Archive for August, 2020
The latest feature-packed additions to Garmin’s popular lineup of outdoor navigation units are the Montana 750i, Montana 700i and Montana 700 GPS handhelds. They all feature larger 5-inch glove-friendly touchscreen displays—50% larger than previous models, as well as offering inReach satellite technology for global connectivity, plus routable topographic mapping, & an 8 mega-pixel camera to give users a powerful suite of functions: two-way messaging, interactive SOS alerts, location tracking, weather updates, & more.
In rolling out the 2023 Lyriq, Cadillac teases the future of American-made electrified luxe. Careful to explain that it’s still just a “show car,” Cadillac says the design is at about 80% completion. It will be the first GM to utilize their proprietary Ultium battery technology to boast a range of 300+ miles. When it arrives it will be available in both 2-wheel & AWD models. Production is set to begin in 2022.
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are the brand’s latest wireless in-ear headphone. Available in glossy black, white, or rose gold, these bean-shaped buds fit entirely in your ears. They feature 12mm drivers for full-range audio, bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, IPX2 water resistance, Bixby voice assistant, 6-8 hours of battery life plus an additional 15 hours from the charging case.
With the launch of the new RoboMaster EP Core, market-leading Chinese drone maker DJI adds a new ’bot to its educational platform—an effort aimed at teaching and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Its a four-sensor module with 39 programmable components and support for Scratch, Python, FPV as well as a controller that utilizes AI, giving kids experience with all the elements of STEAM learning while they build, code, and play with their own custom creations.
It’s been nearly 50 years since a new car bearing the Iso nameplate rolled off the assembly line. That changes in 2021 with the IsoRivolta GTZ, a retro-inspired coupe produced through a partnership between Italian bespoke automaker Zagato & Iso. In its sleek, sculptural lines, the Italian design language is evident—a tribute to the IsoRivolta A3 from 1963. Under the hood, though, it’s all American; powered by a 6.8-liter V8 Chevy—the same drivetrain as the Corvette Z06. Only 19 of these rare multicultural beauties will be made.
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The full specs on Samsung’s latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, still aren’t out. What we do know: the second-gen phone features a larger edge-to-edge dual screen design with 7.6-inch displays. It is also considerably thinner, packs a 4500 mAh battery, and an improved hinge designed to withstand opening/closing 200K times. Pre-order begins Sept. 1.
Made entirely from concrete, the Brutalism-inspired kinetic Rolling Ball Sculpture is an engaging monolithic model of a “factory” with mesmerizing stainless steel balls that twist, turn, and spiral to pass smoothly through the various architectural elements. When you’ve had enough of the grim headlines & WFH grind, relieve some stress with a few moments of play.
The inflatable Shore Tent from Smithfly is more like a soft-sided camping cabin. The entire floor of the tent is a comfy 6-inch thick air mattress offering 8’ X 8’ of sleeping space. It also comes with a unique flat-pack inflatable deck that assembles quickly to get you up off the ground. Weatherproof construction, zippered mesh doors and windows for views and ventilation, plus no poles and annoying set-up; just pump it up.
The firewood isn’t gonna cut itself. Get the job done quick anywhere, with this handy packable tool from Gerber. The Gator Combo Axe is a burly 15.6” nylon-handled axe featuring a forged steel head & hammer butt. Stashed inside the handle is a coarse blade saw. Both feature the safety and security of Gerber’s Gator Grip handles.
With the launch of the Terrex Protohype capsule, Adidas gains ground on Nike, Hoka, & NB, who’s recent trail running kicks have left Adidas in the dust. The 3 new trail-specific runners in this collection include Boost foam, Parley fabrics made of recycled ocean plastics, BOA closure technology, and dirt-slinging Continental outsoles. Choose from the Agravic BOA, the lean & light Terrex Two Parley, or the flagship Terrex Two Ultra Parley. Available Sept. 1.
With their vintage Land Rover series III SUVs converted into modern, zero-emission electric vehicles, Zero Labs Automotive is cleaning up a classic with remarkably fine form. Carefully selected donor vehicles undergo a complete mechanical re-build replacing the petrol powertrain with an electronic one that produces between 300-600 horsepower with a range of up to 235 miles. The interiors are also completely re-done, featuring a clean and minimalist, retro design that’s a perfect match with the 1970-1985 Rover styling
It’s been a decade since photographer Brandon Stanton created his Humans Of New York work, portraits & personal stories that became a social media sensation. Then a book. This the follow-up, moving beyond the boroughs & into the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, Stanton shot & conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. Release date: October 6.
Developed in Japan for optimal performance & portability, the Takibi Fire & Grill from SnowPeak features a packable, modular design for convenient, cozy gatherings, campfires & cooking just about anywhere. Constructed of stainless steel, the 5-piece system includes a Baseplate, the Pack & Carry fireplace, a grill net, & grill bridge. It all snaps together simply & breaks down to pack flat in the included carrying case. Weight: 31lbs.