I like the design on Brookstone’s Big Blue Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. While available for less than a hundred bucks you get two front-facing full-range speaker drivers, a down-firing subwoofer and a passive radiator, touch sensitive volume controls on top and bass/treble controls on the back. The whole thing weighs in at 6.6 lbs (almost 3 kg) and got a Bluetooth range of 33 feet.
Want to make better use of your and your friends’ Instagrams? Say hi to Instacube, a stand-alone, wireless display that’ll bring those precious feeds to the living room or office at 3x the size.
Using the 600×600 LCD touch screen you’ll be to select which streams to show (friends, hashtags, you name it) and it sports three tactile buttons on top: one for power, one for feed toggling and one for Liking photos right away.
Here’s White & White LED Clock by Kibardin Design. This stylish, retro clock sits just as well on the desk as mounted on the wall. Besides having time, alarm and date it sports a light sensor that allows it to automatically dim when the room goes dark.
If you’re going to keep goldfish you ought to do it in a Fishscape Fishbowl, designed by Aruliden for Gaia and Gino. While holding 2.5 gallons of water the textured interior landscape looks good for both viewers and, presumably, the fish.
It’s a limited edition product though, so if you want one you better be there when it’s launched October 5th.
Belkin’s Chef Stand + Stylus is designed to make cooking while using your iPad / tablet a whole lot easier (or, less messy at least). The case-compatible stand sports a non-slip rubber base and the magnetic tip on the wand works with any touchscreen.
Here’s FRAMED*, a “platform for new art forms” conceptualized by Tokyo based interface designer Yugo Nakamura of tha ltd. Did I hear you ask “Well, isn’t it just a flat screen TV?”. No, it’s more than that. It’s a display acting as a frame for visual art, which you can then just either let animate on its own or interact with using, say, your iPhone. Since there’s a microphone, camera and stereo speakers (+ wireless audio transmitter) built into it as well I’ll just assume there’ll be some highly interactive things created for it, art reacting to its surroundings.
It’s 37.4 x 22 inches big and 1.3 inches deep, containing a 40" Samsung LED Full HD display. Underneath the hood you’ll find an Intel Core i5 based machine running Windows 7 supporting Adobe Flash, Processing, openFrameworks and Cinder. Add WiFi, Bluetooth and a USB connectivity to that and you’ve got something that might just be able to create something more interesting than a regular poster.
FRAMED* is not available for purchase just yet, but follow them on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated.
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.
Harman Kardon BDS 800 is a new, slick 5.1 home theatre system featuring a 65 watt per channel digital amplifier (Dolby Digital, DTS) capable of playing Blu-ray, DVD/CD and FM-radio as well as media content through the USB port. As for the speakers (which are wall-mountable) you get four identical, two-way, dual-driver satellite speakers, one dedicated two-way, dual-driver center speaker and a subwoofer packing 200 watts.
Pick your weapon: grenade, knife or revolver. Here’s the Armed Notebooks, a series of black notebooks with a slightly aggressive appearance by Taiwanese design group Megawing. Each feature a key ring on the front and different lines and patterns on the inside.
“With its cantilevered modules stacked upon each other at a single angled point, Equilibrium is a unique furniture piece that immediately catches attention by creating a sense of amusement and surprise.”
It might look fragile but it can hold more than 120 lbs (54 kg) worth of weight and it’s available in three different colors as well as natural walnut veneer. No word on pricing though.