The BeoSound Moment from Bang & Olufsen gave everyone wood when it was unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas. Like, actual wood. Oak to be exact. In addition to the touch-sensitive wooden control panel, this premium music streaming system also features a colorized Mood Wheel that selects songs based on how you’re feeling.
Sony’s new ultra-thin 55, 65 and 75-inch Android-powered 4K TVs are so skinny you can almost see their skeleton. At a mind-warping 4.9mm thin, they are about the same thickness as your iPhone 6. The 3840×2160 display is backed by the new 4K Processor X1, improving color, clarity, and contrast for 4K content. Available in Spring 2015
British custom carmaker Ariel has taken their infamous Atom track-day racer & turned it into an off-road, sandrail-style dune buggy. Under the hood of this open wheel 2-seater is Honda’s 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine. Delivering 232 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed close ratio manual transmission, the 1477-lb Nomad can race from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds to a top speed of 125 mph.
The term is “one-upping” and that’s what Sharp has done with their just-released 80-inch Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV. The spec. sheet says 66 million subpixels, which is 42 million more pixels than the standard 4K Ultra with a near-8K resolution.
The 50-year anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra 427 is upon us. That means Shelby is producing a limited run of Anniversary Cobras. Engine options range from 400 horsepower up to the legendary 427 big-block that boasts a toupee-peeling 700 horses. Offered with either aluminum or fiberglass bodies. Limited to 50 Cobras.
For the creation of the A-Series, high-end, high-tech camera maker Phase One teamed up with Swiss camera maker Alpa to create a mirrorless medium format system blending classic manual controls with premium digital imaging technologies. At $47k, the big question is… new car or camera?
When it’s time to drag the kids along, The Snowcoach lets you do exactly that. It’s a trail-worthy tow-behind snowmobile trailer with seating for 2 kids that features high performance gas shock suspension, seat belts, body reflectors, and brake/running lights.
The pre-fabricated Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play living space you simply drop in your dream location. Designed by architect Morten Jensen in Denmark, it is built to blend into its natural surroundings and features expansive glass walls around a steel frame structure. Vipp Shelters are made to order & come complete; all you have to worry about is where to put it.
Bamford is in the business of customizing and personalizing premium steel watches. Their latest collab is a re-imagining of the iconic Rolex Milgauss. For this limited edition piece, they gave the case a titanium coating and blackened the steel strap and its poppy hi-viz orange-on-black dial is highlighted by the classic lightning bolt second hand.
Sony’s compact, prosumer A7 just got a serious upgrade. The new Sony A7 Mark II now features 5-axis stabilization to compliment its full-frame sensor. Other improvements include a bigger & better grip with re-arranged buttons, plus video options pulled over from the A7s. Available in December.