The Smart Lock was August’s first offering. Now they’re back with a trio of new smart security products: the updated Smart Lock that now links with Apple’s Siri, plus the Smart Keypad that can generate one-time user codes, and Doorbell Cam that gives you a 140º HD view of who’s at your door. They also launched August Access, a new app that makes controlling & monitoring the whole suite of products quick & easy.
BMW’s 2016 M2 draws 365 horses from its TwinPower Turbo inline-six and pulled a 7:58 lap-time at the Nürburgring. That’s faster than the last generation V-8 powered M3! In addition to plenty of power, it’s loaded with M-Series features like its active rear differential, lightweight aluminum suspension, M Performance brakes, & 19-inch forged wheels.
There’s no app for starting a campfire yet. Until one emerges, the V3-Pocket Bellows will be a huge help to the struggling firestarter. It is a collapsible hollow metal tube that extends to 20-inches long. Blowing through it focuses & intensifies your breath, so aiming it into the heart of the fire makes the flame burn hotter & harder. Photo and source credit: Gearjunkie
Evapolar is the world’s first personal air conditioner. It cools using water evaporation in an eco-friendly desktop design that humidifies and purifies the air while keeping you cool.
Ferrari’s new F12 TdF is a more powerful update to their already scary-fast F12 Berlinetta. Upgraded from 730 horses to 769. Ferrari also brought back the faster shorter-shifting 7-speed dual clutch tranny, as well as adding 4-wheel steering, larger wheels, and massive 1-piece brakes. Limited edition of 799.
If your connected, smart gadget-controlled home feels more confusing than intuitive, Savant’s new smart hub & universal remote could really simplify things. It gives you one-tap access to network and cable-TV stations, Sonos, Roku, Apple TV, game console, and even lighting. The remote features a color touchscreen and voice control. This is the first foray into a more cost-friendly product for the typically high-end Savant.
When one screen isn’t enough: The InkCase i6 adds a 4.3-inch E-Ink display to the back of your iPhone 6 and connects to the device via Bluetooth. Use it to get messages, news and other notifications, all without having to access the iPhone’s built-in display. Convenient. Also saves battery.
Rugged, packable, & waterproof the Pakpod tripod is designed for getting the shot in tricky conditions. The 3 legs extend & retract with the push of a button and open up to unlimited asymmetrical positions. Articulated stakes on the ends of the legs enable you stake it in or tie it down horizontal, vertical & upside down.
The new 120-inch 4K TV from Vizio isn’t just another oversized boob-tube. It’s the first 4K TV with built-in decoders for Dolby Vision-mastered content. It is ultra-bright with 384 local dimming zones for eye-melting contrast & color. Unless you have to take the roof off your house to fit this into the living room, the $130K price tag seems like a screaming deal. Or opt for the relatively tiny 65″ set for $6k.
Sure to knock Apple’s groundbreaking “Pencil” out of the headlines for at least a day or two is news that the latest versions of Mac wireless accessories are finally rechargeable. No more AA batteries. Your new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, & Magic Trackpad can now be re-charged via Lightning cable. The battery will keep them running for about a month but then plugging them in for just 2 minutes will get you 9 hours of power.