By day, it’s a handsome, 8-person dining table but whenever the urge arises, it quickly converts to a full-size ping pong table. Designed & made in Denmark.
Birdi is a smart air monitor. It mounts on the ceiling like other detectors and monitors the air quality of your home, tracking dust, soot and other health dangers plus its warns you in case of fire and carbon monoxide. Monitor data is sent directly to you through the app.
Mag Stickers are magnetic vinyl stickers that will stick to all smooth surfaces, keeping your favorite knives easily within reach, organized, and they save drawer space for your beer opener collection.
Pico is the automatic coffeemaker of brewing beer. Using pre-made ingredient kits called PicoPaks, it couldn’t get any easier. You pour in the pak, add water and wait. 5-7 days later, your beer is done & you’re a home-brewer. Another funded Kickstarter.
The Firestarter makes starting a fire basically effortless by replacing paper & kindling with a lamp oil-soaked firestone that you light & place under the firewood. The porous ceramic stone will burn for 15-20 minutes—plenty of time to get it going. The firestone stores in an oil-filled vessel on the hearth.
So it’s not really an igloo. Everything else about it seems legit though: Garden Igloo is a multipurpose, all-season outdoor shelter in the form of a geodesic dome. At 11-feet in diameter and 7-feet tall, it is big enough for lounging with a few friends, planting your garden, hiding from her mom, etc. Made of materials that are recyclable & won’t rust, it can be self-assembled using no tools. An optional canopy is available.
In addition to looking smooth & industrial, these sleek concrete cubes can serve multiple functions in your space: stool, cabinet, storage, display. The Plus Collection leaves the uses up to you, offering 3 different sizes and unlimited custom configurations.
Biopod is an app-controlled microhabitat that automatically regulates temperature, light, humidity, ventilation and rainfall. You can use it to grow an indoor vegetable or herb garden or to create a jungle-like home for your reptiles and other pets. The app gives you all the info you need for growing and maintaining your plants as well as creating the perfect environment for your pets. A funded Kickstarter.
The Smart Lock was August’s first offering. Now they’re back with a trio of new smart security products: the updated Smart Lock that now links with Apple’s Siri, plus the Smart Keypad that can generate one-time user codes, and Doorbell Cam that gives you a 140º HD view of who’s at your door. They also launched August Access, a new app that makes controlling & monitoring the whole suite of products quick & easy.
You actually can make it rain. The Tempescope is a weather simulator that uses a water pump, mist diffuser and an Arduino microcomputer to create rain, clouds, and simulated lighting in an enclosed desktop display. The action inside is based on your actual weather forecast outside the next day.