LIVING This month’s selection of products takes something you think you know, then advances them in unexpected fashion
From the October 2021 issue of Lucire KSA
Tour de force
Mercedes-Benz is moving into electric vehicles in a more concerted way. Even though there is an SUV in the portfolio, it’s this, the EQS, that really signals its intent.
Mercedes-Benz has been known to show off the flagship first, then demonstrate how its features filter down to lesser models. The EQS is that saloon flagship, with a 107·8 kWh lithium-ion battery and a claimed 770 km range (WLTP cycle). Inside there’s an impressive optional Hyperscreen which sees multiple screens combined into a display 55 in (almost 1·5 m) wide. It’s also the most aerodynamic production car presently on sale, with a drag coefficient of 0,20.
Judith Leiber Couture has entered into a licensing agreement with Timex, which will make a range of watches. The first entries are limited-edition (200 units of each) designs, the T80 digital and the Q analogue. They feature over 900 Swarovski crystals hand applied on to the timepieces. The watches themselves have bold colour combinations. Find out more at www.timex.com/browse/co_labs/timex-x-judith-leiber/.
American bicycle company Serial 1 has released its limited-edition S1 Mosh/Tribute e-bike, with 650 units made for delivery to the US and Europe this fourth quarter. Based on its Mosh/CTY model, with a robust and slightly retro design, the e-bike features the maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive belt, a Brose mid-mount motor, hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables and wires, and integrated lighting. More at www.serial1.com.
We are fans of gaming gear, not because we’re gamers ourselves, but because the technology behind it serves other environments as well, from general computing to office usage. Asus’s TUF range regularly attracts our attention because it’s well priced and well made, and bridges all those computing worlds well. Hard-core gamers might go fancier still, but this TUF Gaming VG259QM monitor boasts some great specs: 24½-inch full HD display, a possible 280 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time (GTG). •
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