Denon’s HEOS is a wireless multi-zone home sound system that offers both wi-fi music play and streaming from all the top online & cloud services as well as playback from hard drive or legacy sources. With speakers available in 3 different sizes, the HEOS app lets you choose the room where you want music and queue-up the songs from anywhere in the house.
British furniture designer Jake Phipps is the artist who created these bullet-casing stools. Available in brass or silver finish, they’re made of lightweight, durable polycarbonate and stand about 18-inches tall. You can also get custom configurations made like a bench or platform for a glass-top table.
For fast, light solo backpacking or trips where cargo must be minimal, like motorcycle touring, this 1-man shelter is perfect. Your head & shoulders stay inside the mosquito-proof tent and the bivy bag style lower section keeps the crawly things out of your sleeping bag. Packed it measures 6” X 15” & weighs less than 5 pounds.
The Nest Smart thermostat is so 2011 & actually seems stupid compared to the Lyric. The Lyric is connected to an app, the internet & the National Weather Service so it knows the weather outside & adjusts the inside accordingly. It does a lot of other stuff too, so you don’t have to. Available August 2014.
4-channel amplifiers for each woofer & tweeter plus upgraded audio input converters and a clean teak veneer finish makes the Hampden Bluetooth speakers from Polk Audio a welcome addition to your desktop.
Serving as your own personal cloud storage to backup all your images & video, the LyveHome wireless device offers 2 Terabytes of storage & uses an app that lets you share all your content with all your devices from anywhere. Hi-res images are re-sized for sharing & viewing but just a tap of the screen while viewing & your device downloads the full resolution files.
With special pockets for your 15” laptop and tablet, this premium black leather briefcase offers plenty of storage and features a camouflage lining and a fatigue green webbed shoulder strap.
Life is short. Realistically you’re never going to hand-make your own tortillas. And with a tortilla–making machine like this, who cares? Pop a little K-cup style pod of dough in the chute and in just seconds you’ll have a fresh one ready to eat.
Think of it as an environmentally friendlier way to keep your cans cool. Or an emergency bomb shelter to protect your beers in case of nuclear war. Either way, your favorite drinks will be earth-cooled using this ingenious underground cooler. Install it with a garden drill or a shovel and keep up to 24-cans cool underground using no electricity. When you want one, just pop the top and turn the crank.
This bluetooth & app-enabled smart soccer ball contains sensors that track your play data & sends it to your iPhone or iPod touch. Tracking flight trajectories, how hard the ball has been kicked, plus free kicks & corners, gives you lots of info to help focus your training.