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.
Winner of several CES awards, the CyberPower Trinity Gaming PC features a triple blade design; a chassis designed for maximum cooling & easy custom configuration. With space for several full-size graphics cards, storage for up to 3 SSD’s & 2 mechanical hard-drives & memory support up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, this is a serious system for serious gamers.
Endorsed by Superman/Super Surfer Laird Hamilton & designed by the founder of Bally Fitness Don Wildman, Golfboard is a hybrid blending the electric skateboard with a mountain board, a golf cart & a Segway. Powered by an efficient electric motor, this radical new golf course vehicle will carry you and your clubs like never before.
Dutch custom car-maker Dunkervoort just unveiled their D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition, an open-wheel 2-seater powered by a 2.5-liter Audi engine with a top speed of 158 MPH. In typical Dunkervoort fashion, the D8 has no ABS brakes, no EPS, & no power steering. Combined with the stiff chassis & lightweight Carbon fiber body, it’s made for those who seek a direct, racecar-like connection to both vehicle & road.
Real Hollywood filmmakers and moneyed hobbyists alike will be rushing to unload their outdated RED cameras from last year or trade them in for points toward this: RED’s newest, the Weapon ‘Vista Vision.’ This camera features a larger 35-megapixel sensor and will shoot up to 75 fps widescreen 8K recorded in RAW and scaled-down ProRes formats simultaneously.