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Triple C For J.Crew USB Phone Charger: Stylish Charging

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Depending on your personality, you may prefer your gadgets to be spare and industrial in design, or if you’re inclined to more ornamentation, you may appreciate playful design. Not all gadgets need to be as starkly designed as they are functional. Masters of equally restrained and [flamboyant] design, J.Crew partnered with smartphone accessorizer Triple C for the J.Crew USB phone charger. Continue reading

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Nokia Treasure Tags: Don’t Lose Your Keys Again

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The Treasure Tag is Nokia’s answer to the too often experienced issue of leaving your keys behind. Paired with Nokia smartphones or tablets that use the Lumia Black software, the Treasure Tag is a Bluetooth device that signals when your possession went missing. Continue reading

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Solar Window Charger: All the Potential Power

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Solar energy is still massively underutilized. Every day, the sun emits 174 petawatts of potential energy. That’s a number including a lot of zeros if converted back into our more standard measurement of watts. Considering how many electronics we use, it’s folly solar energy isn’t connected to our lives all the time. Continue reading

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Samsung Smart TV: Smart Just Got Smarter

Samsung is a smart device juggernaut, and now their fleet of Smart TVs is getting even smarter. Oriented around the “Smart Hub,” a kind of dashboard similar to a smartphone user interface, the Smart TVs can recommend new shows to you based on your viewing history. Continue reading

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Canvas Sleeve for iPhone 5: Maybe our Smartphones deserve some comfort

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Quilted canvas and leather is probably a description you expect to hear for a piece of high-end luggage or a fancy winter jacket. But I doubt many of you thought it was a description for an iPhone 5 case. It is though, I’m completely serious. Continue reading

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Clio Speaker: The Invisibility of Sound

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Interior design has a lot to do with pairing and contrasting color and form. Sometimes, we can’t always get our couch to fit with the color of our walls, or our speakers with our entertainment center. When the prospect of arranging a room according to a certain theme makes you want to scream out, sometimes the antidote is looking to those things that look like they weren’t designed at all.

Clio, a speaker from Clearview Audio, is literally designed to disappear. Continue reading

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Christofle Sphere: It’s a Hard Drive, I’m Serious

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Considering how small consumer technology now is, there’s no reason for us to use old models of design. Big and boxy forms don’t make much sense anymore. Apple has even manufactured a tubular desktop computer. The Christofle Sphere from LaCie will probably startle you. I assure you it’s an external hard drive, you know, one of those uninteresting, square-shaped devices that you use to backup your music library. But the Christofle Sphere looks like it was made by aliens or the most exceptional craftsmen. Continue reading

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Pulse Wireless Speaker: The Futuristic Lava Lamp

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The Pulse Wireless Sound System from JBL looks like it was designed 500 years in the future. At only some seven inches tall, the cylindrical speaker with a black body looks like a very benign piece of consumer electronics. But it is actually the future version of that very groovy invention, the lava lamp. Continue reading

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Libratone Loop: The Dapper Speaker

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What is made with fine Italian wool that rings out sound at 120 watts? The Libratone Loop. A beveled, disc-shaped speaker that can be mounted on the wall or supported by a removable stand, the Libratone Loop is a marvel of color and sound. Continue reading

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Grip LED Flashlight: A Simple Way to Light the Night

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Resembling a bicycle handlebar grip from the days when I remember pedaling around the neighborhood with friends, the Grip LED Flashlight is a simple hand torch. Continue reading