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.
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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.
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.
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