The electric wakeboard has arrived. This new carbon-kevlar watersport vehicle combines the speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing—but you don’t need waves, this board has a built-in jet-propulsion motor that reaches speeds up to 25 knots. The battery lasts 30-minutes running at full speed and re-charges in just 1 hour.
The AK380 is an audiophile-quality portable hi-res audio player from Astell&Kern. Totally top of the line. Think of your iPhone as the new Mustang & this thing is a Formula One Ferrari. It’s capable of 32-bit/384 kHz bit-to-bit decoding. Every possible bell, whistle, & port. It supports all sorts of files: WAV, FLAC and AIFF, as well as MP3, WMA and AAC. It’s also equipped with wi-fi, bluetooth, and 256GB of flash memory.
Handmade to order in Austin, Texas, these aluminum truck bed toolboxes are custom-built to suit your specific needs. Choose a color, select organization components like dividers & compartments, then the add-ons like LED lighting, speakers, a V-Grip rack system for holding guns or tools, and more.
Inspired by classic teardrop camper designs of the 50s, High Camp Trailers are made in Portland, Oregon. Wrapped in shining aluminum, their trailers feature birch woodwork throughout, a queen-size sleeper & a well-appointed pop-up galley equipped with a 3-burner gas cooktop, stainless steel cooler, & plenty of storage space.
Instagram’s black & white filters are sufficient for the masses but for those whose photography lives beyond their phone, Leica has just introduced the newest version of its M Monochrom, a camera specially designed for B&W photography. The difference is its 24 mp monochrome sensor, said to deliver pictures that are 100% sharper.
Though it looks virtually unchanged, the enduring design of the Mercedes’ G Wagon is getting some updates for 2016: an ECO stop/start function to reduce emissions from its turbocharged V8 powerplant plus re-styled bumpers & flared wheel wells. That’s sort of it but why mess with a good thing?
A big, beefy battery for your home. Powerwall’s main purpose is to store solar energy, however, the battery can also draw energy from the electrical grid during off-peak hours when rates are low and store it for future use. So you get a nice back-up power solution and a level of independence from the power grid. Multiple batteries can be combined together for a more powerful setup.
Sunny summer days are too precious for messing with a lame lawnmower. But John Deere has just released the S240 Sport, a fast, efficient residential ride-on mower powered by an 18.5 hp Kawasaki FS Series engine & a smooth K46 hydrostatic transmission.
The ZenBook Pro from Asus is a PC laptop despite its obviously derivative design and name. They’re going after Apple-ites with this one. The 15.6-inch “book” runs a Windows 8.1-powered UX501, an Intel Core i7 processor & offers a stunning 4K display.
If you want to transform your Defender 105 from run-of-the-mill to a one-of-a-kind, talk to the Rover tuning specialists at Britain’s Kahn Design. Their Flying Huntsman conversion adds 15” to the truck’s wheelbase and 6’ to its width, plus heaps of other serious off-road upgrades topped off with matte black on black everything.