak, scrub, & squeegee for your hard-surface floors.