Since the 1 percent is really only 1 percent, all the luxury car brands are working out new ways to get more people into their cars. Aston Martin came up with the V8 Vantage, a 430-HP luxury coupe (also available as a roadster) aimed at the U.S. market. Somehow, Aston has priced this awe-inspiring 190-MPH beast below $100 grand. $99K to be exact.
The new URSA from Blackmagic is a surprisingly affordable 4K video camera designed for professional filmmakers. Features include a 10-inch fold out monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter, 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders.
After decades of designing & building canoes by hand, John Lockwood has created these home-build canoe kits that make building your own wooden canoe about as easy at it’s likely to ever get. The Taiga Wilderness Tripper is a full-size 17’ boat you can build step-by-step if you can follow instructions.
Local Motors has just reset the whole trike drifting underworld with their new electric-powered model. With the Verrado drift trike you don’t need a downhill slope anymore, just charge it up & the Lithium-Cobalt-Magnesium battery will keep you peeling wheels for 3 hours. via Kickstarter
Long before the infamous drunk cheeseburger video, hairy-chested 80s TV actor turned German pop music heart-throb David Hasselhoff drove a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am on the short-lived crime series Knight Rider. The car’s name was KITT and now a detailed, fan-created version is up for auction. In addition to the V8 boasting 13MPG, it’s got an audio system programmed to say 4000 phrases from the show.
Big bass. That’s what the Klipsch 2.1 Stadium system has in store. 400 watts of it coming through a half-dozen speakers: dual 1-inch Titanium compression drivers, two 3.5-inch aluminum midrange drivers, and two 5.25-inch long throw subwoofers to be exact.
That dream of building your little cabin in the woods will be a lot easier when you’re milling the lumber right there on site using the trees growing on the lot. The Logosol M8 is a portable sawmill system that uses a chainsaw to accurately square logs for making beams and boards up to 17 feet long. The system comes with all the instructions needed for easy set-up and getting your mill operational plus Logosol offers all sorts of accessories for processing timber on your one-man mill.
As a tribute to the Wright Brothers first flight, Zenith has given their Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 a vintage makeover. They call it the 1903, and it features a matte black case, Arabic numerals, and a burly leather band. It is powered by Zenith’s own 693 Elite movement. Limited edition of 1903 pieces.
Calling this thing “digital paper” is kinda like calling a memory card “digital film” but it gets the point across. Sony’s Digital Paper device is the world’s thinnest & lightest tablet; one that allows users to read, edit, annotate, save & share files from MS Word, Power Point, PDF, & Excel, effectively eliminating the need for paper. It features wi-fi, a hi-contrast reflective display, SD memory card compatibility & a whopping 3-week battery life. Available May 2014.
France’s Lehmann Aviation introduced a new version of its LA100 autonomous fixed-wing drone. The new design still carries a user-supplied GoPro Hero camera but now features Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Windows Phone 8-based OperationCenter interface app.