Visionary illustrator and clothing designer Benny Gold has joined forces with gadget giants Good Worth to manufacturer Benny Gold X Good Worth Key/Bottle Opener Combo ($14). It's a key that also doubles as a bottle opener! Take a stroll down to your local key cutters to get it cut and then sit back and enjoy an ice cold beverage with your handy bottle opener attachment. Now, this great little gadget is exceptionally affordable at under $15 making it the ideal gift idea but don’t hang around as quantities are limited!
Have you ever driven to a new spot and really dependent on your nav. You've got a group of exits coming up and the nav screen looks like a plate of spaghetti. So you keep looking up and down between the highway and the screen to make sure you get off at the right spot. Not real safe. To fix this Garmin is coming out with their Garmin Head-up display ($130) to keep your eyes on the road. The Hud system pairs with your smartphone and communicates with either their Navigon or Streetpilot app. The system will display turn arrows, distance to next turn, current speed, graphic lane guidance and much more. The Garm HUD will be available this Summer.
Your prayers have been answered. Jeep has just announced that the Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck ($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.
The Maersk Link Triple-E's are the largest ships in the world. The "Triple E" comes from three design principles which include economy of scale, energy efficient, and environmentally improved. The Maersk Linke Triple-E LEGO Ship ($150) is a great representation of this beast. The LEGO set includes over 1,500 bricks and when complete measures over 25" long, 8" high, and 3" wide.
OK, on the outside it looks like your run of the mill soccer mom minivan, but on the inside it's all luxury. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class ($TBA) is Mercedes' next generation of passenger van. The V-class can hold up to eight passengers and it gives all of them plenty of room. Seating options include four captains chairs, or benches that hold two or three passengers. The second row of captains chairs can face the rear row just in case you want to break out the cards. The power plant is a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel in three options. Sales will start in Europe in March, Mercedes is still deciding whether or not to bring it to the United States.
It is now time to return to that galaxy far, far away with this awesome retelling of the George Lucas epicStar Wars, in a different style than ever before. This is William Shakespeare's Star Wars ($9) in the style of that only that immortal Bard of Avon could spin. Here we are treated to the saga of a knight and an evil lord (Jedi Vs Sith if you hadn't guessed that already), a beautiful princess being held captive and the brave young hero coming of age. Star Wars is packed with all the key elements of Shakespeare's many great plays. In short it "tis a heady tale related by fretful droids, full of the most faithful of Wookiees and the most fearsome of Stormtroopers". This is Star Wars like you have never read it before.