Pro Module 600 Electric Skateboard

This one surprised us, just a bit. This skateboard is quick to hit 19mph, but without a single kick/push on your part. The Pro Module 600 Electric Skateboard is powered by pure electricity, plus an urge to push your extreme sport tendencies to an, um, extreme.  Just stand on the Pro Module 600 and use the wireless, hand-held control to power your way through the kick flips, olleys, arials and more on your way from place to place.  Even skating purists can’t balk at this one, as skating could now be an electric-powered commuter solution in todays busy urban world.  Hop aboard, GearCravers, just make sure you’ve got plenty of charge and even more attitude.

Buy: $469.95

Sentio Digital Tactile Watch

The coolest watch you’ll see today will be invisible to its wearers. This beautiful, thick metal watch is not intended to be seen, but felt. The Sentio Digital Tactile Watch displays time with 1mm raised metal pieces that represent a standard digital display, but are not illuminated. The wearer touches the watch face with his/her fingertips, feeling the time instead of seeing it.

The visual beauty of the Sentio watch is a little ironic. This is one of the most progressive watches we’ve seen in some time, yet it isn’t intended to be seen by its users. Its almost like that historic Zen koan: “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?” We appreciate the irony, and have plenty of respect for Sentio’s designer, Matthew Wagerfield. To help this design reach a market near you, send Matthew some feedback on his website. For more images of the Sentio Digital Tactile Watch, continue reading after the break! [via gizmowatch]

Speaking of Zen and watches, don’t forget our Obaku Harmony watch giving away, running right now. Head on over to the Obaku giveaway page and leave a comment to sign up. Without further adieu, here’s that gallery!

Yamaha “Deus Ex Machina” Concept

If you liked the Segway concept, you’re going to love this one. The Yamaha Deus Ex Machina Concept takes future travel to a new level. Classified as a motorcycle, the Dues Ex Machina looks more like a jetpack than a road machine. Designed by student Jake Loniak for Art Center Pasadena, this “wearable motorcycle” is a green auto, proposed to run on an electric system. While we salute Jake for thinking outside the lines of modern transportation, we think he could have gone a little further. This thing needs a jetpack– and lasers! [via greencardesign]

Buy: $TBA

Baumraum Modern Treehouses

While it may not be the Swiss who bring the Baumraum treehouses, we can thank the Swiss Robinson family for birthing the treehouse living concept in our own minds.  Baumraum is a German tree house developer who focuses on modern design and natural living, putting together the best of modern architecture with the classic family retreat of the tree house.  There is no better escape from the daily urban struggle than a getaway to a Baumraum treehouse, where nature is at your fingertips and modern living is at your back.  We salute Baumraum and their modern designs, and we love the idea of living peacefully amongst nature thanks to smart, contemporary design.

Buy: $TBD

GearCrave Giveaway: Obaku Harmony Watches!

We love our watches at GearCrave. Naturally, we were quite excited when watchmaker Obakureached out to us to introduce their new line of watches. Obaku’s Harmony watches are inspired by early Asian philosophy and designed by the Danish design duo of Lau LiengÃ¥rd Ruge and Christian Mikkelsen. The Harmony line ranges from classic, minimal pieces to complex, multi-emotion watches with well balanced functionality. Shown above are three of GearCrave’s favorites, the V108G, V100G and V102G respectively. Continue reading, GearCravers, to learn more about Obaku Harmony watches. Also, Obaku is giving away one of each of the above watches to GearCrave readers who get involved in this very post…

Obaku’s Harmony collection includes 14 watches ranging from the V100G, centered above, to the V121G. Obaku’s focus is on simplicity, and even in their most complex timepieces they’ve achieved a simple, uncomplicated design. The name Obaku itself comes from a branch of traditional Zen Buddhism, which helps describe the designers vision for simple, basic living.

obaku v112g

The V112G, shown here, is a statement of minimalism on its own. Aside from the philosophical inspiration of the designers, this watch takes much from classic watch designs, especially the Movado Museum watch. This one takes that simple, bold look a step further from the Movado by removing any shiny band elements and keeps its basic simplicity.

Check out the Obaku Harmony website to learn more about the watches, the philosophy behind them, and where you can buy them in the US. And stay tuned, we’ll be publishing an interview from the Obaku designers on Thursday!

How to Win a Free Obaku Harmony Watch from GearCrave

To qualify for a free Obaku Harmony watch, you must sign up and comment. Here’s how:

  • Sign up for the GearCrave email newsletter. (you can do so here)
  • Comment on this page– tell us which of the three watches above you like the most, and tell us about your favorite watch you’ve ever owned.

It’s that simple. Best of luck GearCravers, and thanks to our friends at Obaku Harmony for joining GearCrave in this great giveaway. This contest will end on Sunday, June 1st 2008 at 11:59p.m. Winners will be announced the next day. Good luck!

GearCrave Giveaway: Indiana Jones Adventure Collection Box Set

Update: Don’t miss the GearCrave interview with Dr. Indiana Jones!

If you haven’t heard the Jones hype yet, its likely you’re purposely avoiding it– or you’re Amish. Its no surprise that we’ve caught the Indiana Jones bug here on GearCrave. With the films release just one week away, the press buzz has caught a fever pitch. If you’re as pumped as we are, you’ll be excited about this week’s GearCrave giveaway. Our friends at Paramount have joined GearCrave for a giveaway in celebrating the release of the newest Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Three lucky GearCrave readers will receive an Indiana Jones Adventure Collection Box Set, which includes all of the classic Indiana Jones films on DVD, with commentary, storyboards, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. Continue reading below, GearCravers, to learn how to win a box set of your own…

To qualify for a free Indiana Jones Adventure Collection Box Set, you must sign up and comment. Here’s how:

  • Sign up for the GearCrave email newsletter. (you can do so here)
  • Comment on this page– share with GearCrave a favorite Indiana Jones moment– be it a favorite movie, favorite scene, favorite character, etc.

It’s that simple. Best of luck GearCravers, and thanks to our friends at Paramount for joining GearCrave in this great giveaway. This contest will end on Sunday, May 25th 2008 at 11:59p.m. Winners will be announced the next day. Good luck!

Update: Our friends at GeeksOfDoom are running a similar contest. To double your chances of winning, we suggest you head on over there and sign up for that as well! Also, for more fun, check out “The 18 things I learned from Indiana Jones” from our friend TheBachelorGuy and the GearCrave interview with Dr. Jones himself.

The Zero Gravity Wing Chair

zero gravity wing chair

We’ve been fans of the Eames Lounge and Ottoman for years, dating back to childhood.  That classic piece is just as modern today as it was when it was first built 52 years ago.  When we saw this Zero Gravity Wing Chair, we naturally felt right at home.  This Scandanavian-made, bent wood and memory foam piece takes the Eames concept in a new, updated direction.  That memory foam is the same that was designed by NASA to form and adapt to your body shape to provide unparalleled ergonomics.  Granted, we still favor the classic Eames, but the Zero Gravity Wing Chair is cool in its own right.

Buy: $14,400

1961 Ferrari 250 GT: World’s Most Expensive Car

Last week, we asked you which car you would prefer: the new 2009 Ferrari California GT, or the classic 1961 Ferrari 250 GT.  65% of you opted for the classic, shown above.  Turns out, this classic Ferrari 250 GT sold recently for roughly $11 million to a British radio DJ.  That beats out any other car sold in history, with the second being a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM which sold for just $9.3 million.  Note to self:  1) buy new ferrari 2) don’t ever drive it 3) wait 40 years 4) profit.  [via Jalopnik]