Good morning. CES 2017 is over — the gadgets powered down, the self-driving cars rolled back into their garages. To wrap things up, here are the 30 best announcements from the show. Here’s what’s good in gear: a custom Land Rover, hi-fi wireless headphones, a guide to unleashing the power of your mind and more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Aether Alpine Shell
A blizzard-proof technical shell built for long, blustery chairlift rides and for bombing double-black diamonds. The three-layer fabric regulates body heat wonderfully — nice and warm when you’re inactive, then breathable when the riding gets sweaty. It’s also totally wind-repellant and waterproof and has all the pockets you need: two on the upper chest, two near the waist, interior pockets for your phone and goggles. A detachable snow skirt seals out splashes of even the deepest powder, and in the event of an avalanche, an integrated RECCO rescue reflector ensures ski patrol will find you as quickly as possible.
What Doesn’t Kill Us
What Doesn’t Kill Us tells the astonishing but true story about a disciple of Wim Hoff, the Dutch guru of mind power known as “The Iceman” — a real-life superhero capable of subjecting himself to deadly subzero temperatures without any adverse effects, using nothing but his mind. (In 2011, he sat in near-freezing water for two hours and came out like he had just sat in a jacuzzi.) In short: pain exists only in your mind. You just need to know how to control it.
East Coast Defender ‘Project Pedigree’
We’ve made clear our obsession with custom-built overlanders. Here’s our latest obsession: a restored Land Rover 110, made into a luxurious yet beastly tribute to classic Rover designs.
Sennheiser HD 1 In-Ear Headphones
2017 will be a pivotal year for wireless headphones, and Sennheisser’s off on the right foot. The HD 1 In-Ear Wireless Headphones are the first wireless in-ears in their audiophile-grade HD 1 series. They are premium headphones, in every way: sheepskin neckband, 10-hour battery life, vibration alerts for incoming calls and, of course, fantastic sound quality.
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR GPS Watch
Just announced at CES 2017: Suunto’s highly lauded Spartan watch (and one of our favorite products from 2016), now with wrist-based heart rate monitoring. Available this spring.
A new kind of operating system, optimized for offline use, lovers of simplicity, and for kids learning to use computers. Endless also makes tiny, ultra-minimalist desktop computers built to run Endless OS — two with a unique wooden shell, and two with a modern bubble-like shape.
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