The Cobra Tag helps keep you from losing your keys/phone. It works by syncing through Bluetooth and reminds you with an alarm when the two become separated. The tag can also be set to lock your smartphone whenever it goes out of range of the Cobra tag, thereby adding an extra level of protection to your phone’s data.
Designed in 1976 by Shiro Kuramata, this glass chair is fully functional. Glass (T=12mm) is manufactured by Mihoya Glass Co. and held together by Photobond 100 adhesive. Part of the Kazuko Koike & Ken Frankeli Collection.
Designed in Germany, the Vandera is made from 18/10 Stainless Steel and features a brushed finish exterior and a glossy interior. The waste basket is available in several sizes.
Designed to bridge the gap between traditional sketching and the digital world, the Inkling digital sketch pen captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. The Inkling also allows you to create digital layers while you sketch on paper and can store hundreds of sketches before the memory is full. Certainly an intriguing piece of design.
Silva cut no corners with this MacBook case. Available for 13” or 15” MacBooks, the case is hand assembled and sanded from a solid sheet of Bamboo with a Tung oil finish and two coats of Polyurethane. The strap also stays true to the hand made nature of the case by being cut, burnished and oiled by hand.
For those tired of getting scorched by their laptop, the Chill Mat plugs into your computer’s USB and utilizes dual fans to provide airflow. The mat also helps provide an ergonomic surface with non slip rubber for more comfortable use.
Designed by Eric Pfieffer for Offi, this 16”H x 15”W x 13”D magazine holder helps keep reading material close at hand. Available in Walnut, Birch, and Oak.
Mathew Buchholz creates quality prints featuring alternative explanations for significant historic events. This particular 11” x 17” piece, The Beast in Boston Harbour, describes how the residents repelled the beast by dumping bitter tea into the sea which was unfortunately seen as a revolutionary act by British troops.
Designed to be quiet yet bright, SOTO’s Task Light features a 4 Watt LED mercury free fixture for energy efficient consumption. Available as a freestanding or railmounted unit.
Sony 360º Omnidirectional Speakers
Dubbed the SRS-BTV25 and RDP-V20iP by Sony, these omnidirectional speakers are set to be released soon. One will stream music from bluetooth enabled devices and the other will be able to work as a speaker dock for iPhones/iPods. Both models feature a 2.2” woofer and 0.78” tweeter with a 13W output.
Described as the “funnest bike in the world,” the No. 2 by Paul Budnitz is a true piece of art. Designed for easy riding, the No.2 features an upright sitting position, 3.4 pound titanium frame and fork, and superfat slick tires. The bike is also designed with Paul Budnitz’s tradmark all-titanium No.2 Cantilever Frame™ & U™ fork, proprietary Ti stem, handlebars & seat post. Gear & brake cables are also hidden inside the frame tubing. The No. 2 is available as a belt-driven single speed or 11-speed internally geared transmission.
This 12” x 18” cutting board features a modern contrasting design of rectangle maple and walnut woods. The board is a solid 1 1/2” thick and is held together with an FDA approved waterproof glue and is treated with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax. Designed by Cameron Oehler.
The Rollfire is certainly a bold design and I’m sure the designers had a few conversations with the lawyers on this one. The result is a stand alone bio-ethanol fueled fire that can be rolled around to its desired location or simply wall mounted. The Rollfire is also the recipient of the Good Design 2010 award.
I don’t think it’s possible for a mentally stable person not to like R/C helicopters. The Syma S107, now selling for $20 on Amazon.com, is the affordable answer to those looking to embrace their inner pilot. While the device is too light to be used effectively outdoors, it is perfect for indoor use with the ability to charge by USB and remote control by infrared.
To be released in November for approx $800, the HMZ-T1 is Sony’s personal, head mounted 3D theatre system. The system has been getting good reviews so far and features two 1280x720 OLED displays to emulate a 750” screen, perceived 20m from the viewer. According to early reviews, it does both 2D and 3D very well and is also quite comfortable to wear.