Calling all Audi fans... The next generation of the brand's e-tron EV lineup will take the form of the Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 e-tron Sportback – both are set to be unveiled this week. The electric SUVs were teased over social media, and new rumors suspect the Q8 e-tron may arrive with an updated powertrain and battery pack. While the current e-tron ($70,800) has an EPA-rated range of 226 miles, the company formerly promised that the new battery tech will allow for 373 miles of range. The former e-tron S can go from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds; while that's plenty fast, fans are hoping the new models will improve on this performance. All will be revealed in just two days, when the new models are fully unveiled on November 9.
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Triumph has adapted the latest mid-sized triple from its race series to create the new 2023 Street Triple 765 lineup. There, fans can find Moto2-derived naked supersport models in three trim levels. The Street Triple 765 R, RS, and Moto2 Edition are all built with an anti-lock braking system, five ride modes, optimized cornering traction control and front wheel lift control. Notably, the Moto2 has become the brand’s highest-specification Street Triple ever and will be limited to only 765 units worldwide. All three bikes will come available in spring 2023, with the Moto2 retailing for $15,395.
Zippo’s Typhoon Matches are built for lighting fires in tough conditions. Each match is treated with a windproof and water-resistant coating and boasts a burn time of 30 seconds. Originally designed to light even in the "fiercest storms," they’re a great tool to keep on hand for any rustic trip. Each $10 pack includes 30 matches and can easily round out a full camp kit (and serve as a stocking stuffer...) for any outdoor fan.
The new Devialet Mania ($790) streams music over Wifi or Bluetooth – but it also doubles as an Alexa-compatible smart speaker. Over Wi-Fi, users can stream via Airplay 2 or Spotify Connect and "group playback" with other Devialet speakers. The spherical gadget is a true 360-degree speaker equipped with four full-range drivers and two subwoofers. When placed in the center of a room, the Devialet will play 360-degree stereo audio. Alternatively, when placed against a wall, the device taps its two rear-facing drivers to adjust and reinforce the two front-firing drivers.
Helly Hansen’s professional-grade gear has protected "professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites" for over a century. Today, the brand continues to tap these time-tested technologies when building new collections, and its 2022 ski and snowboarding apparel is no exception. Now, the new lineup includes everything from durable, waterproof cargo ski pants (made with recycled materials) to a breathable, insulated anorak jacket. Pieces across the collection were made with the brand’s HELLY TECH Performance and Professional systems and are available now for $180 – $400.
Zem’s Wilderness Knife Set ($150) comes equipped with two stunning knives – the brand’s Montana Utility Knife and Wyoming All-Purpose Knife. Both boast forged, high-carbon stainless-steel blades and rosewood handles. A "blackening treatment" prevents blade corrosion and results in a unique knife you’ll rush to pull out of the (included) leather sheath.