A uniquely durable material we usually see in the form of FedEx mailer envelopes or as a weather barrier on houses, Tyvek™is an unlikely material for sneakers. But that didn’t stop Civic Duty founder, Steven Weinreb, who developed the material and the brand for a good cause. Offering 5 styles in pop colors, Civic Duty also creates a unique shoe each year, donating 100% of the profits to social charities.
Even if you’re just cruising around the windy city on foot, these cycling gloves from Rapha will keep your digits toasty. Rapha makes understated, high-quality cycling gear that is both timeless and constructed for serious use. So riding or not, these African sheep leather gloves work like a charm.
Spencer Nikosey is an industrial designer based out of Los Angeles. He’s the human behind the Killspencer brand and the guy responsible for this ultra-functional iPad case. It’s made of black 22oz. waxed twill, so it’s durable & water-resistant. It’s also got a burly zipper and 3 outer pockets. Every Killspencer product is made in America.
Services like OnStar and LoJack are just jacking you for cash. The Autobot offers you and your car the same services & more, for much less. The Autobot unit plugs into your car’s diagnostics port syncing with your mobile phone through your Autobot web profile. Easy as that and you’ve got security & accident alert systems, mapping & location services, plus maintenance alerts. What you don’t have is a monthly fee. Coming Spring 2011.
British furniture designer, Thomas Stanley, is a man’s man. While enjoying a nice foamy Guinness in a “widget” can, a lightbulb went off in Stanley’s head and the lighTIN was born. This eco-friendly design is made of mostly recycled materials and delivers bright, long-lasting light from an LED bulb. And if Guinness is a little too heavy for you, the lighTIN also comes in Stella, Heineken & Foster’s designs.
Yeah … the liquid in this level sorta looks like a lava lamp, but there’s more to it than that. The high-visibility contrast color liquid makes it easier to tell if you’re crooked or plumb. It’s got a lifetime warranty and is designed to take a beating. The bright red & white color will make it easy to spot from your neighbor who “borrows” everything. Hopefully they’ll sell this in the US soon.
As life gets more & more idiot-proof, the smarter we all feel. How about getting a new toothbrush delivered in the mail, on schedule every three months? Yup, one less thing to think about. What’s even wiser is that your new toothbrush is BPA-free and made of recycled yogurt cups. You can also drop the old one in with all your #5 recycling. You’ll be doing good and impressing your dentist, all without having to think.
The Prius, the YZ 250, the FX Nytro – Yamaha is known for designing incredible products in many forms, including stereo equipment. This fresh iPod dock bumps concert quality sound, playing WMA, MP3 & 4s, plus features CD and AM/FM capabilities. The clean, compact design holds the full spectrum of tech features offering connectivity via USB, while supporting the whole family of Apple phones and pods.
Forget what the “big presentation” is even about. Just imagine walking into the meeting empty-handed, with everything you need to floor the execs right in your back pocket. Literally. This wireless micro-projector is the same size as your iPhone and when they are synced-up, it lets you project your presentation in vivid, crystal clear color up onto the wall. Congratulations. You just crushed it. Share your Power Point, movies, photos or anything on your phone, at a size up to 100-inches wide.
Do you want to drive your “recovering” friend to the point of insanity? Just get him on speakerphone during his AA meeting and use your iBottleOpener to crack a beer in his ear. The thirst-quenching pop will ruin him. It’s the perfect payback for what he said to your girlfriend that one time. The bastard deserves it. He really does.