Nine different hi-fi speakers are wedged into the nearly 36-inch wide Playbar, a new wireless soundsystem from Sonos. If you like clean, understated design & also want “live concert” sound in your living room, this is your rig.
Technically, the camera-equipped H-Rover is a toy. But honestly, outside the MIT robotics lab, who has ever played with an RC vehicle powered by a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell & a super-capacitor?
This antique leather duffel bag is a real looker. Made with ultra-durable and whistle-whetting Whisky Batido Leather and fitted with brass hardware, plus a burgundy micro-fiber suede lining, it is sure to charm veteran travelers as well as passers-by who have any sense of class.
New-York based Woo Audio, known for products that strike an impressive balance between design & technology, has done it again with the release of their WA7 headphone amp. Powered by 2 vacuum tubes and sporting a built-in 32-bit/192kHz USB DAC, it’ll make the music in your headphones louder, warmer, and clearer, like you’re hearing it live.
This is what a boombox looks like in 2013. It’s loaded: 8 multidirectional speakers, analog VU meters, FM radio, Bluetooth, karaoke & PA capability, and inputs for headphones, HDMI, USB, and a mic. It’s got an Apple dock, it’s loud and it weighs 27 pounds.
This compact little camera from Samsung is the first of its kind to capture both still images and 1080p HD video in 3D with just a single lens. Built-in wi-fi connectivity also lets you instantly share those 3D pics & videos with everyone in one click, with the Direct Link hot key. Available March 2013.
Colorado’s homegrown, handmade ski company Icelantic, is known for producing high-quality, high-tech skis. You might have to be a little Rocky Mountain High to order up a set of boards featuring an up-close portrait of legendary Colorado hippy John Denver on them, but that’s perfectly legal in Colorado now. via
Comparing this high-end portable audio system to an iPod is like comparing a Ferrari to a Ford Fiesta. The AK 100 features 32GB of storage, 16-hour battery life, a 2.4-inch touchscreen, & a super-sharp Wolfson DAC. It’s capable of playing MQS, Ogg, FLAC, WAV, WMA, APE, and even MP3 files. And if these file types don’t compute, stick with your Fiesta.
The main shortfall of the standard kayak is that even though they’re lightweight, they’re big, and cumbersome and you need a truck or roof rack to get them around. But the Oru Kayak ends all that. This thing is collapsible. It’s a full-size 12-foot long kayak that packs down to a very portable size allowing you to check it on a flight, stow it in the trunk of your car, even backpack it into remote mountain waters.