1. HTC VIVE Pro
The world of Virtual Reality (VR) has evolved over the years from a somewhat laughable game to a fully immersed experience. HTC VIVE PRO continues to push these limits and it’s not just for gaming anymore. You can browse the web, e-mail or essentially anything you would do on your computer or tablet you can accomplish in this virtual world. With precise, 360-degree controller and headset tracking, realistic graphics, directional audio and HD haptic feedback realistic movement and actions in the virtual world are no a real thing. 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels combined) which is pretty high resolution, 110 degree field of view and 90 Hz refresh rate that keeps the world moving without any “glitches”. The HTC Vive links via cable to your PC or Mac or you can invest in wireless options with a little less clarity and refresh rate.
/// HTC Vive pro headset $599
Accessories are extra
2. Rolls-Royce Electric Plane
Rolls-Royce is as famous for their aircraft engines as they are their automobiles. Now the company continues to make strides as they step into electric aircraft propulsion. A zero-emissions aircraft that is aimed at breaking the top speed record for all-electric airplanes, the “ionBird” airframe will feature the most energy-dense battery ever installed in an aircraft, with over 6,000 cells operating at 90% efficiency. Total power output is a targeted 500 horsepower with a range of over 200 miles, enough to fly from London to Paris and reach a top speed of over 300 MPH. We shall see but with their proven track record, Rolls-Royce will not be messing around that’s for sure.
/// Electric plane $tbd
3. KUIU Pro Merino Zip T
KUIU’s wool has been second to none but as innovation goes they keep pushing the limits. Now they offer the benefits of Merino and Polyester, woven as one. If you’ve ever had one of these expensive garments shrink up on you or your winter feasting catch up to you and you find crawling into one these garments as a workout in itself you will find this a dream. They’ve combined the best of both worlds–fast absorbing and odor-resistant Merino on the inside, with quick-drying and durable Polyester on the outside. The results are four-times faster dry times than pure merino and performance that neither material can match on their own.
/// KUIU $109
4. Segway S-Pod Motorized Chair
The future of the sedated human is here. Segway’s introduction of their S-Pod to launch in 2021 will now truly carry you around with very little effort. It can spin and rotate smoothly for directional changes and can travel up to 24 mph. The seating offers wide-angle views and since the brake is activated by the shift of the center of gravity, the pod won’t tip over in any situation. Just sit back and see the world.
/// Segway S-Pod $tbd
5. Keurig Drinkworks Drinkmaker
When Anheuser-Busch and Keurig sit around and have too many drinks the result is the Keurig Drink Maker. A push of a button and a Pod filled with high-quality liquor and natural flavors, a carbonation system, and Quick Cool KOLD technology is all you need to deliver bar-quality drinks. You might feel guilty about not putting enough effort into your next cocktail but at least you’ll have more time to spend with friends.
/// Drinkworks $299