Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Unbelievably Close to Reality, Going On Sale Next Year

Ok… this isn’t real estate related… but come on… a flying car?  It gets you to your listings faster?  Actually, it’s just very cool.

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Unlike so many other pie-in-the-sky tech masturbation fantasies masquerading as projects that’ll see the light of day, Terrafugia’s Transition flying car amazingly looks like it really will go on sale next year, as its creators claimed three years ago. Gregory Mone from Pop Sci even got to sit in the $194,000 car, which is basically “a single-engine, rear-propeller airplane that just happens to be street-legal.” It’s still on track for its first test flight next month, and experts expect that it will indeed fly. We won’t get truly Jetsons giddy until it does take flight, but we’re pretty excited in the meantime.

And here’s another cool gadget coming out sooner than later!


Azentek apparently managed to get a few of its SmartMirror rearview mirror replacements out the door back in August, but that brief spat of availability promptly gave way to back orders and waiting lists, and no doubt a few disappointed customers. According to the company, however, it’s now not only ramping up production of the GPS-packing mirrors, but promising that they’ll be available at “major retailers” by the end of the year as well. In case you missed it the first time around, the $800 device crams a 4-inch GPS unit up alongside an apparently standard-sized rearview mirror, and it surprisingly doesn’t skimp on too many features, with it boasting handsfree Bluetooth calling, a built-in speaker, text-to-speech functionality, and an SD card slot for expansion (a 2GB card is included). For some true redundancy, you can also use the mirror as a monitor for a rearview camera.

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