German engineering. It just makes sense. Festool builds some of the best-designed powertools in the world as well as logical accessories like this toolbox that doubles as a miniature worktable complete with holes for clamps and hold-downs, creating a functional work surface wherever you take it.
Made of vegetable tanned Italian leather, this little box from Hard Graft will hold anything you deem worthy of placing in its cozy wool felt interior. Buckle closure for adjustable height.
With all those energy-sucking rechargeable electronics Bogarting the outlets in your home, the thingCharger makes a lot of sense. It pops right into any wall outlet allowing you to use the outlet while you charge your electronics. It comes with easy-to-swap power tips for devices from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony and so on plus these tips all store neatly in the back of the thing.
Lightweight, cordless, tubeless and bagless, the AirRAM vacuum features agitating brush bars and solid suction for 40-minutes on a full charge. What’s even better is that this vacuum will save you money: it uses 100-watts of power versus the 2000-plus watts demanded by the standard plug-in vac. We’ve enjoyed our test unit, especially the versatility afforded by a lack of a cord. Two thumbs up.
The name Terence Conran is a big deal among those interested in fine woodworking & classic cabinetmaking. To celebrate the old master’s 80th birthday, Benchmark Tools has created a custom walnut & burr tool cabinet filled with premium woodworking gear: instruments for marking & measuring, chisels, planes, saws and scrapers. The ultimate woodworker’s dream gift? via
Yes, it’s called a laptop but working with it in your lap means frying your manhood. The Mobile AirDesk offers a solution: it’s a ventilated slab of polished, natural bamboo that goes between your lap and the machine and it’s much more comfortable. It also features a slot for your phone or tablet and a mouse pad. via
It doesn’t even matter what Santa puts into this Christmas stocking, it’s a gift in itself. Modeled after the original Jordan’s, it’s made of felt and each one is hand-sewn with care by the crew at 2amProjects.
The name says it all. Lay-N-Go is a bag that opens into a mat, allowing you to dump everything out rather than having to plow blindly through the bag for the contents you seek. They come in five different sizes ranging from the little 18” tote to the big 44” carry-all. The Traveler featured above is perfect for toiletries.
Maybe you didn’t know this but David Yurman is America’s premier jewelry and watch designer. And that’s precisely why Victorinox teamed up with him for the design of a special collection of Swiss Army style knives. There are 4 styles, each featuring Yurman’s distinctive artistry with handles made of sterling silver.