Written by ABC admin
Monday, 02 July 2012 08:04
| The best summer cars
Our guide to the best cars for the sunny summer months.
When the sun comes out to play, there is no better (without being cheeky) feeling than hearing the roar of an engine and the wind in your hair. With miles of open road, a tanning session will never be the same again.
Whether you are staying in the city or going on a road trip, the following is a list of the finest cars in which to do so. The best thing about all of the vehicles is that when the sun goes away they are all more than capable of handling a bit of rain. Don’t let your judgement get clouded by need, these are all a case of want.
Bentley Continental GTC - €181,400
It’s a great car, the GTC. Well sorted, nice hood, good looking. This really is the place to be, and be seen, if you want to relax while you cruise. The old-school luxury is still in evidence even in this most modern of Bentley vehicles. All we ask is that you don’t get the headrests personally embroidered, unless of course your name happens to be David or Victoria.
Ferrari California - €178, 670
The California is probably the most useable ferrari to date. The new seven-speed double-clutch gearbox is much better than the F1 ‘box's auto mode - and it still provides all the thrills. The top is well-insulated, the car looks great with the roof up or down and the seats are lovely for touring. There's even decent luggage space. You could do serious miles in this prancing horse.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder - €188,600
A five-litre V10 with around 520 bhp (a tad more in the Superleggera) and 376 lb ft of torque mean that the Gallardo has the go to match the show; 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds and a close enough 197 mph top speed. Even better is the fact that these figures are achievable reliably thanks to that four-wheel drive system and strong mechanicals. You will be impressed.
Mercedes SLS Roadster - €221,200
Get yourself an SLS Roadster. Do so and I promise you will never be bored on any drive again. It's impossible. Unthinkable even. This is arguably the most entertaining road car in existence. It's not necessarily the best, just one of the naughtiest. It looks naughty, it sounds naughty, its engine rumbles hilariously and it charges around full of the joys of being alive. This car is an example of want, not need!
Porsche 911 Speedster - €180,300
The Speedster is undoubtedly a collector’s dream. With just 356 cars to satisfy a global market, demand is sure to outstrip supply. Unsurprisingly many are already spoken for, which rather proves Porsche Exclusive knows its customers. That’s perfect justification for Porsche to build it, but if Porsche Exclusive’s level of, er, exclusivity, isn’t your overriding consideration then the Speedster is a total extravagance. Just how cars like this should be!
Audi R8 Spyder V10 - €146,327
The fact is that the R8 is sober and fairly restrained, means it’s none the worse for it. It lets Audi’s undoubted quality shine through at every level. The R8 looks, feels and smells very well made. And the best bit. Think the 414bhp V8 was rapid? The 5.2 V10 puts out 525 bhp, thrusts the R8 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and pushes it on to nearly 200 mph. The R8 has built a reputation as a very useable supercar and the trend continues with the V10.
Aston Martin DBS Volante - €205, 572
With a 510 bhp V12 engine and more than a hint of James Bond about it, the Aston Martin DBS Volante makes you feel like a film star. Completing Aston’s flagship line-up, the 2012 Volante affords customers the combination of the DBS's already-established sports car characteristics with all the thrills associated with a drop-top. Don’t buy this car if have a hatred for beauty. The DBS is simply stunning.
Corvette 427 Convertible €80.000
Chevy has confirmed that the 2014 model year will bring an all-new, seventh-generation Corvette. Until then, though, the bow-tie brand has put together a special Vette with a big-ass engine, as well as a paint-and-tape package to celebrate the nameplate’s 60th birthday. The number in the Corvette 427 convertible’s name pretty well sums up the car. It’s a Corvette convertible with a 427-cubic-inch—or 7.0-liter, in modern parlance—engine under the hood.
