The Volvo Concept XC Coupe ($TBA) is the latest look at Volvo's future design direction. But more than that it's a taste of what the much anticipated XC90 will look like when it hits the markets later this year. Volvo has always been known as making family friendly safe cars. Now their taking aim at the younger more active crowd as well. The new coupe concept features 21-inch wheels, and T-shaped daytime running lights. As for safety, the XC is built on Volvo's Scalable Platform Structure which is made from high-strength boron steel that makes the Volvo lighter but safer than previous models. The Volvo Concept XC Coupe is currently making its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.
The Undisputed Truth ($18) is an autobiography for the ages. Mike Tyson was a mad man, both figuratively and literally, and he knows it. His crazy life was made of ups and downs which included being crowned the youngest undisputed heavy weight champion in history, jail time, drug addiction, financial issues, and the loss of his mentor, Cus D'Amato. His life also tells the story of a triumphant return to respectability through his performances in the Hangover films, his one man show, and by regaining the love of his family and most of all his dignity. His memoir is brutally honest and takes us on a journey from Brooklyn's ghettos, to the tranquil person Mike Tyson has become today.
The M2 Diver by Haigh & Hastings ($500) is the latest entry into the sub $1000 tool style diver watch category. The M2 features a 316L stainless steel case and water resistance to 1000ft. The case is 44mm (3-9) x 53mm (12-6), so if you have tiny wrists this might not be the watch for you. The lug spacings are 22mm, and Hastings offers a multitude of color strap options including camo. Because of the standard lug spacing the M2 will easily fit your favorite nato or leather for a different look all together. A sapphire crystal and a uni-directional graduated bezel finish of this beautifully affordable timepiece.
Get ahead of the competition this BBQ season with the incredibly portable stone baked oven from Roccbox. Taste delicious, perfectly cooked food like never before and thanks to its lightweight construction you can enjoy it anywhere. Capable of baking a large pie in under 90 minutes the Roccbox Wood Fired Oven ($577) heats up in just under 15, features integrated thermometers and an all-weather-proof finish. The ideal companion this season, invest in the best with the Roccbox.
If you're in to vintage rides, then you'll surely love this 1962 Aston Martin B4GT ($TBA). Going up for auction shortly, this is a must have for any classic car collector. The DB4GT is considered to be an automobile with few peers. This example was the 14th of 19 built and raced in Australia with great success. It spent most of its time down under and was eventually sold to an owner in England, and restored by specialist Richard Williams. It has since been shown all over the world and has earned prizes, including 1st in Class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza.
I love living in a period where such small groups can bring products to market that can intrigue and capture the imagination. The guys over at Bitcraze.se are about to start taking pre-orders for their new quadcopter. These little guys are really cool. The Crazyflie is a small quad where the PCB acts as the frame for the control board and the motors. This is an open source project. In order to get this thing flying you will need the Crazyflie quadcopter, and USBRadio dongle, a pc application for controlling the quad and a joystick controller. Xbox or Playstation controllers should work. The Crazyflie weights about 19g and is 90mm from motor to motor. You'll get about 7 minutes of fly time per charge. Keep an eye on their site for updates. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=gi450jjosXo width=640 height=480 anchor=video]