Currently on display at the Geneva Auto Show, the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition ($80,000) has made quite an entrance. The 4C is powered by a 240-horse power four-cylinder engine, can hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and has 258 foot-lbs of torque. The only downside I see is a mediocre top speed of 155 mph. You can get it in any color you want as long as it's Carrera White or Alfa Red. Expect to see the 4C Launch Edition in your dealerships later this year.
Just when you think technology couldn't get any smarter, along comes the Pretty Smart Lamp ($80+). A genius design that will notify you of any alarms, calls or messages you receive on your smartphone! Connecting via Bluetooth instantly its incredibly easy to use and usefully doubles as an actual lamp with a variety of settings for every mood. These unique lamps come in a select range of colors to suit your décor.
Nixon has added a new watch to its lineup, The Nixon 48-20 Chrono, Limited Edition ($550). The refined watch gets its name from a 48mm dial and 200 meter/ 20ATM rating. You can get the watch in all black, gunmetal, and black-will colorways. Only available in limited quantities the Nixon 48-20 limited edition is available from select dealers.
The BMW R69S Thompson By ER Motorcycles ($NFS) was commissioned by a German Doctor who wanted his own version of ER's mobster build. The Result was the Thompson, whose name comes from the submachine gun favorited by gangsters in the 1920s. The latest ER build is compact, and reliable just like its namesake. Blaz, wanted to up his last build, so he made sure this new one hinted at history and craftsmanship, but also contained some of today's modern tech. The bike ended up being a frankenstein made from various BMW components including a R69S frame, engine from an R100, rear wheel from an R50/5 and a swingarm from an R80. Basically everything else is custom.
We've all seen the holographic 3D chess scene from Star Wars. Well, it looks like we might be a step closer to having all of our wishes come true. The Holus: Tabletop Holographic Display ($850) takes any digital content from your devices, and converts it into a 3D Hologram. It can be used to play games, learning, or even for holographic teleconferences. There are two versions of Holus available - a home edition with two charging docks and a Holus Pro which includes an HDMI port and SDK tool. You can get the Holus from their Kickstarter campaign with an estimated delivery in March of 2016.
We believe that every purchase is important, and should be well researched and contemplated. This applies to the items we carry with us everyday (EDC), whether it be your wallet, the case for you iPhone, or an emergency tool. The new Wood Inlay La Jolla wallet by Veos ($29) is a wallet worth consideration. The wallet is double plated and has an Elastomer band system that allows it to carry 1-8 cards. Its small size, only 3/4" longer than a credit and roughly the same width, makes it perfect for front, shirt or back pockets. Versions starting at $15 with a single plate and/or photo ID window are also available. Check out Veos' Kickstarter for additional information.