Nowadays, most of my traveling is business related. Because of this, I almost always have to bring a suit with me. This means having an extra garment bag on top of my regular hand-luggage and backpack. That was until a friend of mine suggested I try the Traveler’s Choice Sienna ($69). This is the first bag (that I know of) to integrate a garment bag inside what can be considered a hand-luggage. It has a hard side for protection as well as a soft side that allows you to squeeze it into the overhead compartments.
I’d say it’s definitely a good buy for your next trip.
You can buy it on Amazon.
Sometimes a 27″ display isn’t enough. Sometime a 27″ display in combination with your 15″ laptop screen isn’t enough. That’s why Twelve South, the folks that brought you Plugbug!, MagicWand, and BackPack, came up with HoverBar ($80).
HoverBar allows you to float your iPad around your display, using a flexible arm that attaches to your monitor’s base.
Yet another product from Twelve South that I
want need to have.
You can buy it at Twelve South.
In honor of David Bowie’s 65th birthday (January 8 ), London-based artist Von has published a portrait ($71) of the great icon.
The print is very friendly framed 50cm x 40cm and the price is very attractive.
Medium: Giclee on Cotton Rag Somerset enhanced 100% to 225 g
Size: 50cm x 40cm / 19.6 “x 15.7″
You can buy it at the shopvon.
Are you looking to impress your friends the next time you organize a game night at your place? Nothing better than The World’s Largest Scrabble Game ($12,000). One of only nine in existence, it is handmade by John Kahn, renowned mixed media artist and creator of colossal pop art.
What were you saying about your Monopoly special edition?
You can buy at at Hammacher Schlemmer.
If you know me, you know that lately I have a bit of a photography bug. I’m far from be a pro, but the last thing I want to do is to go to some event and miss the perfect shot. At the same time, I’d hate to spend the night walking around with the camera hanging from my neck or using one of those bulky camera bags.
That’s why I decided to purchase the Lowepro Fastpack 100 ($55), a very compact backpack that can fit your camera and 2 or 3 lenses (it depends on the lenses and which you leave mounted on the camera). The Fastpack 100 has two main storage compartments – a boxy, padded camera compartment at its base, and a sloping personal effects one above it. My favorite feature is definitely the side access to the camera, which allows me to take the camera out without fully removing the backpack from my shoulders.
You can buy it on Amazon.
A little daunting the idea of typing on the emptiness of their desk, but the Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard Hammacher Schlemer ($199) work through this ’holographic’ principle.
If you do not mind the idea of having an aspect a little ’surreal, this keyboard is an imagegenerated by a laser on any flat surface. Through it all you iPhone, iPad or Android will enjoywriting about full-size keys, even if a little ’too light… to crush. It is worse than a touch screen keyboard, in the end.
According to the producers the keyboard recognizes the “pressure” by an infrared optical sensor, projected horizontally to a few millimeters from the surface. Since when flying keyboardfingers should not be ”obscured” by this beam at each other, everything works pretty well. The company boasts a 100% accuracy.
The speed is not bad, given that the keyboard is able to follow 400 characters per minute.Certainly when it comes to keyboards, size does matter, even beyond the absence of physical sensation of touch.
The future is here.
You can buy it at Hammacher Schlemmer Store
Found by chance on the Behance Network, this application has struck me for its high quality graphics and the many possibilities of use; therefore, not only a clock but a powerful visual tool.
Released on June 9, 2011, Audio Clock ( free, $1.99 ) turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a beautiful clock and a music player. Audio Clock is designed as not only a time utility, but also as a digital animation art piece as interior objects that are always on your bedside, desktop and sideboard.
The basic functions of Audio Clock are free to use, and more than 40 different themes are available via In-App Purchase for $1.99 (sale price good through January 31, 2012). To preview themes, swipe left or right with two fingers on the main screen.
You can buy it on the Apple store
The XD Design solar window charger (49€) is a wonderful environmentally-friendly product. It charges your devices using only solar energy. This beautifully designed charger can be attached to the window with ease and comes with a USB power cable.
Minimal & useful.
You can learn more at XD Design
This one is for those tea-loving geeks. Remember in the 80′s when we thought that by 2000 we would have robots helping us around the house? While Armed With Technology Tea Infuser ($15) doesn’t go quite as far, it can definitely help you to make some awesome tea. Just fill it with your favorite leaves and hang it on the rim of your mug with its hands.
You can buy it at ModCloth.
The Tabisso Lounge Chairs ($TBA) are the solution for those who would like to give a unique look to their office space. You can use these chairs to compose any word you want, like “web” for the waiting room of your agency. You can also complement them with their punctuation lamps. The chairs are available in every letter of the alphabet.
Each of these pieces are made in France and prices are subject to individual quotes, so be sure your spelling is correct.
You can learn more at Tabisso.