Hot Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff/all en-GB This Bluetooth-equipped frying pan will turn you into a wizard in the kitchen http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-equipped-frying-pan-will-turn-you-wizard-kitchen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frying pans? There&#039;s an app for that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pantelligent" alt="Pantelligent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pantelligent-hs1.jpg?1416572838" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s a pan. A <em>pan</em>. How is this Hot Stuff?</strong><br />This is no ordinary pan. This pan is like having Gordon Ramsay standing over your shoulder in the kitchen.</p> <p><strong>It shouts at you? </strong><br />It teaches you to cook, with science. <a href="http://www.pantelligent.com/" target="_blank">Pantelligent</a> is a Bluetooth-equipped frying pan that syncs up with your iPhone, telling you when to flip your steak and when you&#39;re burning your scallops.</p> <p><strong>H</strong><strong>ow does it know? </strong><br />A temperature sensor is built into the base of the pan; fire up the app, pick a recipe and it&#39;ll track how hot the pan is, alerting you if it strays outside of a set temperature range. That means that you can pick a recipe from the app&#39;s selection, and get minute-by-minute guidance on cooking it. It&#39;ll even sync up with a Pebble smartwatch to give you alerts on your wrist.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What if I&#39;m not inspired by their recipes? </strong><br />You wild improviser, you. Not to worry; Pantelligent also has a freestyle mode, which lets you set your own temperature range and monitor the temperature on the fly. You can also use a record recipe mode to capture temperature data while you&#39;re cooking, so you can perfectly duplicate your culinary masterpiece later.</p> <p><strong>So how can I get my hands on this wonder-pan? </strong><br />Pantelligent is currently taking pledges on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hevans/pantelligent-intelligent-pan-cook-everything-perfe" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. With 45 days left on the clock, it&#39;s almost raised its US$30,000 goal &ndash; so it&#39;s a dead cert that it&#39;ll be funded. US$200 will get you a Pantelligent pan (shipping outside the USA is US$30).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hevans/pantelligent-intelligent-pan-cook-everything-perfe" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/20/pantelligent-smart-frying-pan-I-am-a-chef">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature" target="_blank">All our Christmas Gift Guides in one place</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pantelligent app" alt="Pantelligent app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pantelligent-2.jpg?1416572838" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-equipped-frying-pan-will-turn-you-wizard-kitchen/news#comments Hot Stuff Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:27:19 +0000 Stephen Graves 1453672 at http://www.stuff.tv The transforming DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter drone shoots 4K video as it soars above http://www.stuff.tv/dji/transforming-dji-inspire-1-quadcopter-shoots-4k-video-it-soars-above/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DJI’s latest ultra-cool drone lands in decidedly “prosumer” territory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DJI Inspire 1" alt="DJI Inspire 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dji-inspire1-hotstuff.jpg?1416582043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another drone, eh?</strong><br />Yes, but no - seriously, no. The <a href="http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1">Inspire 1</a> is a new class of consumer quadcopter drone that vaults above and beyond the common models we&rsquo;re used to from both DJI and competitors.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s so special about it?</strong><br />The transforming build with carbon fiber arms is an obvious standout feature, as the legs lift up and raise after takeoff, clearing the way for the camera (hanging below) to capture great 4K video footage in full 360-degree manner.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>4K? That sounds nice.</strong><br />It certainly should be, and the footage that DJI has teased thus far looks very pristine and impressive thanks to the three-axis gimbal stabilisation. You can snag 4K footage at 30 frames per second, or swap down to 1080p or 720p to double the top frame rate. The Inspire 1 also snaps still photos at 12 megapixels, and you can remove the gimbal and camera to safely store both - or potentially upgrade the gear down the line.</p> <p><strong>What about flying the thing?</strong><br />Got a friend? Buy a second controller and bring him/her along for a little cooperative maneuvering. Indeed, the Inspire 1 supports two active remote controllers at once, with one user moving the drone and another manning the camera. You can also have two devices running the DJI app to facilitate that approach via live video streams.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zaHfCHuCedk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The live video option is standard?</strong><br />You bet. The Lightbridge feature used to be a pricey add-on for DJI craft, but now it&rsquo;s built into the Inspire 1, letting you view live 720p video footage on your phone or tablet as the quadcopter zips around. And it&rsquo;ll continue transmitting up to 2km away, so feel free to explore the skies a bit.</p> <p><strong>What else stands out?</strong><br />The transforming design looks amazing, and the sensors will also determine location and altitude and lower the legs automatically as needed. It&rsquo;s also pegged to offer about 18 minutes of flight time, and has a new Optical Flow feature that uses the camera to better enable flying indoors or without GPS help.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="DJI Inspire 1" alt="DJI Inspire 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dji-inspire1-remotes.jpg?1416582043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what&rsquo;s the damage?</strong><br />As you&rsquo;ve probably guessed, the DJI Inspire 1 isn&rsquo;t cheap. It&rsquo;s not even close. The base model with one remote sells for &pound;2380, while adding a second costs a grand total of &pound;2749 - both options are <a href="https://store.dji.com/product/inspire-1">expected to ship on 1 December</a>.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s extremely lavish, but this isn&rsquo;t your average everyday drone. It&rsquo;s delivering features and functionality well beyond the norm for the field, and for serious flight drone enthusiasts, we can see it being well worth the investment.