Archive for January, 2021
It’s seems odd that most camper-trailers still use wood as a construction material. Not the case with Off Grid Trailers. Their Panda, Switchback & Expedition model off-road trailers are built on an all-aluminum design, ensuring a more rigid and rugged trailer for your overland adventures. These campers offer both creature comfort and smart systems including full kitchen, rack & toy-friendly roofs, solar power, integrated connectivity & smooth axle-less off-road suspension.
Developed out of a decade spent focused on design insights and material craftsmanship, Bellroy’s 26-liter Apex backpack boasts a clean & intentionally uncluttered design. This allows you to access to your daily essentials without much unzipping, unclipping or unpacking. The pack is made with recycled-content fabrics, magnetic closures, & features convenient external stretch pockets for hydration & EDC items.
Just unveiled at CES 2021, Sony’s Airpeak debuts as the Japanese tech giant’s first aerial drone. Designed to support their Alpha camera lineup, this pro-quality quadcopter is the smallest drone on the market to fly their pro-grade digital content cameras. So far, details are scarce but the video teaser is looking good.
Equipped with a 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra boasts a quad-rear camera system now featuring dual telephoto lenses for 100x zoom. It shoots 4K video at 60fps, and new features like shake-free Zoom Lock and improved Night Mode make it a more versatile media tool, too.
Designed to give your pets effortless indoor/outdoor access, the MyQ Pet Portal offers security & seamless smart home connectivity, all without cramping the style of your home. The portal comes integrated in a select offering of Kolbe doors with material and color options to fit pet parents’ modern home aesthetics. A bluetooth collar sensor enables you & your pet to have complete control & monitoring of access from anywhere.
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Fender’s Mustang Micro is a compact, portable headphone amp that plugs directly into an electric guitar, giving players a wide range of 12 different amp emulators and 13 pedal-like effects, making it a versatile practice and recording gadget. Powered by a USB-C rechargeable battery.
The UltraBoost—Adidas’ most popular runner—has once again been updated & upgraded. The UltraBoost 21 retains a full-length Boost midsole but now has 6% more cushy foam than its predecessor. The shoe’s torsion system has also been juiced: it features LEP technology—Linear Energy Push—a 15% increase in forefoot rigidity for a more responsive stride. The upper is constructed with at least 50% Parley fabrics, comprised of upcycled ocean plastics.
Designed to make your iPad even more versatile, the elegant StudioDock from Kensington allows you to magnetically connect your USB-C iPad Pro 11”, iPad Air or iPad Pro 12.9” tablet in either portrait or landscape mode on your desktop. Yes, it’s got the ports: four USB ports (1 USB-C port that supports 5V/3A & 9V/2A charging, and 3 USB-A ports at 5V/0.9A) plus one audio jack and a Gb Ethernet jack.
Four years back when Jeep’s all-new Wagoneer was still just a concept car, the plan was hatched to develop a McIntosh sound system for the luxurious new lineup. Offered in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System brings high-end audio & handmade craftsmanship to the in-motion sound experience. A 17-channel amplifier delivers up to 950 watts of power & the system boasts a LD/HP speaker design to lower distortion while Power Guard ensures exceptional clarity even at very high-volume.
The OmniCase is a compact docking station that’s got all the ports you need plus all the connectors, stashed in a slim, pocketable form factor. 7 ports include 2X USB-A 3.0, 1x 100W USB-C PD charging, a 4K HDMI OUT, SD/TF card readers, & RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet. A magnetic cover reveals tailored slots for storage of small-sized SIM card, Type-C cable, card ejector tool, and adapters. A funded Kickstarter.
Constructed in a mix of smooth & textured Italian leathers, Native Union’s Heritage Collection pays homage to the brands’ Parisian roots. With cases for all the new iPhone12 models as well as an AirPods Pro case, card wallet, and wireless charging dock, the collection keeps your essentials protected and properly dressed. Available in a range of muted tones.
As the first noise-cancelling headphone from V-Moda, M-200 ANC retains the distinctive design of the original with a tech upgrade that includes Active Noise Cancelling technology plus Bluetooth 5.0 with Bluetooth codec support. In addition to SBC codec that all audio devices use, these also have aptX HD for high quality streaming and AAC for iOS devices.
Satechi’s Dock5 charging station delivers neat, compact & comprehensive charging capabilities for up to 5 devices at a time, including wireless. It’s equipped with two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A, & a 10W Qi charger. The base is covered in soft silicone to keep devices in place and protected. Compatible with most phones, tablets, headphones, & Qi-enabled accessories.
The Lum-Tec Vortex D4 has the look of a classic military automatic but is driven by a solar-powered Japanese movement. Just one minute of sunlight gives it a full-day of power and with 5 hours sunlight for a full charge, it boasts a 6-month power reserve. The case is made of 316L stainless with a military-grade titanium carbide PVD hard coating. Available for pre-order now.
Among the global cult of the retro-mod Land Rover, the name Drew Bowler is synonymous with the best & baddest. Now operating within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team, Bowler’s custom builds are highly coveted exotic rides. But here’s your chance: Seven of these rare rigs are coming to auction with RM Sotheby’s in Paris on February 13.
Samsung will arrive at CES this week with a spate of new technologies to show-off in their latest & greatest TVs. Among them, QLED, a quantum display technology that promises to bring unrivaled clarity & color to their top-end 8K models. These premium displays also offer solar-powered remotes, integration of its Samsung Health Smart Trainer system for seamless on-screen workouts, and Game Bar, to quickly toggle to the proper aspect ratio for your gaming systems.
With an updated design inspired by the all-new Wagoneer, the forthcoming 2021 Grand Cherokee L, is a more luxurious 3-row SUV. It will be available with 3 powertrain options & later in the year, a variant offering 2-row seating. LED lighting, oversized wheels and upgraded interior details mark the L as a more refined yet off-road capable ride truly worthy of the Jeep nameplate.
Looking back is the way forward once again for Swiss watchmaker Zenith. Their Chronomaster Revival A385 chronograph is a faithful reproduction of their iconic 1969 El Primero. The 37mm tonneau shaped case retains nearly all the classic details but a few noticeable upgrades are evident: a domed sapphire crystal & a window in the caseback that gives a partial view of its El Primero 400 movements. Available in February.
RucPac’s Hardcase Backpack Conversion turns virtually any wheeled hardcase into a backpack to give you hands-free mobility while transporting your gear. Compatible with Pelican, SKB, Nanuk, Seahorse, HPRC, Max, B+W, Explorer, Vanguard, Rimowa, Away, & Zarges cases, the system attaches securely with padded, ventilated, and adjustable shoulder straps that clip on in just seconds.
In these days of marathon TV time & at-home hangouts, the Couch Console has arrived right on time. It is a self-balancing cupholder, snack holder, phone stand, USB-C charging dock, remote tray, & storage pocket, all in a compact, easy-to-clean package, made with recycled plastic & foam. A funded Kickstarter.