If you’ve got cold drinks & loud music, good times are guaranteed. Alpine combined the two in their new entertainment system. And just in time for tailgate season. It’s a 14-gallon cooler equipped with a waterproof 180-watt speaker. A 16-foot cable is included, allowing you to connect it to your vehicle battery for power.
The Italian-made Holdall from Hardgraft is the ideal size for carry-on or an overnight trip. It’s constructed of durable, yet supple brushed suede and features a floating Riri zipper, 2 external zippered flap pockets, herringbone webbing for the handles & a shoulder strap. The interior is lined with soft cotton twill and has a large zippered pocket.
The heart of the LS50 audiophile-quality wireless sound system is KEF’s patented Uni-Q technology, which places the tweeter in the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone, allowing the LS50 to create more detailed, accurate and beautifully integrated three-dimensional sound. It features simple plug & play set-up with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, TOSLINK Optical, and RCA Analog connectivity.
The highlight of HP’s completely redesigned ENVY AIO desktop is the pedestal-mounted 27-inch QHD monitor that’s just 15mm thick. The display uses HP’s Low Blue Light technology that reduces eye-strain and won’t disrupt melatonin production as standard monitors do. The brain is an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor & audio is delivered with 4 front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers.
The 51mm Emergency Night Mission watch from Breitling is the world’s first wristwatch with a dual-frequency personal locator beacon. For use in search & rescue missions, it uses an internal radio transmitter & antenna to send out a homing signal. It features another first-ever function: a personal locator that links with the International Cospas-Sarsat satellite system for triggered alerts. Its powered by Breitling’s SuperQuartz chronograph movement.
If you’ve currently got a robot cleaning your floors, you’ll like Kobi. It’s a modular, autonomous ’bot built to tackle mowing the lawn, mulching leaves & handling snow removal. It uses GPS to plot & remember its route while avoiding obstacles. When winter arrives, you can equip it with snow tires and drop it in the driveway where it will throw snow up to 40-feet.
With a lot of sportbikes you sacrifice comfort for performance and track-day styling. Not with the 2017 Ducati SuperSport. They took the 937cc Testastretta motor from the Hypermotard 939 & put it into a trellis frame, easing back the riding position for every day comfort. Power was also moved down in the rev range with mellower gearing. It features ABS & traction control, plus an adjustable Marzocchi fork, Brembo brakes & an Akropovic performance exhaust.
Swiss watchmaker Zenith partnered with Land Rover to create this new 42mm chronograph. The El Primero Range Rover Special Edition features a sleek, ceramic-coated aluminum case and the brand’s latest 400B El Primero movement, with a 50-hour power reserve. The movement is visible through a window in the case back, giving you a view of the power under the hood.
The luxury sports car maker Fisker has re-emerged after a few tumultuous years of reorganization. Now Chinese-owned & re-branded as Karma, the company is releasing their flagship Revero in 2017. It’s an updated version of the original Fisker Karma that features a refresh on the grill & is powered by a 260-horse turbocharged GM-built 4. Inside the dash an infotainment system has been totally re-designed & includes integrated CarPlay.
British watchmaker Christopher Ward partnered with craftsmen at Synergies Horlogères to develop their own Swiss made movement, the SH21. And that’s what powers the new 44mm C8 Power Reserve Chronometer. This stylishly understated chrono features a 2-layered dial with a non-reflective matte finish plus a seconds sub-dial and a power reserve sub-dial. The watch runs for up to 5 days on a charge. Straps are 22mm wide Tibor leather in camel, black, or brown.