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter drone review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="758" title="DJI Inspire 1" alt="DJI Inspire 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dji-inspire1-action.png?1416582043" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DJI Inspire 1: the 4K drone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/dji/transforming-dji-inspire-1-quadcopter-shoots-4k-video-it-soars-above/news#comments DJI Drones Hot Stuff Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453167 at http://www.stuff.tv This €1,000,000 sub lets you dive down to 100 metres without ruining your hair http://www.stuff.tv/1000000-sub-lets-you-dive-down-100-metres-without-ruining-your-hair/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Would Sir care for the Bentley or personal submersible today? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="956" height="716" title="That&#039;s not a ferrari" alt="This €1,000,000 sub lets you dive down to 100 metres without ruining your hair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uboat-werk-.jpg?1415324286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I don&#39;t think that car&#39;s going to fly with those tiny propellors..</strong><br />You&#39;re right about one thing: there&#39;s no way the Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 (to give it its full name) is going to fly. Because it&#39;s not meant to. </p> <p>It&#39;s a personal submersible, capable of diving up to 100 metres below the surface of the sea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ah. Well, that&#39;s pretty impressive too.</strong><br />It certainly is. Its acrylic-steel hull will protect you from the nasty pressure at deeper depths, while an almost 360&deg; transparent dome provides uninterrupted views of fish, coral, &nbsp;and (possibly) Cthulhu.</p> <p>Its six thrusters produce a top speed of 3 knots on the surface and 2 knots when submerged, and it&#39;s manoeuvred with a dual-joystick controller, so flight sim pilots will probably feel right at home.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="953" height="716" title="View from the side" alt="This €1,000,000 sub lets you dive down to 100 metres without ruining your hair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uboat-werk-2_0.jpg?1415324286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds great. As long as it last more than a few hours...</strong><br />It does. Six hours in fact, thanks to a 3 litre oxygen capacity, simultaneous carbon dioxide removal and high-capacity 21.6kWh lithium-ion battery.</p> <p>You shouldn&#39;t have to worry about cramp after all that time either, thanks to two luxury leather sport seats and air conditioning to keep you cool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="676" title="View from the rear" alt="This €1,000,000 sub lets you dive down to 100 metres without ruining your hair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uboat-werk3_0.jpg?1415324286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Brb, selling my house</strong><br />We wouldn&#39;t advise that. For starters, this&#39;ll set you back &euro;1,000,000, or &pound;784,521.31, to be exact. Secondly, it&#39;s probably not big enough to live comfortably in.</p> <p>Oh, and thirdly, you&#39;re still going to need to provide a yacht with a crane (congratulations if you already have one), or a trailer to launch it from.</p> <p>Apart from that though, you&#39;re good to go.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Read all the hottest stuff on one scorching</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="750" height="562" title="Birds-eye view" alt="This €1,000,000 sub lets you dive down to 100 metres without ruining your hair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uboat-werk4.jpg?1415324279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/1000000-sub-lets-you-dive-down-100-metres-without-ruining-your-hair/news#comments Hot Stuff Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:23:56 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452397 at http://www.stuff.tv Arcam's Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcams-solo-bar-blasts-out-quality-audio-beneath-your-telly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From movies to music streaming, this curvy soundbar wants to do it all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s clearly not a breadstick" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arcam.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s the most technologically advanced breadstick I&#39;ve ever seen</strong><br />Except it isn&#39;t. What you&#39;re looking at here isn&#39;t a futuristic edible strip of crispy bread with a built-in screen. It&#39;s a soundbar.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ohhhh. I knew that.</strong><br />Of course you did. The Solo bar is British high-end Hi-Fi brand Arcam&#39;s solution to the problem of how to pump the best possible sound into your living room, without messing around with a multi-speaker surround system setup.&nbsp;</p> <p>It forgoes artificially amplified booming bass and piercing treble for a more accurate, realistic sound, with four 4in and two 1in driver units, powered by a 100W amplifier.</p> <p>Arcam promises clearer dialogue in movies, which will be a very welcome feature for those of you fed up with having to strain to hear Tom Cruise natter away while bass-saturated explosions drown out his voice. But that&#39;s not all. It also...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1191" height="893" title="Beneath the veil" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-solo-1.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>...makes popcorn?</strong><br />No. Not yet, anyway. But it can double up as a high quality Bluetooth aptX speaker, enabling you to stream tracks from your phone, laptop or tablet.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s got four HDMI inputs too, so you&#39;ll have one for everything from your set-top-box to your various consoles, while an accompanying app for your Android or iOS device beams all the controls straight to your fingertips.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1782" height="1200" title="Ports!" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-back_0.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This is going to be expensive, isn&#39;t it?</strong><br />While it&#39;s not as expensive as some or Arcam&#39;s other wares (which can set you back thousands), it&#39;s still going to make a dent in your wallet with its &pound;800 price tag. The optional 300W wireless Solo sub for those that want room-filling bass is an additional &pound;500.</p> <p>Not cheap, then. But you can&#39;t put a price on deliciously crisp audio in a compact package.</p> <p><strong>Yes you can. It&#39;s &pound;800.</strong><br />Oh go away.