Bugatti Veyron €1.900.000
The Bugatti Veyron cabrio has the same 407 km/h top speed with the roof closed, but the top speed is reduced to 360 km/h with the roof off. The Bugatti Veyron cabrio price 1.4 million Euros (excluding tax). Only 150 unit are made. The equipment list of the Bugatti Veyron cabrio includes a reversing camera with 2.7-inch monitor in the rear-view-mirror, and the “Puccini” sound system with digital signal processor.
Lexus IS 250c €33.450
Lexus IS 250C combines the timeless allure of an open-roof car with the refinement and all-season functionality of a luxury coupe.Closed up tight, the 250C looks like a resculpted coupe version of the IS four-door sedan, albeit one with a rather large rear end. The Lexus IS 250C is a four-passenger retractable-hardtop convertible. Power is supplied by a 204-horsepower 2.5-liter V6, with your choice of manual or automatic gearboxes, each with six speeds.
AUDI s5 €46.000
The unique and dramatic profile of these five-parallel-spoke alloy wheels highlights the progressive look of the Audi S5. The signature xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights not only add a distinct look to the vehicle, they also improve visibility while using half of the energy of conventional bulbs. Dual-exhaust with quad tailpipes. Dual-exhaust with quad tailpipes features exclusive quad oval tailpipes that create a rich exhaust note and leave no doubt about the power contained under the hood.
- AeroPad 2
- Gallic synthbotherer Jean Michel Jarre’s audio company generally turns out tree-sized devices of exquisitely poor taste, all festooned with glass and metal. This scaled down one, however, is rather handsome in a sci-fi way, and comes in a choice of black, white or bamboo fi nishes. It connects via an iConnector or 3.5mm socket for other players.
Price: £571 - September
Canon 5D Mark III
Looking for a summer camera that’s a cut above? The Canon 5D hosts a 22.3-meg, full-frame CMOS sensor alongside a DIGIC 5+ imaging processor. Capable of shooting six stills per second, it’s also a top-notch video camera, with 1080p footage recorded at up to 30fps. At £3K, the 5D is one for serious photographers who are seriously loaded.
Samsung Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the most advanced smartphone on the planet, although a company called Apple may beg to differ. From the super smooth body that's designed to fit naturally in your palm, to the powerful quad core processor at its core, it's state of the art. Samsung say the inspiration for this smartphone is mother nature, which is marketing speak, however it is still one of the best (out of two) phones in the world.
Just in Case
If the world ends this year, we better be happily ready. Expecting beautiful chaos, Menosunocerouno has created Just In Case, so it is perfect brand for the end of times. Packaged in yellow and black, the Just in Case kit includes practical items like matches, a knife and water and a notebook in case you start to feel philosophical or need to light a fire.
Michael Young watch
Hacker is the newest watch by British industrial designer Michael Young. Hacker deviates from the conventional appearance of a watch, featuring a concave face with a central disk that supports the hands while protecting the lens from the knocks and bumps of an active everyday life.
Maybe more for the kids this one, or a gift you can borrow, just to make sure it works properly of course The ZBoard is all about your feet. Two pads on the board control its motor. Lean on the front pad to go forward, lean on the rear pad to brake. They're pressure sensitive, so speeding up or slowing down fluctuates accordingly with your shifting weight.
Sensheiser IE 800
It’s claimed these high-end in-ears boast audio quality that’s up there with full-size headphones, using 7mm Extra Wide Band drivers to give a more lifelike sound and greater range. Crafted from scratch-resistant ceramic they come with an arsenal of different sized silicon tips. No details on pricing yet, but we suspect it’ll also be up there.
Price: £TBC - Out July
Tom Ford Special Edition Eyewear
Not strictly a usual for techno talk, but glasses do help you to see better. Already a beloved eyewear resource for throwback-style frames, this small, limited line is composed of one men's option that amps up the craftsmanship of traditional specs. Composed of gold-plated metal, the style comes in either brown or black.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 02 July 2012 11:01 )
Written by Milan Cvetic
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:54
| CorD’s top summer tech picks
CorD’s top summer tech picks
By Max Williams
Summer has arrived and there are few better ways to enjoy the weather than in the comfort of your own garden, ideally with the most up-to-date tech to keep you entertained and comfortable whilst you soak up the rays.
