A smooth, curved design defines the look of the S8 Surround system. Inside this sleek sculptural unit there’s a big bass port with an 8” driver plus 2 X 140W speakers & 280W sub, all powered by 3 class D amps. An advanced digital signal processor ensures crisp, high-impact surround.
In America, the XC90 has been one of the most popular Volvos. For 2015, the super-safe Swedish SUV has been completely re-designed inside & out. The interior looks incredible, highlighted by a Tesla-like vertical info-tainment screen. The exterior got softer, less boxy lines and a front end featuring T-shaped LED lights. A variety of engine options will be available, including a 400-hp hybrid.
Designed by one of the founders of the Danish Modern movement, Børge Mogensen in 1959, the oak and leather Spanish Chair has become an iconic and exceedingly comfortable piece of modern furniture design.
Not the new Plymouth Prowler. Far from it. British sportscar maker Caterhams Cars is bringing two new open-wheel roadsters to the USA. The Seven 480 and 360 are 2 new variants based on its iconic Seven model. They are shipped over as rolling chassis to be completed and customized here. Both are powered by a 2.1-liter Ford Duratec engine capable of speeds well north of 120MPH.
The Hellcat Speedster looks more like a normal motorcycle than any bike Confederate Motorcycles has ever made. But it’s definitely a cut above. Surrounding its 2163cc V-twin powerplant is a sculptural mix of billet aluminum and carbon fiber. Each bike is handmade to order in limited numbers in Alabama, USA.
At just 120-pounds, this trailer/camper from Sylvan Sports is light enough to be towed behind a motorcycle or small car. The Go-Easy has a diamond plate metal floor with 17.6 cubic feet of storage and the trailer’s rails are compatible with Thule & Yakima rack components. The optional pop-up roof tent sleeps two and doubles as a roofbox you can mount on your car. American made.
The leather crafters at hard graft are known for blending the classic with the modern and their 1st Edition Travel Bag does just that. A vegetable-tanned leather exterior featuring a buckle closure and shoulder straps surrounds a zippered wool felt duffle interior.
Aside from the engine, which comes from a Honda 125 SuperSport, nearly every piece of this new bike from Bandit9 is handmade. The metallic unibody is made from a single block of aluminum & for the creation of the high-gloss, waterproof, burl wood side panels, the Bandit9 boys recruited a guitar luthier & a yacht maker. It’s all bespoke, from the suede seat to the alloy exhaust and only 9 of these little city-street rippers will be made.
Somewhere on this planet, old-fashioned board games are apparently popular enough to warrant the creation of things like this: solid wood tables that transform from finely-crafted furniture to gaming tables featuring special drawers, flip-down desks & player stations designed specifically for playing Scrabble, D&D, Parcheesi or whatever.
There are more choices than ever for finding the perfect camping trailer. If a heavy-duty off-grid & off-road shelter, shower, & kitchen fit the bill for your trips, a Turtleback Trailer could be the one. Built on a tube steel frame, their trailers feature 42-gallon water tanks for the sink & shower, a pull-out kitchen with a stainless 2-burner stove, retractable awning, and a choice of optional roof-mounted tents.