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="1013" title="Boom boom sub" alt="Arcam&#039;s Solo bar blasts out quality audio from beneath your telly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arcam-sub_0.jpg?1415150978" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/arcam/arcams-solo-bar-blasts-out-quality-audio-beneath-your-telly/news#comments Arcam Hi-Fi & Streaming Hot Stuff Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:59:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452173 at http://www.stuff.tv Are you kerazy enough to ride this madcap whatercycle? http://www.stuff.tv/are-you-kerazy-enough-ride-madcap-whatercycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not that any of us could afford one, but pretending is fun, isn&#039;t it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main_7.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Eek. What is that? I don&rsquo;t know whether I want to kiss it or kick it&hellip; </strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s definitely a motorbike. And the, um, &lsquo;challenging&rsquo; overall look gets more and more interesting the closer you look. There&rsquo;s the swoopy integrated headlight and instrument cluster, as well as the slab-sided carbon fibre forks and rear swingarm. And, from a technical point of view, that single red carbon spar that acts as the spring for both front and rear wheel is pretty damn unique. You&rsquo;ll never be short of stuff to talk about down at the biker café, that&rsquo;s for sure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it electric? Crazy retro-futuro stuff like this often is, no?</strong><br />No. See the bright silver cylinder heads with the exhaust pipes curving down and away? Them&rsquo;s sure signs that there&rsquo;s a hydrocarbon smasher in there. In this case, a 1600cc Motus engine in a V4 layout. A rip-snorting 185cc as standard, though there&rsquo;s talk from its designers of a 300bhp supercharged version &ndash; <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kawasaki-releases-world-s-most-powerful-production-motorbike/news" target="_blank">whistly whirlygigs</a>&nbsp;being all the rage for bikes this year.</p> <p>Interestingly, despite its big engine and bruiser cruiser looks, it&rsquo;s said to weigh around 180kg &ndash; which is less than a lot of 600cc sportsbikes. Don&#39;t go booking a day at Silverstone just yet, though, because the big guy&#39;s geometry doesn&#39;t strike us as being much good for hooning. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_16.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_10.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_21.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And who are the people responsible for this&hellip; this <em>beast</em> of a bike?</strong><br />You&rsquo;re still leaning towards the lust end of the loathometer, aren&rsquo;t you? I can see it in your eyes.&nbsp;Well, see, there&rsquo;s this custom motorcycle company called <a href="http://confederate.com" target="_blank">Confederate</a> that makes crazy, expensive bikes to be owned by the likes of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.&nbsp;Confederate&rsquo;s design chief JT Nesbitt thought that the bikes weren&rsquo;t crazy enough and left to make his own, letting his design hair well and truly down in the process. </p> <p>Doubtless, we&rsquo;re still very much in the Pitt/Cruise bank balance zone with the Legacy &ndash; i.e.: don&rsquo;t ask &ndash; but if you want one, Nesbitt and his team will make one to your specification.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/self-proclaimed-world-s-smartest-helmet-here/news" target="_blank">The world&#39;s smartest motorcycle helmet does everything except steer the bike</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_17.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_11.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="899" title="Bienville Legacy" alt="Bienville Legacy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_15.jpg?1415009420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/are-you-kerazy-enough-ride-madcap-whatercycle/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:56:18 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1451822 at http://www.stuff.tv Dualit’s 24-carat toaster will add some bling to your breakfast http://www.stuff.tv/dualit/dualit-s-24-carat-toaster-will-add-some-bling-your-breakfast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s gold, Jerry! Gold! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dualit’s 24-carat toaster will add some bling to your breakfast" alt="Dualit’s 24-carat toaster will add some bling to your breakfast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dualit-gold-toaster-hot-stuff.jpg?1414834055" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it 1st April already?</strong><br />Oh no, pal, this thing isn&rsquo;t a gag. We ain&rsquo;t trolling ya. The Dualit 24-Carat Gold Plated Classic Toaster is as real as bread you might put in it, could you afford one.</p> <p><strong>But why?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s Dualit&rsquo;s way of renewing a classic, we suppose. A literal Classic, that is &ndash; Dualit&rsquo;s toaster is a design 70 years in the making, with each one hand-assembled in the UK by a single person from 168 components. And this is the most special one of all.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s no coincidence that Dualit has rolled it out in the run-up to Christmas, either. The toaster will be on display in Selfridges&rsquo; festive window display this year, and exclusively sold through the department store.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kitchen/bugatti-noun-glass-toaster-can-also-cook-steak/news">Bugatti Noun: a glass toaster that can also cook a steak</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>For how much?</strong><br />&pound;1,000. But you knew a toaster with gold plating on was never going to be cheap (the non-gold model retails for around &pound;150).</p> <p><strong>Does it only toast nine-grain organic sourdough challah bread?</strong><br />Nope, it&rsquo;ll toast any old bread, chum. Up to four slices at once. It even includes special settings for bagels and frozen slices, and features a removeable crumb tray. So you can keep your gold-plated kitchen clean.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">READ MORE HOT STUFF GOLD RIGHT HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dualit’s 24-carat toaster will add some bling to your breakfast" alt="Dualit’s 24-carat toaster will add some bling to your breakfast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dualit-gold-toaster.jpg?1414834055" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/dualit/dualit-s-24-carat-toaster-will-add-some-bling-your-breakfast/news#comments Dualit Hot Stuff Kitchen Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:43 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1451917 at http://www.stuff.tv Silently waft across the wet stuff on Quadrofoil's innovative electric watercraft http://www.stuff.tv/silently-waft-across-wet-stuff-quadrofoils-innovative-electric-watercraft/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because Jet Skis are, like, so last year, dude </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Quadrofoil" alt="Quadrofoil" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/quadrofoil_0.jpg?1414725082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Are you serious?