With the sun beaming down there are two options, either be cool and relaxed or sweaty and moody. The gadgets over the following pages make the heat a pleasurable experience, whether by playing music or making an activity more enjoyable. Follow our guide to the tech that will make this summer your coolest - in every sense.
Fancy swimming to a soundtrack? Here’s your answer. Waterproof to three metres, the Aquabeat lets you get stuck into any watersport that takes your fancy. The small music player has 1gb storage, which is plenty big enough for its intended and clips onto your goggles so it won’t distract you as you sculpt your summer body. It floats just in case it detaches and comes with headphones.
Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite Goggles
Designed utilising accurate 3D global head scanning data, Speedo’s Fastskin3 goggles deliver unparalleled accuracy of fit, leak resistance and comfort and redefine goggle aesthetics. With a unique dive stream outer profile, they reduce localised force by up to 63.4%, minimising the risk of goggle movement during a swim whilst listening to your tunes on Speedo’s Aquabeat.
Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio
The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio connects to either an iPad 2 or iPad 3 via Bluetooth, and features solar cells that power the keyboard, but not the ipad itself. The keyboard also acts as a case and stand, and includes two different viewing positions - one where the keys are to hand, and another for viewing media.
Oregon Scientific Solar Wireless Charger
Clear the kitchen counter or the outdoor table and streamline your relaxation with the world's first combination clock and wireless phone charger. This sleek and innovative all-in-one alarm clock gives you the date and time, indoor and outdoor temperatures and even recharges your phone - it works with any Qi enabled wireless devices like any generation of iPhone.
Without going into the hyperbole surrounding the device, the simple explanation is that the Nest is a home heating and cooling thermostat-equivalent of a smartphone. It has a beautiful graphical user interface, and simple controls. It can sense your presence in a room, and adjust the heating/cooling to accommodate taking the hassle out of having to adjust the a/c night and day.
Fargo Desktop Fan
At some point over the next few sunny months you are, most likely, going to have to do some actual work and now there is a very cool way of, err, staying cool whilst you sit at your desk. Fargo’s design team have come up with a 360° fan that looks vintage whilst being a fresh take on an old concept combining an oil-rubbed bronze finish base with antique brass accents.
Atomic Floyd Superdarts
For the fair weather joggers out there, not much comes close to keep you motivated on a run like these headphones from Atomic Floyd. SoftSeal silicone tips make for good sound isolation and the kevlar cable is almost impossible to get tangled up in a knot. Headphones that cost this much you should provide a top quality audio experience - the Superdarts do!
Soundcast OutCast 1.2 Speaker
Experience audio in the sun with no boundaries. The OutCast wireless outdoor speaker lets you enjoy rich multi-directional stereo sound throughout your house, on your patio and in your garden. With a broadcast range of up to 91 metres, this powerful wireless speaker receives transmissions through walls, floors, and ceilings without the hassle of running wires.
Astral Outdoor Pool Table
Astral’s beautiful and stylish 8 foot all-weather outdoor pool table with aluminium exterior and blue waterproof cloth playing surface is a gist for the whole family. It comes with drop pockets, adjustable height, black waterproof cover, two sues, balls etc. Reasonably priced, the table is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid
The Automower Solar Hybrid is the world's first fully automatic lawn mower that is partly powered by the sun. Brilliant for your lawn, great for your conscience, better for the planet and perfect for sacking the gardener. Suitable for lawns up to 1/2 acre, depending on light conditions, you will barely have to lift a finger, let alone lose one, in the garden over this summer.
Boxx Electric Bike
At first glance it looks like an electric cooker, sliced in half and put on wheels, but it’s actually a super-green transportation vehicle which will take you up to 80 miles at 35 mph - without having to peddle. In the summer months, the less effort you have to put into travelling the better and on this quirky bike you will be imparting very little whilst doing your environmental duty.
