The Frankfurt Motor Show just left another gift under the tree. The Brabus B63S 6x6 ($TBA) is the designers take on the Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6. Brabus has taken the already capable off-roader and made it a beast. They've updated the twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8 so that it now gets 700 horses. This huge machine can now get to 60 mph in under 7.4 seconds. Additional specs include exterior carbon fiber accents, LED daytime running lights, premium leather upholstery for the interior, Alcantara trim, bespoke headliner, and alloy pedals. Expect the B63S to cost over $500,000 when the price is finally released. Check out more pictures after the break.(more…)
With the fairly mild temperatures we've had this winter, you might want to consider a rain jacket in addition to your winter coat. To make sure you keep it stylish consider the Elka Klitmoller Rain Jacket ($155). Elka has been producing innovative extreme weather gear since 1958. Their clothing is worn by police, and deep sea fisherman to name a couple. The latest is draped in olive camo, with a shell made from 90% PVC and 10% polyester and welded seams to keep nature out. Additional features include pop stud closures, elasticated hood, press stud cuffs, and two flap closure pockets for your EDC.
The new G-Shock Mudmaster GG1000 Watch ($320) is an absolute beast. It has a new mud-resistant structure that guards again mud and dust. Each button is fitted with a gasket that not only keeps dirt from getting on the inside, but also protects against impacts.The buttons are large enough to easily press while wearing gloves and they feature a checked finish that acts as a non-slip surface. The watch band is even textured, giving it a military edginess. An additional feature, the dial has a ring that has an IP-finish and is imprinted with compass bearings for digital compass mode.
A little bit ago we did a write-up on the Tile App ($25) and it was a big hit. Well we just got one in our little hands this article will review our experience with this little device.To get started lets review exactly what the Tile is. It's a small 1 3/8", well tile, that you can attach to personal items to track them if they get lost. You can either clip Tile through a key ring or use the provided adhesive. Simple enough.Getting started is simple as well. Just attach the Tile to whatever you're tracking and download the app to your Apple or Android device via their Tile App url.Once the App is installed you create an account using an email, and add the tile by pressing the 'e' on the Tile and placing it on your device.Once you're connected you can add a picture to identify your Tile, and you're good to go.I ran a quick test by having my daughter hide the Tile in the house. The App immediately noticed that it was in range and I could hear the tile making a notification sound even though It was a level below me. I was surprised at how loud the actual sound was. The fact I can hear it through the entire house is a definite bonus.So this got me thinking of all the things I've lost over the years that I could have easily found again if only I'd had a tile.
If you don't already know, Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the top bike customizers in the world. They create retro looking bikes that will make your mouth water. Their latest is the CRD #42 BMW R1100GS "Desert" ($TBA). The bike started off as a 1998 BMW R1100GS, and then completely customized by the CRD team. Upgrades included, fully customized subframe, new forks, motogadget speedometer, Continental tires, custom seat, and of course a brand new paint job. Check out the video below to see #42 in all of its glory.
I love the simplicity of well designed messenger bags. The Intrepid Journeyman Travel Bag ($300) is beautifully designed and made from materials that will last. Made to fit across the body the shoulder straps are padded and fitted to ensure the bag stays firmly in place and conforms to your body. The bag is only 2.5" thick and can carry a 13" laptop your tablet and smartphone plus all of their accessories. You also have slots for notebooks, pens and sunglasses. The leather is fully vegetable tanned, boot and saddle leather. This bag will only get better looking with time.