The Yellow Jacket is a case that turns your iPhone & more importantly, your girl’s phone into a high-voltage stun gun capable of knocking down aggressive weirdos. It’s legal for everyone in 44 of our 50 states and it’ll even charge up your phone when it’s low.
Most earbuds designed for action have some sort of wack headgear going on: earclips, neckband, etc. Not these new ones from Sol Republic. They’re designed for running but actually look normal. A small, pliable ring around the earbud keeps them snug & in place even when you’re pouring sweat.
Was John Wayne an American icon? Well, there have been something like 15 or 20 books written about the man, so yeah. For this new biography, film historian Scott Eyman draws on interviews he did with Wayne before his death as well as over 100 interviews with his family, friends, and co-stars.
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.