Summit S670 Gas BBQ
For a serious BBQ you need this. The stylish design includes 6 stainless steel burners, a rotisserie, side burners, a light up front control panel, side table and double door storage unit. The gas burners are even protected by porcelain-coated Flavorizer bars that rotate to drip the fat onto the meat for all the more flavour.
Sunbrite 6560 HD
The 6560 is designed to resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects; and is also equipped with internal cooling systems to withstand outside temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius. This HD TV has a special anti-glare screen and is specially designed to deliver sharp, bright high-definition in an outdoor environment. Pool + TV + Beer = Bro time.
This 9 foot supersized 10 person hot tub sports comfortable bucket seating, and a multi-jet foot dome in the middle in which you can soothe your soar feet and calves. The bucket seats are all generously equipped with the most advanced hydrotherapy massage jets and this for a god Jacuzzi even has the option of a pop-up HD TV with integrated DVD player.
Mercedes SL63 AMG
Some people like to lounge around in the garden, some like cocktails in the pool, but some prefer a V8 soundtrack to their sunbathing time. With a 0-62 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph you can chase the sun until you run out of open road in the new Mercedes SL63 AMG. The 2012 SL is yet another masterpiece from Mercedes-AMG. Quality, speed and style are the three keys to the success of this legendary model and Mercedes have got the balance spot on... as usual.
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:20 )
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:35
| Tech gifts for the most romantic day of the year
SaMSUNG HT-D6750W 3D
The HT-D6750W package comprises two slim tallboy
(1.3m) stereo front speakers which bolt together in
the middle, and a pair of similar tallboy rears. They're
joined by a small horizontal centre and a large (but
light) subwoofer, which uses a 6.5-inch woofer and
10-inch passive radiator. Samsung bills this as a 7.1
channel system, but there are no extra enclosures.
Instead the main stereo loudspeakers each sport a
separately driven, swivelling frog eye, which aims at the
ceiling (or thereabouts). That counts, apparently.
Lighter Than Air
SAMSUNG SERIES 9
Before you get your hands on the Samsung Series 9 you know
it’s going to be thin and light, but it’s only when you lift it out of
the box you realise just how thin and how light it really is and how
sleek it feels. The first time you see it, you’re also amazed by how
Samsung has been able to fit in a surprising number of ports and
connectors. The company has also managed
to install a real processor to make a
laptop that gives Apple, and every
other PC maker, a run for their money.
Fast & Smart Phone
BLACKBERRY P’9981 BY PORSCHE DESIGN
Underneath, the P'9981 is identical to the 9900,
featuring a 2.8" touchscreen display and a 5
megapixel camera on the back with 720p HD video
recording. There's a microSD slot, Bluetooth,
3.5G support, WiFi and GPS, all running the latest
BlackBerry 7 operating system. Most of the changes
are external, with a stainless steel case, leather back
cover and sculpted QWERTY keyboard that looks
very different from a run-of-the-mill BlackBerry. It is
slightly larger and heavier than the 9900 on which it
is based and a lot more expensive too.
DUCATI DIAVEL AMG
When the product of Ducati's union with
Mercedes-AMG was unveiled at the Frankfurt
Motor Show in September it solicited a standing
ovation. The hand-built Diavel AMG Special
Edition combines Ducati's two-wheeled style
with Mercedes' impeccable performance and
precision. The cam-timing on the Diavel AMG
is set by hand, with the name of the technician
responsible engraved on the engine casing. As
you might expect, it scores high marks in both
the aesthetic and speed departments.
