It looks like the new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch ($299) will hit the market this year, beating Apple to the punch. The new Galaxy Gear will have a 1.63 inch screen and allow you to receive emails, take and share pictures, and download additional apps to provide more functionality. Technical specs include 512 megs of RAM and 4 gigs of memory. There are a couple of things you need to be aware of, the Gear only works with Samsung tablets or smartphones and battery life is limited to about 25 hours. The Galaxy Gear will be available in six colors when it hits stores.
Sometimes all you need is a simple bottle opener for your EDC. You don't need a big 20 multi-tool keychain which happens to have a bottle opener. The Keychain Bottle Opener ($8) is exactly what you're looking for. It's a CNC brass keychain tool, especially made for opening bottles. It's made from solid naval brass and measures 5/16" (8mm) in diameter and is 1.25" (32mm) long. This particular model is the fifth generation and has been optimized to allow the opener to perfectly grab the bottle cap. The Keychain Bottle Opener is available in three finishes and comes with a large stainless steel ring.
If you're looking for a compact electric scooter for an urban environment, then you may want to consider the Urb-E Scooters ($1600). The Urb-E Commuter Scooter has a three wheel trike design which allows for greater stability and low-speed maneuverability. This makes it perfect for congested pedestrian traffic. Fold it up and it's no bigger than a piece of luggage. The Urb-E GP is the Commuters crazy little brother. Same power specs but with a two-wheel design and shorter wheelbase. Check out their campaign on Indiegogo now.
If you're the kind of bloke who loves riding his bike in the mud, rain, or snow, then you need to get your hands on a Trek Farley Fat Bike ($2630). High volume tires allow fat bikes to go over almost any terrain. The just float over obstacles that stop other bikes dead in their tracks. The Trek Farley features a super-strong frame made from Alpha Platinum Aluminum, a 10-speed cassette and 2-ring crankset, post mounted disc brakes, a salsa alloy 135mm front hub, 170mm rear hub and Surly Knard, 120tpi 26x3.8" tires.
BMW has just announced its new 2015 BMW X4 ($48,000) but I have to ask, if it is really necessary. You have to think of the X4 as the crossover version of the X3. Basically it's the X3's counterpart, just like the X6 can be considered the counterpart to the X5. While the front of the X4 is almost identical to the X3, the rear slopes to a tail for a classic crossover silhouette. Other differences include lower sitting positions for passengers and driver, and a lower roofline of almost 1.5 inches. The X4 will come with a 240-hp, 2.0 liter N20 with a 300-hp 3.0-liter N55 option. 18 inch wheels are standard but you can go for a more aggressive stance with up to 20 inch options.
The word bromance might be a relatively new term but it can certainly be applied to this blockbuster 1969 western is concerned. This movie is the last few months of the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang based on the true story of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid ($10), two train/bank robbers go on the run to Bolivia when things get too hot to handle as far as the law is concerned. The dream team of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, eye candy in the shape of Katherine Ross and the instantly catchy 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' make this an all time classic.