2015 Volkswagen Golf R

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Volkswagen has upped the ante with it’s flagship performance hatch, the Golf R.  For 2013 the car gets a much needed power increase to 290 horsepower. Although the power is increased, fuel economy is actually boosted by 18%.  The Golf R utilizes a fifth generation Haldex® all wheel drive system that delivers power where it’s needed most. A new traction control system and Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with four driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Normal, and Race) and a user customized Individual setting ensures the most fun in any condition. The engine is a tweaked version of the GTI’s powerplant, which was subjected to a motorsports-style development program. Buy (TBA) More pictures after the jump… Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

KeySmart

At gearplug, we seem to have an unhealthy fixation on key and lock related products as evidenced here, here, here, and here. A new addition to our key obsession is KeySmart, a veritable Swiss Army key fob. The standard KeySmart holds up to 4 keys in a sleek and compact frame, and is expandable to hold up to 50 keys. Available in standard 53mm and +EXT 73mm frames, the KeySmart is the perfect way to reduce key bulk in your pocket and keep all your keys organized.  Options include a wide range of colors and also a KeySmart with an integrated 16gb USB.  Also available are lightweight key blanks in a variety of colors. Buy ($20+)

iOauto Pro

The iOauto Pro by ProClip USA is a simple yet innovative way to mount your phone or other device safely in your car. The iOmounts system starts with the iOadapt, a super thin magnetic ring that adheres to the back of your device. The iOmounts core attaches to your dash with a car specific clip that doesn’t require any modification to your vehicle. The half-sphere design lets you optimize your viewing angle. You can orient your phone in landscape, portrait and anything in between. Removing is easy, all you need is a firm tug.  Buy ($80)

The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition

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This Tuesday, September 24th Warner Brothers is releasing the Blu-Ray combo pack everyone has been waiting for: The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition.  This incredible collection includes not only the three best Batman films ever produced, but a slew of other awesome extras and features. The extras include Mattel Hot Wheels models of the Bat, Batmobile, and Batpod.   Continue reading The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition

2014 Honda Grom

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The 2014 Honda Grom has just hit the streets.  This no frills street sport bike may lack the power of a super bike, but it retains all the fun and Honda engineering standards through and through.  Powered by a 125cc fuel-injected engine, this lightweight machine will be a blast on Main Street or mountain roads.  It’s a small bike with big features. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 4 speed transmission get the job done quick, whether you’re stopping or going. The low seat height of 29.7 inches allows for easy flat-foot stops and a comfortable ride.  The Grom is a 2-up capable ride, so be sure to bring a friend.  Starting at just $2,999, this is a great first or even second bike.  Visit your local Honda dealer today! Check out Honda’s hype video after the jump. Continue reading 2014 Honda Grom

2014 Sea-Doo Spark

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The Sea-Doo Spark is a breath of fresh air for the Personal Watercraft industry.  It is a lightweight, fuel-efficient package that offers fun for every type of rider, whether they’re just starting out or are seasoned experts on a ski.  The Spark comes in either a two or three seat version and weighs in at just about 400lbs (421lbs for the three seat model).  The base engine is a 60hp 899cc Rotax unit, but the Spark really shines with the High Output Engine option, bumping the power up to 90hp.  This power, combined with the low weight of the ski makes for an excellently competitive power to weight ratio.  Sea-Doo had safety in mind when they designed the Spark.  Optional Intelligent Brake and Reverse (IBR) allows the Spark to stop up to 100 feet sooner than other watercraft, with the added bonus of superb maneuverability and easy docking ability.  The Spark comes in 5 brilliant colors and is offered with a number of great accessories. It offers a sporty ride for an unheard of price, starting at just $4,999. Video after the jump.

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Rideye

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We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception.  The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month.  The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.

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GoPro HD wearable cameras

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I recently acquired a GoPro Hero 1080 HD $259 at GoPro camera and all accessories that are sold for it, and I must say I am quite impressed with some of the images this little device can capture. The basic principle of the tiny camera is a rough tough go anywhere, plastic encased unit that outperforms most in it’s segment.

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