Mini Bond Mobile
ASTON MARTIN CYGNET
The new Aston Martin Cygnet is either
a fabulously clever way to make a heap
of money and cut CO2 emissions, or an
abomination not fit to wear the iconic winged
badge. However, this is a car aimed at those
with an addiction to luxury brands and deep
enough pockets not to worry about the odd
zero here and there. The sort of person who
might spend €3000 on a made-to-measure
suit or €5000 on a handbag. Plenty of people
much cooler than I seem to think this is their
answer to their enormous car enormous
GHD SCARLET SET
The new GHD limited edition scarlet
collection set oozes 20's glamour and
style. It's sophisticated, classy and a
perfect gift for any woman. Forget faking
compliments on bad hair days, with
these new limited edition straightners
she will always look sleek and frizz free.
The set includes a GHD gold classic
styler with delicious red plates, a
protective plate guard, scarlet inspired
heat resistant styler roll bag and two
The World’s poshest phone purveyor Vertu has
taken a break from international jetsetting to
unveil its first touchscreen mobile. Wrought
from fine metals and leather and probably
handwashed with unicorn tears, it’s got a 3.5-
inch AMOLED display, A-GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi,
and runs cutting-edge OS Symbian. Bespoke,
lavishly handcrafted services include Select,
which finds high-class things in any locale,
Concierge, which gets you access to them, and
a Berry Bros “pocket sommelier”, if you please.
VESPA GTS SUPER
The Vespa GTS 125 SuperSport is a blend
of distinctiveness and character, as well
as sportiness and performance. The 300
electronic injection engine brings out
maximum aggressiveness, whether in the
city or on country roads. The dedicated
graphics and the sport saddle with white
piping and thermobonding complete the
sporty look of the Vespa GTS SuperSport. The
Sport versions of the Vespa GTS Super and
Vespa S offer a modern interpretation of an
extraordinary competition heritage.
Ultimate Fashion Accessory
FIAT 500 BY GUCCI
The tiny city car has been given a makeover by
Gucci. There are two models to choose from,
either in black or white, with bumper trim, wing
mirror caps and shoulderline all highlighted
in chrome. Black cars get an interior trimmed
in black and white, while white cars get black
interior trim. Special Gucci-branded 16-inch
alloys which hide green-painted brake calipers
are complimented by Gucci script on the
B-pillar and bootlid. Gucci’s trademark green-
red-green stripe along the car’s side and on the
seats, carpets, keyfob and even seatbelts.
If you thought beds were just built for sleeping,
think again – I highly doubt you did. The HiCan
bed design is so tech-heavy it is a virtually a
stand-alone room with everything you need to
read, relax and remain comfortably isolated
and asleep or to stay awake and entertained...
even without your partner there. The bed has
its own video projector with a retractable
screen at the foot of the bed, a state-of-the-
art sound system, a multimedia PC, a gaming
console, and a pair of reading lights for some
Written by Administrator
Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:28
| 2012 Wish List
The turn of a New Year is a time when you should treat yourself to some new tech to make your life that little bit easier, and, of course, cooler, unless the Mayans are to be proved right after all, in which case we’ve got you covered... just to be safe. A number of gadgets in this Top 10 are not yet released whilst others came out at the back end of 2011, however they are all worthy of a spot on our list of must have buys for 2012
LG PRADA 3.0 €TBA
Fashionista Alert! Slated for a 2012 release, the android powered device is rumored to sport a 4.3" Nova HD display, a powerful dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera. The Prada phone by LG has been slated for launch in early 2012. Get your (designer) wallets ready.
SONY HDR-TD10 €TBA
Whereas some other 3D cams reduce resolution, the TD10 doesn’t, instead it has two independent HD sensors and a 10x optical zoom. You can also watch 3D footage back in full-HD 2D, should you be in the shameful situation of lacking a state-of-the-art TV.
iPAD 3 €TBA
Another product from the kings of must want technology. A quad-core A6 processor should be powering Apple's new tablet, which might be thicker than the iPad 2 in order to house dual light bars that will make its screen super bright.
Expected in March 2012.
SONY PERSONAL 3D VIEWER €TBA
One of the most futuristic-looking devices to be launched in 2012, the head-mounted "Personal 3D Viewer” is slipped onto your head to give the experience of a movie theatre-like virtual screen. The device has separate panels for the left and right eye resulting in 3D vision.
