When most people think of armored vehicles, they generally think of Suburbans, Cadillacs, and other roomy, luxurious cars. And while those are certainly among the Inkas Armored Vehicles lineup, there's far more variety than you'd expect. With over two decades experience in building armored cars, Inkas offers everything from the typical SUV to the Toyota Camry, BMW 5-Series, Mercedes CLS, and other unusual options, as well as armored buses and police cruisers, with all the creature comforts you could ask for. Typical upgrades on these beasts include fuel tank protection and perimeter armoring (glass, firewall, doors, pillars, quarter panels, ballistic overlaps, rear bulkhead, etc.) that will stand up against 7.62mm, 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition, as well as a reinforced floor that can withstand blasts and shrapnel from the simultaneous detonation of two DM51 grenades.
Wearable connected devices (particularly watches) are popping up all over the place lately, making Google's announcement of Android Wear all the more meaningful. Built as an extension of the Android platform to the wearable space, Android Wear is an operating system built specifically with this form factor in mind — beginning with watches, but conceivably extending to other wearables in the near future. Now, Google isn't making a watch, instead they've teamed up with a bunch of leading hardware makers, giving them the software they need to build a great device. They've rethought the way you interact with a device, making important information available when it's contextually relevant — think weather when you wake up, meetings throughout the day, traffic information during your commute, and number of calories burned during a run. It also has voice at its code, letting you respond to text messages, start a playlist, even search for important places nearby. While we have yet to see Android Wear on any actual devices, it's only a matter of time.
Prepare thyself for an (even larger) onslaught of smartwatches, all thanks to Android Wear — a new version of Android that's designed for wearables. Or more specifically, watches. And the Motorola Moto 360 Watch is leading the way. Unlike most smartwatches, this one features a high-res round screen that allows it to look like a normal watch most of the time, but spring to colorful life when you tap it or when a notification arrives. It's available in a variety of styles, but we're partial to the ones that keep it looking like a normal watch.
For those of you who live or work in a small space, finding enough room to store all your stuff is really a way of life — and if you ride a bike, it makes your storage woes that much worse. But with the Shelfie Bike Mount, you can free up just a bit of room by hanging your your bike out of the way on the wall. Unlike most bike mounts that go through the frame of your bike, potentially getting tangled in cables, with the Shelfie you can hang your bike from its seat. A built-in cubby gives you space for a helmet or other small biking gear.
There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly-cooked bacon. Now you can enjoy that experience every morning with Oscar Mayer Wake Up & Smell The Bacon. This simple device plugs into the bottom of your iPhone, and works in parallel with a specially-designed app to release the unmistakable scent of premium bacon at the selected time, making everyday — whether it's a work day or the weekend — a little bit easier to face.
It might be called "mobile", but this isn't some shanty on wheels. Instead, the Escape Mobile Cabin is a sleek one-bedroom space that is technically classified as a Park Model RV, allowing it to be delivered to you as a fully-complete living solution. features include a built-in bed with nightstands, a premium bathroom with optional walk-in tile shower, a full kitchen with optional stainless appliances, a main living area with vaulted ceilings, a window wall, and an optional fireplace, and, finally, an optional screened in living area off the main. Whether you're using it as a woodsy cottage, a guest cabin, or even just a small home, it's a great — and surprisingly affordable — option.
Straddling the line between usable product and art, the Bandit9 Eve Motorcycle is among the most beautiful two-wheelers we've ever seen. Outfitted in nearly all chrome — pretty much everything but the tires, grips, and seat — this sleek ride is based on a 1967 Honda SS, can be built with engines ranging from 90-125cc, and is absolutely guaranteed to draw as much attention as any bike you've ever ridden.
Keeping a multitool handy when you head into the wilderness is always a good idea. Weighing down your pockets isn't. That's why they make these CRKT Survival Bracelet Tools. Designed to fit over a paracord bracelet, this handy accessory keeps a compass, magnesium firestarter, and an LED light right on your wrist. Unlike most tools, it's lacking a bottle opener, but not to worry — they make one that you can keep on the exact same bracelet.
The standard Tacoma is one tough truck — but if you're trying to make it to the South Pole, you're going to need something a bit beefier. Something like this Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck. Built specifically for that purpose, this truck made the run to the South Pole and back in just under 40 hours. Special features include a supercharged 4L V6 engine, a specially-tuned transmission, a suspension and undercarriage from Marconi, a steel body, four racing seats, an engine heater, upgraded batteries, a solar panel, and seven (!) fuel tanks with a total capacity of roughly 330 gallons — so while you won't have to fill up often, it's going to be brutal when you do.
It's like something out a Bond movie — a gun that will only fire for one specific person. The Armatix Firearm Smart System makes it a reality. This unique system pairs an .22 calibre iP1 pistol with the iW1 RFID watch, making it so that only someone wearing the watch can fire the weapon. The gun automatically deactivates when it loses contact with the watch, and the watch itself lets you enter a pin code to release the safety, adding yet another measure of security. After all, when it comes to firearms, you can't be too careful.
