Oh yeah, here’s a pair of stylish earphones for you: Nocs NS800. These sweet high-fidelity earphones are designed in Stockholm, Sweden and are available in both black and white models. Both sporting stainless steel housings, noise isolating silicone sleeves and Kevlar reinforced cables, meaning they’re designed to last a while.
Add the fact that they come with a mic and remote compatible with iPhones/iPods/iPads and you’ve got yourself a nice replacement for those standard white Apple buds.
Link: Nocs.se: NS800 ($200)
The retro-lookin’ Breville VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster might just cheer up any breakfast. The toaster part of this comes with nifty features like a reheat button as well as a defrost button which lengthens the toasting time needed for frozen bread, removable crumb tray and cord storage. The AM/FM radio allows 10 pre-set stations, and comes an illuminated graphic display, preset graphic equializer and a line-in jack if you’d like to hook up your mp3 player instead. Well, I know it’s been done before, but I really like the 1950s feel of it.
Breville.co.uk: Product Page (Â£50, about $80)
Creative just launched the ZEN Style M300 MP3 player, offering a nice alternative to the iPad Nano. Besides supporting Bluetooth headphones, MP3 playing and FM-radio it’ll play videos on its 1.45" screen as well.
The ZEN Style M300 is available with white, black and yellow details and in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes, costing you from $40 to $80 depending on storage size.
Link: Creative.com: ZEN Style M300
Here’s Fossil Meta Watches, two Bluetooth-equipped timepieces available with both analog and digital faces. The analog one sports two 16×80 white OLED displays while the digital one has a 96×96 reflective display. The thing about these is that Fossil offers an SDK/API to allow programmers to change and customize the functionality and send data to them wirelessly. Might not be something for casual Joe but it’s a nice effort nevertheless.
Other features include accelerometer, 3ATM water resistance, ambient light sensor, rechargeable batteries and stainless steel cases with leather straps.
Oh man, Project Squadt is a collaboration between Austin, Texas-based Ferg and ThreeZero brought to you by Jamungo and it consists of a limited edition (and amazing) set of aggressive little creatures standing 4″ to 6″ tall while featuring interchangeable masks, eyes and weapons. I want all of them guarding my office desk, too bad they’re all sold out in the official store right now.
Link: Project Squadt
Looking for something stylish and expensive to carry and protect your MacBook Air with? How about this portfolio hand-crafted in dark brown leather by Italian Valextra? Besides the good looks it sports two pockets (one with flap closure and one with three pouches of which one is zipped).
As said earlier, you might find a bit pricey considering the $958 price tag (about 1,300 USD).
MrPorter.com: Valextra Leather MacBook Air Portfolio (
More docking speaker goodies: here’s JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock allowing you to play all your music over WiFi from any iTunes running computer (Mac/PC), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Besides that it sports a color display showing the album artwork along with album / artist / song information.
Other features include HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization), USB port, dual alarms, playback control buttons and digital FM-radio with 10 station presets.
The speaker will be available this spring, no price tag yet though.
JBL.com: On Air Speaker Dock
Here’s the new multi touch-sensing Microsoft Touch Mouse which Microsoft promises will hook up nicely with Windows 7. The touch area lets you navigate and switch between tasks easily while you can use gestures to scroll, pan and manipulate content.
Microsoft.com: Touch Mouse ($80)
Amazon.com: Microsoft Touch Mouse ($79.95)
Want your iPhone to stand out from the crowd or just give it a bit more back-to-nature look? Check out these wooden iPhone skins by Karvt. These hand-made skins are made of real wood (alder, bamboo, cedar, cherry, hickory, oak, pine.. you name it) which makes each skin unique due to the wood grain and texture. You get both front and back skins for the iPhone 4 but only front skin for the iPhone 3 due to the curved back.
Gnr8: Karvt Wooden iPhone Skins ($23.00, +$10.00 for iPhone 4)
Karvt.com Shop ($25.00)
Give your iPhone 4 a retro touch with this genius decal, quickly transforming your phone to a Rainbow OneStep Polaroid Land camera. The sticker is cheap, easy to apply, won’t leave any residue when removed and looks great. What more can you ask for?
Photojojo: iPhone 4 Polaroid Decal ($6.00)