APPLE iTV €TBA
Apple is reportedly set to enter the television market with a line of repeatedly rumoured iTV television sets to be officially launched by the Cupertino based company at the end of 2012. Apple’s iTV has been repeatedly referred
to as the late Steve Jobs’ ‘pet project’.
HOME HUB CHAIR €900
The Home Hub chair is covered in luxury semi-aniline leather, in addition to featuring a built-in headrest Bluetooth speaker system. Headphones can be plugged in for a more personal listening experience, although it would be a lot cheaper buying an ipod and a new dock to go along with it. Just not nearly as cool.
LUCCA TRAZZI XI ESPRESSO MAKER €800
This 18-bar pressure espresso-making machine strides the balance between clinical design and features with aplomb. It froths milk speedily and has a rail around the top to keep your cups warm whilst the 1.5 litre water tank heats up. The machine is finished in powder-coated steel for durability.
SAMSUNG 950 3D MONITOR €850
Not only will this give your computer a facelift, it’s equipped for 2D to 3D conversion too.
Available in 23 or 27 inch models, the 950 is also a bit of an eco warrior, using zero watts in power saving mode, and its EcoLight Sensor adjusts the screen brightness to the room, optimising picture quality and saving energy.
EGO TULIP LAPTOP €10,000 & Up
Ego Tulip Laptops are the height of computing luxury, and are far from mere fashion accessories.
With cutting edge tech EGO has created fashion and function in the extreme. Most laptops can be customised in anything ranging from gemstones and white gold plates to ostrich leather.
KNIGHT XV ARMORED SUV €375,000
Doomsday 2012 is coming and anyone who has seen the Mad Max series knows that you are going to need a capable vehicle to survive in an inhospitable wasteland. The Knight XV is certainly more capable than most in this scenario It also runs on E85, which means it's 6.8L V10 is, sort of, environmentally friendly.
TOMTOM NIKE + SPORTSWATCH GPS €200
This watch captures your location during a run and logs your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. Sync it to your PC via USB and it’ll map your tracks and upload your stats for others to see. If that’s not encouragement enough, it motivates you verbally with ‘attaboys’, and reminds you if you haven’t run for five days.
EAT FORTE TURNTABLE €15,000
If you’ve listened to Pink Floyd and thought, “Mr. Floyds’s good!” then you don’t love music enough to spend €15k on this beautiful EAT Forte turntable. It features mind-boggling tech to ensure your vinyl won’t rumble like the giant boulder in Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Pink would’ve loved it.
When former Iron Man triathlete Bryan Pate became injured and had to stop running, he found cycling at length too uncomfortable, so devised a hybrid of the two. Instead of pedalling you stand and move your feet in an elliptical motion to power the ElliptiGO – it’s easier on the joints than running.
BRAMMO ENERTIA PLUS €6,800
Where other electric motorcycles use up half their juice just leaving the driveway, the Enertia Plus gets eighty miles to a charge – easily enough to get to work and back. Its electric motor will fly off the line, but avoid the motorways; at the top speed of sixty-five miles per hour, its battery drains doubly fast.
PLAYSTATION VITA €TBA
Boasting graphics that are nearly up to PS3 standard and a massive amount of games, the Vita is expected to be a hit when it is launched in February. It has an intuitive touch-screen on the front and back, and uses augmented reality in many of its games.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 23 December 2011 08:33 )
Written by Administrator
Thursday, 01 December 2011 11:55
What can make skiing, boarding, and bruising more enjoyable? Having the most up-to-date technology, that’s what. Techno Talk does advise though that you have some level of basic proficiency at say, skiing, before donning a PoV camera for example. It is one thing to look like an idiot once, it is another thing to do so over and over agian in glorious HD. On the other hand, if you have the money and the skills, the tech to follow can help you look as cool as the wind feels as you slalom past the amatuers.
