YOU FELLAS DIDN’T GET QUITE WHAT YOU WANTED LAST MONTH? A GUIDE TO NEW-YEAR HAPPINESS

BY EVAN MONROE

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Yellow Submarine Turntable
Celebrating fifty years since the breakthrough Beatles film, Apple Corps Ltd and Universal Music Group are reintroducing it in 4K digital resolution, and Pro-Ject Audio Systems is releasing this special-edition turntable, complete with glass platter, “S”shaped tonearm and included Ortofon cartridge. $500, project-audio.com

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Yellow Submarine Turntable

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 Wireless Speaker
The market is bursting with wireless audio, so lay claim to the ultra high ground while you can with this legendary Danish maker’s AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA ready wonder orb (27 inch diameter) that comes with Spotify Connect, TuneIn, and Deezer built in. Tripod mountable, or hang it on your wall! $2,699, bang-olufsen.com

Bang & Olufsen A9 Wireless Speaker

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-Inch
We’ve been hearing since at least 2012 that the iPad is ready to be a laptop replacement, and we’ve always been disappointed. Not anymore. Compatible with Adobe’s Creative Suite, with ample workspace on its Multi-Touch liquid retina display (2732 x 2048 resolution), and armed with an A12X 64-Bit processor, this is truly laptop horsepower and versatility, folks. $1,299, bhphotovideo.com

Apple iPad Pro 12.9

Optoma UHD60 LED Projector
A combination of 4K resolution and ultra-long LED light elements in one projector package has seemed an impossible dream…until now. Superb contrast and brightness are the real strengths here, along with Vertical Lens Shift and 1.6x zoom. $1,660, amazon.com

Optoma UHD60

Yuneec Mantis Q
One of the very few sub-$1,000 drones that makes 4K video accessible to amateurs, this is a gem, and when not in use, folds to the size of a burrito. Pre-programmed flight patterns make for professional-aspect shots. There are voice- and gesture operated controls, too, along with visual tracking and face detection. $449, bestbuy.com

Yuneec Mantis Q

CARBO Electric Bike
E-bikes are city, short commute, and suburb friendly, but are almost always also heavy as hell. This one ain’t. Weighing just 28 pounds, it folds in seconds to fi t under an office desk or in a trunk, and its seat post-sited battery provides a range of 12 to 30 miles. From $1,499, ridecarbo.com

CARBO Electric Bike

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond
Tell those braggarts sporting their gold-plated $17,000 Apple Watches what smart watch extremity really means. Paved with white gold and 589 diamonds, this features a 1.4-inch touch screen, 4GB of storage, and a mechanical module Caliber 5 movement. $180,000, tagheuer.com

Tag Heuer Connected Full Diamon

Sony PlayStation VR Borderlands 2 VR and Beat Saber Bundle
Sony’s virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 recently celebrated its second birthday, and is truly starting to come of age in terms of applicable games. Chief among them for us these days is Borderlands 2 VR, in which you steer vehicles across Pandora in immersive first person perspective. Comes with two Move motion controllers, too! $350, bestbuy.com

Sony PlayStation VR CREED Rise to Glory and SUPERHOT VR Bundle