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.
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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.
The ASUS ROG Strix XG17 is the ultimate monitor for gamers on the go. Its 17.3″ 1080p IPS display has a refresh rate of up to 240Hz for smooth and tear-free graphics. It lasts up to 3h per charge and has a pair of 1W speakers, two USB-C ports and a micro-HDMI port. Drops Q4 2019.
“Built to hold your life, for the rest of your life.” Vollebak’s 100 Year Vest “repels fire, wind, rain and time.” With two large zipped side pockets, nine other smaller pockets, and three military tapes for carabiners, it can carry as much gear as a backpack. Also available in khaki.
Ferrari’s latest supercar delivers 985hp combined horsepower and a 0-to-62mph time of 2.5s, thanks to an all-wheel drive hybrid gas/electric powertrain. It still packs a powerful V8 in back for that iconic exhaust note. Plus, you can plug it in, and get about 25km of pure electric range.
Headphone maker V-Moda adds to its line of customized shields, which already included laser-engraved and 3D printed designs for their Crossfade line of headphones. Now you can get them printed in color, using either a pre-made design, a monogram, or your own uploaded graphics.
The Bose Home Speaker 300 is the little brother of the Home Speaker 500. Like its predecessor, it can be used solo or as part of a multi-room setup with other Bose or AirPlay 2-compatible speakers. It provides 360º sound and booming bass in a compact size. Drops 6/4/19 for $260.
The Earth Traveler’s Earth T250LX is a one-piece teardrop trailer that weighs a mere 216 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. It has pop-out side walls with tents, a pop-out roof with front tent and mosquito mesh, removable mat floor, interior LED lights, and running lights.
Eaglemoss offer this exquisite 1:8-scale die-cast model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. It includes working lights, pop-out machine guns, flipping license plates, ejector seat, and more. The kit ships as 86 weekly issues ($10.90 ea), spread out over 22 months.
Asus turned up at Computex 2019 with a droolworthy laptop design. It packs a 15″ 4K OLED main display, a 14″ ultra-wide touchscreen, and a trackpad with a digital screen that doubles as a numeric keypad. It can be equipped with an Intel Core i9 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
This amazing bit of kit was built by Yuriy Shishkov of the Fender Custom Shop for the 2018 NAMM show. The combo includes a light-up Telecaster electric guitar and an accompanying amplifier, both built using parts from an 1975 Bally Wizard pinball machine.
Beyerdynamic’s reference-class studio headphones are designed for audio pros, but great for anyone who appreciates clear and detailed sound. They offer 5-40,000 Hz frequency response and push out up to 102 dB SPL. Despite their size, they’re incredibly comfortable for long listening sessions.