When Joker blasted Batman’s Tumbler with an RPG in The Dark Knight, the Batpod auxiliary escape vehicle emerged from the wreckage. Now the actual Batpod used in the movie is going up for auction. Of course the cannons don’t work but everything else does. Built by the film’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, it features a completely custom chassis and is powered by a 750-cc Honda motor. Is it road legal? Does that even matter? Available September 27.
Pumping out 360-degrees of crystal-clear Bang & Olufsen sound, the BeoSound 2 is a free-standing wireless aluminum speaker tower that offers integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn and supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA wireless technologies. Intuitive touch control allows you to tap, turn, & swipe the device itself for controlling your soundtrack without your phone or other device. Available in October.
Patagonia makes their zip-up Cube bags in 3 sizes ranging from dopp kit size to 6-liter & 10-liter mini gear sacks. They are a clamshell design with zippered mesh dividers and constructed of eco-friendlier bluesign approved fabric.
The Tile Slim tracking device is as slim as 2 credit cards, making it the perfect size to slide into your wallet, briefcase or the ladies’ purse. Using the Tile app, it helps you find your lost stuff with your choice of 4 different ringtones. And then when you lose your phone, you can press on the Tile device to make it ring your phone. Sold in singles and 4-packs.
This could be the GoPro killer. Garmin’s VIRB Ultra 30 offers the convenience of voice-control for hands-free function & boasts 4k recording up to 30 fps with tri-axis image stabilization. It can also livestream to YouTube. Pretty sure your Hero can’t do that.
With the introduction of the Hardline, Milwaukee is seriously stepping up their knife game. These new high-performance, high-quality knives utilize super-durable D2 Steel blades—a high-end material that’s harder & holds an edge better. Available in 2.5” & 3.5” as well as 3” smooth or serrated models, the knives feature a flipper for one-handed opening and a blade lock with adjustable tension.
With its slim, clutter-free design Samsung’s Gear S3 smart watch looks like a classic analog but with a quick twist of the bezel, you can answer calls, respond to messages, & use your apps without pulling out your phone. It’s got a built-in speaker for calls and GPS for tracking & sports metrics, it also runs 4 days without a recharge.
This hybrid device combines a tablet and a touch-sensitive surface powered by Wacom. The Wacom surface responds to a stylus and an ink cartridge can be added to the stylus allowing you to write & draw on paper while the Yoga book makes a digital copy of your work in real time. The Wacom surface also features light-up keys for typing. 2 versions will be offered: one powered by Android Marshmallow & the other is Windows 10.
The warm glow of Revel Gear’s solar-powered camping lights create the perfect evening vibe at your campsite; it’s a string of 120 high-efficiency LEDs that outputs 350 lumens. The power supply can store up to 20 hours of light & solar recharge gets you 1 hour of light for every hour in the sun. The lights have an IP65 waterproof rating and weigh just 8.8 ounces.
Designed for function in urban environments, the roll-top Paramount Pack from Thule is available in 24-, 27- and 29-liter sizes and is constructed of tough 420D Nylon with a welded bottom. It offers 2-way access to a padded laptop compartment plus multiple padded pockets for a tablet & other electronics and accessories.