Ok, they've finally gone a done it, someone has actually created a working hoverboard! Hendo - The World's First Real Hoverboard ($10,000) ain't cheap, that's for sure, but it works and may be coming to a skate park near you in the not so distant future. The board itself works by utilizing four disc-shaped hover engines that create a magnetic field which allows the board to actually push on itself to generate the lift needed. Right now the board only works on surfaces made from a non-ferromagnetic conductor. The good news is they're also planning on developing a hoverboard park to take full advantage of their new technologies.Check out their new Kickstarter campaign, which offers some great less expensive rewards in case you want to support the campaign, but don't want to foot the $10K for the board.
Last summer we did a write-up on the $30,000 Ressence Type Three Watch. Ressence is about to release its little brother and it looks like they've created another masterpiece. The Ressence Type One Watch ($TBA) uses the same technology as the Type Three but it's in an updated case with some changes to the indications. The Type One also looks a bit thinner. The dial is made of spherical discs that display the hours, minutes, seconds, and days. The whole thing including the dial revolves under a sapphire crystal. The technology that sets Ressence apart from other watches is the perception that you're looking at a 2D image being projected on to the crystal. There are no hands or crown, the settings are changed and the watch wound by turning the back of the case. You can see the dial in action here.
The Persol 9649 Glasses ($163) is an update of Persol's classic 649 frames. The frames are a little bit thinner, have a more modern aesthetic and a lighter feel. The 9649 are available in sunglasses and a standard optical frame.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC GM1 ($749) is the latest in MILC's (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras). It features a MFT (micro four thirds) sensor which has 16.84 megapixels. The Lumix DMC GM1 shares the same sensor and delivers the same photo quality as Panasonic's bigger and more expensive GX7. In the $749 package you get the camera and a Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens. With the MFT sensor this lens is equivalent to a 24-64mm.?Additional features include a 3" touch screen and HD video recording.
We just did an article on a Twin-Turbo 1970 Pontiac Firebird that was going up for auction in Chicago. That Firebird is an 1100hp beast. Now lets take a look at the modern 2015 Hennessey Supercharged Mustang ($60K) to see how it matches up. Just 500 of these will be built so if you want one you may need to hurry. The cars feature over 700 horses and 632 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm thanks to the HPE700 Supercharger that feeds a Coyote 5.0-liter 4-cammer. This setup will get you 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with the ability to produce an 11.2 second quarter mile at 131 mph. It's nice to know you can get near Supercar speed without spending millions.
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