Lots of new rides are being rolled out at the Geneva Motor show this week. One highlight is Audi’s 2015 TT series. Updates to the little coupe include a sharper, meaner looking front end no doubt inspired by the Sport Quattro Concept, as well as multiple powertrain options: a 2-liter TDI four, a turbo four, and for the TTS, a snappy 310hp motor that runs 0-62mph in 4.7, nearly as fast as the limited TT RS model.
The Streaming Stick is Roku’s newest dongle: a tiny device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port so you can stream HD video from the web, controlled by your phone or tablet. Access to 1200 channels, Netflix & YouTube using free apps from Android & Apple plus it comes with a wi-fi remote, a sweet feature that Google’s Chromecast does not offer.
Whether or not you eat your vegetables is irrelevant now. Dudes like you can drink beer for dinner. Every night. And you should. If some scrap of food or cast-off happy hour buffet snack happens to land on your plate, Brew Cutlery can do what other silverware does and stab it or cut it. But when that tall, cold longneck of liquid chicken needs opened, your Brew Cutlery will deftly do what the others can’t: Pop things.
This is the G-Wagen of smokers. The Frontiersman Competition Smoker from Yoder is a 1.5-ton, tow-behind mobile unit with over 2000 sq. inches of cooking surface. Basically, yeah, Brontosaurus burgers for the whole crowd.
Breaking Bad had to end. Luckily, you now have HBO’s True Detective. But before every loser on earth starts claiming superfan, you need to own this one. Buy a 24” X 36” graphic print & hang it on your wall or mail out a set of TD postcards and let fools know (before these latest designs by Nigel Dennis sell out).
Koenigsegg refers their new One:1 model as a Megacar because it puts out 1 Megawatt of power. That means it goes from zero to 400KM/h in 20 seconds. Which roughly means it goes from zero to 250 MPH in the time it took you to read this drivel.
Let’s demystify the Mystery Box: It’s a handcrafted wooden lockbox that contains 12 decks of playing cards. Each deck features original art selected & approved by celebrated Hollywood writer & producer J.J. Abrams. Donations from the sale of these cards benefits 826 National, a non-profit dedicated to promoting creative writing in schools and workshops around the USA.
New Era makes baseball hats. Their new Heritage Series 1934 Collection is just what it sounds like: a collection of hats modeled after styles used by MLB teams back in the 30s. They feature classic logos, period-correct construction, and come packed in a big red box, just as they would have arrived to the pros of the period. Look for additional team releases through 2014.
Apple CarPlay will be a featured option in select 2014 car models from Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, & Jaguar with more manufacturers signing on for the future. CarPlay directly connects the functions of your iPhone to your car stereo for all kinds of hands-free fun while you drive.
You can ram the LadderLimb right into the rung hole. And with its tapered, rubberized coating, it’ll grip the little orifice tight while a gated ’biner allows you to hang your paint can, tools, or beer coozie safely and securely to the side of most ladders. Holds up to 22 pounds.