In this episode of This Week In Gear: Will Sabel Courtney reviews the Porsche Cayenne S; our staff recommends great Father’s Day gifts; and Will price explains why Burrow’s Nomad is the best sofa you can buy online. Plus, 5 things to know about Apple’s superlative new Mac Pro.
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Porsche Cayenne S
All SUVs are a blend of different vehicles with a broad range of capabilities, but the Cayenne S more than most. Peppy like a sport sedan, it uses the same 2.9-liter engine as the Panamera 4S and Audi RS 5.
But it’s also not bad off-road; you can even order an off-road package with skid plates and other underbody protection. But, more importantly, with the Sport Chrono Pack option, drivers can engage a “performance start” (i.e. launch control), which pushes the SUV from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.
Burrow Nomad Sofa
Sofa shopping is notoriously frustrating. For most people, a sofa is the single largest, most expensive piece of furniture in your living room yet we typically think very little about them. Burrow’s vaguely mid-century aesthetic intentionally blends into whatever your design style vibe is. The sofas ship within a couple of days of ordering and arrive shortly after; they are simple to set up and require no tools. Gear Patrol named Burrow’s Nomad the “Best Overall Sofa” you can buy online.
5 Things to Know About the New Mac Pro
Aimed directly at multimedia power users, Apple’s long-anticipated next-gen Mac Pro is here. And it’s outrageously ridiculous. Its available hardware is one thing – the optional equipment list is crazy – but most extreme is the price: it starts at $6K.
In last week’s episode: Will Sabel Courtney explains why the new McLaren 600LT isn’t a supercar; Oren Hartov demonstrates how to maintain a dive watch; and Tucker Bowe shows off Master & Dynamic’s first noise-canceling headphones. Also in this episode, Bryan Campbell tests out Aether’s first motorcycle boot and our staff’s first impressions of Maurten’s Hydrogel Sports Fuel. Watch Now
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