At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Volkswagen unveiled a new I.D. BUZZ Concept Bus, their autonomous version of the classic big family van. If the modern microbus looks familiar, that’s because it’s based on the original Type 2 (aka Kombi/Transporter/Microbus/Camper/VW Bus) that’s been popular since the ’60s. This iteration is an all-electric vehicle with a range up to 270 miles, convertible seating for up to eight people, luggage compartments, electric all-wheel drive, 369 horsepower and plenty of tech. There’s a heads up display that projects information via augmented reality, a flexible center console and an autonomous driving mode that will allow you to rest on the way to your next destination. We’ll probably never see this exact version of the concept hit the market, but we wouldn’t mind taking a ride in something similar if VW ever produces it.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.