Hasbro & Robosen Robotics teamed up for this new Transformers Optimus Prime. It’s a 19” programmable smart ’bot that really seems like Optimus. He’s voice-controlled, mobile controlled, responds to 25 voice commands. You can program him to walk, punch, blast, drive, and convert at the swipe of your finger, or command of your voice. Powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
Combining G-Shock’s rugged, all-weather construction with Google’s Wear OS platform, Casio’s all-new GSW-H1000 is the brand’s first G-Shock to use Wear OS. It boasts a full-color LCD display, GPS, sensor data, tracking for 15 dedicated sports & notifications are just a few of its functions. Battery life is not bad at 1.5 days—about .5 more than the Apple watch. Available May 2021.
Equipped with a laser to detect hidden dirt and particles that your eye can’t see, Dyson’s V15 Detect cordless vacuum is a home appliance purpose-built for the clean freak. In addition to its dirt-spotting laser, it uses a piezoelectric sensor to log data on the amount and size of the dirt it picks up—which it displays on its LCD screen.
The latest & greatest from phone-maker OnePlus, is the 9. With RAM & storage capacity on par with the latest high-end Samsung & iPhone models, the 9 stands apart with its Hasselblad-branded cameras. Equipped with an ultra-wide 50-megapixel Sony sensor, and a 16MP selfie camera, it puts pro-grade optics in your pocket. Available now.
As the first Sony speakers to feature the brand’s 360 Reality Audio format, the new 360 Reality Audio bluetooth speakers deliver immersive 360 soundscapes. There are 2 models: the RA3000 and RA5000, both are compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant, Alexa Cast in Amazon Music HD, and feature built-in Chromecast for effortless streaming.
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Polaris is a wireless, smart electric tripod head that enables photographers and filmmakers to frame-up perfect shots for nature, landscape, and astrophotography. Through the Polaris app, users can control all camera settings for dramatic, perfectly bracketed time lapse, panoramic, and sunrise/sunset shots. Built-In GPS allows for automatic star tracking. A funded Kickstarter.
With the launch of the Enduro sportwatch, Garmin is giving ultra-performance athletes all the tech, tools, and battery life they need to reach the finish line. Using Garmin’s Power Glass solar charging lens, it offers 70 continuous hours of GPS-connected battery-life. With a V02 Max sensor specifically for trail running, Climb Pro terrain data, & programmable Rest Station reminders, it is purpose-built for long distance runners, riders, and racers.
The Basecamp from Utah’s Uncharted Supply Co. is a complete survival kit for 4 based around Yeti’s virtually indestructible GoBox. It’s got everything your family of four could need: from first aid & PPE to shelter, tools, lights, and more. Perfect for home, RV, and post-apocalypse adventures.
The 100-Year Ski Pants from technical outerwear visionaries Vollebak, are designed from ground up to be tough, high performance pants for on & off-mountain adventure. Constructed using advanced Schoeller fabrication, this summit-ready winter bib is stitched, bonded, and sealed to be watertight & yet fully breathable. They feature integrated zippered-pockets all over, as well as zippered venting, a removable bib panel, and adjustable leg gaiters for off-mountain wearability.
Made with rich, full-grain leather from and constructed by hand in America, the Weekender carryall from Discommon measures 20” long, 12” tall, & 10” wide—perfect for long weekends & short jaunts. Riri composite zippers, an internal laptop sleeve, and cast Discommon hardware complete a very functional and sophisticated design.
Winner of a CES Innovation Award, the SquareOne Board Game Console melds traditional board games and video games, combining the best of what we like about both physical and digital gaming. Using the touchscreen console as the board, cards, figures, & dice become game controllers, in a growing catalog of more than 20 games and counting. A funded Kickstarter.
Just when you thought Apple might exit 2020 with a fizzle, they unveiled AirPods Max, their new flagship over-ear & noise-cancelling headphones. Boasting 40mm drivers and “custom acoustic design” for rich, full-spectrum audio, they offer adaptive EQ and transparency mode as well as spatial audio and audio sharing. They feature aluminum construction with a soft & breathable knit mesh in the headband & ear cups. Battery life is 20 hours. Available in 5 colors December 15.
At 9036 pieces, the Roman Colosseum is the largest LEGO set ever offered, surpassing the 7,541-piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon by a longshot. The iconic Colosseum has been carefully designed to match ruins of the original Roman amphitheater. Fans of history and architecture will appreciate the design’s accurate detail—from the 3 different types of bricks comprising its exterior to the columns matching distinct historic eras. It measures 10.5” and 23.5” across. Drops November 27, Black Friday.
Translating their knife know-how from the great outdoors to your dinner table, Benchmade’s Table Knife is a versatile, do-it-all kitchen knife that will chop, slice, & dice with swift precision. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., they feature a 5.13” clip point blade made of CPM 154 steel and G10 fiberglass handles. The four knife set stores in a red birch wood case.
Combining the flavor of real charcoal grilling with a smart design & wi-fi connectivity, Masterbuilt’s Gravity Series 800 grill features the brand’s signature: a gravity-fed charcoal hopper on the right side, that’s monitored and fed by digital controls to deliver consistent, continuous heat using an integrated fan. It offers 800 square inches of cooking surface and in addition to grill grates, comes with a flat-top griddle insert for breakfast on the grill.
The Burch Barrel is a portable tripod grill that gives the freedom to burn briquets, lump charcoal, and even wood plus switches easily from grilling to chilling around the fire pit. Made of stainless & powder-coated steel, the lid & grate of the 18” diameter grill adjust with a pistol-grip pulley system for easy instant adjustment. The legs are also adjustable to ensure a stable set-up on all surfaces. Adjustable airflow venting controls heat & flame while locks on the lid let you clamp it shut for smoking.
DJI just debuted two gimbal stabilizers: the Ronin RS 2 and smaller Ronin RSC 2. The prosumer 3-axis S 2 model can support a dynamic payload of up to 10-pounds, delivering cinematic stability with upgraded motors and a lighter-weight design. The SC 2 is designed for compact mirrorless rigs. Both feature DJI’s new Titan Stabilization Algorithm, a predictive technology to make your stabilized shots even smoother.
Rugged and understated, Unimatic’s Italian-made Modello Due is a military-inspired 39mm automatic marked by strong yet subtle details: monochromatic dial and case colors, symbols in place of numerals, and a low-key matte finish. Choose from brushed aluminum or black-coated variants. Its movement is a Seiko NH35A automatic. Water-resistant to 300 meters.
There may be no better place on earth to test outerwear than the wild & windy outlands of Sweden & Helly Hansen is constantly pushing progression on both performance & sustainability. Their new Elevation Infinity shell jacket features revolutionary LIFA Infinity Pro technology—a first-to-market advancement made entirely without added chemicals, setting a new standard for responsible, waterproof-breathable gear. Which is likely why this premium hooded shell was awarded a 2020 ISPO Award Gold medal.
Known for their cool & clever synthesizers, Swedish audio innovators Teenage Engineering have added something different to the lineup: a unique sound system/media instrument called the OB-4. It features a rewindable radio, allowing you to instantly scroll back to anything you’ve listened to in the past 2 hours. You can also capture, stretch & loop virtually any audio content, whether from streaming services or your personal collection, on any device.