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.
The Jump is a small, lightweight cable & backup battery for charging your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device. Fully charged it can add over 3 hours of talk time to your phone when you’re running out of juice. When it’s plugged in, it charges your phone & then when you’re phone is at 100%, it automatically begins charging itself.
Simple and yet sorta genius, Floyd Table Legs allow you to turn almost any flat surface into a table. You pick the wood, the old door, the reclaimed slab, whatever, and simply clamp on 4 of Floyd’s powder-coated metal legs and you’ve got a piece of custom furniture you created yourself. Made in Detroit.
Just 6 months ago, Sony’s most affordable 4K camcorder cost 4500 bucks. But this week at CES, they unveiled a more compact consumer 4K camcorder that’s less than half the price. This 14MP camera features SteadyShot image stabilization, Zeiss optics and captures video at 4K/30p, a quality far exceeding HD resolution.
The only thing classic about the new JBL Authentics speakers is the sound. The rest is brand new. They offer wireless connect via Bluetooth, AirPlay & DNLA. The compact L8 model is modeled after the legendary Century 100 Loudspeaker & features 4X30W amps while the larger L16 is packed with 6X50W amps powering 6 speakers. Surely loud enough to annoy the neighbors.