The Hot List: Volume 32

Features, Lifestyle I By John Beltz Snyder I April 06, 2012
Every week we sift through a truly amazing amount of “stuff” in the dozen or so hours we spend online—you know, the time spent not driving sweet cars. A lot of the cool stuff we find has to do specifically with new cars, naturally, but there’s also a huge amount of awesomeness that doesn’t completely fit in the normal Winding Road world. Once, we were in the habit of simply reading, watching, or talking amongst ourselves about this web detritus, but recently we thought it might be a good idea to start sharing it with you all. Thus, The Hot List.
 
We aim to bring you a list of the most interesting bits of information we run across. Ten worth-knowing-about things that may or may not be related directly to the world of cars, but all of which we think our typical enthusiast readers will be able to really dig into. We don’t know, from week to week, what will show up on this list, which is part of the fun for us and for you.

Read, enjoy, and comment. If you happen to know of something that you think would make for a good inclusion on next week’s list, drop us a line at [email protected].

 
 
 
 
No trees for your tree fort? Tepui offers tents that mount to the roof of your vehicle. Now you can camp pretty much anywhere you can park, and not have to worry so much about all the horrible creatures that creep/crawl/slither across the ground.
 
 
 
 
If you want to save some gas on your camping trip, here’s another option. The Bushtrekka pop-up trailer is designed specifically for bicycle touring. It holds a one-person tent, and has 41 gallons of storage.
 
 
 
 
Now, you can shoot your Ferrari with your Ferrari. The Hasselblad H4D-40 Ferrari Edition camera looks pretty badass. The 40-megapixel camera will be limited to just 499 examples, and will cost almost $30,000.
 
 
 
 
We don’t care how goofy we’d look (something you may have figured out from some of our automotive photo shoots), we’d never take these glasses off. This design study puts your smartphone technology right on your face. These specs do it all: communication, navigation, photography, notifications, scheduling, social media. We’ve got our eye on this project.
 
 
 
 
Are you tired of skateboarding on boring pavement? The Rockboard Descender allows you to take your board off-road for some downhill fun. Its tank-like treads add grip and stability on grass and dirt, because breaking your arm in the driveway is for your old man, man.
 
 
 
 
This how-to article shows you how to upgrade your boring remote control car by replacing its control unit with an Arduino. Slap on some sensors so it doesn’t crash into things, and you can terrorize your cats with your new toy.
 
 
 
 
Garmin, famous for its GPS navigation products, is now offering this GPS watch designed specifically to help with your golf game. It comes loaded with over 27,000 worldwide courses, and can measure distance to the green, doglegs, and hazards. It also has a digital caddy that can keep score for you.
 
 
 
 
What that watch probably doesn’t offer is the locations of the landmines located throughout the rough of this golf course in the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea. It consists of one hole, a par three, with an Astroturf green. A sign warns of the live minefields surrounding the course. What a way to relax.
 
 
 
 
Classified Moto is a motorcycle workshop that also offers some unique and creative home furnishing. Using old motorcycle parts, its store offers lamps and tables that are undeniable cool. This is what happens when bike maintenance and interior decorating meet.
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, this is a trap! isn’t a real product, but we wish it were. We’d mount it on our office wall right next to Billy Bass and the possessed trout.
 
 
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