&nbsp;I literally just bought a Jet Ski...</strong><br />That&#39;s a shame, because a group of forward-thinking Slovenian nautical engineers have just come up with the <a href="http://quadrofoil.com/" target="_blank">Quadrofoil</a>, a super sweet watercraft that not only trumps your noisy and polluting Jet Ski in the environmentally-friendly stakes; it also looks ten times cooler.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;ve still got the receipt, should I take it back?&nbsp;</strong><br />That&#39;s not for us to say&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but the Quadrofoil is an electric hydrofoiling personal watercraft that can silently and efficiently zip along lakes, rivers and the open sea at around 25mph for up to 62 miles on a single charge. The innovative hydrofoil set-up also means the stylish craft positively wafts over bumpy waters, doing away with the spine-shattering ride offered by Jet Skis and other conventional watercraft.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What on earth is a hydrofoil, anyway?</strong><br />It&#39;s a wing-like structure that&#39;s mounted beneath water-going vessels, which acts like the wings of a plane to lift said vessel out of the briny. The Quadrofoil has four of these little blighters (hence the name), which makes it look a bit like one of those weird War of the Worlds aliens when it&#39;s out of the water but ensures that it gracefully breezes across your local lagoon when the freaky stalks are submerged.</p> <p><strong>You said it&#39;s battery-powered&nbsp;</strong>&ndash;<strong>&nbsp;but aren&#39;t electricity and water bitter enemies?&nbsp;</strong><br />Yes they are, but the Quadrofoil&#39;s advanced lithium-ion battery packs and 3.7kW motor are securely contained in a watertight housing. Other notable safety features include shock-absorbing hydrofoil blades and an airtight &#39;top module&#39; that means the passenger seating area floats even if you take out all four hydrofoils by running over shallow rocks. The company will even throw in a couple of life vests and a paddle should things, erm, go really wrong.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="900" title="Silently fist pump across the water" alt="Silently fist pump across the water" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_MG_7997.jpg?1414725082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It looks complicated; will I need a pilot&#39;s licence to drive it?</strong><br />It&#39;s really not that hard to operate, according to the guys that made it. The driver is presented with a steering wheel and throttle controls, while intelligent on-board stabilisation technology ensures the Quadrofoil stays afloat and turns without flipping over. There&#39;s even space for a passenger to come along for the ride in a neat staggered seating system that allows for a full 360-degree view of the sights.</p> <p><strong>But isn&#39;t there something cool about blapping around the coast on a noisy Jet Ski?</strong><br />Petrol is expensive; oil and noise aren&#39;t very good for anything living in the water and some of the world&#39;s most beautiful locations have banned most motorboats and personal watercraft for these very reasons. The Quadrofoil skirts this legislation and avoids the &#39;hooligan&#39; reputation. </p> <p>However, it will set you back nearly &pound;12,000 for the standard version or a whopping &pound;17,300 for the more powerful 5.5kW electric motor. Despite a rapid two-hour charge time and estimated hourly running costs of around 60p, it&#39;s still a lot more expensive than a Jet Ski. But just <em>look at how cool it is</em>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Access some of the world&#039;s most exclusive waterways" alt="Access some of the world&#039;s most exclusive waterways" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_MG_7971.jpg?1414725082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/silently-waft-across-wet-stuff-quadrofoils-innovative-electric-watercraft/news#comments Hot Stuff Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:21:26 +0000 Leon Poultney 1451805 at http://www.stuff.tv Korg's clip-on kit turns normal stuff into drums http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korgs-clip-kit-turns-stuff-drums/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rattle and Humdrum. Let&#039;s Stick Together. She Bins the Drums. Etc. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Korg Cliphit" alt="Korg Cliphit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main_6.jpg?1414544435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Well, it&rsquo;s Korg, so it must be&hellip;</strong><br />&hellip;Something to do with block rockin&rsquo; beats. Damn skippy, my friend, and this Korg box o&rsquo; tricks is to do with drums. Everyone loves a drummer, and you know why?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>No, why?</strong><br />Because they nearly always have a car, for the portage of their bulky boommakers. Once you&rsquo;ve got a drummer with his or her Nissan Almera, you&rsquo;ve got yourself a touring band. But there&rsquo;s a problem: once the car is full of drums, there&rsquo;s little room for Billy the bassist or Charlie the cellist or even Rupie the groupie. </p> <p>Which is why you need to present Daria the drummist with the Korg Cliphit. Three sensor clips attach to any object which, when struck, triggers the appropriate drum/cymbal/sample from the device. There&rsquo;s a foot pedal for the bass drum and the option to add another for hi-hat action.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Oh, come on. Are you really suggesting that this can replace a full drum kit?</strong><br />What, you don&rsquo;t think its 2W speaker will be enough to rock the Carnegie Hall? OK &ndash; it&rsquo;s more of a practice kit, but the novelty of the object clipping might make it just the thing for encouraging young wannabes for whom a proper kit might be a bit daunting.</p> <p>For further incentive there are even silly sounds &ndash; dog barks, for example &ndash; as well as various drum kit set-ups. You can also plug a music source into the aux-in socket to &lsquo;jam along&rsquo; with your favourite tracks.