Griffin Survivor €38
The cheapest item here comes courtesy of Griffin. The survivor case - designed to protect the iPhone 4s and iPad2, is one of the toughest cases on the market. The case was tested and passed both U.S. and UK military standards. Although you wouldn’t want to use this case on a daily basis, there is no better case to protect your Apples on your snowy adventures.
Porsche bobsleigh €250
Traditionally, Porsche isn’t a name commonly associated with snow, although the German automaker has got into the SUV game. A couple of years ago, Porsche Design rolled (slid) out its award-winning aluminum sled for kids, and has now followed up with an advanced composite bobsled. It is certified to TÜV safety standards and weighs only 3.9 kg.
Transcend Goggles €370
Goggles and sunglasses designer Zeal Optics has partnered with Recon Instruments to produce the Transcend GPS snow goggles. These are the first goggles to feature built-in GPS capability and an onboard display. The Transcend goggles provide realtime location, speed, and altitude data while you ski, snowboard, or snowmobile.
Contour + Camera €370
With the largest lens of any PoV camera, the Contour+ captures beautiful 1080p video and your spectacular fails in all their Full HD glory. The 2.8" aperture, 170° wide-angle rotating lens delivers the truest, high quality images with minimal distortion and fish-eye. The Contour+ is easily one of the best PoV cameras on the market. Not just for snow sports...
Rossignol Experience €590
The new Experience 98 is a powerful allmountain charger that combines beefy construction with a surprising versatility and ease-of-use for strong expert skiers. Whether charging powder, bowls or hardpack the
Experience 98 is a true one-ski-quiver and a new breed of all-mountain high performance skis.
Fischer Soma Vacuum €620
The plastic shells of these trail slayers are formed to your feet in the ski shop to ensure a perfect fit all season long. Better fit means closer contact to the shell, and better communication between boot and ski. All of this means you carve harder and stay out longer. Not cheap for plastic, but definitely worth the money.
Burton Fish €640
Burton is best known for its clothes, but it certainly knows how to make a cool snowboard. The Terje Haakonsen and JG-designed Burton Fish is built for speed and combines a S-Rocker with a swallow tail to enhance float, punch, and acceleration. This pocket rocket increases tight-terrain mobility without sacrificing float or crud-busting stability.
Audi Carbon Ski Concept €TBC
If you can buy Porsche bicycles, Lamborghini hard drives, or spend a day at the Ferrari World amusement park, then why shouldn’t you be able to snap on a pair of Audi skis? You may soon have the chance, given the reported success of the German automaker’s experiment with its Audi Carbon Ski concept. Designed and developed at Audi Concept Design in Munich, the downhill skis were created in collaboration with specialists from ski-making company Head, and the German Ski Association. The result is an ultra-lightweight ski that is said to offer premium performance.
Yamaha Apex Se €10,890
If comfort, reliability, and on-trail manners are what counts for your ride, then this state of the art snowmobile must be on your shopping list. Yamaha's designs offer onboard convenience mixed with durable power from a company that has decades of hands-on engineering expertise. Leave the sledges for the kids. This is a big boy toy!
Brabus Unimog U500 Black Edition €200,000
The Black Edition is suitable for a wide range of applications, including day-today use in the city (perhaps if one's goal were to demolish the city) and excursions to rough, snowy mountain areas (perhaps if one's goal were to demolish the mountain). Indeed, the Brabus Black Edition gives new meaning to the phrase, "Go anywhere."
Koenigsegg Agera R – Base €1.2
Equipped with special Michelin tires and a custom made Thule Roof Box, the Speed Racer is ready to attack the ski resorts. The R comes equipped with a special roof section featuring an integrated Thule carbonfiber ski-box containing two pairs of Koenigsegg skis. This €20,266 roof-box can be easily swapped for a conventional roof section when not required and has a top speed rating of 186 mph. Winter wheels and tires are another €8,460 option. Bargain.