One of the best parts about going to a museum is the ability to look at rare artifacts from across the world — and beyond. The Mini Museum lets you do exactly that, right from your own desk. Available in small (11 specimens), medium (22) and large (33) sizes, each museum is handcrafted, encased in resin, and individually numbered. What's inside? Only some of the craziest, rarest stuff imaginable, including some of the oldest matter ever collected, chunks of dinosaur egg, pieces of the Berlin Wall, and even chips of a T-Rex tooth.
They're far better known for the sports and race cars, but believe it or not, Lotus can come up with a pretty slick two-wheeler, as well. The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle is a perfect example. Designed by Daniel Simon of Bugatti and Tron: Legacy fame, this ultra-limited bike (only 100 are being made) features a slick, lightweight body, a two-cylinder, four-stroke 1,195cc engine putting out 200 horsepower, and paired with a six-gear transmission. While we don't have performance numbers yet, considering it weighs under 400 pounds, we're expecting it to be really, really fast.
When every single second counts, you need a knife that opens fast, really fast — the SOG Flashback Knife. The fastest-opening assisted knife available, it features high tension coil springs that power it open almost instantly, and a piston lock keeps the knife safely open. It features a 3.5-inch blade made from AUS 8 stainless steel with a black tini-coated finish and an ergonomic handle made from glass-reinforced nylon and stainless steel. Durable construction, quick opening, and a comfortable grip make this the ideal knife to carry every day, while making it reliable and consistent.
Just because you listen to your music on a pair of headphones, doesn't mean it has to sound dull, tinny, and flat — with the Audio-Technica M50X Headphones you can listen to your music as the artist intended. They feature 45-millimeter drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-covered aluminum coils for a wide frequency range across the spectrum including deep, precise bass. The ear cups are contoured for a natural fit, isolating you in even the loudest spaces, while also pivoting for one ear use and folding for when you need to take them with you.
These days dedicated GPS devices are a bit of an outdated concept, with turn-by-turn directions, maps apps, and more as features on just about every smartphone available. But when it comes to exploring off the beaten path, relying on the maps on your smartphone (and its somewhat limited battery life) can be a scary concept. With the TopoCharger you get the latest topographical maps, and a built-in battery charger for a device you're already used to carrying everywhere. It doubles your battery life, while still working off the grid, thanks to your phone's own GPS capability. And with a powerful included app, you can set waypoints, take photos, save routes, and much more.
Some days call for a slimmer carry than your everyday load out — forcing you to leave behind the junk that typically bulks up your pockets — but that doesn't mean you should leave the house completely unprepared. With the Gerber Blade Money Clip you get a portable alternative for carrying a few cards and some cash with a small built-in knife that would make a boy scout proud. Made from a titanium-nitride-coated steel body with a G10 front plate, this money clip is capable of holding up to five cards at a time. The blade slips into the money clip, disguised by its less than four-inch length, and it still manages to weigh less than a quarter of a pound.
So you've amassed quite the collection of fine timepieces. That's great, but now you need a place to store them where you know they'll be protected. That's where the Doettling Fortress Safe comes in. Offering certified security — up to class VdS/EN 5 — this storage solution is ready for direct connection to a burglar alarm, and offers insurance of over $1,000,000. The luxurious box features eight watch winders and a drawer for jewelry in the main compartment, a Spanish cedar-lined humidor for your best cigars, a hygrometer and a barometer, a clock, two extra mini-safes able to hold three watches a piece, and, as a finishing touch, an exterior coated in the finest calfskin.
Why go out and shovel your own driveway when you can get a robot to do it for you? Like an all-weather outdoor Roomba, this Robot Snow Plow takes care of an unpleasant chore while you relax. This six-wheeled unit is powered by six 127 RPM motors, and features an aluminum chassis, a Spektrum DSMX DX6i remote control, 13" tiller tires, 80W headlights for visibility even in the dark, two 55 amp batteries, and a 52" wide plow blade that can make short work of even the longest patches of pavement.
No matter your opinion on the existing crop of American so-called super cars, the guys bringing us the BXR Bailey Blade XTR ($TBA) felt there was something missing — and instead of continuing to search (or settling for something other than what they wanted), they built it. This two-door coupe started its life as a one-off garage build, and quickly turned into an aggressively-powered, light-weight, track-ready road car. Powered by the same engine as the Mustang, the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, and with the addition of two healthy turbochargers, it puts out 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. Aerodynamic lines, all-wheel Brembo disk brakes, four-wheel SLA suspension, electric height adjustment shocks, and more make it feel great on the track and on the road.
Sometimes you just want to ride — no fuss, no maintenance, no stops at the gas station — all you want to focus on is the road (or the dirt track) and your bike. With the Zero FX Stealthfighter Motorcycle ($10,000), you can eliminate all the obstacles associated with riding, and just have fun, whether it's on the street, or off the road. With 44 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque, and weighing in at a scant 280 pounds, this bike has the kind of power-to-weight ratio that will let you do just about anything. Couple that with a slick all-black paint job, off-road ready suspension and tire setup, and an all-electric motor, and you get one versatile bike that just can't be stopped.