$TBA • Beerjet www.beerjet.com Sometimes technology takes us to a place we didn’t expect to be, and sometimes that place is a place where there’s a machine that can pour 1000 half-litre beers an hour. POWERED UP: A pneumatic glass tilting system angles six glasses for the perfect pour, while a touch screen controls how much and what level of foam should be poured. Temperature and flow can easily be monitored, and should the power go out, you can still do a manual pour. PLAYED OUT: You’d need to regularly host pretty big parties to justify owning one of these.
02 Honda 3E-D18
$TBA • Honda www.honda.com An autonomous ATV that’s designed as a tool to help people in various industries in a variety of ways, from personal use to commercial applications, or emergency services. POWERED UP: Using GPS to understand its location and a range of sensors to gather information about its immediate environment, the D18 can navigate tough terrain with 4WD, and its compact size means it can get places larger vehicles may not be able to. PLAYED OUT: Concept only at this stage!
03 Removu R1+
$150 • GoPro removu.com Giving you the ability to remotely control your GoPro means that you spend less time messing around to get the perfect shot of that next base-jump. POWERED UP: The main upgrade over the R1 is IPX7 rated waterproofing meaning you can be under 1 metre of water for 30 minutes. It can also create a wifi broadcast so you no longer need the phone app as an intermediary setup device. Record, stop, play, change settings and modes, all from your wrist. PLAYED OUT: Looking at your wrist while you’re doing a flip or whatever seems like it might be a bad idea.
04 Nintendo Labo
$99+ • Nintendo www.nintendo.com If you’ve ever thought that your used pizza boxes might make a neat gaming controller, then you probably work at Nintendo. POWERED UP: Punch out the cardboard design, fold it up, pop in your Switch, and have a go at a unique gaming experience. This is one of those ideas that sounds incredibly silly until you see it in action, at which point if you have children you’ll realise it’s bizarrely clever. PLAYED OUT: At the end of the day you’re buying cardboard to fold up into a temporary gaming peripheral.
05 The Planet Chair
$4500 • MZPA mzpa.co We all feel like we need a time out from the world, an opportunity to sit and gather out thoughts. The Planet is a chair designed with that concept in mind. POWERED UP: Triangular oil-waxed plywood segments that wouldn’t be out of place in a new Deus Ex game give this chair a striking appeal. It can be equipped with LED lamp, laptop stand, speaker system, and even solar panels, providing all the comforts necessary for a relaxed chill-out space that partitions you away from distraction. PLAYED OUT: Look it’s a nice chair, but we’re not sure its 4-large nice.
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