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McIntosh Unveils MC3500 Mk II Amplifier

Serious audiophiles will know exactly why McIntosh’s handmade MC3500 Amplifier is iconic. Made famous for its rocking performance at 1969’s Woodstock festival, the 3500 amp has been reimagined for today’s most discerning home audio enthusiasts. The MC3500 Mk II is a retro-inspired tube amp with modern abilities; a 350-watt monoblock utilizing McIntosh’s Unity Coupled Circuit transformer, to deliver perfect sound output with 2, 4, or 8-Ohm impedance.

Canon Unveils Dual 8K 3D VR Lens

Developed to work with Canon’s R5 mirrorless camera to create immersive 8K VR video, the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens features side-by-side L-series optics positioned 60 mm apart to deliver lifelike 3D through a compatible VR headset. Using the camera’s 45-MP full-frame sensor, it captures a simultaneous dual image, converting into a single image at up to 8K DCI 30p. This lens will be on sale by late December.

The Canfield Traveler Brief Looks Good in Leather

Designed for work as well as weekends, Shinola’s carry-on friendly Canfield Traveler Brief is a versatile carryall that will handle all your business. Made of Italian Vachetta leather, it features a padded pocket for your 15” laptop as well as 2 large exterior zip pockets. Elastic shoe pockets and a clothing divider inside keep wearables neatly organized. Choose black or tan.

Supertramp Introduces LT Fiberglass Camper

Designed for use with all full-size trucks—even light-duty trucks—like Ford’s F-150, the Supertramp LT camper is a fiberglass truck-bed camper that weighs just 1200 pounds. It features an electric lift pop-top and solarized electrical system, with the comforts of an over-cab bed, L-shaped lounge, full kitchen, and optional toilet/shower, all inside. Available for pre-order now.

Specialized Introduces Fresh Lineup of Turbo E-Bikes

There are 3 models in Specialized’s next-gen lineup of turbo e-bikes, the Como, Vado, and the Tero: a step-through mom bike, a city commuter, and a hardtail MTB, respectively. All offer a 90-mile range on full power, which means no pedaling. Top speeds are 20MPH for the Tero & 28MPH for the other 2. Innovative safety features like rear-facing Garmin radar and the security of an app-controlled Turbo System Lock provide protection. If you actually want to pedal your “bike,” you can do that, too. Available now.

Herman Miller’s Iconic Aeron Chair Now Made from Ocean Plastics

Herman Miller’s 90s-era Aeron task chair is a truly iconic design, recognized by the Museum of Modern Art. Now this enduring design wades into new territory—the next-gen Aeron will be constructed from ocean plastics. Material sourced from plastic bottles & fishing nets from India & Indonesia. The brand expects to capture 150 tons of plastic from the ocean with this initial launch. That’s about 23 million plastic bottles. This is sustainability at scale & it looks great to us. Comfy, too.

See the Big Picture with an L9G 4K Laser TV

The  L9G 4K DLP TriChroma Laser TV is actually an ultra-short throw projector with built-in Dolby Atmos and a light-rejecting screen. It uses 3 separate lasers to produce a 4K UHD image that achieves 107 percent of the BT.2020 color space. 3000-lumens of light, integrated Android TV, voice control, and a picture up to 120 diagonal inches, turns movie night into an immersive home cinema experience.

SuperBase Pro Charging Station is the One that Does It All

With 2,000 watts of power and 14 output ports, the SuperBase Pro is an IoT charging station with enough juice to power everything. For home power outages, your workshop, & off-grid work or camping, this thing hums. It’s got 2096 Wh capacity, recharges to 80% in an hour, and delivers the equivalent of a 3000W generator. It can be recharged 6 different ways, including solar or your vehicle’s battery. A funded Kickstarter.

Snow Peak’s Living Lodge Makes Base Camp Comfy

The outdoor innovators at Snow Peak are experts in backcountry comfort and their new Living Lodge is a spacious hybrid that can serve as tent, group dining area, rainy day base camp, kitchen and more. The design features large mesh side windows for ventilation and wide triangular doors at the ends. All of it battens down to be fully weatherproof for shelter & comfort whether you’re glamping or deep in the wilderness. Available in 2 sizes.

