The Taurus Curve Handgun ($400) is a .380 ACP pistol that was created to fit the contours of the human body. Basically it's "The gun you wear." The new form steps away from traditional designs, with an arched frame to create a gun that's comfortable and can be discreetly carried in your pocket or waistline like a standard smartphone when using a removable belt clip bolted to the right side of the frame.To ensure snag free use they've also removed the external safety, slide release lever and iron sights. Aiming can be done by using the crosshairs on the rear slide or by activating the laser and LED light module. Needless to say this gun isn't made for a bullseye competition but for those who are looking of point and shoot at close range.
If you don't know Kahn Design is known for taking Land Rovers and turning them into incredible pieces of art. Their latest creation is making its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Defender 6x6 By Kahn ($TBA) gets its name from its six tires and extended wheelbase. Kahn upgrades include and the body, 430 bhp engine, full panoramic roof, brakes and suspension. Even though the likely hood of this beast ending up in the garage of anyone you know is low, it's still great to appreciate some great workmanship.
The Micro 3D Printer ($299) surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $50,000 in 11 minutes and with 28 days to go is sitting at a cool million dollars pledged. So what makes this printer so compelling? Well the most obvious detail would have to be the price. With most 3D printers starting out around the $1,000 mark the Micro is incredibly affordable when compared to the field. It also features compatibility with either Mac, Windows, and Linux systems, can be fed ABS, PlA, or Nylon spools, has a 50-350 micron layer resolution, and a print base area of 109mm x 113mm. Check out their Kickstarter campaign for additional details and ordering information.
The U.S. Navy SEALs are the elite of the elite when it comes to the military, and they live their life knowing they could be deployed at a moment's notice anywhere in the world. Whether it is a tropical, temperate, subarctic or arctic region they could find themselves alone at any time in remote bleakness with very little, or no, personal gear. In this book, The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook ($13), decorated member of Navy SEAL Team Six, Don Mann, gives us the definitive survival resource. Everything is here from the basics of building a camp to navigation and strategies for all manner of disasters, this is a top notch book we can barely put down.
The ZANAO Drone ($219) is small, autonomous, and developable. Zano may be the most sophisticated nano drone. It allows you to capture aerial photography and HD video all on a platform small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and smart enough to fly all by itself."A number of sensors work seamlessly together to allow the ZANO to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times."Basically, this means that wherever you and your smartphone go, the ZANO is sure to follow. It also means that on its way it will maintain its altitude and avoid objects without user input. It also comes with a "Free Flight" mode which allows you to flight it using an on-screen joystick. The Kickstarter campaign for the ZANO is currently going on now.
If you're looking for a comfortable jacket this fall, check out the Pierrepont Hicks Gadwell Parka ($475). The Gadwell features a 60/40 out shell, a dual zipper, six outside pockets, and adjustable velcro cuffs. Inside you have a 100% wool, and orange nylon lining. You can preorder now with shipment expected in November.