The HyperCube is a sound-reactive, app-enabled, hyper-chromatic electronic art piece. Think of a lava lamp infused with a disco ball inside a seizure-inducing mini escape room. With 95 different lighting patterns, 30 sound patterns & 3 modes, it delivers a kaleidoscopic & kinetic light show bright enough to illuminate an entire room. The dedicated Hyperspace Lighting app lets you control every element of your cube for the ultimate custom experience. Available for pre-order now. A funded Kickstarter.
Scandinavian adventure luggage maker Db is back with another innovation for those who travel with toys. Their new surfboard bags are the world’s first to offer a length-adjustable , compressible, rib-protected design. If you’re fed up with arriving at your surf destination only to discover dings and snapped off noses at baggage claim, Db has you covered. They took a decade of sports-gear luggage experience and applied it to surfing. These two bomber board bags are the result.
Samsung’s The Frame designer flatscreen TV will blend stylishly into your space with this new mounting accessory called My Shelf. As its name makes clear, it is a wall-mounted shelf for your TV that allows you to create a custom look in your home or office. Compatible with the 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch models, it will compliment your decor in your choice of beige, white, brown, and black.
The waterproof breathability of a GORE-TEX membrane adds a layer of unrivaled weather-resistance to Merrell’s Moab trail shoe. Loaded with recycled-content materials, from its Vibram Ecordura outsole to its recycled mesh upper and lining, it is a tough yet sustainable all-terrain design. Available now in 4 fresh colorways.
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The adjustable HoverBar Duo holds your iPad and iPhone in the perfect position while you work, play, write, or read. It can stand alone on its weighted stand or clamp-mount to a shelf to always be right where you need it. Adjustable arms make it compatible with every model iPhone & iPad & hold the device securely with a soft, silicone grip.
In its steady advance towards a cleaner, simpler future, Volvo is rolling out a fresh battery-powered crossover. The plug-in C40 Recharge offers seating for four with ample rear headroom. A 75-kWh battery pack powers electric motors on each axle for a total of 402 horsepower and an estimated EPA range of 210 miles. It uses an Android-based OS to link seamlessly with apps like Google maps. The launch of the C40 is a milestone—the first Volvo for which there is no gas-powered counterpart.
Drawing design cues & components from its high-end cyclocross category, the Diverge Expert Carbon from Specialized comes out of the gate as the brand’s fastest & most capable adventure-gravel bike. It features a super-light FACT 9r carbon frame & is driven by Shimano’s GRX Di2 1×11 gearing. It can be fitted with 700c or 650b wheels and frame clearance accommodates tires up to 47mm—so the fatties will fit. Available now but probably not for long given current demand.
Marshall’s first entry into the realm of true wireless earbuds is called the Mode II. These loud little earphones feature 6mm dynamic drivers, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and IXP4 water resistance. The buds offer just over 7-hours of playback while the charging case provides 4 full charges for up to 25-hours of continuous play. Adjustable EQ, touch controls & voice assistant make them equally adept for work and play. Available for pre-order now.
DJI’s latest drone-camera combo is the FPV, a compact quadcopter designed for use with the brand’s FPV (first person view) goggles, to give users a bird’s eye view. Made for beginners and intermediate “flyers” it works easily, right out of the box. DJI claims “It can fly like a racer, hover like a traditional drone, accelerate like a homebuilt project and stop faster than any of them.” The brand’s best safety & autonomous technologies help keep it in once piece as you learn.
30% lighter that standard cast iron pans, the Prepd chef skillet is also naturally nonstick, so cleanup is easier than ever. Available in 8” and 10” diameter, they are perfectly sized for one. With a completely heatproof design, they’ll do everything: sear, bake, fry, sauté and even oven-roast. To make these pans even more versatile, Prepd has created a range of smart accessories to keep you cooking.
For the latest in sports-focused wearables, Gatorade is an unexpected entry but their new Gx Sweat Patch delivers important bio-data that will help you stay properly hydrated & recover faster after workouts. Apply the patch before a workout and it absorbs your sweat, displaying your hydration level on a color-changing zone on the patch. Scan the Gx patch with the dedicated app and get detailed info on fluid loss and sodium levels. The patches are sold in pairs.
Designed to work with every shape, size and style of knife blade in your kitchen, the Rhineland Angle Pro is a sharpener like no other. It works on varios blade angles—from 21º to 13º. An included gauge takes the guesswork out of determining blade angle and once you know that, sharpening it a fine finish is easier than ever. The sharpening blades use a diamond edge to do their thing. Sized to fit & store easily in a standard kitchen drawer.
You’ll have to renovate your home—maybe blow out the whole floor—but it could all be worth it. C-Seed’s M1 is a world first. A foldable 165-inch MicroLED TV designed to gently accordion up & retract flush back into the floor of your batcave. Along with the dense blacks and prickling color delivered by the M1’s microLED technology this new flat panel display also offers better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency. At 165” it offers dramatic & cinematic viewing with the press of a button.
The new eGravel from Spain’s Crow bike brand is a versatile drop-bar gravel bike that offers pedal-assist electric power as well as the freedom of a normal human-powered ride. Driven by a Fauza Evation system that combines a lithium battery & motor integrated into the down tube, the power system is easily removed for a regular ride. The bike features carbon construction, disc brakes, and your choice of premium SRAM or Shimano drivetrain.
The latest & greatest from the Nike Running lab is the ZoomX VaporFly NEXT% 2, a fresh, race-focused runner in the ZoomX range. It retains the articulated carbon plate shank and a lightweight but durable rubber outsole with low-profile grooved treading. The upper is breathable mesh featuring asymmetric lacing to provides instep support and comfort for going farther faster. Available March 25.
Written by an award-winning team of Miami Herald reporters, Dirty Gold is the explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—building a $3.6 billion dollar business, fueled mainly by Latin American drug cartel money by pulling Peruvian gold out of mines in the rain forest. In 2017, their complex international ring all came crashing down.
25 years have passed since IWC first introduced its 3705 ceramic pilot’s chronograph, and to celebrate its enduring legacy, they’ve revived the design in a new material, Ceratanium; a titanium alloy that takes on the properties of ceramic when exposed to extreme heat. The dial is a replica of the original while the movement has been updated to an IWC in-house 69380 calibre, a 12-hour, two register chronograph.
79 year old rock-n-roll icon Paul McCartney’s forthcoming 2 volume memoir The Lyrics combine the lyrics from 154 of his most famous songs with a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive, including song drafts, letters, and never-before-seen personal photographs. McCartney considers his songs the story of his life and art, and for him, they’re the true diary of his more than 60-year musical career. Available November.
An iconic and beloved running shoe in its 1970s heyday, Adidas Originals has now re-issued the slim, all-leather Cadet. It features a suede toe bumper and low-profile natural rubber outsole. You may not want to run a marathon in this shoe but dudes definitely did. Available now.
With 518 horsepower under the hood, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender V8 will become the most powerful production Landie ever produced. Available in both the 90 & 110 models for 2022, the supercharged 5.1-liter V8 delivers heavy horsepower & 461 ft. lbs. of torque. 0-60 in 4.9 and a top speed of 149 MPH. Not bad for a boxy British 4X4. Several trim packages & unique exterior packs will be offered as well as hundreds of dedicated accessories.