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korg-gadget-app-crams-your-ipad-tonnes-electro-synth-goodness/news" target="_blank">Korg&#39;s Gadget app crams 15 of its best drum and synth machines into your iPad</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Korg Cliphit" alt="Korg Cliphit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_20.jpg?1414544435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Korg Cliphit" alt="Korg Cliphit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_10.jpg?1414544435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korgs-clip-kit-turns-stuff-drums/news#comments Hot Stuff Korg Music Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:26:06 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1451571 at http://www.stuff.tv iBox Nano is the world’s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer http://www.stuff.tv/ibox-nano-world-s-smallest-cheapest-3d-resin-printer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh, and it prints from pretty much anything with a web browser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iBox Nano is the world’s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer" alt="iBox Nano is the world’s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ibox-nano-hotstuff.jpg?1414459804" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wow, here&rsquo;s another overpriced, hulking 3D printer that I&rsquo;m not going to buy&hellip;</strong><br />No! Wait! The iBox Nano isn&rsquo;t either of those things. It&rsquo;s small, lightweight, quiet, battery-powered and affordable.</p> <p><strong>Perhaps I spoke too soon&hellip;</strong><br />You did indeed. This thing is actually the smallest, lightest, quietest and most affordable 3D printer around &ndash;&nbsp;and the only one that runs off a battery. It could be the first 3D printer that &ldquo;regular people&rdquo; might consider buying, in other words.</p> <p><strong>How big is it?</strong><br />85 x 110 x 235mm, and it weighs just 1.1kg.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/three-dimensional-calories-3d-printer-ditches-ink-melted-chocolate/news">Three dimensional calories: This 3D printer ditches plastic for melted chocolate</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it work?</strong><br />The iBox Nano is kitted out with Wi-Fi; you can control it and send it designs to print via any device with a web browser, including computers, tablets or your smartphone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a resin-based printer, but instead of using expensive, hot DLP bulbs to create the UV light that cures the resin, it employs UV LEDs. These last something like 20 times longer than DLP bulbs and give off very little heat, so don&rsquo;t require a noisy cooling fan.</p> <p>Oh, and it has an optional USB-chargeable battery, so you can take it pretty much anywhere and print. You could even take it on a camping weekend and, er, we dunno, use it to print out fishhooks or something. Look, we&rsquo;re just saying&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iBox Nano" alt="iBox Nano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ibox-nano-prints.jpg?1414459804" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But it&rsquo;s small, so it can only print small things</strong><br />This is true: the build area is only around 90 x 100mm. So you&rsquo;re not going to be 3D printing a football on this thing (don&rsquo;t 3D print a football anyway &ndash; it&rsquo;d be really hard on your toes).</p> <p>On the plus side, it does have an extremely high print resolution of 328 microns on its Z axis (a lot higher than most other 3D printers) meaning it can create incredibly smooth prints where the layers of resin are barely noticeable.</p> <p><strong>So, let&rsquo;s talk about this affordability</strong><br />Well here&rsquo;s an area in which the iBox Nano really appeals. If you back its&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826799607/ibox-nano-worlds-smallest-least-expensive-3d-print" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>&nbsp;campaign to the tune of US$229 (&pound;142) or more, you will receive one as a reward (you&rsquo;ll also need to shell out US$50 for shipping, mind). It comes with 95ml of resin in one of three colours. The downside is that these rewards won&rsquo;t be available until April 2015. Still, plenty of time to save up for more resin.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826799607/ibox-nano-worlds-smallest-least-expensive-3d-print" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">SEE MORE HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iBox Nano" alt="iBox Nano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ibox-nano-black.jpg?1414459804" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ibox-nano-world-s-smallest-cheapest-3d-resin-printer/news#comments 3D printers Hot Stuff Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:19:06 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1451279 at http://www.stuff.tv Step away from the Dartz Prombron 'Black Shark' or risk electrocution http://www.stuff.tv/step-away-dartz-black-shark-prombron-or-risk-electrocution/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Megalomaniacs rejoice! The new monster SUV from Dartz is fast, bomb-proof and absolutely hates the paparazzi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Step away from the Dartz &#039;Black Shark&#039; Prombron or risk electrocution" alt="Step away from the Dartz &#039;Black Shark&#039; Prombron or risk electrocution" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Dartz7.jpg?1414371704" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>My word, that thing looks dangerous...</strong><br />We advise giving the new &#39;Black Shark&#39; Prombron from Latvian military-grade vehicle manufacturer Dartz a wide berth. Not only is it skinned in B7-grade armour plating, which can withstand attacks from 7.62x51mm rifle bullets and landmines, but it also features electrified door handles that are primed to dish out a nasty shock should crazed autograph hunters, over-zealous paparazzi and wannabe kidnappers get too close.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But it&#39;s grotesque, who would actually buy one of those things?</strong><br />You&#39;d be surprised; there are plenty of well-heeled oligarchs and paranoid public figures that are looking for the last word in personal protection. But the &#39;Black Shark&#39; Prombron isn&#39;t just a big, bulletproof SUV; it&#39;s also packed to the roof rack with cutting edge technology.</p> <p><strong>I bet you&#39;re about to mention a certain British spy...</strong><br />Electrochromatic windows that darken at the press of a button, explosives detection software, disappearing door handles and a signal jammer all come as standard on the &#39;Black Shark&#39;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;of course we&#39;re going to mention James Bond. Plus, customers can specify champagne holders, televisions, next-gen gaming consoles and built-in hookah pipes to make life inside the Prombron more comfortable. Things don&#39;t get much more 007 than that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yacht owners are likely customers" alt="Yacht owners are likely customers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dartz6.jpeg?1414371704" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s clearly a chunky beast but is it slow?