Plenty of cameras can take pictures of the night sky, but very few were actually built specifically for it. The Tiny1 Astronomy Camera pairs a sensor that's particularly good in low-light with advanced image processing to create striking images of stars, whole constellations, and planets in far less time than a traditional DSLR. It can also take time-lapse videos in 2.5K resolution, and should you have trouble finding a subject, it can show you where to point with its augmented reality, up-to-date star charts, shown on its 4.3-inch touchscreen. And unlike a DSLR, you can easily throw the Tiny in a pocket, making it far more convenient than your average star-gazing rig.
Buying an old NES and a bunch of games to try and relive your youth is admirable. It's also a complete pain, storing and swapping out enormous cartridges and trying to figure out whether or not your TV even has a coax input. The NES Classic Edition gives you all the nostalgia with none of the hassle. Arriving in November, it's a miniature of the real thing, packing 30 games into a palm-sized box — including all three Marios, both Zeldas, a couple Castlevanias, Metroid, Punch-Out (sadly minus Mike), and the best football game ever made, Tecmo Bowl. It connects to your TV via HDMI, and its controller can hook to a Wii Remote for use with Virtual Console games.
Your truck can get you pretty much anywhere you want to go. Yet most trailers can barely handle a bumpy yard. The Bruder EXP-6 Off-Road Trailer is not most trailers. Built from the ground-up for off-road use, it has a four corner independent air suspension system that gives it twice the adjustability and wheel travel of competing caravans. While the exterior is rugged, the interior is refined, with a simple design that incorporates plenty of storage, a TV that swivels for outdoor viewing, a queen-sized bed, and plenty of windows. And when it's time for dinner, there's an outdoor kitchen that gives you far more room than you're going to have in a normal RV.
Its official rollout isn't until January of 2018, but if the final version of the Lilium Jet is anything like the previews, it's going to find a place in a lot of hangars/garages. Powered by a series of electric turbines producing 435hp, it takes off and lands vertically, making it possible to fly directly from a home with a generous yard to a downtown helipad. Once in the air, it's easy to fly thanks to computer-assisted controls, requires only a sport pilot license to fly, and can carry two passengers and up to 440 lbs of gear up to 300 miles away at speeds up to 250 mph.
It's called a pipe because it's far too classy to be called a bong. The Aura Water Pipe is a display-worthy smoking apparatus that's a far cry from the multi-colored glass of your youth. Its well-engineered design starts with the tapered glass chamber, topped by a single matte black part that forms the mouthpiece and downstem, the latter's length meant to enhance each hit. The mouthpiece also has a hidden storage area for your lighter, so you don't have to dig for it before each session, and the titanium bowl fits neatly inside, instead of hanging precariously out the front.
It's about time someone finally upgraded the conventional tape measure. With three measuring modes and a digital display, the Bagel Smart Tape Measure will make counting tiny ticks and fighting a metal blade a thing of the past. Use the retractable string for when you're measuring more than just straight lines, like a waistline, or flip it on its side and wheel it along any surface with one hand. For really hard to reach areas, point the ultrasonic sensor at a wall or ceiling to track the distance up to 16 feet. The Bagel will automatically save up to 100 measurements or can send them directly to your smartphone. A mobile app will organize and analyze your measurements and can help you create virtual blueprints, purchase the right size clothes, and keep track of weight loss. Its lithium polymer battery lasts up to 24 hours and can be recharged with any micro USB cable.
Its name suggests that it's a child's toy. The clean, modern design does not. This Marshmallow Crossbow looks more at home in a bookcase than in the toy aisle. Made by hand in Vancouver, it has a wooden shaft and trigger, with a steel bow, 'mallow holder, and release. It shoots up to 60 feet, so it's perfect for the boardroom, and won't make your office or cubicle look like a playplace when it's on the shelf.
There's no need to wall mount it. With an integrated floor stand, the Sony 100-Inch XD9 4K TV is meant to be the centerpiece of your viewing area. It uses Backlight Master Drive technology for individual LED backlight control, offering unprecedented contrast and picture with full 4K HDR support. It also runs Android TV with Google Cast support for slinging videos from your phone, and the sleek stand helps to hide the mess of cords coming from your other gear.
Just like the gargantuan screens at the local cineplex, an IMAX Private Theatre is far bigger, louder, and better than a traditional home theater setup. Modeled after IMAX's private screening room, which has played host to many filmmakers coming to see their films in IMAX for the first time, this integrated solution includes custom IMAX hardware — including state-of-the-art dual 4K projection systems, a proprietary laser-aligned sound system, and a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screen — and consulting from IMAX specialists who work with your architects, interior designers, and installers to ensure that everything is built to the company's exacting performance standards. Available in 20-40 seat Platinum or more intimate Palais configurations.
