That’s a nice upgrade. Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar. This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications. It’s slick. Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.
With its solo saddle and a clean rear triangle frame design, the 2017 Bonneville Bobber has a classic look with modern comforts. It may look it, but this is no hard tail. Hidden under the seat is a shock & spring that supports the whole rear end. This new model is powered by Triumph’s 1200cc in-line motor & features stripped down body work, wire spoked wheels and the option of drag bars or apes.
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.