Archive for April, 2021
With ports for all your peripherals & devices, Satechi’s USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter is a 9-in-1 USB hub designed to work seamlessly with MacBook Pro, newer MacBook Air models, iPad Air, & iPad Pro. Its slim, plug & play design delivers USB-C PD charging (up to 100W), HDMI and VGA display outputs, gigabit ethernet, a USB-C data port, 2X USB-A data ports, plus micro/SD card reader slots.
For the debut of their first true wireless earphones, the P17, Bowers & Wilkins created a unique solution to your in-flight audio woes. Because the case of these premium buds doubles as a transmitter, it can connect to in-flight entertainment & retransmit it wirelessly to your ears. They also offer ANC, AptX, IP54 waterproof & dustproof rating, 4.5 hours of continuous playback with 20 more hours stored in the charging case. Available in black & white/rose gold.
With over 175 illustrations and images, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection chronicles the milestones that lifted Formula One from a gentlemen’s club in 1950 to a global sport with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Highlighting technical innovations, remarkable drivers’ achievements and exciting race finishes, this volume illuminates the immortal f-1 names & moments that make up a truly remarkable heritage. The book is housed in a luxury clamshell case & presented in a red canvas tote bag to preserve its craftsmanship.
Squirt & spray at any angle, right down to the last drop. That’s what the Pivot trigger sprayer does. It’s a rugged, reusable 32-ounce HDPE bottle with a revolutionary spray head that pivots 180º so you can hit it from even the most awkward angles, like under your car. Handy for jobs all over your home, garage & workshop. A funded Kickstarter.
Blue brand coolers boast all the features of the big dollar ice chests but for a much cooler price. They’ve also got 43% more insulation to keep ice cold for up to 10 days. With rugged rotomolded construction, fail-free hinges, freezer-style lid gasket, & sure-grip handles, these 30, 55 or 100 quart coolers are built for years of adventure. Available in trademark blue, gray, & arctic white.
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Behind the rainbow of cool pastel colors, Apple’s new 24-inch iMacs are equipped with the brand’s high performance M1 chip, which is found in MacBook Pro. 7 & 8-core GPUs are another solid upgrade. Looks-wise, it’s fresh. The case back of the new design is completely flat and the 4.5K Retina display is surrounded by a much slimmer bezel. Available April 20.
With the right tool, doing demolition can really be the best part of the project. And the REAPR Versa TAC Wrecking Bar might be the only one you need. Made of 420 stainless steel with a powder-coated wrinkle finish, this 10-inch tactical tool features a ripper hook, wrecking bar, wrench function and nail pullers, and a cutting edge for prying or cutting. Belt carry or store it in its 1680D ballistic nylon sheath.
With the release of the Air Zoom Victory Tour 2, Nike’s most popular leather golf shoe reveals some sweet upgrades. In addition to its AirZoom unit, it features a full-length plate for stability and flexion control. The outsole is a blend of integrated traction & 7 removable spikes for customizable control. Available now.
With the power to capture 99.97% of airborne allergens and pollutants and look good doing it, the Breeva Air Purifier won a prestigious 2021 Red Dot Design Award. Its breakthrough filtration system uses a pre-filter, H13 HEPA, an Activated Carbon membrane, negative ion charge & UV-C sterilization to remove dust, pollen, pet dander, odors, smoke, & VOCs. It can effectively scrub air spaces up to 246 sq. ft., cycling 5 times per hour. Alexa & Google Assistant connected, silent sleep mode, designed for all environments. A funded Indiegogo.
KeySmart’s TaskPad is a full desk blotter & mouse pad with integrated wireless charging. Made of water-resistant, stain-resistant & anti-scratch PU leather, it offers protection for your workstation and juice for your devices. Just drop your Qi-enabled phone, headphones or other portables on the TaskPad & let the 10W wireless output fast-charge them back to 100%. The pad’s soft, slightly textured surface makes for effortless mouse control.
Roku’s latest device is the Express 4K+, a 4K streaming stick for a very reasonable price. In addition to seamless 4K streaming it supports HDR10+ content, for many Amazon Prime Video & Google Play Movies. It also includes as a much-improved remote with voice-capable TV control. Available now.
The BackTap is a backpack-cooler that puts the beverages on your shoulders for hands-free action & adventure. It’s a stainless steel-lined, leakproof & rotomolded insulated cooler with a tap on the bottom for on-the-go refills. Just in time for wedding season, it holds 3 gallons of your favorite adult beverage, 12 standard 12oz beer cans, 5 bottles of wine and 14 slim cans, like White Claw & Truly.
Made of super-soft and absorbent 100% Supima cotton, this robe from Onsen is the ultimate hoodie for ninja-level chill. For post-shower, pre-brunch and everything else that requires no pants, this will be your go-to garment. Available in White, Cinder Grey, and Denim.
Audi just unplugged and unveiled a new all-electric compact crossover. The forthcoming 2022 Q4 E-Tron will be available in 2 variants, including a fresh-looking fastback. Three trim levels will be available as well, with corresponding increases in power, from the 167 hp single motor version to the 295 hp AWD Quattro model. Mileage numbers range from 221 to north of 300. No word yet on the Q4’s USA on-sale date.
The Mophie Powerstation Go Rugged with air compressor offers three smart & butt-saving solutions. It’s a small, portable device with an integrated air compressor to pump up a flat truck tire—and anything that needs air. An easy-to-read LCD screen displays exact air pressure level. It’s got an 55,500mWh internal battery with enough juice & the cables to jumpstart that full-size truck. It’s also equipped with a pair of USB-A ports for multi-device charging anywhere.
Objecto’s F5 adjustable fan is cool. Premium materials, a clean, considered design and it converts between a table fan and floor fan. Plus it’s got fully adjustable fan speed, oscillation from 10º to 90º, a natural/sleep setting that provides white noise, and includes an aroma disc that you can add essential oil to for aromatherapy. Includes a remote control.
With a design that borrows the compact form of a book, Bang & Olufsen’s latest addition to its Beosound speaker range is called the Emerge. It’s a wireless bluetooth home speaker that will blend-in on your bookshelf but stand-out with room-filling sound. The speaker array includes a 37mm midrange driver, a 14mm soft dome tweeter and a 100mm side-firing woofer. It links with all other Beosound speakers and is available in Gold or Anthracite black metal with a tonal wood wrap.
Designed to be the first truly premium luxury electric sedan on the market, Mercedes’ forthcoming 2022 EQS sets a high bar. Similar in detail to its gas-powered S-Class counterparts, this car delivers a mix of luxury, power, and range that is truly impressive. The EQS features a 107.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack that delivers 480-miles of range. As far as power, the dual-motor version makes 516 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. 200-kilowatt charging also means that 186 miles of range can be added in just 15 minutes. As for the level of tech & luxe in the interior, one word: wow!
Danny Trejo has always been a badass. In his new new autobiography, he shares for the first-time, his unlikely journey from misspent youth to addiction to incarceration to recovery and ultimately, redemption & stardom. Through it all, he’s never forgotten where he came from. He’s outspoken on addiction & committed to giving back. Add all this to his on-screen charm and you know exactly why he’s got legions of fans. And they’re gonna eat these stories up. Release date: July 6.
Spotify’s Car Thing is the company’s first foray into hardware. The “thing” is a voice-controlled device/display for use in the car; a Bluetooth-connected “remote” for enjoying Spotify without the need for a phone. Which will be useful in older and classic cars without infotainment & connectivity. The dash-mounted device features 2 tactile buttons allowing you to easily, safely control Spotify manually as well as by voice command. It will only be available to wait-listed Premium subscribers selected at random.