East Coast Defender is a dream come true for Defender lovers in the United States. They take U.K. beauties and make them road worthy for folks on the other side of the pond. Their latest creation is the ECD Land Rover Defender 90 Honey Badger ($159,000). It's a handcrafted Defender 90 that features an LS3 V-8 430-hp Chevy engine paired with a six-speed T56 manual transmission. Every Defender that ECD builds is built to the client's needs and specifications and the Honey Badger is no different. Additional upgrades include Moal Bomber gauges, Kenwood infotainment center, JBL speakers with sub, LED lighting and ivory leather Corbeau seats. If you want your own Defender and are in the states, give East Coast Defender a call.
Fogo: The Ultimate Adventure Multi-Tool ($200) allows you to take one device on your adventures that does absolutely everything. It contains the three major tools every active person should have; GPS, walkie-talkie, and a flashlight. All in a waterproof light-weight package.The GPS also contains a motion tracker and digital compass. It will determine points of interest and detect other people in your vicinity. When you're on the move the Fogo will show your speed and heading, and if you stray form your path the Smartlight will blink to get you back on course.Now add other Fogo users and you can send voice and text messages and share locations.The rechargeable battery comes with a backup USB charger so you can charge smartphone or other smaller devices.The custom smartcap interface allows you to expand the Fogo's capabilities, like the walkie talkie. Right now they're working on a satellite modem and laser range finder.Everything is smart about this device, including the flashlight. The Fogo can automatically adjust the flashlights brightness based on where it's pointed. Using low-beam for the ground in front of you and high-beam for distant objects. It also blinks automatically when dropped. The Smarlight also adjusts based on speed, lighting conditions, estimated trip duration, and remaining battery life.But don't get too comfortable because it also has fitness capabilities. The Fogo tracks distance, heart rate, elevation, ascent, descent, and speed. It can connect to bluetooth heart rate monitors and cadence sensors. And if you crash it can automatically send out a message to other Fogo users in the area.And lastly, you don't ever have to worry about running out of battery life. The screen displays how much battery life is left at any give time. And you can manage battery life by setting an estimated trip duration.And if the Fogo doesn't do something you want it to, you can develop your own apps with the Fogo's SDK.The only thing the Fogo doesn't do is wipe your butt for you.
Well it's about time, the Daytrader Board Game ($32) is the Monopoly of the 21st Century. As the name indicates, Daytrader is a board game based on the stock market. The goal is to be the first to retire. But first you have to get a job. You start out by working at a company to get some cash together. Once you have investment?capital?you can start making trades. As the company gains employees the stock price will increase. You'll want to buy stock low and sell high to get enough money to retire, before the volatility of the markets puts you back in the hole. 2-6 people can play, just no insider trading please.
The Koenigsegg Regera ($1.9M) may be the newest and biggest badass on the planet. Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show it features an 1100 horespower 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with three electric motors that provide another 700 horses.With normal hybrid vehicles you loose some power and acceleration with conversion losses. To get past this Koenigsegg got rid of the normal trans and put together a Direct Drive System that uses the electric engines for the gears.What all that means, is that this 1500 hp f#%&er will get you to 248 miles per hour in less that 20 seconds. To 0-60 in under 2.8 seconds. This is the fastest accelerating production car on the planet.If you want one, good luck, only 80 will be made and they won't come cheap. My only question, is how fast can we make these things? I mean at some point will we ever see a street legal car hitting 0-60 in under 2 seconds? Only time will tell.
Drinking shots can be a great way to spice up an evening but get rid of those plain boring glasses! Impress your friends with these ten fun, quirky and cool shot glasses that you'll want everyone to see in your hand.
The new NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle ($NFS) looks like it came out of the latest post-apocalyptic Mad Max flick. This futuristic concept was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They wanted to use it to inspire and educate as NASA gets closer to actually reaching their goals of sending people to the red planet.This concept operates on a 700-volt battery powered by solar panels. The cool part is that it splits in the middle of the chassis. Where the front is designed for scouting with radio and navigation equipment. The rear section acts as a laboratory which can also disconnect for autonomous research.