Apple has built their central design scheme around visions of the future. MacBook Pros and Airs are all made of cold aluminum, and the iPhone and iPad are of a similar design with tough glass and stoical frames. But I don’t think I’m the only one who appreciates a little bit of old-world material. The L09 Leather Arc Cover for the iPad 3 is an example of mature design that uses tactile materials like wool and leather, especially leather. Continue reading →
Cables are my nightmare, but I understand for my various devices to be charged, some hard connection to a power source will need to be made. But there is every opportunity to cut back on cables. So I am very pleased that the Kii Key Sync and Charge Connector exists. Continue reading →
There are portable keyboards for such devices like the iPad and other tablets, and then there is the Celluon Epic. I’m not sure how to classify the Epic, and it stands that it’s a keyboard. But in action, I’m just not sure what it is.
By mechanics alone, the Celluon Epic is a laser-projected keyboard that will work on any flat and opaque surface—basically, just don’t use it on a glass table. The Epic even includes a mouse function that will track the movement of your fingers. With your index finger on the table, tap with your middle finger as you would with any mouse, and you’ll see the Celluon responds. Continue reading →
It may seem odd that a device designed to control light is lit very well, or at least reflects light well. The Agio is a control panel that manages room lighting remotely, adjusting just about every bit of electronic home or office lighting, and it is masterfully designed to portray its own light beautifully. With a glow that seems like the beating electronic heart of the device, the Agio will customize lighting to your specific environment. Continue reading →
At almost 500 pounds and with a width of five feet, the Wall of Sound 2.0 is, undoubtedly, the world’s biggest, and perhaps loudest iPhone speaker in the world. The Swedish-manufactured, hand-made speaker system is a tower of 8000 watts of sound on which your iPhone might look a little ridiculous. Continue reading →
The Collage speaker system from In2uit takes all of its inspiration from mid-century modern art. With its bold primary colors, the Collage resembles Mark Rothko’s famous multiforms, paintings that feature big blocks of color. Mechanically, a Bluetooth enabled wireless audio streaming speaker set, the Collage is more than that. Because of its confident design, the Collage is like a sculpture at the same time as it is a tremendous speaker system. Continue reading →
If the Polaroid was the pioneer of instant photos, than the Pocket Photo Printer from LG might be the thing that carries the torch. Although we can take and view digital photos instantaneously, it may take a few more steps to print them for display in older arrangements of frames. Weighing less than one half of a pound, and less than five inches at its largest, the compact Pocket Printer can be carried in a jacket pocket or a messenger bag without any cumbersome weight and bulk. Continue reading →
As a musician in New York City, with few funds to pay for a rehearsal space, and a small living space as it is, recording song ideas and tunes is a process of writing things down on paper and hoping I remember how to play them later. For a long time, I was recording songs using my smartphone’s microphone, saving them, plugging the smartphone into my computer, and then uploading the audio files which sounded terrible.
The Meteor Mic from Samson is exactly the thing I need to fulfill my home recording wishes. A condenser microphone with USB connection, the Meteor Mic is perfect for the space-constrained musician or aspiring podcaster. Continue reading →
There are few things in this modern life than the accumulation of tangled cables in piles on the floor. Yes, they power our ever-important devices, our many, many devices, but I’m sure everyone has experienced the instantaneous rage from getting caught up in a bundle of computer cords. Until there’s some source of completely wireless power, it’s up to designers to create a useful anti-clutter tool. CableBin from Bluelounge is any tangled-agitated individual’s dream. Continue reading →
Most of our work is done on the so-called “Cloud” these days. We write documents using Google Drive, and we manage contacts with a variety of social networks. But certain industries haven’t kept pace with technology. So our accumulation of papers, either academic, legal, or financial, hasn’t really stopped. And if you’re someone like me who fears a pile of documents on your desk, the NeatConnect Cloud Scanner will inspire some ease. Continue reading →