Wow Factor: With black bulletproof windows, five-inch thick doors, puncture-proof tires and its own supply of oxygen, this bus can protect anyone from anything. The new, big black busBarack Obama is using on his Midwest USA tour is a bigger, badder version of his official car - The Beast. And you can expect it to be fitted out with enough gizmos - TVs, computers, coffee machines and fancy communications equipment - that the leader of the free world requires to rule. Plus there's the addition bonus of Secret Service protection.
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Ouch Factor: We already told you what Ashton Kutcher, new star of the hit TV show Two and a Half Men, will find in his trailer/ mobile estate: seven 60in 3D plasma TVs, a huge living area, not one, but two bathrooms, a huge conference area, plus a second floor that (hydraulically) lifts out of the roof. And yeah, 360-degree video security surveillance. But in this age of riots and protests and general public unhappiness, we'd feel safer sitting in something that's a little less penetrable. Especially if an angry Charlie Sheen is on the loose.