Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Review
The entry-level electric scooter niche is a cutthroat affair right now. Companies that are more or less known in the scooter industry are battling for a piece of the pie as more and more riders are looking at e-scooters as a solution to avoid clogged city traffic or simply as an alternative to shabby public transportation networks that don’t properly cover their areas.
Enter Turboant and their X7 electric scooter, a contraption that’s looking to dethrone the hugely-popular Xiaomi Mi M365 and steal some of its customers. Turboant was kind enough to send us the X7 for reviewing purposes, so inevitably, we took it for a spin. Our impressions are for you to read in the hands-on review that continues below.
Most Anticipated 2020 Lego Speed Champions Car Sets
Lego won’t slow down its Speed Champions range expansion in 2020, which means one thing: we are in for some interesting new sets which, in case you didn’t get the memo, will be 25% larger (eight-stud wide instead of six-stud wide) than the previous ones, so this basically means more details without the use of stickers and the fact that you’ll be able to fit two mini-figures inside a car, as it will no longer use a centrally-mounted steering wheel setup.
The Danish toymaker has confirmed five 2020 Speed Champions sets so far, but in typical Lego fashion, we’re willing to bet that more builds are going to be announced along the way. In all fairness, we’re eager to get our hands on each and every of these sets, so that’s why we’ve included all of them below. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too much for them to hit the stores (physical or online, for that matter) as Lego’s planning to launch them on January 1, 2020. They’re not yet on sale, but we’ll update the article with extra links once they hit the market.
Best Lego Speed Champions Sets of 2019
2019 was a good year for Lego fans around the world, particularly for those who have learned to cherish the Danish toymaker’s Speed Champions sets, as the brand has been churning out some interesting builds.
What’s more, Lego isn’t keen on slowing down its Speed Champions charge, so 2020 is bound to bring its fair share of stunning car sets to our desks. We’ll treat that topic in a separate article, though, so for now, let’s see what were 2019’s best Lego Speed Champions sets.
Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen
We’ve all seen the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender take a bow in Frankfurt, but that’s not the only surprise the Brits had in store for us. Thanks to a very inspired collaboration with Lego, you can own a miniature plastic-brick Land Rover Defender fitted with all the bells and whistles of the real thing. Well, some of them, anyway, but the level of detail is quite impressive. Stay with us to find out more.
Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”
The world is not lacking electric skateboards and places to buy them these days. It goes the same for electric scooters and electric bikes. It’s like people will try to come up with just about any sort of invention to avoid walking altogether. But let’s get back to electric skateboards. Now, some say they put a massive dent into the whole skateboard idea and, based on their ethos; we might as well see electric rollerblades making their way into online shops. Purists aside, electric skateboards can provide a cheaper, easier-to-haul alternative to chunky e-bikes and e-scooters. As you’d expect, they’re available in all shapes and sizes (also prices, for that matter), and they’ll keep coming like that.
One such new e-skateboard design is Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser. The Seattle-based company argues that its product is “substantially different” from other offerings for a simple reason: it doesn’t have a handheld controller, which means you’ll get the electricity flowing by pushing it the old-school way, and all the electric motor will do is maintain the speed you’ve achieved. Let’s get into more details.
Your Full Guide to the Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy
There’s no shortage of carmaker-maintained driving schools out there. In fact, we’ve already covered some of the more thrill-inducing experiences from Maserati, BMW, and Porsche. Sure, if it’s honing your skills that you’re really after, then you can go back to the drawing board and enroll into one of the classes offered by the likes of Bob Bondurant Racing School. But for a real lifestyle experience that mixes the sharpening of your driving skills with the exploration of various cuisines, scenic roads, and so on, then you might want to have a look at what’s in store over at Mercedes-AMG.
These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only
Harley-Davidson, just like many other motorbike makers and even carmakers that are trying to stay relevant today and tomorrow, is looking at ways to expand its range into previously unexplored niches. One such step for the American company is the introduction of the $30,000, 2020 LiveWire all-electric motorcycle, a machine that’s powerful and torquey enough to take you from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. But how about the little ones? Well, as of recently, Harley-Davidson has them covered as well, thanks to two new electric balance bikes dubbed Irone12 and Irone16. Let’s see what they’re made of.
Two Cool Car Games You Should Be Stoked For That Are Not NFS Heat
In a world where social media dictates the tempo of everyday life, it’s still quite astonishing what sort of fruits a proper marketing campaign can actually bear, whether we’re talking about already launched products or drop-by-drop teasers and trailers meant to keep people on their toes regarding a particular item. Let’s take games, for example. This fall’s hottest topic when it comes to new car games is undoubtedly the launch of Need for Speed Heat, the latest installment in a franchise that is turning 25 this year.
However, the car gaming world is so diverse these days that there are other options out there other than NFS, Forza, and the lot. YES, there are. Two such games have been presented at this year’s Gamescom; they’re called SnowRunner and Overpass and yes, both offer a different take on the off-roading side of car gaming.
The Need for Speed Heat Car List Has a Crush On Porsche, Nissan, and Lamborghini
It was only last week that EA Games dropped the Need For Speed Heat reveal trailer. Now, we’re given a sneak peek at the gameplay backed up by the full disclosure of the NFS Heat car list. Mind you, there are 127 cars that players will be able to race, customize, and evade police with in Need for Speed Heat, so we’ve grouped them under their respective carmakers to allow a better reading. That being said, let’s cut right to the chase. Pun intended.
