Ape gods, and tigers and talking trees, oh my! Even by Vegas standards, this is a little extreme. Bellagio Resort & Casino changes its intricate Conservatory & Botanical Garden displays seasonally, but for Autumn 2019, they’ve fallen for a “Indian Summer” fever-dream fantasy celebrating the colorful world of India.
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BMW updates its monstrously fun X6 M crossover with a twin-turbo V8 that makes either 593 hp, or 617 hp in Competition trim, which rides on 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rears. It rocks a rear-biased all-wheel drive system with an active differential, along with a suspension that was fine tuned on the Nürburgring.
Audio expert Sennheiser’s new premium MOMENTUM 3 wireless over-the-ear headphones offer up rich and balanced studio-quality sound, along with sophisticated noise cancelling tech. They’re substantial but comfortable, with softly cushioned earpads, and a leather headband. Available now at Best Buy.
Thanks to the fine folks at Nissan USA, we managed to grab a couple of days behind the wheel of the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. This 565 hp, all-wheel drive sports car is powerful and precise as ever, but in Premium trim, it’s also refined and comfortable. Could this be the ultimate performance road trip machine?
Garmin’s high-end smartwatch series features specialized interfaces and functions for race car drivers, pilots, boat captains, adventurers, and athletes. Each one features a titanium case and bezel, and a domed sapphire crystal, while some models also sport a titanium band.
Does your car have ratty old cloth seats? Katzkin can give your ride a serious upgrade, with luxurious leather for seats, door panels, and consoles. Unlike seat covers, each one is precision cut to fit, and profesionally-installed. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, and look as good or better than factory-original leather.
This very special Timex wristwatch features a precise Swiss movement set into a drop-forged 41mm stainless steel case with satin finish details and gold-plated crown details. On back is a stamped brass coin design, and up front is a durable Gorilla Glass 3 crystal to protect its dial. Packaged in a solid cherry gift box with brass hinges.
Pacific Puzzle Works‘ incredible cube is a truly special collectible for the puzzle aficionado. Artist Lee Krasnow builds each one out of aluminum, wood, metal, maple, birdseye, ebony, bronze, and stainless steel, and it slides apart and together with amazing precision. It’s also available in a cheap 3D-printed variant.
Looking for the loudest Bluetooth speaker you can buy? The DiamondBoxx XL2 has a dozen amps and 14 speakers, that can crank out up to 660-watts continuous, or 1000-watts peak power with minimal distortion. It runs up to 20 hours per charge, and while it does have a carrying handle, it’s not exactly portable at 52 pounds.
Thanks to the guys at The Brand Amp and iMotorsports, we got to spend a week living with the Polaris Slingshot SLR as our daily driver. This fast, agile, and kind of bonkers open-air 2-seater is a blast to drive, and is definitely the most fun you can have on three wheels.
German performance tuner Brabus is making just 10 of these badass Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens, widened 4-inches over stock, and equipped with a 6.3L, twin-turbo V12 that makes 900 hp and 1,106 lb-ft. of torque. Equally impressive is its opulent interior, outfitted with quilted leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and aluminum.
Lexus teamed up with Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard and Marquis Yachts to create a production version of the Sport Yacht Concept. The 65-foot boat sleeps six, and is detailed with stainless steel, real wood trim, and custom furnishings throughout. This time, they went with Volvo Penta boat engines instead of Lexus V8s.
There are lots of different ways to tell time, but if you’re looking for something a little different, check out the Timedrop, a slimline desk/wall clock from Mareike & Felix. It features three stacks of LEDs which represent hours, minutes, and seconds. As the day goes on, each column fills with light, resetting when it reaches the top.
Are you adventurous and filthy rich enough for a stay at the world’s Northernmost hotel? For one month only in 2020, North Pole Igloos will erect a pop-up hotel of 10 heated domes with glass ceilings for true dark sky sleepovers and wilderness ice exploration in one of the most exclusive travel destinations on Earth.
Hot on the heels of the F8 Spider comes a very different convertible from the prancing horse. The Ferrari 812 GTS packs a front-mounted 6.5L V12 that cranks out 789hp and 529 lb-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production convertible on the market. Does 0-to-62 in less than 3 seconds, and sounds phenomenal doing it.
This beautiful coffee maker from Norway ensures a perfect pot every time, maintaining just the right temperature, and looking great doing it. It features an aluminum base with a detachable and easy to fill water tank, and its hot plate keeps the glass carafe at a precise 185ºF. Save 75% in The Awesomer Shop.
The open-top variant of the Italian stallion’s F8 Tributo berlinetta features a retractable hard top, and is a big upgrade from the 488 Spider, featuring an extra 49 horsepower, and cutting 44 pounds from its predecessor. Its turbo V8 makes 710 horsepower, and the car can hit 60 mph in 2.8 sec with a top speed of 211 mph.
Sony’s near-field powered speakers offer reference quality sound on your desktop. They used a back-to-back dual woofer design to cancel unwanted vibrations, and their coax drivers keep sounds in phase for perfect stereo imaging. The system is expected to cost about $8K when it drops in early 2020.
This cocktail glass is virtually indestructible. The folks at Wolfram Manufacturing individually mill each one from a 25 pound billet of solid 303 stainless steel, resulting in a beautiful, substantial, and quite expensive vessel for your martinis, margaritas, or ice cream sundaes.
R/C car experts Traxxas show off an awesome jumbo-sized model, an incredibly detailed 27″ long trophy truck designed to take on any terrain you can throw at it. Its tube frame chassis, suspension, and 4WD system is inspired by real desert racing trucks, and it can hit speeds over 50mph.
A truly exquisite writing instrument inspired by the look of the original Rijeka self-propelled torpedo. Each Torpedo GB pen is meticulously handcrafted from aluminum and brass, and has a propeller accented by a Swarovski crystal. Each one comes with a beautiful walnut stand, along with a white leather pouch.
Bearing the name of the Bolognese word for lightning, the Lamborghini Sián rocks a 785 hp, mid-mounted V12 engine, along with a 34 hp electric motor. The largely carbon fiber car has the best power-to-weight ratio of any Lambo, and can go from 0-to-62 mph in under 2.8 seconds. Only 63 will be made, and they’re all sold.
AudioQuest’s top-of-the-line digital-to-analog converter gives your computer or mobile device high-end headphone audio. It offers 24-bit/96Khz resolution, Hi-Res Audio support, a premium ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip, and a high-efficiency amplifier, it provides incredibly clean and natural sounds in a super-compact package.
Porsche has been teasing its pure-electric, all-wheel drive sports sedan for a while. The production car – and its impressive specs and tech have been revealed. The first two models are the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, with 670hp and 750hp, and 0-to-60 times of 3.0 and 2.6 secs, respectively. Inside the cars, you’ll find screens, lots of screens.
VPCabs has been making truly impressive virtual pinball cabinets for a while now. These models let you play modern and classic games in a compact space. The Vertigo is a 76.5″ tall machine that stands like an arcade cabinet, while The Vortex is a 39″ tall tabletop model. Both can play classic arcade games too.
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