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.
Swiss watchmakers Tudor continue to expand their Heritage collection with the introduction of this new version of their classic Ranger. It’s a fully modern timepiece in a vintage-inspired package. 41mm brushed stainless case, matte black dial and your choice of the leather bund strap, a steel bracelet, or a camouflage fabric strap.
Omega could do nothing but make new versions of their old watches & nobody would complain. With styles that endure decades, why not? Here’s another new-old one: The Speedmaster Apollo 11 limited edition chrono; made for the 45th Anniversary of the first lunar landing. It features a black PVD dial and 18K Sedna gold dials & bezel. Just 1,969 of these will be made available June 2014.
Fat tire bikes are like bluetooth speakers these days: a new one comes out everyday and it’s kind of impossible to know which ones don’t suck. That’s why you’re here. The Rungu Fat Tire trike is made for riding in sand and snow, terrain that makes tough-going for even the fattest of tires. The idea here is that two 4.7-inch wide tires up front keeps you from tipping over. Which is a feature that will make it a good bar cruiser, too.