WheelStuff

MARCH 2016

CARS look good from a high perspective, and the advances in consumer drones mean they’re now more affordable than a step ladder. The Alpha Drone contains an in-built low-res video and still camera in a relatively easy-to-control package – once you have your head around moving it in a 3D environment – that’s ideal for snapping static or slow-moving images. Its light weight limits it to fairly still days, though.

> Kaiser Baas Alpha Drone $200 Kaiserbaas.com/alphadrone

THE apocalypse has never been more fun than it is in Mad Max. The vast wasteland hides a massive amount of gameplay; from building up your ride to improving Max’s abilities, there are countless hours to sink in. With stunning visuals and enthralling sound effects, get ready to be sucked into the grim world of Mad Max. Part Grand Theft Auto, part Batman: Arkham City, Mad Max is all awesome.

> Mad Max official game $99.95 madmaxgame.com

TAG Heuer has brought a dash of Swiss luxury to the smartwatch market with its new Connected timepiece. Developed with Intel and Google and modelled on TAG’s iconic Carrera model, the Android Ware-powered watch has a 46mm digital display, 25 hours of battery life and 4GB of storage. There’s also an accelerometer for tracking your steps, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with your phone.

TAG Heuer Connected $2000 tagheuerconnected.com >

WILL Power – yes, that’s his real name; and the same as his grandfather’s – rose from being a starry-eyed kid in Toowoomba to US IndyCar champion in 2014, with quite a few setbacks and near-titles along the way. This is the story of his incredible rise to the top, but be warned – it’s not an autobiography. There’s too much ‘colour’ from author David Malsher and lots of input from Will’s wife and family, yet it’s Will’s own quiet voice that carries the most weight.

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The Sheer Force of Will Power $39.99 harpercollins.com.au >

WHO wants an ordinary metal watch when you can have one made from plasma-melted ceramic? Rado’s new DiaMaster collection uses a high-tech 43mm ceramic case that looks metallic yet is harder and lighter. The dial is also unusual and boasts a design split into two sub-dials; one for the hours and minutes, the other for the seconds and date.

> Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde $3925 rado.com