PIMP MY BOARD
The world’s leading jetboard company, Radinn, has just launched its next generation electric board, all controlled by a nifty handheld remote.
The jetboards are almost silent as they glide across the water, so you won’t be heckled like those annoying jet skiers, and being electric, they’re also environmentally friendly. While they may conjure up visions of Marty McFly riding a hoverboard in Back to the Future II, the Radinn jetboards take it a step further, and come with Bluetooth connectivity, a Radinn app, and smart features so riders can configure, monitor and customise their jetboard experience. They are not cheap, but who can put a price on this much futuristic fun?
HAVE SHOE, WILL TRAVEL
There’s nothing worse than hiking in boots that pinch your toes, and your trotters feeling like they walked over hot coals after finishing a hike.
Hush Puppies, usually known for its casual wear shoes, has just released their first foray into the hiking market with an Adventure Shoe. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or genuine hiking enthusiast, you’ll find these sweet puppies to be ultra lightweight, breathable and practical. They’re even water resistant. Even if hiking isn’t your bag, these boots come in four stylish designs and look just as good with a pair of jeans or casual pants.
PINT SIZED DRONE
You know we love a good drone here at get lost, and the latest mid-range consumer drone from DJI has really piqued our interest.
The Air 2S packs the best camera sensors and technology into the smallest, lightest and most compact drone design on the market. Weighing in at a smidge more than a pint of beer (595 grams), this slick-looking drone provides high-end image quality (capable of shooting 20 megapixel photos), as well as 5.4k video up to 30fps and 4k video up to 60fps. This tiny drone also contains a digital zoom and added obstacle avoidance sensors to help you avoid nasty collisions. A great option for both beginners and experts.
ALL HAIL THE BEER GODS
Just when you thought craft beer couldn’t get any quirkier, Yarra Valley brewing company Public Brewing Co. and Maku have created the first ever hemp beer.
Forget cherry sours, ice cream cake IPA or chocolate porters, the wacky weed beer is where it’s at. In ancient asian mythology, Maku is the Goddess of Hemp – an immortal celestial being associated with the elixir of life – and Maku Hemp Ale is both a goddess and an all natural tonic! Created using the much-maligned cannabis leaf, this award winning ale pays homage to the classic American Pale Ale, while also fusing premium Australian grown hemp with Magnum hops to produce a solid tasting brew. The best part? The peculiar mix of floral aromas, a malty sweetness and a nutty aftertaste. Oh my!
AU$86.99 per carton
CHIN SPITTLE SAVIOUR
Most frequent flyers have tried travel pillows with varying degrees of success.
The usual complaint is that no pillow on the market truly prevents your head from nodding forward, causing you to wake suddenly with that awkward feeling that all your fellow passengers have been laughing at you. While there’s not much you can do about the spittle on your chin after a much needed micro-nap, this new invention claims to have finally rectified travel pillow discomfort and neck pain forever. NotNodi is the brainchild of Australian Nicole Halsall, who worked with Swinburne University’s student-led design studio. After two years of designing, prototyping and testing the product, Nicole has finally brought to market the world-altering solution needed to sleep comfortably while upright. You can bag yourself a cheaper deal if you support Nicole’s Kickstarter campaign.
ROAM THE WORLD
Whether you’re hiking through valleys and forests or chilling out on a beach, it’s always good to be accompanied by a few tunes.
The Sonos Roam is one of the best options there is for a travel speaker. Featuring a versatile and sleek design that comes in black or white, you can place the Roam vertically to take up less room in your backpack, or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors. With 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, it should be able to last large adventures (or parties) and has a further 10 days of battery life when not in use. Crucially, the Roam is dust proof and completely waterproof, so if you knock it into a jacuzzi while you kick back with a cocktail, don’t stress - it can handle it.