Archive for February, 2021
For its latest all-electric offering, Audi shifted from the crossover & SUV categories to create a new high performance sedan. The 2022 e-tron Quattro GT will become the 6th electric Audi and the very first sedan. With more than 460 horsepower and a range of 238 miles, it is both fast and efficient, pulling 0-60 in 3.1 and a top speed north of 150MPH. With its 800-volt electrical architecture, it can recharge from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes. As for the tech, trim, and finish of this new GT, it is most certainly a head-turner.
Shod with fat off-road tires and equipped with geo-fencing technology, the Volcon Runt e-bike gets kids rolling while also keeping them safe. It boasts speeds to 35MPH and a range of roughly 35 miles. The geo-fencing feature allows parents to set the parameters on distance. It also sends notifications of tip-overs & allows remote monitoring, so you can helicopter from a distance.
Instead of paying up to get your ride professionally polished, the AutoBuff is a cordless, dual-action car polisher that will take your car detail duty to new levels of shine. Weighing just 2.8 pounds it’s a light easy-to-handle tool that offers pro-quality performance with 3400-3800 OPM (oscillations per minute) for powerful & efficient buffing. Use its 3.5-inch pads for compounding, polishing and finishing. Battery life is 45-minutes. A funded Kickstarter.
With integrated ports for HDMI, USB-A, & USB-C, Razer’s newest dock is a flashy hub for plugging in peripherals. Like Razer’s other products, the Chroma V2 also features customizable RGB lights, enabling you to add a colorful bit of mood lighting to the tasking/gaming.
Designed to be the ultimate outdoor entertainer, Dometic’s MoBar series is an evolved range of shimmering stainless cocktail carts that offer convenience and cordless cooling plus all the features of proper bar: refrigerators, rotomolded storage for ice, space for bottles, tools, and a wooden worktop for al fresco mixology. 3 unique models are offered.
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Constructed of Titanium and designed for everything from slashing open boxes, popping bottles, to turning hexes, sparking a fire and more, this little EDC implement is a handy companion. The Claw 2.0 also happens to be the “World’s 2nd Smallest” multitool, just a wee bit larger than its pint-size predecessor, The Claw 1.0. A funded Kickstarter.
From the former CEO of General Electric—a company he captained through the darkest days of the American economy, Jeff Immelt’s new memoir chronicles his post 9/11 tenure at the colossal global company. Considered among the “world’s best CEOs,” Immelt mapped a successful route out of oblivion, after GE-financed planes powered by GE-manufactured engines had just destroyed New York real estate that was insured by GE-issued policies. Sixteen years of his visionary work brought GE back from the brink.
With an exterior of rich, warm walnut wood, the Maison Milan Magnetic Knife Holder keeps kitchen cutlery conveniently within reach and securely stored. At 20-inches wide, it features 2 slots and magnets throughout for keeping knives of all sizes and shapes. Easy-to-hang wall hardware is included.
Smalltime is a classic mob story but for one obvious difference—the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is mostly unknown. With its origins in Sicily, this is an immigrant story that takes readers to the hard luck mining town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania & the underground gambling empire built there by the author’s great-grandfather and successive patriarchs. It is an intimate portrait of crime and family, a uniquely American story, told with tenderness and enlightening detail by best-selling author & Smalltime descendent, Russell Shorto.
Constructed with an incredibly durable canvas comprised of 70% ocean plastics—reclaimed marine buoys to be exact—the EcoTrek Adventure Pant from LIVSN is a water, stain, & abrasion-resistant pant designed to go everywhere you do. The fit is modern and tailored. Choose from 4 classic colors. A funded Kickstarter.
An expansive new partnership between TAG Heuer & Porsche promises a range of motorsport events and even products like the forthcoming Carrera Porsche Chronograph, a race-themed 44mm “Carrera” powered by a Heuer Automatic 02 movement. Details like a black Porsche-signed ceramic bezel & Racing Team colors mark it as a special edition.
Seeking to extend the effective life of its high-end connected home speakers, Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Level is a battery-powered speaker with a modular design that uses advanced chip technologies designed to handle software updates far into the future. The speaker streams via AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Spotify Connect & supports Google Voice Assistant. Battery offers 16-hours continuous playback & recharges via USB-C.
Sweden’s Husqvarna brand just unveiled its lightest & leanest Svartpilen yet. The futuristic, small-displacement streetfighter will now be offered in a 125-cc variant for 2022. Fast, light, and nimble for cutting through city congestion. Based on the KTM Duke 125, it is powered by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, features dual-sport rubber and slows down with Brembo brakes at both ends.
Drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Nöthin’ But a Good Time is a celebration of ’80s rock excess. Told by the hair farmers & real guitar heroes who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era, it covers a spectacularly over-the-top decade & its influence on American pop culture.
Merging all-weather outdoor performance & top-end tech from Nike Running, the ACG Mountain Fly Low is a Gore-Tex equipped mountain-sport shoe with styling that’s fit for the city. It borrows a silhouette from ACG’s most popular hiker, the carbon fiber plate from the groundbreaking Next% design & adds React cushioning atop its wraparound lugged outsole. Available February 11.
Equipped with a 1080P FHD camera and night vision, the autonomous, AI-powered Moorebot Scout is a versatile little ’bot that will allow you to monitor & interact with pets or people remotely as well as monitoring & inspecting small, hard-to-reach areas all around your home or office. It offers smart integration with Amazon Alexa or Google Home and audio and visual intelligence that enables it to recognize, follow, and interact.
Showcasing a vibrant and intricately detailed image of the Milky Way Galaxy shot from the NASA Hubble Telescope, this premium 1000-piece puzzle from Better Co. is rated as ‘difficult.’ Focusing on the infinite depths of space may be the perfect way to pass a gray winter afternoon or more likely, several.
High-end French audio brand Devialet has just released the latest evolution of its infamous stand-alone speaker, the Phantom. The new & carefully upgraded Phantom I retains the same smooth, spherical design & with the luxurious good looks comes enhanced single-chip audio processing, Heart Bass Implosion (HBI) tech, and Apple AirPlay2 streaming support. Choose matte black or gloss white/rose gold.
With a design developed by crowdsourced input from more than 10,000 cooking enthusiasts, the Buccaneer Skillet is a cast iron classic optimized for modern kitchens. It features lightweight cast iron construction with a honeycomb pattern in the cooking surface that produces perfect heat conduction and is naturally non-stick. Stay-cool handles are made of polished stainless steel. Choose from a 9”or 11” size skillet. A funded Kickstarter.
As a 65-watt GaN charger with an integrated wireless charging pad, the DuoQi is a unique and versatile portable power supply—allowing you to power all your devices with one pocketable dock. The 15W double-sided wireless charging pad folds out while a USB-A 3.0 and a Type-C PD charging port allows you to plug it all in. Swappable plug adapters ensure seamless use in over 200 countries worldwide. Choose black or white. A funded Kickstarter.