This is not your run-of-the-mill portable plastic speaker. Not even close. It’s encased in bamboo and powered by a super-capacitor (which is tech-talk for a better battery; one that charges up the speakers in 5 minutes and then plays at full volume for 6 hours. It’s also designed for your own upgrades or repairs for all you tinkerers out there.
Dutch designer and fireplace fetishist Bart Leenders creates clean, modern fireplaces. His tile-sided Boxer model has been attracting fans since 1982 but the Boxer Black (above) is brand new. And it’s not just about the looks; Leenders is known for advanced combustion technology that creates lots of heat in a compact space.
Instead of toting that brick of a power supply around to power your laptop, try this diet-size device from FINsix; it’s the smallest laptop adapter & it squirts out the necessary 65W of juice you need to keep your laptop running right.
Nope, not another Yeezy. Close though. This special specimen of winter footwear from the big, bad Swoosh combines the lightweight comfort of a sneaker, the durable insulation of a boot, and the looks of a … um … well, you figure that one out.
It’s a bad sign but if you’re going to get a controller for playing games on your phone, this is the one. The iMpulse fits on your keyring and gives you a full D-pad, 4 buttons, and 2 triggers. Works with both iOS & Android.
This hammer drives nails faster and easier than yours. A spring in the hammer face makes it rebound for more nail-sinking power using less energy while also eliminating shock and fatigue in your hand and arms.
It’s multifunctional and saves space. The Podpad is a wall-mounted desk and storage unit that folds open for use as a workspace & holds your laptop, mail & desk junk plus it also houses a built-in sound system & charging station.
Drafting off of Sonos’ sweet little sound systems, Samsung’s new Shape M5 portable connects to your local network through a Shape hub via your router, and automatically fits into your existing system with an app that allows you to play tunes from your own library, plus Amazon, Pandora, Rhapsody, and other services.
At 2500 watts, this sound system might be overkill for your little apartment unless you want to get out of the lease, in which case it’ll be perfect. 15-inch subs deliver heart-pounding sound synced to a full-on lightshow matched to the beat of your music. The neighbors will definitely complain.
Company Man is an insider’s account of life in the highest levels of the CIA from a guy who lived it. In this book, 30-year CIA vet John Rizzo spills his guts about all kinds of dark stuff the CIA is famous for: waterboarding, their secret prisons called “black sites” and the “torture rape” of Al Qaeda suspects. Light reading.