Get ready for the 24th installment in the long-running Need for Speed racing game series, Need for Speed: Heat, a new title that will be released this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox. Its release coincides with the franchise’s 25th anniversary, so we really do hope it’s going to be a good one - oh, and yes, that’s right, a quarter-century has passed since the 1994 launch of the first ever Need for Speed.
The Best Car Dash Cams You Can Buy on Amazon
Car dashboard cameras are not a novelty anymore, which is why you can literally browse through an ocean of offers of dash cams of all shapes, sizes, and levels of technology. It’s that abundance of products that can often mislead the customer and leave him scratching to top of his head while being bombarded with all sorts of offers. So to make things easier for you, we’ve done the legwork, combed through Amazon’s vast number of car dash cameras, and came up with six winners split into three price brackets: dash cameras priced under $50, between $50 and $100, and over $100. This way, you’ll be able to stay within your budget’s limits but also make the choice that brings the most value for money. With that said, let’s check out the proposals.
The Artisans de Genève La Barrichello Watch Costs More Than a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Former Formula 1 race driver Rubes Barrichello has teamed up with Swiss watchmaking shop Artisans de Genève to created a timepiece based on a Rolex chassis. The watch is, of course, inspired by the mechanics of Barrichello’s former F1 cars and has been heavily customized - with plenty of class, that is - to the driver’s personal preference. Oh, and yeah, it’s more expensive than the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. We’ll get to that in a minute.
Your Full Guide to the BMW Driving Experience
Here’s one for you: BMW was the first carmaker to offer driver training courses more than four decades years ago - to be more exact, 42 years at the time of writing. Back in 1976, the BMW Board saw fit to share the knowledge of correct vehicle handling and ways of driving in critical situations with the wide public by teaching motorists how to identify and react to the dangers they frequently encountered in traffic. But for that to happen, the manufacturer needed a so-called “School for Drivers.” And it came in 1977, when the BMW Training events kicked off on 22 April in Maching. BMW commissioned the services of its own M GmbH division to supervise the training modules, at that time led by the legendary Jochen Neerpasch. The support vehicle was a BMW 320i. Fast forward to 1991 and we witness the birth of BMW Snow Experience, which took place for the first time in Ötztal, Austria, inside a winter training facility found at an altitude of almost 3,000 meters. As of 1999, driver training expanded to include the famed Nürburgring - the first support vehicle to take on the Green Hell was a BMW Z3 M Coupé. Last but not least, 2006 sees the opening of BMW’s Arjeplog Testing Centre and subsequently, the BMW Ice Training events were relocated to Sweden.
Aquarobotman Nemo Underwater Drone
Air drones are in full swing right now with people having them perform lots of tasks, including filming, taking pictures, or providing surveillance for a particular area. Then there’s Amazon and its Prime Air program, which wants to deliver packages of up to five pounds in less than 30 minutes using a fleet of small drones. But utilitarian duties aside, air drones are fun. But do you know what’s also fun? Underwater drones. Now, exploring our oceans and seas has always played a significant part of mankind’s agenda, for various reasons. People hunt for lost treasures or perform research that helps understand and preserve the underwater flora and fauna, or they simply want to get in touch with what lies beneath and take video of their underwater adventures. As of recently, however, underwater drones have been rising to popularity and one of the latest such contraptions to hit the market is Aquarobotman’s Nemo.
8 Chevrolet Corvette Items You’ll Love To Buy From Amazon
Let’s face it, America has been in love with the Chevrolet Corvette since day one. But with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 out of the bag, the love affair has all the chances in the world of getting more effervescent. After all, a mid-engined Vette has been somewhat of a wet dream for Chevy and with that finally turning into reality, the Corvette fanbase is in for an ego boost. Truth is, however, that not all of us will afford the new Corvette C8, even if it’s priced at under $60,000, which is way cheaper than its most notable rivals. Yes, McLarens and Porsches, I am looking at you. So why not celebrate America’s greatest sports car with these cool items you can find on Amazon?
Razor E100 Electric Scooter Review
In case you were wondering how come everybody ignores the children when it comes to electric scooters, well, think again. There are companies that offer such fun contraptions not only to adults, but to kids as well. One such company is Razor and one of its most successful electric scooters is called E100. Now, keep in mind that the E100 is made for children aged eight and above. With that in mind, its top speed is limited to 10 mph for obvious reasons, but it comes in a wide range of lively colors, which is good to see, considering that most e-scooters these days - the adult-focused ones, that is - display the same matte black coating. We also believe this is the perfect introduction a kid can get into the world of electric scooters before moving on to something that packs more performance.
Gotrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter Review
When Gotrax launched the GXL electric scooter, the company was adamant that those who bought it would begin to love their commute. And they were true. The GXL (or Glider XL) became a popular choice and a sought-after electric scooter on Amazon - so much so that Gotrax decided to offer an improved version of it, suggestively called GXL V2 (or Version 2). As some of you might know, the Gotrax GXL is a direct competitor for Xiaomi’s Mijia M365 electric scooter and a popular choice for those with short daily commutes thanks to its zippy character, low weight, and adequate range. Even more enticing for buyers was the “ride now, pay later” program Gotrax offered for its GXL e-scooter. We’ll get to that and more in a jiffy.