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.
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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.
To keep itself rolling, the motorcycle industry really needs new young riders falling in love with 2-wheel transport. To that end, Indian has created the eFTR Jr, an all-electric 36-volt mini-bike with a twist grip throttle & disk brakes. 2 power modes offer top speeds of 10-15 MPH & battery life is about 65-minutes on high power. Indian made sure to make it look like a classic V-twin—with tank, exhaust & design details that are more style than function—but this is a badass little bike to get the next generation hyped.
Designed to be the ultimate travel headphone, the all-new H95 is, as the brand claims, the “most advanced active noise cancellation of any Bang & Olufsen headphones.” Created & named to celebrate the Danish audio company’s 95th anniversary, these flagship cans feature luxe materials, a mix of touch control & mechanical dials, adjustable noise-cancelling, & 38-hours of playback.
At 100K Lumens, the MS18 is the brightest handheld flashlight you’ll find. With a beam distance of nearly one mile, this 7-pound aluminum-body torch will light up the whole yard & the neighbor’s too. It is powered by an 8-pack of rechargeable Li-Ion batteries that recharge in 4+ hours, features multiple push-button light modes, and is IP56 rated for waterproofing.
With its compact, briefcase-style design, the all-aluminum NOMAD Grill & Smoker is a lightweight & travel-friendly portable outdoor cooker. Whether you’re for searing, smoking, baking or barbecuing— from the backyard, to the backcountry, it gives you 425 sq. in. of cooking space and the unrivaled flavor of real charcoal grilling with minimal mess & easy clean-up.
The latest feature-packed additions to Garmin’s popular lineup of outdoor navigation units are the Montana 750i, Montana 700i and Montana 700 GPS handhelds. They all feature larger 5-inch glove-friendly touchscreen displays—50% larger than previous models, as well as offering inReach satellite technology for global connectivity, plus routable topographic mapping, & an 8 mega-pixel camera to give users a powerful suite of functions: two-way messaging, interactive SOS alerts, location tracking, weather updates, & more.
The inflatable Shore Tent from Smithfly is more like a soft-sided camping cabin. The entire floor of the tent is a comfy 6-inch thick air mattress offering 8’ X 8’ of sleeping space. It also comes with a unique flat-pack inflatable deck that assembles quickly to get you up off the ground. Weatherproof construction, zippered mesh doors and windows for views and ventilation, plus no poles and annoying set-up; just pump it up.
The simplicity and smarts of Heimplanet’s inflatable-framed tents sparked a whole new outdoor category. And their original design, the Cave tent, is now available in a limited-edition Black Cairo Camo colorway. The lightweight 2-person dome sets up fast with no poles, plus features a waterproof Ripstop Polyester rainfly and a breathable Ripstop Nylon inner tent with lots of storage. The vestibule stores smaller things like your pack & shoes & keeps them out of the elements. A gear loft in the ceiling keeps things organized & off the floor.
The Unlimited E-Bike Conversion Kit is the simplest, lightest e-bike conversion system in the world; turning your existing bike into a powerful electrified one in just minutes. The kit consists of just 3 parts: A replacement front wheel with an internal 250W or 750W motor, a bottle cage-mount screw-on battery, and a strap-on wireless sensor. Battery & motor options offer ranges from 22-50 miles & pedal-assist speeds from 16-22MPH. Fits most bikes.
The foldable, space-saving design of the HIMO Z20 e-bike offers dual-mode riding, allowing you to switch instantly between your own human power and variable levels of pedal-assist up to full e-power with up to 60 miles of range and speeds up to 15mph. It has dual disk brakes, a 6-speed Shimano drivetrain and a 250W rechargeable battery integrated into the frame. A funded Indiegogo.
With its 180º articulating LCD display, the Lumix G100 mirrorless camera is optimized for vloggers and content creators. It features an electronic viewfinder nearly 3X brighter than its G90 predecessor, an auto-selfie function when the screen is flipped to the front, and media-friendly video feature that lets you film for YouTube or Instagram with easily adjustable aspect ratios & in-camera clip editing. It’s also compatible with the brand’s whole line of interchangeable lenses. Available late July in two different configurations.