Two seriously-annoying iPad shortfalls have been remedied by Twelve South with the release of their Compass iPad stand. The first: a stable, easel-style stand puts your new best friend at the perfect angle for watching movies. Second: flip in the center leg and you’ve got (finally) a comfortable stand for typing. Been waiting for this one? Yeah, so have we.
This lock is so rad someone might try to steal it. Australian bike accessory maker, Knog, builds nothing boring. They manage to squeeze unique, yet functional, features into even the most mundane products. Like, when’s the last time you saw a bike lock that looked cool? Oh, just now? Exactly. This chic, hardened steel number features a silicone inner ring to keep your frame looking fresh & scratch-free and it’s shape will fit loads of different anchors spots for locking your bike to.
How often does your 160th birthday come around? Usually never. Unless you’re as important a fellow as the legendary Jack Daniels. Instead of 160 candles, Old No.7 is being released in a striking, special-edition black bottle. Guess that makes this a Jack Daniels’ blackout. Ever had one of those before? Well, now you can again.
Whether you’re at home on your couch or way up in the nosebleed seats, FanVision puts the gridiron in your hands – streaming live football games from a digital TV channel to your handheld device. It also gives you instant replays on demand and streams other channels, like NFL Red Zone, on a sharp, 4.3-inch screen. If the game goes into OT, no sweat, the battery lasts for 6-hours.
This is the smallest USB storage device we’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s so small you might miss it if you don’t look closely. Weighing in at a mere ten grams & only 20 millimeters long, you could probably swallow the evidence (up to 8 Gigs) if your situation got really sketchy.
Pre-fabricated homes are generally something tornadoes in Kansas pick up and hurl across the prairie. The Villa Libeskind is a home of an entirely different order. This walk-in sculpture – designed by internationally renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind – is a work of art. Skewed angles, glass & progressive forms wrapped in a coating of zinc paneling, create a modern structure that isn’t…believe it or not…one of a kind.
Every week you put how many wine bottles out with the recycling? Yeah, lots. So does everyone else. It took the simple genius of Bottle Hood to reclaim these bottles & upcycle them back to your dinner table. Hefty glass wine bottles are cut and polished to make chunky, funky wine tumblers that, upon refilling, will not only make you feel better, but will also conserve the resources used in the glass recycling process. See…simpler is better.
If the U.S. military trusts Gerber tools for the deadly work of bomb disarmament, you can certainly count on Gerber for your silly civilian chores. All the tools in the Combat Engineer’s Tool Kit are stealth black – including the D.E.T. multi-plier, M-11 flashlight & concertina wire cutter. This kit also includes three titanium mine probes, but for you, those will mostly be used for cooking weenies over the campfire. You hope.
Here’s a bright idea – sorry, had to say it. Compact fluorescent bulbs are better than old-school incandescent ones. In fact, they save 80% more energy. They last much longer, too. And now, Plumen has added some beauty. Instead of hiding the bent tubing, Plumen has spread it out giving a touch of elegance to this intelligent technology.
Rock on in the afterlife! Instead of a hole in the ground, have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record that your friends & family can listen to your at your funeral party. Whoa…we just used the phrase “funeral party”…this really is weird. Custom soundscapes, portraits, even your own personal message can be recorded for your last hit record.