We've got smartphones and smart watches — so why not smart headphones? Dash Smart Earphones are indeed smarter than your standard pack-ins, and almost all aftermarket cans, as well. Thanks to a host of sensors, they can track your pace, steps, cadence, distance, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and energy spent, relaying the information back to your devices via Bluetooth. They use the same connection to act as wireless headphones, and thanks to a built-in ear bone microphone, can serve as a headset, as well. Forget your phone at home? Not to worry, as they also feature 4GB of storage and a built-in music player, so you're never without your tunes.
When it comes to cramming their cars full of tech, few automakers do it better than Mercedes. The 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe is no exception. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 good for 449 hp, this sleek two door is loaded with features, including advanced lane keeping, cruise control, and collision prevention systems, high-end Burmester audio, a panorama sunroof that can go from transparent to opaque at the push of a button, an available heads-up display, and a large infotainment display. But the real standout is the new active curve tilting, which combines with Active Body Control system with a pair of front-mounted cameras to detect upcoming corners and actually lean the car like a motorcycle up to 2.5 degrees to reduce lateral acceleration.
You don't bring back a name like Big Bertha unless you've got something really new & exciting. Adjustable weights, adjustable lofts, adjustable face angle — it's all been done before. But an adjustable center of gravity? Now that fits the bill. And that's exactly what you'll find on the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver. Like most adjustable drivers, the Alpha offers an adjustable hosel for for changing the loft and face angle, and movable weights for further launch adjustment, but adds a Gravity Core that allows you change the vertical center of gravity independently of everything else — giving you yet another way to custom-fit the driver to match your swing.
If you think the Sigma DP2 Quattro Camera looks unconventional from the outside, wait until you hear what's underneath. The DP2's new Quattro sensor captures light vertically instead of horizontally (like traditional sensors), by using three layers that grab luminance and color information separately, resulting in 19.6MP images offering fantastic detail. Other features include the new True III image processing engine, a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display, and a fixed 30mm f2.8 lens that's the equivalent of 45mm glass attached to a full-frame body.
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Homage USA Hoodie ($65). Aspesi Thermoregulating Double-Layered Field Jacket ($1,395). Herschel Novel Duffle Bag ($80). Uniqlo Regular Fit Chino Trousers ($49). Canada Goose Aviator Trapper Hat ($225). Ball and Buck Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit ($68). SpeakEasy Russian Translator App ($4). F1 4 Pack Travel Bottle Set ($12). Coloud Earbud Headphones ($25). Oliberte Tompa Boots ($175). Zippo Hand Warmer ($13).
Okay, so maybe it took its design direction from the bizarre lovechild of a traffic light and a razor scooter, but that doesn't make the Urb-E Scooter any less of a practical way to get about town. With a 20 mile range on each charge, and a top speed of up to 15 miles per hour, it's a great way to make your commute just a little easier to handle — and since it can fold up small enough to fit onto a bus or train, you can take it pretty much anywhere. Available in two models, you can choose from the three-wheeled Commuter or the two-wheeled GP, depending on whether you prefer stability or a touch of adventure.
Typically, flashlights are made to do just one thing, whether it be spotlighting, searching, or lighting your way underwater. The Gobe Flashlight is designed to do all those and more. Thanks to a unique body that works with a system of six interchangeable light heads — two spotlights, a wide-angle light, a red light, a searchlight, and a light for use underwater at night — and a wide range of accessories, it's up for nearly any task. And you don't have to worry about packing a bunch of AAs around, either — its compact, water resistant body holds a USB-rechargeable battery that's good for up to 54 hours of runtime.
Just because you want to listen to music wirelessly around your home or apartment, doesn't mean you need to go and replace all the speakers you've accumulated over the years. With Beep — a small Wi-Fi enabled device that connects to any stereo or speaker system with an RCA jack, auxiliary input, or optical input — you can play music to any connected speaker or group of speakers from your iOS or Android phone. With the ability to synchronize music across a range of Beeps, you can play your music throughout your place, or choose different music for different Beeps. While it only currently has built in support for Pandora, plenty of other app support is on its way.
Winter sports are great fun — but being caught in an avalanche is not. Keep yourself protected by donning the Mammut Avalanche Airbag. This lightweight pack features an easily stowable deployment handle that sits on the left shoulder strap, and an airbag that will keep you at or near the surface. It also offers a U-shaped aluminum frame to help support the load, a removable snowboard carrier, a spacious main compartment, a front pocket for tools, and a sleeve for a hydration reservoir — so you'll be ready for nearly anything.
If you've ever been driving along in your car and wished for a better vantage point to see the road ahead, your dream is (nearly) a reality, thanks to the Renault Kwid Concept. This bizarre-looking two-wheel-drive, dual-clutch 1.2-liter turbocharged buggy channels the look of an off-roader, and has one important feature — an aerial drone that docks on the rear portion of the roof, flying above the car as it drives. Able to be piloted automatically or manually, and controlled from a built-in tablet in the dashboard, you can use the drone to survey traffic, take aerial photography, or just confuse passers-by. Just make sure not to fly it manually while you're actually driving.
Nicholas Felton knows a thing or two about data visualization. Not only did he create the Facebook Timeline, but he rose to fame on the back of his amazing Annual Reports, which lay out the years of his life in great detail — and in beautiful fashion. Now he's bringing that talent to bear on your
sorry life. Reporter is a new iPhone app that's designed to capture information about your day-to-day routines in the least intrusive way possible. It relies on your phone's sensors and a few brief daily surveys to keep track of where you've been, what you've done, how active you've been, who you were with, etc. And all that data is reported back to you with the same visual panache as his annual reports, so you can get a gorgeous at-a-glance look at your life.
No matter where life takes you — whether you're a globe-trotting adventurer, an international businessman, or you just live out in the middle of nowhere — the last thing you want is to be cut off from the rest of the world. With the Iridium Go Satellite WiFi Hotspot you can go virtually anywhere and still access voice and data on up to five devices at a time. Small and portable, this device can go anywhere you can, and features a 100-foot radius of wireless connectivity. Use it to access the web over a satellite connection on your tablet, laptop, or phone, or make calls and receive messages using a range of available plans.