I’m not a big fan of headsets, but the Nokia J Bluetooth Headset sure looks good. Besides the shiny, curved, stainless steel housing it sports a clip to carry it in (yeah, wearing a headset all the time just to look like you’re expecting important calls isn’t impressing anyone) which automatically turns the headset on/off when used to preserve battery time. Also, you get DSP noise reduction, automatic echo cancellation (AEC), automatic volume control that adjusts to your surroundings and two sets of small, medium and large earpieces. As for the battery you get up to 3 months of standby time and 5 hours of talk time.
The Nokia J is compatible with any phone supporting Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Headset Profile 1.1 and Handsfree Profile (HFP) 1.5.
This is Bose CineMate 1 SR, a home-theatre system featuring a sleek soundbar speaker (for full simulated surround sound), a wireless subwoofer (mmm.. one less cable to worry about) and a programmable IR remote control. Besides that it can analyze the room’s dimensions and determine wether it’s mounted on a wall or put flat on a table to automatically adjust the sound parameters to make it as wide and spacious as possible.
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.
This is the GoggleDesk by Italian furniture manufacturers Babini, designed by Danny Venlet. Just pick and choose between glossy and matte finishes (you can have the inside matte and outside glossy as well, or vice versa) and a bunch of contrasting colors if white or black is too modest for you.
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.
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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.
Vestal, makers of fat, rock n’ roll inspired timepieces, brings us De Novo – their first with day register and date window. Other than the heavy duty look it sports a large stainless steel band, two-pushed butterly clasp and chronograph.
Available in black/black, silver/black, matte black and gold/black.
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).
I admit it, I really like Nixon watches: this is Nixon The Magnacon SS, a new, fat timepiece featuring a 6 hand Swiss made chronograph with day and date, custom 100 meter titanium carbide coated stainless steel case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a stainless steel band with double locking clasp.
Available for about $750 in All Gunmetal, All Black and White SR models.