France’s Lehmann Aviation introduced a new version of its LA100 autonomous fixed-wing drone. The new design still carries a user-supplied GoPro Hero camera but now features Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Windows Phone 8-based OperationCenter interface app.
Per capita, the Dutch ride bikes more than anyone anywhere. Something like 99% of the population. So naturally, the Fietsklik bike cargo system comes from the Netherlands. It’s a detachable, lockable platform that attaches to nearly any bike offering a variety of cargo carrying accessories including panniers, messenger bags, and a crate big enough to carry a case of beer.
Sure, he’s man’s best friend, but he’s also a dirty dog. And if you don’t want your car to look like the inside of his doghouse, the Wander Hammock will definitely help. Waterproof, washable & stain resistant, the hammock seat cover attaches to your vehicle at 6 points to keep the dog and his hair, slobber, & muddy paws off your seats.
The Timbre speaker from Australia’s Bruns Acoustics looks like a relic from the early days of rock-n-roll. That is intentional. But beneath the leather handle, salvaged timber exterior and aluminum hardware, the internals are rigged for bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a 75W analog amp in there. Choose from classic woodgrain finishes or their antiqued Relic series.
Swiss watchmakers Tudor continue to expand their Heritage collection with the introduction of this new version of their classic Ranger. It’s a fully modern timepiece in a vintage-inspired package. 41mm brushed stainless case, matte black dial and your choice of the leather bund strap, a steel bracelet, or a camouflage fabric strap.
This is not some cheap, un-rated hipster knockoff to complete the café costume, this here is a real, road-worthy, DOT-approved Bell Bullitt; a brand new design that sports a retro bubble-visor and up front ventilation. As of now, it’s available in 3 colors: matte black, metallic blue, and cream/red. More colors to come.
Made by a real human blacksmith in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this hand-forged steel opener from Leaning Barn Iron Works features an old-time design that will pop ’em all.
Omega could do nothing but make new versions of their old watches & nobody would complain. With styles that endure decades, why not? Here’s another new-old one: The Speedmaster Apollo 11 limited edition chrono; made for the 45th Anniversary of the first lunar landing. It features a black PVD dial and 18K Sedna gold dials & bezel. Just 1,969 of these will be made available June 2014.
MacGyver was a TV show that ran for 7 seasons back in the 80s & 90s featuring a secret agent who could do things like repair an airplane with a chewing gum wrapper. His unique ability to fix anything with almost nothing inspired this emergency toolkit. It includes: a bobby pin, a single match, a rubber band, a piece of bubble gum, a birthday candle, a paper clip, a shoelace, a one-cent stamp, and a small piece of duct tape.
If you pack light, everything you need for a weekend away will fit in Filson’s bombproof 72-Hour Briefcase. A spacious main compartment with a laptop sleeve plus two large, zippered outer pockets makes this bag just as good at getaways as is it is on office days.