Small stuff is cool. Like miniature horses and bonsai trees. Like Smart cars. Sometimes little stuff just makes more sense. This computer is a great example. It’s a cube, four-inches on a side, packing the power of a legit PC. But, what makes it really sweet is it’s modular – designed to link with other cubes for building ever-expanding, easily upgradable systems. Its components are universal, energy efficient & designed to last five-times longer than the average computer.
It’s a pro-level camera you can slide into your back pocket. The 14.6 mega-pixel images are big enough for enlargements to wallpaper rooms in your house. It’s got interchangeable lenses for versatile shooting from up close to far away, and it shoots HD video. And the best part … the automatic i-function feature. Using info coming through the lens, the camera actually tells you how to get the shot.
Women have taken over Thanksgiving. For feasting’s big day, they lord over the kitchen and all we get to do is cut up the bird. It’s cool if your team is playing, but cooking with this backyard fryer makes turkey day a lot more exciting than sitting on the couch. Fire it up, drop your 25-pound bird into the safe, self-cleaning unit and wait. When the turkey comes out perfectly done, you’ll get all the credit. Man credit.
There’s no heaven for PCs. Where do you think all the old ones you’ve used over the years ended up? You’d like to think they were recycled, but they’re in the landfill. The Recompute PC addresses the full life cycle of the components involved. It is a greener machine. What began as a student project has developed into a viable model of sustainable design. Less e-waste in the landfill is progress. Windows 7 anyone?
Bad kitty! No, this is not a scratching post for your cat – not by design, at least. It’s actually a wireless, portable speaker system for bumping beats all over your house or wherever you want them. Plug in your iPod for a thumping 50-Watts of bass and sharp, quality digital sound that looks well…pretty much, like a cat toy.
It looks like your dad’s old rangefinder from the 60s, but this thing actually takes great photos – and not on film. It isn’t just tech-hipster packaging, the X100 is loaded with fresh technology – like its unique hybrid viewfinder. It comes with a versatile fixed 23mm lens with a fast 2.0 aperture for great shots in low light. The sensor shoots a 12-megapixel file for epic, full-size prints. Perfect for dads.
It looks like it’s from the age of steamships and railroads, but style will never go out of style. With no breakable parts like zippers or snaps, this beautifully handcrafted suitcase is made to last forever. Maybe that’s why it comes with a 100-year warranty. Made of fully waterproof, full-grain boot leather and built bombproof with classic lines, hardware & finish – Saddleback Leather Co. comes correct with this case, available in three sizes.
Two American classics have teamed up to make a fine-quality watch even better. Hamilton Watches and actor/philanthropist Harrison Ford are bringing exposure to the Team Earth Project – an environmental program bringing industries & individuals together to make a difference. By choosing this American-made stainless steel, pilot-style, analog timepiece, you’re helping Team Earth spread the message of environmental awareness in a fresh way.
Let your good taste light the way. This sculptural work of functional art will brighten up your workspace. The Alchemy table lamp, designed by Robert Ogden, is comprised of “found” industrial doodads and vintage mechanicals, like antique plumbing knobs & a base made from a 1940s-era trimming machine. Each lamp is, of course, handmade and one of a kind.
This light rocks. Tap the real-life drum and this rock-inspired light turns on. Tap it again and it turns off. Play Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick and it’ll be like an out of control strobe light. The Moby Dick part is a joke. Made from a real snare & drum hardware, this luminescence is handmade to order in New Zealand by the band from 326 Design Collective.