Looking for a stylish iPad Air or iPad Mini case? Let me suggest the Hard Graft Draw Case, made in leather and felt with a marl grey rope. Oh, and it doubles as a stand as well.
The Draw cases are available soon in two sizes, both for around $184 (€138).
Buy @ Hardgraft.com
The Qlocktwo W watch by Biegert & Funk tells the time with words that light up when you push a button on the face instead of numbers or hands. Who needs extremely exact time telling anyway?
The Qlocktwo W is available in English, German and French as well as in black, brushed and polished stainless steel – all sporting the black leather strap.
Can’t seem to find info on availability or price on the W, but the larger Qlocktwo wall clock ($1,100.00) and Qlocktwo table alarm clock ($590.00) is available.
Say hi to Bowers & Wilkins A7, a stylish, wireless music system with AirPlay support, meaning you can hook up your iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch or Mac (if you’ve got Mac OS X Mountain Lion) and stream music easy as pie. Hell, you can add another A7 and it forms a really good looking – albeit expensive – multiroom system.
Beneath the brushed aluminum surface you’ll find a 6″ Kevlar subwoofer, four high quality stereo drivers along with five dedicated Class D amplifiers for a “natural and widely spread sound” with a rich and deep bass. Remember these are the ones that did the odd-looking (but well-sounding) Zeppelin Air.
“Wireless audio is upsampled through A7’s audiophile-quality 96kHz/24bit Digital-to-Analogue Convertor (DAC), reducing noise and increasing dynamic range, for a more detailed, natural sound from the high-quality drive units. Not all sound is good sound. A7 features tube-loaded tweeters first seen on our flagship Nautilus™ speaker. Rear reflections in the cabinet are absorbed by the design, to ensure pure high frequencies”
Product page: Bowers-wilkins.com: A7 ($799)
Had to mention another Kickstarter project: Supr Slim by Supr Good Co. A really, really thin wallet or as Supr describes it: “a super-thin, card-carrying over-achiever. Designed for minimalists.”.
The two guys behind Supr got fed up with regular thin wallets made out of conventional materials like leather that got out of shape after a while (or was designed for a specific number of cards) so they created the 3 mm thin Supr Slim wallet out of a durable and very elastic material that wraps tightly around your cards. So, cram one, two or ten cards in there and they’ll fit snugly without stretching it out. Also, it’s available in six colors and the material is RFID friendly.
Kickstarter.com: Supr Slim Wallet (about $25)
Here’s California based Lit Motors’ C-1, an electric two-wheel urban vehicle which is gyroscopically stabilized to stay upright (even after a collision) of which a prototype was shown at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2012.
Besides having two seats, a top speed of 120 mph (that’s 193 km/h!) and a battery pack providing a range of 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) it’s designed to connect nicely to your smartphone for instant traffic messages, weather conditions, maps and directions.
A production model is expected to launch late 2014 and set you back about 12,000 to 16,000 USD.
Here’s Pebble, a really cool Kickstarter project which managed to raise a whopping million bucks in just 28 hours. This E-paper watch can connect to your iPhone or Android phone using Bluetooth, letting you customize it in all kinds of ways with new watchfaces, notifications from your phone or apps. Available in jet black, arctic white and cherry red.
Getpebble.com (From $115)
I really like Marshall’s line of headphones, and now they’ve updated the Major White to Major White FX, meaning it comes armed with a fully iPod/iPhone/iPad compatible microphone and remote.
As the previous versions it’s fully collapsible and sports a headband made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall’s classic amps.
Marshall Major White FX Product Page
Volkswagen showed off its Cross Coupé concept at Tokyo Motor Show last year, but for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show they’ve unveiled a new take on it; the Cross Coupé TDI Plug-In Hybrid. This one runs on their new transverse matrix architecture and offers a top speed of 130 mph (62 mph in 6.5 seconds) and 302 combined horsepower from two electric motors and the four-cylinder turbo diesel with direct injection, meaning it’ll probably be fun to drive as well.
According to Volkswagen the TDI Plug-In Hybrid will be good for a whopping 130 miles per gallon, 28 of those using the electric motors.
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Incase Terra is a new collection of stylish bags, packs and laptop sleeves in natural materials featuring bold, red interiors and oversized zippers. The Terra Tote ($79.95) sports a removable shoulder strap, padded bottom and room for up to a 13" MacBook Pro. The backpack, Terra Campus Pack ($99.95), sports padded straps and a padded notebook compartment for a laptop up to a 15" MacBook Pro in size.
For those just wanting to protect their precious machines there’s the Terra Sleeve ($49.95), available in 11", 13" and 15" sizes with an external slip pocket for documents.
Buy @ Goincase.com: Terra Collection
New York-based fashion design company Nooka has revamped their Zub Zoo watch, dubbing the new one Zub 40. The Zub 40 is available in black, red, white and charcoal/green and interchangeable bands in the same colors, allowing you to customize it a bit more. Simple and stylish. Anyone else getting a LEGO vibe?
Buy @ Amazon.com: Nooka Zub Zoo 40 ($100)
Product page: Nooka