Having a cellphone in your pocket eliminated the need to ever wear a wristwatch so why are smartphone makers trying to bring the digital watch back? While you ponder that question check out Sony’s SmartWatch. It’s an Android-driven watch that links up with a whole array of Sony Ericsson phones putting the world of apps, web and media right on your wrist. No need to dig into your pocket to switch songs or check facebook, just swipe the face of your watch to stay connected.
The forthcoming Aston Martin landshark, which will hit the Geneva Auto Show next month, is a 6-liter V12 coupe called the Zagato. It’s a totally hand-built, premium-quality masterpiece that packs 510 horsepower and copius slabs of carbon fiber in the body. With cars like this on the road, Italy might be able to solve its debt crisis with speeding ticket fines.
Gerber is taking the multi-tool into new territory with the Steady. Like their other hardworking pocket tools, it features all stainless blades, serrated and straight, plus wire cutters, 3 screwdrivers, bottle opener, etc. But since no weekend adventure is going down without your phone and camera, the key features of the Steady are an adjustable cell phone mount and a tripod mount for your camera.
Let the other parents buy safe, non-toxic wooden trucks for their kids. Your kids (or maybe even you) deserve to play with toys that inspire awesomeness. This 1/6 scale Dark Knight Tumbler is a movie replica that’s almost 3-feet long and features working headlights, moving braking flaps, and removable roof panels to fit your 1/6 scale Dark Knight action figure inside. Don’t cave into that conservative parental pressure. Go big.
This Renew SleepClock watches you while you sleep, silently monitoring your breathing and movement. Creepy, right? Not exactly. It’s designed to wake you gently and only when your body is ready. Plus, the clock is driven by an App that captures all your sleep stats so you can track your nocturnal patterns. Getting the right amount of deep, quality sleep is crucial for your overall health and this clock makes it super-easy to keep yourself on track.
This unique, totally handmade accordian-style 5-pocket wallet, from Vim Beget mixes premium vegetable-tanned leather and construction with obvious military styling. Pop the two Lift-The-Dot snaps and it opens up to reveal compartments for cash, cards, coins, condoms, and whatever else you carry.
The Ball Claw sounds like some draconian tool the LAPD has developed to capture skateboard kids but luckily it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually just a clever device to keep your basketball, football, and soccer balls organized and off the floor. You can also use it to stylishly display autographed or special game balls in your home.
Can you see it? It’s a crystal-clear waterproof case that will fit just about any smartphone. Totally waterproof to 1-meter (that’s three feet) it also lets you shoot underwater photos and video. And even if you’re just a landlubber, keep in mind this case is impact-, dust-, and dirt-proof, too.
The electric Tesla Roadster got a lot of press and accolades for its incredible performance and engineering but with room for only two people and minimal cargo, its appeal was limited to pretty much just affluent bachelors or their affluent exes. Now Tesla has another model in the works that will work for the rest of us. The Model X is a compact, high-performance, crossover-style 4-door due out in 2014.
Bell & Ross watches all resemble classic aviation instruments in some way. With their rugged cases and straightforward, high visibility dials, they look like equipment made for war. And for something you wear on your wrist 365-days a year, that’s a good thing. The 03-90 Power Reserve is a mechanical automatic model featuring all the understated brute charm and premium-quality materials the brand is famous for.