Being the self-important assholes that we all are, we generally think of rain as something bad. A day wrecker. A vacation destroyer; a pain. This umbrella designed by Art Lebedev expresses our attitude towards rain in a way that is totally universal. It says, “Hey clouds, this one’s for you.”
You said you were going to get more organized this year. You need to charge everything up and this docking station looks much better than all your crap hanging off the wall with wires just waiting to be pulled out by a passing dog, kid, or idiot co-worker. It has four USB ports and stashes all the cables in an orderly fashion. This helps.
The floodgates are about to open at the Geneva Motor Show next week. But who was really expecting this electric bombshell from Infiniti? The fact is, Nissan’s luxury offshoot had to do something pretty bold to make anyone take notice. The Emerge-E is it. This sleek mid-engine supercar looks like something squeezed out the birth canal of a Lamborghini after a late-night hook up with an Audi R8.
If you know about Adam’s Steak Rub you won’t think twice about ordering up some of this new jerky flavored with his famous rub. And regardless of who this guy Adam is, do you really need convincing when it comes to gourmet jerky? Didn’t think so.
How many $300 electronic car key fobs will you buy before you get something like the Bikn (beacon)? Using tiny electronic tags you put on stuff like keys, your dog’s collar, your manpurse, this smartphone app-driven lost & found makes it easy to keep from losing your shit.
The Air Zermatt Rescue Team is an elite helicopter rescue squad that saves lives in the high alpine of the European Alps. Let’s just say that if this analog Hamilton watch is reliable, sturdy, and precise enough for these guys, it’ll work great for an adventurer like you.
If you want to be a pioneer of underwater breakdancing, we found your boombox. The Eco Terra Boombox is a floating, fully submersible sound system. We’re not sure how the sound quality is underwater but your iPod or iPhone will be perfectly safe once they’re locked into this watertight unit. Tell us how it sounds when you come up for air.
This tiny, portable alarm emits a piercing noise when it’s triggered, providing a bit of security everywhere you go. Connect to a door or window, even a bathroom stall with a broken lock. When a would-be intruder tries to get in, this little thing goes off and freaks them out.
The quality of the photos on this Nokia 808 Pureview are part of the reason that before long, we won’t need cameras that are just cameras anymore. It features famed Carl Zeiss optics and a ridiculously huge 41-megapixel sensor. Basically, snap a photo with your phone and you could blow it up to wrap a skyscraper if you want.
If your digital music library is filled with old, outdated digital formats like .WAV or .AIFF files, download the new droplet for free from Apple called Mastered For iTunes that quickly converts all these formats into AAC files, the high resolution format that is quickly becoming the global standard. Your old files might not sound any better, but if you are a musician, take note and try it out on your digital masters. Apple also added a new section to iTunes called “Mastered for iTunes” that promises music the way “the artist and sound engineer intended.” Source