Before it was co-opted by B-Boys and B-Girls as the breakdancer’s shoe of choice, Nike’s 1972 jump-off, the Cortez, made a name for itself as one of the era’s best running shoes. Now, the slim, classic silhouette is back again in a nylon fabrication and a whole rainbow of colorways. Go get some. Source
X-mini Capsule Speakers are small enough to take anywhere and provide quality sound in all environments. And the latest model from X-mini got an upgrade. The KAI features a built-in Bluetooth device allowing you to stream music wirelessly from a paired device for up to four hours on a charge. This little unit also works great for mobile conference calls as well as acting as a dongle if you have more than one X-Mini speaker. Hook this up to your iPad or iPhone you’ve got yourself a ridiculously light yet powerful portable multimedia office.
Thanks to Miveu’s upcoming unit that turns your iPhone 4S into a POV cam, you can capture sweet digital videos of all your exploits without being one of those guys with a little video camera suction-cupped to his helmet. The Miveu functions by way of a wide-angle glass lens that attaches with a sturdy protective phone case. The tactile shutter can easily be pressed with gloves or gear on and gives a cool perspective that makes the helmet heads look even dorkier. Dorkier is a word, right?
If your sleeping clothes make it through the day you’re either really successful or really suffering. But these new dress sweatpants from Betabrand put a new spin on an old standby. They take the comfort of your old pajama pants and blend it with the fit and cut of trousers suitable for a day in the office. One Monday in these bad boys and you may never go back to pressed wool slacks again.
Luke’s Lamps feature industrial, shop-built styling, like some weirdness out of a Tim Burton movie. We think that’s a good thing. Made with Edison-style bulbs and repurposed industrial materials, they’re truly unique. Lots of different styles, all handmade by an actual human in the good ole USA.
Waxed canvas is really weatherproof until the wax wears off. Same with leather gloves or your rain-soaked Brooks saddle. Portland-based Otter Wax makes a kit that will treat all your old-fashioned outdoor gear. This kit includes water-repellent fabric wax, canvas cleaner, saddle soap and leather treatments to handle it all.
Is it just us or is the convenience and power of your super-smart iPhone starting to make your laptop seem a little stupid? The only bitch is that so much typing leads to lots of typos. But with just one click, the new Slim One Keyboard from Ontario-based brand Matias, lets you switch from typing on your PC or Mac to texting in turbo on your iPhone. Nice for us multi-device multi-taskers.
Whether you want to boggle would-be burglars or just save money on your home energy bill, Belkin’s WeMo home automation system has you covered. It lets you control electrical outlets in your home from your smart phone. Turn lights on and off or power down electronics after you’ve left. It even has a motion sensing mode, so even if you forget to turn stuff off via your phone, it’s still working to save you money.
Conduct a quick survey of your friends and you’ll be surprised how many of us have dropped our phones in the toilet. As they say, shit happens. Liquipel’s unique process for waterproofing your electronics can protect your phone, tablet or other handheld device from the damaging effects of liquid. Maybe not the full-immersion flip into the porcelain pool, but pretty much everything else.
If you tote around any type of USB-powered device you’d be nuts not to buy this PocketCell rechargeable battery bank from Innergie. It’ll be your lifeline for dying phones, tablets, and everything else powered requiring juice via USB. It is small, totally portable and compatible with over 10,000 devices.