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.
Looking like it came straight from the set of a Hollywood action movie the Ariel Nomad ($78K) has arrived in the US. While it was revealed quite a while ago, this slick and quirky vehicle is completely street legal and if you’re unfamiliar with vehicles of its kind you're in for a treat. The Nomad is powered by a 235hp Honda Four-Cylinder engine in the rear of the vehicle. Two versions are available; the standard Nomad called the Nomad Sports is priced at $78,200 and the premium model the Nomad Tactical is priced at $90,450. The Tactical model features added skid plates, sump guards, lights and a winch.
The Alienware Area-51 Gaming PC ($TBA) will be released later this year and it looks to be a groundbreaking gaming system providing 4k video. The first thing you notice is the shape of the PC which is no accident. The triad-design creates optimized thermal management, the ability to easily access internals, and front and rear I/O panels and ports. But the biggest advantage of the design is its ability to support up to three full-length double-wide graphics cards to deliver 11520x2160 resolution across multiple Ultra HD 4K monitors. Additional features include availability of 6 or 8-core Intel i7 extreme processors, up to 32GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 memory, and the ability to utilize a combination of solid state and hard drive storage for the best of performance and storage.
The JBL Authentics L16 Bluetooth Speakers ($999) are JBL's latest foray into the wireless speaker market. The L16's were inspired by JBL's L100 loudspeakers. They have a beautiful walnut inclosure, feature optimized low and high frequencies, AirPlay, DLNA, and Bluetooth connectivity. Their Harman Signal Doctor tech helps fix degraded compressed music by adding details to low quality audio streams. It analyzes the audio-signal in real time and corrects waveform defects based on psychoacoustics. Specs include a 5.25" woofer, 2" mid-range drivers, and a 1" tweeter and a frequency response of 35Hz - 35kHz. Check our the rear view after the break.(more…)
If you love the great outdoors, the Volkswagen California Camper ($TBA) is the car for you with seating for up to seven people, and room for five people to sleep. It’s packed full of clever features such as a pop top roof complete with LED lighting, a sink and a dual-burner gas range. Backed by the reliable Volkswagen technology, the California Camper is sure to be a huge hit for anyone with a sense of adventure.
Jonathan Miles from Field & Stream magazine brings us from the field to the table with The Wild Chef ($23), a volume of his best techniques, recipes and tools from his massively popular column. There is also new content for game fans and those budding hunter/chefs. Here how you can learn to butcher, braise, forage, flavor and cook some of the tastiest food that will ever come out of your kitchen or campsite. This is the ultimate wild game cookbook for all hunters; be you an aspiring chef or a seasoned hotshot who does his own butchering. Just opening the front cover and reading the list of recipes for every season had our taste buds tingling.