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Lix 3D Pen: Creating in Midair

If financial analysts want to write about the next economic bubble, they should look to the 3D printing world. Because 3D printers are on everybody’s mind. But a 3D printing pen is still a little novel. The Lix 3D Pen is like a potential sculpture garden within a tool that fits in your hand. It uses a tiny filament to create three-dimensional pieces of art as if you were sketching in midair. Continue reading

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Ikura Turntable: Art or Appliance?

There is a legitimate comeback in vinyl records, and I remember when I caught on and had to buy my own record player. If I had my senses of what good design was, I’d rethink my purchase and go for the Ikura Turntable instead. Continue reading

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Amazon Fire 3D Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone is the first smartphone designed by Amazon. What is extraordinary about this smartphone is that it redefines how we actually use phones and what they can do for us. The Fire Phone designers went all out and created a phone that has 3D technology and can be operated by slight movements. By tilting or turning it you can control a wide variety of operations- all using just one hand. Another great benefit is that the phone lets you access information like never before. You can just scan something and the Phone will upload a wealth of related content. Continue reading

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LaCie Fuel: Media, Media, and Media

Think of the size of things these days. When the first consumer personal computers were released, they hosted up to 64 kilobytes in data storage. For what you could do on the Apple II, say, that was sufficient. But what about this, the LaCie Fuel wireless storage device. It can store up to a terabyte of information that can all be accessed on the same LaCie wireless network.

1 terabyte—that’s about a billion Apple IIs! Continue reading

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Autographer: spontaneity at its best

Would you like a camera that you wouldn’t need to remind yourself to use? You want to experience adventure, but you don’t want to always think about whether the rafting trip was memorable or if you missed taking a photo when your buddy flew up and out of the raft and into the river. In the interest of our digital social lives, Autographer was created to keep track of what might be memorable photo moments. Continue reading

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Eco-Essential Pen: pen, pencil and stylus

Sometimes it seems like bamboo was engineered for modern furniture and accessories. It’s abundant, grows with an outrageous speed, and can be formed into just about anything you’ll want. Adding to the dual-functioning delight of the Eco-Essential Pen is the attractive bamboo cap to the core. At once a pen and also a stylus for tablets and smartphones, the Eco-Essential Pen is compact and efficient. Continue reading

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Aether Cone: Classic or Futuristic

There are certain things we should keep from classic design, but we should always remember that modern works, too. Aether Cone, a stunning example of old and new together, is a wireless-enabled speaker that can play music and podcasts via an iOS7 device. Continue reading

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Meze 11 Deco Earphones: Contemporary Craftsmanship

Nestled in my palm is a circular white pouch adorned with the silver logo of Meze. It looks and feels like an elegant accessory sparking my curiosity to see what lies inside. Inside, a stylish pair of earphones combine a handcrafted beech wood enclosure with delicate silvery tips. Now, I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but this combination intrigued me to try them on. And boy am I glad I did! Continue reading

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Airbender Mini: Protection for the Adventurous Technologist

Designed for the cosmopolitan but rugged user, the Airbender Mini is a durable case and keyboard for the iPad Mini with Retina display. The Airbender Mini converts from a seriously protective case to a stand that makes your iPad Mini look almost like a full-scale laptop for a moment. Continue reading

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Brinno PeepHole Viewer: Seeing Security

Have you ever thought that the peephole through your front door is just a relic from years ago? It never seems to give much security than a little peek at whose outside knocking. And don’t those faces always look strange through the fisheye lens? Well, Brinno, a camera design company has created the PeepHole Viewer – a huge revision of the old front door peephole. Continue reading