The Timex and J. Crew have gotten together to create a beautifully simple timepiece. The Timex X J. Crew Andros ($118) is a diver style watch inspired by the Andros barrier reef. It features a quartz analog movement, functioning bezel, water-resistance to 100 meters, stainless steel watch case, a day and date window and a 18mm navy nato strap.
At home on the winding roads and flats the Fuji Transonic 1.1 Bicycle ($6000) is the only ultra high-modulus carbon framed bike with Shimano Di2 set up for $6k. This magnificent aerobike is surprisingly lightweight, weighing just 16 pounds, meaning you can get up to some incredible speeds, quickly and you'll stick to the road for a responsive ride. For a truly fantastic sprinting experience jump on the new dynamic Fuji Transonic 1.1 and prepare to be amazed!
Your prayers have been answered. Jeep has just announced that the Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck ($TBA) will be built out of its Toledo plant and hit the market sometime in 2017. Currently, if you want to a truck bed on a Jeep, one of your only options is to buy a JK8 conversion kit from Mopar at a price of $10,000.The Gladiator is expected to come with two engine options. A V6 with 285 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and a 2.8-liter inline four diesel with 160 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for better gas mileage and are going to carry heavy loads, the diesel is probably your best bet. These engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic tranny and a pair of lockable differentials.With all of this gear, the Gladiator should be able to compete with trucks like the Tacoma and Colorado when comparing off-road capabilities.
Sony is about to release its quirky new cameras, the Sony Cyber-Shot QX100 Camera Lens ($500) and the Sony Cyber-Shot QX10 Camera Lens ($250). The cameras can work by themselves or with Sony, iOS and Android devices. To pair with the camera you will need the Sony PlayMemories app and a Wi-Fi or NFC connection. The camera attaches to your smartphone using a provided clamp and the phone is used as the viewfinder. You can then manage the photos you take through the app. Unless you have the Nokia 1020 these cameras will be a big improvement over your current phones camera.
The Jaguar XFR-S really didn't need any kind of improvement, it's a pretty cool machine all on its own. But they've taken the design to the next level with the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake ($138,000). The updated Sportbrake features include a 550 horsepower 5.0-litter engine that can pull 502 lb-ft of torque, and an eight-speed automatic transmission with Jaguar's Quckshift tech. Then entire thing runs on 20-inch Pirelli's and can go from 0-60 mph in under 4.6 seconds. The great thing about the Sportbrake upgrade is the 60 cubic feet of storage (with rear seats folded). The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake is expected to go on sale some time in April.
The Tops Hoffman Mini Harpoon Knife ($80) is a perfect addition to your everyday carry arsenal or your camping pack. Its shape harkens back to a time when knives were your go to multi-tool. The 5.50" fixed blade features a black traction coated 1095 high carbon steel blade with a 2.5" cutting edge and a 3" handle. The handle comes wrapped in a green paracord and when you buy the Hoffman mini you also get a leather sheath.