The environmental dream of an all-electric future could be one step closer with the new Tesla Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck ($350K). It features a 2000 HP engine and six by six all-wheel drive. For extra power, it features a gas powered turbine and can haul nearly 2000 poundS more than its competitors. Who ever said a truck can’t be environmentally friendly apparently never knew about this truck did they? The Nikola can also go a whopping 1200 miles without needing a fill-up and offers a whole host of other exciting features. For example it as two full sized beds, a full sized fridge, and even a 40-inch television.
We all know that the music we download nowadays is compressed and missing a lot of the nuance that the original artist wanted us to hear. With compression comes loss of detail and that emotional attachment that we felt from analog formats like vinyl records. PonoPlayer ($300) hopes to change all of this with its Kickstarter. Pono is looking to provide high quality digital music through its online store which will be playable on its portable PonoPlayer. You will be able to download and play 192kHz/24 bit music that has about 6 times more musical information than a standard mp3. The player will feature two output jacks. One is a standard mini-stereo output and the other is a mini-plug analog output for listening on your home audio system. Check out their Kickstarter today.
Designed to be every professional photographer’s dream house the Lightbox House ($NFS) lies within 180-acres of beautiful forested parkland with outstanding views. Modest and minimalistic in design it spans approx. 1500 square feet, perfectly laid out over two floors. The Lightbox House named so for its unique two-storey sunroom that is flooded with natural light, that shifts and dances as the hours pass by. But you wouldn’t want to spend all your time indoors when there is an ocean and deep woods within walking distance. This uniquely designed and innovative masterpiece is a work of art in its own right and one deserving on an exciting, adventurous young family.
Puitaan, based in Budapest, Hungary is a company that combines traditional craftsmanship to create minimalistic leather cases and bags for the modern professional. The companies latest offering is the Backpack by Puritann ($183). It takes inspirations from the companies line of Macbook cases and sleeves, but is equally up to the task of carrying any similarly sized device. At's also perfect for carrying all your everyday carry items. The bag is made out of high-quality mix-tanned leather that gains shine as it ages. Each one is hand-sewn. It's minimal, sleek, and as well as being functional.
Bushcarft 101 ($10) was written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury to be the ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry. Based on the five C's of survival - cutting tools, covering, combustion, containers, and cordages, it covers all of the skills you need to manage resources and really experience the wilderness. It covers how to choose the right items for your pack, making tools and supplies, how to collect and cook food, and sheltering yourself from the elements. With this book by your side you'll be well prepared for almost any situation.
I love the way black rims look on Land Rovers and now Jeep has taken that look a step further with their Jeep Limited Edition Altitude Series ($20,000+). The Grand Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, and Wranger will be getting the Altitude package which features blacked-out grille, black headlamp trim, blacked-out wheels, and an all black interior. Now add a little custom tint to the windows and you've got a winner.