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.
The V3 is the latest version of the very powerful and very portable Nikon 1, made for shooting sports and high-speed action. Its enhanced 18.4-MP sensor is now paired with Nikon’s new EXCEED 4A processor to achieve the world’s fastest continuous frame rate—a lightning fast 20 fps at full resolution. Cinema-quality video capability and built-in wi-fi are also part of the package.
15 or so additional horsepower and a re-designed front end make the 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS even sportier. This new version of the mid-engine coupe boasts a snappy 340–hp flat six and some choice interior upgrades like Alcantara trim and sport seats.
If your speed habit is getting hard to manage, LaCie’s latest device could be the remedy. This storage unit boasts a terabyte of onboard storage, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and near silent dual cooling fans. Speed? It’s reportedly fast enough to enable simultaneous plug-and-play RAW 4K video editing and display. That would make it the fastest portable storage device today.
Even in the dog days of summer, surfing the icy waters of New England will make your meat thermometer retract up into your body. Surf there in the winter & it will probably just fall off. But maybe not if you’ve got the Surf Sauna waiting for you onshore. It’s a portable sauna designed specifically for coldwater psycho surfers & made-to-order in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. If you don’t want one custom-built for you, just rent it.