When Joker blasted Batman’s Tumbler with an RPG in The Dark Knight, the Batpod auxiliary escape vehicle emerged from the wreckage. Now the actual Batpod used in the movie is going up for auction. Of course the cannons don’t work but everything else does. Built by the film’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, it features a completely custom chassis and is powered by a 750-cc Honda motor. Is it road legal? Does that even matter? Available September 27.
Pumping out 360-degrees of crystal-clear Bang & Olufsen sound, the BeoSound 2 is a free-standing wireless aluminum speaker tower that offers integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn and supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA wireless technologies. Intuitive touch control allows you to tap, turn, & swipe the device itself for controlling your soundtrack without your phone or other device. Available in October.
Named for 10-time Isle Of Man TT champ Giacomo Agostini, this new track-only bike from Deus is based off an MV Agusta Brutal 800rr and loaded with race-specific custom components including an aluminum fuel tank, tubular subframe, Beringer hand controls, and a custom Öhlins rear shock. Sure looks fun.
LG’s new 38-inch monitor will be the world’s largest curved display—a 3840 x 1600 PS UltraWide QHD+ unit featuring 4K resolution. A USB-C port and two Bluetooth speakers are also built-in, making this the ultimate display for entertainment, gaming and, if you can find the time, work. Available September 2016.
The fenix Chronos smart watch is a standout because it offers a ton of tech function and clean, understated styling. Quite a feat. The 49MM steel case features a high-strength, scratch-resistant sapphire lens and offers Elevate heart rate technology, for monitoring without a chest strap. Sensors include GPS and GLONASS satellite reception, barometric altimeter & 3-axis compass. It also gives you advanced fitness & running metrics plus text, email & alert notifications.
The Parrot Disco Drone is a departure from the copter drone set-up instead offering a fixed-wing aircraft that flies at speeds of up to 50MPH for 45 minutes. It’s made of rugged foam and is powered by a single prop. There’s a 14 MP on board camera as well as FPV headset that uses your iPhone or Android device for a VR style viewing experience.
The 50s & 60s-inspired Swiss-Made Chronoliner from Breitling got a modern update with the release of the murdered-out Blacksteel model. The 46mm self-winding mechanical chrono is powered by a Breitling 24 movement and features a 24-hour dial as well as 1/4th second, 30 minute, & 12-hour sub-dials plus calendar.
The Shaper Origin is the world’s first hand-held CNC machine, a powerful, programmable tool that makes precise 3D cutting, shaping & woodworking easier than ever. Simple design software links with the touch control interface allowing you to turn ideas into designs, then instantly start shaping. The variable speed router also features auto-correct to keep you perfectly aligned on the cutting path.
With an all-new design that combines a total of 12 glass lens elements and innovative internal mechanics, Leica’s Noctivid binoculars deliver a truly 3-D viewing experience that offers perfectly balanced color and maximum contrast as well as unmatched focusing precision, in 2 durable & rugged, all-weather models.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s birth, the Italian carmaker created the Centenario Roadster, a roofless variant of the V12 Coupé with a carbon-fiber monobody profile, 4-wheel steering, and a top speed of more than 217 MPH. Sadly I couldn’t post this fast enough. It’s already sold out.