Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit: Drive Safe


The ultimate error these days is driving while texting, talking, updating Twitter and Facebook, and then yelling at other drivers for doing the same thing when you happen to not be using your smartphone for once. The difference between an attentive driver and a driver that’s glued to their phone can be the difference between life and death. Also, no one has really figured out how to make Bluetooth headsets look cool, and there’s still the risk of getting tangled in the headphone / speaker combination that dangles in your lap while you drive and talk. Continue reading

Chargecard: Credit card Sized Charger


I often think of a “chargecard” as that thin piece of plastic shoved into my wallet that is used only when absolutely necessary. I still don’t really understand how credit works, but it’s there and quite useful when I end up buying too many Snickers bars. But you ought to rethink what a “chargecard” is with the Chargecard from Nomad, a company that specializes in shrinking common electronics accessories to wallet-sized or key-sized form. Continue reading

HiRise for iMac: To Better Your Back


Ergonomics are everything. Sure, you could huddle over your laptop with a u-shaped posture, your legs sort of splayed out in no particular pattern, and your neck tipped at something like a 79-degree angle. But with habits like these, we’ll return to that arched form of our monkey-like ancestors, except will be expert coders. But we all know that what our teachers told us about a good posture is an important step to us feeling good about our work. It’s helpful to use a standing desk, but it’s exhausting to stand for six to eight hours per day if your unfamiliar with it. But for those who want to build an ergonomic work space, the HiRise is a good start. Continue reading

Aedle headphones: the sound of french chic


The first thing you should do to familiarize yourself with Aedle, the fabulous headphones that have been haunting my design dreams, is to jump over to the “story” section of their website and watch carefully right after you come along with me in this post! It’s such a delightful view to see, not to mention artfully put together. Seeing the headphones themselves, it comes as no surprise that everything related to the company is beautifully designed to the last detail. Continue reading

December 5, 2013
Category: Tech

Tablet Stand from Ciseal: Simple Design at Its Best


There seems to be no better material for beautiful designs than a simple piece of wood molded to the perfect form. If stained well to accent the natural color of the material, wood can stand as a solo element that doesn’t need any complexity to catch your eye. It might be that in combination with the equally eye-catching single-material design of the iPad, the bent plywood form of the Ciseal Tablet Stand is the perfect combination. Continue reading

The Uboard Smart: For Us Obsessed with Order


When I work, I often have a few specific things I like to keep in a certain orientation on my desk. My computer, a cup of coffee, my simple notebook for when I need a little analog activity, three pens, one blue, one black, one red, and a tablet of graph paper for drawing random sketches with a felt pen. While each of these things is somehow important to my routine, they have a tendency to clutter. Instead of distracting myself from my work by constantly pushing my notebook back to its appropriately obsessive position, or re-organizing my pens, it would be better to have an object that kept everything where I need it to always be.

The Uboard Smart, a tempered-glass table that sits above a desktop keyboard, permitting space for typing, is the kind of tool I need. Continue reading

Wow & Flutter speakers: Sound Takes Shape


For those of us who grew up playing with Legos, the need to take things apart, rearrange them, and put them back together in a new configuration is constant. Hopefully we don’t do this with products that aren’t meant to be manipulated so freely. However, the Wow & Flutter speaker system is something that was designed for the twitchy Lego fan. Continue reading

Beoplay A9: Sound as a beautiful piece of furniture


If sound engineering has reached such an extraordinary level of clarity and density, then the only area to excel in is the design of what emits the sound. And if the achievements in music production are so impressive, then shouldn’t the object playing that music be equally so? The A9 from Beoplay is exactly the kind of expertly designed sonic system that compliments the new simplicity of digital audio. Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday gadget gifts for geeks and techies


Today we bring you the coolest gadgets and tech toys that will make everyone around you go: Ooh, what’s that? Kick off the holiday season with the latest tech gear and never run out of power! Here are our favorite top 10 holiday gadget gifts for geeks and techies. Continue reading

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Myo: Controlling Everything with Gestures

Undoubtedly, one of my favorite scenes in a movie, on a purely child-like fun level, is in The Minority Report when Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton manipulates a massive glass computer-type screen with his hands, pinching and gesturing to shift around data. Of all the imaginary and realized modern technologies, this gesture-computer thing would be the one for which I wish. Maybe, it is a very real possibility that such a technology will exist in my lifetime for the average consumer. Continue reading