Ergonomics makes your work more comfortable and efficient. It all comes down to making you feel better, both mentally and physically, while doing a specific task. Swedish company, Penclic, designed a new set of ergonomic accessories for your computer – a wireless mouse and keyboard that will keep your desk minimal and tidy, your arms and shoulders free of stress, and your heart jumping for joy while working with such stylishly sleek gear. Continue reading
Shed the television, the desktop, and the entertainment system that consumes a third of your room. Laptops, specifically ultrabooks, are transforming into more than multi-purpose tools. They incorporate the newest sound design, the clearest screen definitions, and the smallest form. While Apple may have branded the MacBook Air as the light, slim, aluminum-clad ultrabook class as the product to beat, every other familiar computer company seems to be adding their own designs to the ultrabook series, and they’re doing better then the fruit company. So now the ultrabook to beat is the Kirabook from Toshiba. Continue reading
If ever you needed to make your stylish iPad better looking, here is the opportunity. The Mark 2 from Miniot is a magnetic wooden cover for your iPad that combines a natural texture with the futuristic, metallic tablet. Maybe you’d imagine a wooden iPad cover to be rather stiff, but it is divided with hinged spaces that allow the cover to curve. But while it is malleable, because of its wooden durability, the Mark 2 can be rolled up behind the iPad and act as a stand. Continue reading
There are many cameras that are designed just for the sake of brilliant design. They were made to be looked at, not necessarily used. Still, there are cameras that were designed to take photos, really good photos, and the design had everything to do with it – the camera just may not have looked like a piece of fruit.
The new GXR from Ricoh is an interesting redesign of the camera system. Consisting of a body and specific camera “units,” the GXR allows a photographer to quickly change lenses and digital image processing engines with a simple click. Continue reading
Tiny seems to be standard for design of digital gadgets these days. Even over-sized smartphones are occasionally described as just smaller tablets. MacBook Airs and Ultrabooks prioritize thinness. E-Readers with newer touchscreen technology trim a fifth of their form by removing the older keypads. Now, streaming media to your television is available with the palm-sized PLAiR. Continue reading
Taking that perfect shot means you need to be ready, and so does your gear. So in case you’re at the right place at the right time but you still need to take your camera out of your bag – Doh! you missed it. So you’re thinking – a camera strap – however, traveling with a camera hanging on your neck is heavy and looks so bad, and while on your shoulder swinging around and not too comfortable.
After a ton of user research and testing over 100 different designs and materials, the designers at Joby came up with a new dynamic camera strap. It’s called the UltraFit Sling Strap and it will make your photography comfortable, secured and super fast. Continue reading
This is cool design. There is a discrete, square device that can reawaken any old speaker and resurrect it to play music once again. The Vamp, a project by London-based designer Paul Cocksedge, which he funded on Kickstarter, is a small red boxey shaped tool that when connected to any speaker with the 3.5mm cord plays anything via Bluetooth. Continue reading
Until someone designs a product that never needs to be charged, and therefore never needs a cable to connect it from device to outlet, the tools that organize our micro-USB and 30-pin charger messes are the difference between clutter and sanity. The other attribute we should think about is style. There are many cheap, plastic spring-loaded cable winders that I found are prone to winding into a ball that looks like a cat fiddled with it. On the other hand, there are products like the Roll Up Travel Charger from Restoration Hardware. Continue reading
If you’re an avid photographer like me then you know sometimes you need a tripod to take that perfect shot. Whether it’s low light conditions, shooting videos or anytime you should keep your shutter open just a little bit longer – a good tripod will do the work.
When considering photography gear, there are a lot of tripods out there which are usually quite expensive and not too comfortable to carry while on the go. Meet the GorillaPod by Joby – One of the most flexible, compact yet super stable tripods out there. Continue reading
I always wear my headphones when I ride my bicycle. And I cycle around a huge, traffic-swollen city: New York. I’m usually worried on some level that I’ve disabled an important sense; it’s important to hear to be safe on a bike in New York City. But do you really want to just listen to the taxis beeping at you and rumbling, down-shifting delivery trucks instead of your favorite song?
With mechanics I don’t completely understand, but I am nevertheless excited for, earHero headphones allow you to manage your distractions without risk of accident. Continue reading