It's time to get out on the water. And these Protector Boats provide an option that is equipped to handle rough water more comfortably than hard-sided boats. Originally engineered for the New Zealand Coast Guard, each inflatable powerboat features a solid laminate, fiberglass hull with chambered hypalon tubes for shock absorption and stability. The result is a high performance, hard bottom, inflatable powerboat that is available in three different models and is certain to be the talk of your local marina this summer.
After decades of little progression, twisting and untwisting water hoses into a leaky faucet has become the norm. The Aquor House Hydrant V2 is changing the gardening game by updating the long-forgotten outdoor faucet. Using the same patentend twist-lock connection system as the original House Hydrant, hooking up your garden hose is a matter of plugging in a connector for a leak-free seal. Once its disconnected, the hydrant self-drains so you never have to worry about water freezing. This new model adds a atmospheric vacuum breaker for even better backflow prevention. Compatible with any plumbing type, the hydrant easy to install and the weather-resistant polymer cover is available in aquor blue or slate grey.
Let's face it, you're more active during the summer months, and that means you need to think about hydration more than ever. The Oxo Strive Advance Bottle features a narrow opening at the top for sipping and a larger opening below that is designed for filling with ice. The lid is tethered to the bottle with a coated stainless steel cable, making it easy to lug around to the beach, the gym, or on your next hike. It holds up to 24 oz and is safe to load into the dishwasher after a day of keeping your hydration in check.
Amazon claims the Therm-A-Rest Treo Chair measures 0 x 0 x 0 inches. We're certain it's not that small, but it is way smaller than most camping chairs. Unfolded, it has a seat height of 13 inches, making it easy to get in and out of, and the aluminum frame and nylon/Dyneema sling can support up to 250 pounds. Most importantly, the entire chair fits inside its own tripod base, making it incredibly compact and easy to throw into your backpack or bag for use anytime, anywhere, from the campsite to the ball field.
Adding a hot tub to your home can be a great choice — but also a big one, as it typically stays wherever you first decide to put it. The Softub Moveable Hot Tub gets around this problem with a lightweight design that can easily be rolled from place to place. It plugs into a standard outlet, so you don't need special wiring, has an intelligent chip that keeps the temperature steady, and a smartly arranged pump, motor, and heating system that uses the motor's heat to help keep the water warm. It's available in a range of sizes, from a two-person 140 gallon model to a five-person 300 gallon tub, all of which have precisely placed jets and include an insulated lid.
Designed for active use, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Earphones want to be your new workout partner. They connect to your phone over Bluetooth, and work with the Beoplay app to let you customize your listening experience. Made from textured rubber and polymer, they're both splash- and dust-resistant, and come with multiple eartips, including three sizes of moisture-fighting Comply Sport tips. Magnets built into each earpiece click together to let you wear them around your neck and hold them securely in the charger, and 5 hours of battery life ensures they'll last as long as you do. Available in black or a dusty rose.
It looks like something out of Tron, but while the light bikes won't be hitting the road anytime soon, the Cyclotron Bike will. The result of three years of development and testing, this high-tech bike combines a novel design with electronic convenience. It starts with a carbon fiber monocoque body, sitting on spokeless wheels. The wheels use the extra space for add-ons like baskets, and also feature integrated lighting, powered by a hidden battery pack that charges as you pedal. It also has fully integrated brakes, solid polymer, airless tires, and an electronic gearbox, and connects to a companion app to give you battery status and real-time cycling data.
Building on the technology and feedback from the Here Active Listening System, the new Here One Smart Earphones aim to be the last ear-bound product you'll ever need. Like the Active, the One can act like an EQ for your surroundings, but instead of just blocking entire frequencies, it can identify and target specific sounds, suppressing or amplifying them based on your preferences. In addition, it supports wireless streaming of music and phone calls, playing audio while letting you stay aware of what's going on around you, and can use its multi-microphone rig to let you communicate with assistants like Siri or Google Now in the most natural way possible. Available in white or black with an included wireless charging case.
Regular old Dropcams are great, but even after they got bought out, there remains one big problem: they have to stay indoors. The Nest Outdoor Camera does away with that. Its weatherproof body can handle anything the clouds throw at it, it plugs in, so there's no worries of dead batteries, and it has a built-in speaker and mic so you can communicate with unwanted visitors or just tell the delivery guy to leave the box on the steps. And like all Nest cams, it can record up to 30 days of footage to the cloud, and sends alerts to your phone if it thinks something's up.
It's just a concept. But what a concept it is. Designed with runs at the land speed record in mind, this BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept is an angular, air-swallowing ode to speeders of old. It was created by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, its front wheel is completely hidden inside the wide, vent-ridden body work, with the exposed rear wheel and lie-flat riding position the only hints at the bike's true purpose.