</strong><br />Official performance figures are yet to be released but Dartz cleverly bases its Prombron models on Mercedes-Benz GL underpinnings. That means a solid chassis and forgiving suspension set-up is already in place, plus buyers can choose either a 5.5-litre V8 AMG engine or a crazy powerful twin-turbo V12 that has been tuned to develop 1,500bhp. It might be heavy but with that many horses under the bonnet, it&#39;s not likely to be slow.</p> <p><strong>Will I ever see one on the road?</strong><br />It&#39;s highly unlikely as just five are destined to enter production but Dartz revealed that two special editions are heading to a keen client based in London. If you are offered a nose around, don&#39;t be surprised if it&#39;s decked out in some pretty shocking fabrics. Dartz has a track record of using bizarre hides, such as stingray, alligator, ostrich, crocodile and leather crafted from a whale&#39;s penis. Don&#39;t say we didn&#39;t warn you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/upcoming-trion-nemesis-plans-eat-bugattis-breakfast/news" target="_blank">The upcoming Trion Nemesis plans to eat Bugattis for breakfast</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Watch out paps: this shark bites!" alt="Watch out paps: this shark bites!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dartz1.jpeg?1414371704" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/step-away-dartz-black-shark-prombron-or-risk-electrocution/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:32 +0000 Leon Poultney 1451172 at http://www.stuff.tv The first Bluetooth speaker from B&W is transparently gorgeous http://www.stuff.tv/bw/hi-fi-specialists-bw-release-first-bluetooth-speaker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “I’m ‘a do things AirPlay; AirPlay, or the highway”…it no longer sings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/t7%20main.jpg?1414433302" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A Bluetooth speaker? Pah-tooey! </strong><br />Are you going to clean that up? Because it&rsquo;s not our job to scrape your prejudicial sputum off the deck. And there are several reasons why the T7 Bluetooth speaker deserves more respect. For one, it&rsquo;s made by British hi-fi superstars Bowers &amp; Wilkins, AKA &lsquo;B&amp;W&rsquo;. For two, there are several very good AirPlay speakers in its showroom already, including the iconic Zeppelin speaker. And, for three, the T7&rsquo;s got some see-though bits and we bladdy love those.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>See-through? I finger my snook and say this to you: &ldquo;&#39;Tis a gimmick.&rdquo; </strong><br />Well, B&amp;W says that the honeycomb structure is designed to minimise cabinet resonance, giving this handbag-sized speaker clean sound right up to its higher volume levels. Ditto the soft-touch rubber enclosure that surrounds it, and likewise the twin bass radiators, surrounded as they are by two 50mm drivers. The T7 has sufficient heft to it &ndash; 40g shy of a full British kilogram &ndash; to make you believe that it might be capable of some notable bass action. One thing we do know: the T7&rsquo;s hexagonal halo reflects light in an intriguing way and the whole thing looks, feels and smells like quality.</p> <p><strong>Wait, what? You said &ldquo;smells&rdquo;.</strong><br />Oh, come on. Everybody smells new gadgets. (MacBooks, in particular, have an attractive high-tech smell. Give one a sneaky sniff the next time you&rsquo;re in an Apple store.) Surely you wouldn&rsquo;t ignore one of your most revealing senses when thinking of spending &pound;300 on a new wireless speaker?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%201.jpg?1414433302" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%202.jpg?1414433302" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%203.jpg?1414433302" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait, what? You said &pound;300! </strong><br />Ah, yes. The T7 is a little on the pricey side. But remember all that stuff from earlier about the internal construction and materials. And it does have a whole wodge of lithium-ion battery built in &ndash; enough, says <a href="http://www.bowers-wilkins.com" target="_blank">B&amp;W</a>, for about 18 hours of playback at 75% volume. It has aptX codec Bluetooth, or you can connect your source physically using an aux-in socket. But, yes, you can certainly get cheaper Bluetooth speakers. Few of which, though, have see-through bits.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-lsx-70-speaker-and-lamp-rolled-one/news" target="_blank">Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a Bluetooth speaker and a lamp rolled into one</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%205_0.jpg?1414433302" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;W T7 is transparently gorgeous </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bw/hi-fi-specialists-bw-release-first-bluetooth-speaker/news#comments B&W Bluetooth Speakers Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:37:09 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1451007 at http://www.stuff.tv The upcoming Trion Nemesis plans to eat Bugattis for breakfast http://www.stuff.tv/upcoming-trion-nemesis-plans-eat-bugattis-breakfast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy 2,000bhp Californian supercar may also devour a few Koenigseggs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="2,000bhp Californian monster " alt="2,000bhp Californian monster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/trion-nemesis-01.jpg?1414169521" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Trion Nemesis, isn&#39;t that an alien race from <em>Star Trek: The Next Generation</em>?</strong><br />Not quite, it&#39;s actually an upcoming supercar that plans to utterly embarrass the competition thanks to a 9.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine and some seriously aerodynamic bodywork.</p> <p><strong>If it&#39;s so ruddy amazing, why haven&#39;t I heard of it?</strong><br />Because it&#39;s one of those &#39;underground&#39; projects from an unknown automotive manufacturer that could potentially be utterly amazing or very, very rubbish. Trion Supercars founder and ex-automotive engineer Richard Patterson has been hammering away in his shed since 2012, sketching out plans and tweaking the formula, but he claims a development model Nemesis is almost ready. Customers can expect to receive the finished article in 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ok, so how good could it be?