We’re loving the rustic, industrial look of the hefty metal pieces in this chess set from Echo Hill Forge. Each piece is hand-forged from steel, and the set comes in a custom wooden storage box. The game board isn’t included, though there are plenty to choose from here.
Big Idea Design came up with a versatile screwdriver in the Bit Bar. Now they’re doing the same for wrenches. The spendy, but awesome little Ti EDC Wrench is based on a Swedish wrench design that allows it to work with 25 different bolt sizes. It has a pocket clip to make it easy to carry.
This motorized digital telescope uses a crowdsourced database help it track and point at celestial objects. Its light amplification tech captures series of short exposures to display color and detail not typically visible through traditional telescopes, and its optics are designed to limit the impact of light pollution.
Even if you get a personalized license plate from the government, it’s unlikely to cost more than $100. But as Half as Interesting explains, low plate numbers and hard to find words can sell for ridiculous amounts of money on the private market to insanely wealthy people with money to burn.
This impressive 50mm chronograph from luxury watchmaker Breitling features a black case made from a lightweight military textile fiber, an aviation-inspired dial with stenciled type, and a super-precise 47-jewel movement. Available with either a Volcano Black or vibrant Cobra Yellow background, in 12h or 24h formats.
A very special edition pocket multitool from Swiss knife and watch maker Victorinox. The SwissTool BS is murdered-out in black oxide steel, and includes 29 useful functions in one, including pliers, screwdrivers, saws, wire tools, openers, knives, rulers, and more.
This truly exquisite turntable uses coils and magnets to levitate its platter above its base. Not only is the design eye-catching, but it eliminates unwanted vibrations that might be transmitted by speakers. It has a lightweight carbon fiber tonearm and a premium Ortofon cartridge. Save 10% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Born out of the reincarnated Italian sportscar maker De Tomaso, the P72 is a purist’s dream, featuring a smoothy-sculpted carbon fiber monocoque body, a rear, mid-mounted V12 engine, and a proper 6-speed manual gearbox. Just 72 will be made, and detailed specs have yet to be revealed.
What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.
German suitcase maker Floyd’s line of colorful hardshell cases glides on polyurethane wheels inspired by the skateboards of the 1970s and 1980s. Like an actual skateboard, the wheels are easily replaceable. The cases come in cabin and checked bag sizes, and are made from sturdy polycarbonate Makrolon.
LG’s premium sound system cranks out audio that will have you convinced you’re in the movie theater. Its front sound bar has upward-firing speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:x height effects, and its subwoofer delivers an earth-shattering rumble. It supports 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio and has Chromecast built in.
Instead of directly applying flames to meat, Northfire’s outdoor grilles use propane to fuel an infrared burner, producing a 1500ºF heat source that can perfectly sear a 1″ thick steak in just 1 min per side. The Inferno 2G is big enough for cooking larger portions or even a pizza.
This walnut and steel desk from Artifox combines clean lines with utility, providing users with a slotted docking space with cable openings, a cable management grid with anchor points, and pegs for hanging headphones or bags under the desk. It’s also compatible with accessories like a floating stand, and a monitor riser.
Performance car expert McLaren is now applying their design and engineering to eyewear. The sleek glasses are made using titanium. Higher-end models are 3D printed from the material, and can be custom printed to fit the wearer’s face. They’ll also offer a new Leica sun lens, with types for driving, skiing, sailing, city life, or golf.
Polestar’s first car is getting close to production, and a few very lucky humans have gotten behind the wheel of the latest prototype of the 600+hp luxury hybrid coupe. Carfection’s Tim Stevens takes us on a ride in this beautiful and powerful car, and has glowing things to say.
Take Garmin’s Overlander when your adventure takes you off the beaten path. Its 7″ full color touchscreen shows on-road navigation, topography maps, campsites and off-grid guidance in North and South America. It can mount in your vehicle but its magnetic mount and rechargeable battery make it portable.
We’ve teamed up with the folks at Rides & Drives to bring car lovers a fresh new series. Each 3-Minute Test Drive packs in driving footage, feature highlights, and overall impressions, providing a quick overview of what each car has to offer. First up, the 617hp V8 monster BMW M5 Competition.
Sony’s latest G Master lens for FE-mount cameras is perfect for pro sports and nature photographers. The $13,000 SEL600F40GM is a 600mm F4 telephoto that captures razor-sharp imagery of even fast-moving people and objects at incredible distances, thanks to its quick focusing and optical stabilization.
Colfax Design Works‘ Project TOAD Dry Bag is waterproof and submersible to under 3ft of water for 30 minutes, thanks to its seam sealing construction and air tight zippers. It also has a buoyancy valve that can inflate or deflate the bag. It has a 40L capacity. Available in black or camo.
Vollebak continues to push the boundaries of clothing technology with its Carbon Fibre T-shirt. Each tee is made using nearly 400ft of carbon fiber, making it extremely resistant to abrasion. It’s also partially made of elastane, so it’s stretchy, moisture-wicking and breathable.
This premium spinner-style checked luggage is perfect for bringing home extra goodies you bought while on vacation. It provides a sturdy hardshell to protect contents, and a center section that an expand up to 47%. Its dual-caster wheels spin smoothly and effortlessly too.
Lambo built this one-off concept car after cutting its off-road performance teeth with its Urus SUV. The Sterrato is basically a rally edition Huracán, with a 1.9″ lift, skid plates, a widened stance, and LED light bars. It packs four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, and its vehicle dynamics system has been retuned for off-road handling.
The most potent of BMW’s 8-series looks fantastic in either coupe or convertible form, and Competition models that rev higher and get M Sport exhaust. The M8 gets a 600 hp twin-turbo V8, while the M8 Competition bumps that to 617 hp for a 0-to-60 time of just 3.0 seconds, and a 189 mph top speed.
Apple’s refresh of the Mac Pro brings back its modular and well-ventilated cheese grater design. But the future-proofing doesn’t stop there. It can be maxed out with a 28-core 2.5Ghz Intel Xeon CPU, a whopping 1.5TB of RAM, and up to four GPUs. While you’ve got your credit card out, add on the 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR.
Bose’s new Smart Noise Cancellation Headphones 700 – we know, it’s a mouthful – are the company’s best noise-cancelling cans yet. The level of noise cancellation can also be adjusted via touch controls, along with music playback and calls. It also has a built-in microphone.