Gear

Grand Canyon: A Revolutionary Road Bike

Research and development is not something Canyon takes lightly. If physics allowed it, the Germany-based manufacturer of racing, mountain and triathlon bikes would probably attempt to reinvent the wheel. So when the team sat down at the table at the outset of the Ultimate CF EVO Project– with an aim to create the perfect road bike in every […]

Senturion Key: The Supercar Accessory You Never Knew You Needed

Visitors to Senturion Key’s Mayfair showroom are stopped in their tracks by a spellbinding curio sat atop the table in the greeting area: a hunk of meteorite that hurtled into a Namibian lake around 100m years ago. Look at it from one angle, and a glinting, sliced-flat surface shows off the crystalline alloy structure imposed […]

Spanish Studio Nomon Thinks It’s the Right Time to Go Analog

In school, there was nothing more imprisoning (or, in turn, liberating) than the classroom clock. As adults, we have the luxury of shunning them at home, blissfully ignoring a dreary world of deadlines and preferring to give it all up to overachieving smartphones. Spanish studio Nomon has stepped in just as clocks have been disappearing from bedside […]

This Underwater Scooter Lets You Glide Beneath the Waves Like a Manta Ray

Although underwater scooters were first developed during WWII as torpedo-like transports for military personnel, by the late 1960s, they had crossed over into recreational use. Today, it’s not uncommon to find multiple Sea Doo or SeaBob scooters stored in the tender garages of yachts like Amels’ Here Comes the Sun or Princess Yachts’ Anka—standing at the ready to ferry its […]

Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Headphones Can Be Customised to Your Specific Hearing

While no two ears are the same, headphones are usually designed with little regard for that diversity; it’s rare to find any customization to accommodate an individual’s unique sense of hearing. However, the engineers at German audio manufacturer Beyerdynamic know that hearing varies greatly from person to person and even changes with age, which is why they equipped their Aventho […]

A Trio of Vintage Marantz Audio Treasures Still Coveted by Collectors

The year 1948 was a milestone for music, when the invention of the long-playing record raised the curtain on a new era of high-fidelity sound. The LP not only transformed the recording industry but also ushered in an era of incredible innovation in speaker and electronics design. Brands like JBL, Altec, Fisher, Scott, Garrard, McIntosh, […]