</strong><br />The people behind the car claim the Nemesis can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of over 270mph. Those figures just happen to embarrass the likes of Bugatti&#39;s Veyron Super Sport and the Koenigsegg One:1, the latter allegedly able hit 173mph at maximum attack. It&#39;s certainly possible, as the Nemesis features cutting edge technology, such as a lightweight carbonfibre monocoque, extreme aerodynamic bodywork and carbon ceramic brakes.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s it like inside?</strong><br />Pretty cool; a neat dash takes care of the dials and binnacles, while a web-enabled infotainment system looks after music streaming and maps while on the move. Most of the cockpit is hand-fashioned from carbon fibre. While it&#39;s not exactly practical, the Trion marketing department is keen to point out there&#39;s enough room inside for tall people and the boot will happily take a set of golf clubs. </p> <p>More importantly, there&#39;s a button that activates &#39;Predator Mode&#39;. When pressed, it lowers the ride height, stiffens the suspension and makes the exhaust pipes all shouty and obnoxious.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Digital dials and a button marked &#039;Predator Mode&#039;" alt="Digital dials and a button marked &#039;Predator Mode&#039;" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/E67B85523.jpeg?1414169521" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>&#39;Predator Mode&#39; sounds awesome, I want one now. How much will it cost?</strong><br />Just 50 Trion Nemesis models will be built, with each one costing around &pound;625,000; so you might want to start saving. It&#39;s also worth waiting for the 2015 development model to hit the road, you know, just in case it isn&#39;t quite as fast as these guys are claiming.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tech-heavy-treats-years-paris-motor-show/feature" target="_blank">The techiest new cars in the world</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Massive spoiler comes as standard" alt="Massive spoiler comes as standard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/E67B85522_0.jpeg?1414169521" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/upcoming-trion-nemesis-plans-eat-bugattis-breakfast/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:57:29 +0000 Leon Poultney 1451078 at http://www.stuff.tv Dyson’s humidifier kills bacteria and keeps your home healthy in winter http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/dyson-s-humidifier-kills-bacteria-and-keeps-your-home-healthy-winter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh, and it works as a fan in the summer to boot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dyson-humidifier-hot-stuff.jpg?1413849596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s this? A new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/new-dyson-air-multiplier-nearly-silent/news">Dyson Air Multiplier</a> fan?</strong><br />Not exactly &ndash; but it is based in similar technology and will double as a fan if required. This here is Dyson&rsquo;s new humidifier, designed to keep your home nice and hydrated during the drier winter months.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But there are other, cheap humidifiers around? Dyson&rsquo;s will be pricey, no?</strong><br />It will be: they&rsquo;ve only revealed the Japanese price thus far (the product was announced in Toyko, you see) and it&rsquo;s 60,000 yen &ndash; which converts to about &pound;350 at the time of writing. However&hellip;</p> <p><strong>I sense the Dyson has something special&hellip;</strong><br />You&rsquo;re right. Dyson says regular humidifiers are pretty unhygienic: bacteria inside them can multiply and then be spread around your home. Dyson&rsquo;s humidifier, on the other hand, uses UV light to cleanse the water inside, killing 99.9 percent of the dirty little life forms in three minutes. It&rsquo;s the only humidifier that does this, apparently.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="UV light kills bacteria inside the Dyson humidifier" alt="UV light kills bacteria inside the Dyson humidifier" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dyson-humidifier-3.jpg?1413849596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>When can I buy one?</strong><br />Dyson hasn&rsquo;t revealed the specific on-sale date, but says the UK edition will be available through its own website as well as from John Lewis. Look out for it in November.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/dyson-s-greatest-inventions-ballbarrow-airblade/feature">Dyson&rsquo;s greatest inventions, from the Ballbarrow to the Airblade</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">READ ABOUT MORE HUMID, ER, HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The humidifier will also work as a regular Air Multiplier fan" alt="The humidifier will also work as a regular Air Multiplier fan" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dyson-humidifier-2.jpg?1413849596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/dyson-s-humidifier-kills-bacteria-and-keeps-your-home-healthy-winter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/dyson-s-humidifier-kills-bacteria-and-keeps-your-home-healthy-winter/news#comments Dyson Hot Stuff Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:12:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1450891 at http://www.stuff.tv This bike light starts when you stop http://www.stuff.tv/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But what are you braking for, ya wuss? Oh, that. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lumicycle%20main.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Come on then, enlighten me. </strong><br />There are umpteen million bicycles in Britain, and that&rsquo;s a fact. Whether you attribute it to ongoing race success by British riders or to better bikes and kit, the roads are seething with cyclists. Which causes a problem for other road users, because something that is ubiquitous is invisible. High-viz jackets and flashing lights &ndash; you&rsquo;re fighting a losing battle if the driver is psychologically switched off to your existence.</p> <p><strong>But this <em>is</em> a light, so how does it help? </strong><br />Because accelerometer sensors inside the Lumicycle Insight recognise when you have hit the brakes and light up the rear light, just like brake lights on motorbikes and cars and everything else on the road. The driver sees a new thing - sees a light where once there was none - and acts. Everyone lives to see another day and there are no irksome insurance claims. Yay!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Accelerometer? Have the designers ridden on British corrugated roads? </strong><br />Indeed they have, for British they be. There&rsquo;s tech built in to this light that &lsquo;learns&rsquo; how you&rsquo;re riding and interprets when you&rsquo;re braking and when you&rsquo;re just bashing about on potholes. Patent-pending tech, too, so you know they&rsquo;re serious.