Unless you're a doctor, retired, or the kid of someone who already plays, golf seems like an impossibly boring undertaking. Its only redeeming factor is tooling around a course on a golf cart, or even better, this electric-powered skateboard that's strong enough to carry you and your clubs.
Controlled with a 2.4 GHz wireless remote, the Golf Skate Caddy doesn't actually require you to know how to skateboard. There is some slight leaning required to navigate it around a course, but amateurs should be able to master it in no time. And if standing proves too tricky, the Golf Skate Caddy has a place to sit and (safely) enjoy the ride.
Its built-in battery needs just under four hours to recharge, but that gives you enough juice to navigate roughly 27 holes of golf at a top speed of almost 13 mph. Your mileage will vary based on how much you and your clubs weigh, but the Golf Skate Caddy can apparently handle riders and gear weighing up to 243 pounds. So for just north of $4,600 when it's available sometime early next year, the Golf Skate Caddy might finally make golf feel like an exciting X-Games event.
There's nothing quite like roasting a meal you just caught while you're braving the great outdoors. It's an experience made all the better with a campfire grill that doesn't feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack. And while designer Roee Magdassi's Stakes grill doesn't exist just yet, we're hoping at least one manufacturer sees the brilliance of this design.
Not only does the grilling surface roll up so it's compact and easy to carry, it's also held in place over a fire with three lightweight titanium stakes. So setting up the Stakes grill does require some very rudimentary knowledge in how to pitch a tent, but nothing more difficult than banging those stakes into the ground. In fact, actually catching or trapping something to grill will be far more challenging.
Every year, we're hit by yet another wave of new gadgets. Some of them are good, a lot of them are bad, but a very select few manage to be important. Here are the gadgets that had the biggest impact on the technological landscape in 2013.
There are plenty of great set-top boxes out there, but the none of scraped the bottom of the price-barrel like Google's Chromecast. As simple as it is dirt cheap, the Chromecast made streaming media to TV wildly more accessible than ever before, and even if the compatible apps are only trickling in, $35 man. That's practically nothing.