Ever since Saab left the streets, Volvo has taken over as the "professor's car" of choice. Yet, the S60 sedan and its V60 wagon are some of the most driver-friendly and family-oriented vehicles we've encountered in the midsize premium segment. Our time with the cars reinforced that these are vehicles that should easily find a home outside university staff car parks.
The GGMM E3 is a new cloud streaming speaker that was shown off for the first time at CES last month. GGMM, a Chinese startup, promises that it can stream music from online music services without the need for another device, like a smartphone, to control it. Interest piqued, Gizmag took a look.
The MonoShot launched on Kickstarter last year promising to up your smartphone and action camera photography by being an ultra-portable tripod (which also doubles as a monopod) and selfie-stick. But can it live up to the promise? We recently spent a few weeks using one to find out.
It's taken some time to get here, but 2016 just may be the year that virtual reality finally hits its stride. It feels so long ago that the Oculus Rift first hit Kickstarter, sparking endeavor and imagination from consumers, companies, and developers. If you're completely new to virtual reality, the ultra-affordable Homido Mini glasses provide an extremely convenient – but significantly compromised – sneak peek.
The ever-expanding arena of drones and three-dimensional remote-controlled flight is fascinating and fun. And if you're looking to take your quadcopter game to the next level, first-person view (FPV) with a built-in camera is where it's at. But before you plunk down hard-earned cash for the big boys, you probably want to make sure you have a good handle of it all first. We spent some time behind the controls of an eye in the sky, with the latest quadcopter from Axis Drones, the Vidius.
Many mountain bikers swear by the pedalling efficiency of so-called clipless pedals, in which a steel cleat on the bottom of each shoe engages a spring-loaded mechanism in the pedal. Some other riders, however, just don't like the idea of being "snapped in" like that. It was with this in mind that cyclist Dave Williams created MagLOCK pedals. They're non-threatening platform pedals, that keep the user's feet in place using magnets instead of mechanisms. We recently had a chance to try them out, and generally liked what they had to offer.
The Mustang is a motoring icon, but even icons need to change and evolve with the times. For Ford, that meant turning to EcoBoost power and (finally) dropping the live rear end for a fully independent setup. But has it worked, and is it sacrilege to stick a Mustang badge on a turbocharged four-cylinder car? Gizmag spent time driving the whole Mustang range to find out whether the V8 still rules the roost, or if the little turbo is the pick of the bunch.
Stealth makes some of the baddest electric-powered two-wheeled transport around. We can attest to this after having an absolute blast on the Australian company's high-powered flagship, the B-52, but what happens when you take an extreme e-bike and replace the pedals with dirtbike-style pegs? We climbed aboard Stealth's H-52 model to find out.
The legendary Land Cruiser brings to mind visions of great adventures on the savannah, where lions roar in the evening and herds of water buffalo rumble by in the distance. The urbane looks of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser seem well and truly at odds with that image, yet underneath the rough-and-ready capability of the LC of old is still there. This Toyota can race the rhino with any of its forebears. It will just look classier doing it.
One could get ridiculously carried away in the quest for the perfect headphones, but there are no shortage of options for those of thus for whom money is still very much an object. Among these is Soundpeats' A1 Bluetooth over-ear headphones.