</p> <p><strong>And what about at nighttime? Can I also use it as a normal rear light? </strong><br />Of course &ndash; it pumps out a healthy 50 lumens in light mode, but fires out 200 lumens of Cree and Samsung LED action when braking is sensed. The battery can last for between 10 and 24 hours depending on the lighting mode, and is rechargeable by USB, 12v car adaptor or one of the lithium-ion battery packs that Lumicycle uses for its super-powerful off-road front lights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumicycle%202.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What will this high-tech marvel cost me?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s &pound;80, direct from <a href="http://www.lumicycle.com/" target="_blank">Lumicycle</a> in Hampshire, which is a lot for a rear light. But this is serious engineering: it&rsquo;s made of extruded aluminium and is properly sealed against the elements. The question you ought to be asking yourself is what will cost you to be hit from behind by a car? Your rear wheel? Your frame? Your LIFE? (Dramatic piano fill; fade to black&hellip;)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/revolights/revolights-arc-brake-light-your-bicycle/news" target="_blank">Revolight Arcs are a brake light for your bike</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumicycle%203.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:45:42 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1450594 at http://www.stuff.tv Lamborghini's hybrid Asterion is a supercar with a sensible hat on http://www.stuff.tv/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hybrid power, comfortable seats and planet-saving credentials make this the most unlikely Lambo ever made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main_2.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A hybrid Lamborghini... what happened to all the proper, red-blooded supercars? </strong><br />You&#39;ve probably noticed that a stonking V12 engine that kicks out enough CO2 emissions to choke your average polar bear isn&#39;t exactly the flavour of the month right now. Instead, manufacturers are busy looking at ways to reduce harmful emissions and improve fuel economy while retaining the sort of performance figures that make schoolboys giddy with excitement.</p> <p><strong>So what is underneath the bonnet then?</strong>&nbsp;<br />The Asterion packs the same 607bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine as the Huracan but also incorporates three powerful electric motors for an added performance boost. The total output of all drivetrains is a staggering 907bhp&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but even more surprising is the fact the Asterion can mooch around town on electricity alone for around 30 miles or so. Lamborghini bigwigs also claim the new car can achieve 282mpg when both engine and electric motors are called upon, which is crazy talk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hang on, it&#39;s more economical than a family hatchback and as fast as a Ferrari... what&#39;s the catch? </strong><br />That&#39;s right, it can hit 185mph and rocket to 62mph from a complete standstill in just over three seconds. The catch is that the 282mpg figure probably isn&#39;t achievable in the real world. As soon as the batteries run out of juice, you&#39;re essentially wrangling a 5.2-litre V10, which is thirsty whichever way you look at it. Secondly, it&#39;s not destined for production, which means it will cost an absolute fortune should you desperately want one.</p> <p><strong>It doesn&#39;t look anywhere near as menacing as recent Lambo concepts... </strong><br />Designers have deliberately taken a &#39;softer&#39; approach with this one because Lamborghini wanted to create a sophisticated cruiser rather than an insane track-day demon. The seats are cosseting and set higher in the cabin for a better view of the road, the ride is set-up for comfort and there&#39;s even a multitude of handy gadgetry inside. But the exterior does echo elements of the legendary Miura, which can never be construed as a bad thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1265" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_03.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1281" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_01.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Did you say gadgets? <em>Inside</em> a Lamborghini? </strong><br />Yes we did, because the Asterion is no way near as sparse and &#39;race ready&#39; as some of its supercar siblings. There&#39;s a stylish TFT display behind the steering wheel that presents a plethora of pin-sharp driving information and there is even a large tablet device in the centre console that controls most of the car&#39;s functions. This tablet can also be removed and used to check things like climate and battery charge status remotely. We assume it can also be used to browse the web, play music and do all manner of tablet-y things outside of the car. Finally, the steering wheel features a button that toggles between three driving modes: &quot;Zero&quot; for full electric, &quot;Ibrido&quot; or hybrid, and &quot;Termico&quot; or thermal for full-fat power.</p> <p><strong>What on earth does Asterion mean anyway? </strong><br />The car is actually called the Lamborghini LPI-910-4 Asterion, to give it its full designation. But in short, Lambo likes to name its cars after bulls and - without giving you a lecture in Greek mythology - Asterion was a &#39;ruler of the stars&#39; who had to assume the form of a half-man, half-bull Minotaur thing to accomplish his life goals. We quite like the idea that the Asterion&#39;s petrol-burning components are bovine while its fancy electric bits are human. But there&#39;s every chance that Lamborghini didn&#39;t think of it like that. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/volkswagen/ducati-engined-vw-xl1-goes-frugal-fiery-57-seconds/news" target="_blank">This Ducati-engined VW goes from frugal to fiery in 5.7secs&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1252" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_09.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1256" height="900" title="Lamborghini Asterion" alt="Lamborghini Asterion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lamborghini-Asterion_LPI910-4_Concept_2014_1600x1200_wallpaper_08.jpg?1412993797" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lamborghinis-hybrid-asterion-supercar-sensible-hat/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Hybrid cars Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:04:53 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1449797 at http://www.stuff.tv