Cruise Carbon-Free in the Arc One Electric Speedboat

A team of former SpaceX rocket engineers got together to build this boat. The debut craft from the California startup is the all-electric Arc One; a 475-horsepower V-hull cruiser that will hit speeds of up to 40MPH. The streamlined, 21-foot boat boasts an open-water drive time of 3-5 hours between charges.

Morgan Steers Into the Rough with Plus Four CX-T

The hand-built Britishness of Morgan is the whole appeal of their classic roadsters. With the launch of their all-new Plus Four CX-T, they’re taking that legacy off-road. But not with 4-wheel drive or a big suspension lift. They gave it some low-key coil overs, doubled the clearance to 9-inches & put a BMW 4-banger under the bonnet. It retains its rigid drive feel and very lightweight build, ensuring it will absolutely rip down those side-roads and dirt detours.

Samsung Introduces Odyssey Neo G9 MiniLED Monitor

In its quest to create the ultimate gaming monitor, Samsung takes a big leap forward with the Odyssey Neo G9. It is a curved 49” display that uses Quantum MiniLED technology to yield a stunning resolution of 5120 x 1440. Peak brightness hits 2,000 nits, the contrast ratio is 1,000,00:1, and with a refresh rate of 240Hz, this thing is ready to get in the game.

Power Everything, Including Your Home with this Backup Battery

EcoFlow’s Delta Pro is a high-output 6000W portable home battery that gives you not just plenty of power but security & independence, too. It can power your home appliances, charge your EV, & offers fast-charging for all AC powered devices. The system is also expandable to link multiple units for more power & optional solar panels enable off-grid generation. A funded Kickstarter.

Bremont’s MB Savanna is a Sharp, Titanium Automatic

Smooth minimalism and the precision of Martin-Baker’s battle-tested aviation engineering combine to create a technically flawless automatic in Bremont’s newest Britain-built watch, the MB Savanna. With its 43mm Grade 5 Titanium case and BE-36AE movement, it is both lightweight & heavy-duty. Knurled lugs and a scratch-resistant matte coating keep it looking fresh through all you dish out. A skeletonized rotor and stepped windows in the case back showcase its mechanical movement.

Sony Adds Atmos to HT-A9 Multi-Speaker System

Sony’s Dolby Atmos-equipped HT-A9 surround sound system is comprised for 4 identical wireless cylindrical speakers that can be placed anywhere in the room & use internal microphones to recognize obstacles like walls, and echo, then self-adjust to optimize audio. A small control box drives the 4 speakers, it connects via wi-fi & is compatible with both Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant.

Audi Unveils Faster, More Powerful 2022 RS3

With the roll-out of the 2022 RS3, Audi reveals it has once again trimmed, tweaked & upgraded their smallest performance car with attention focused on the drive. With increased torque (& a new torque vectoring rear axle) from its 401-horsepower motor, it delivers a very respectable 0-62 time of 3.8 & top speeds hitting 180. The stance looks a bit meaner than the outgoing model & so does the blacked-out grill.

BMW Motorrad Releases CE04 Electric Commuter Scooter

The CE04 from Bavarian Motor Works’ 2-wheel Motorrad division, is an all-electric scooter that boasts a progressive design & innovative connectivity for today’s commuter. With a top speed of 75MPH it’s borderline freeway worthy & a range of 80 miles makes it a great option for the city. Low, sleek body lines, a “floating” seat design, and its 10-inch TFT color screen with integrated navigation mark it as an innovative high-performance entry in the category.

The Latest “Gemballa” Porsche Variant is Built for Off-Road Action

Marc Gemballa, whose father led the renowned Porsche performance house Gemballa, has been busy building his own custom rides. His debut creation is the Martien. This adventure-sport variant of the 911 boasts 750-horsepower & big knobby tires for slinging gravel while the sculpted lines of the body kit make it look like a factory car.