Electronics

Pig Speaker by Idea

Too cute. Not only do I eat pork, but I think they’re totally adorable as inanimate objects. Conflict of interest with earthy-crunchy types? Maybe, but I’d rather this than a talking carrot. Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” just took on new meaning.

Material: Ceramic
Designer: Idea
Dimensions: 3.5 x 7.25 x 4 inches
Available in black, white, and gold

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Pig Speaker by Idea here

Woodtec Docking Station

If you’ve got entirely too much plastic and metal in your life, maybe this handmade cedar charger will help. The naturally scented cedar log disguises a working iPhone/iPod docking station and connects to your computer via USB.

handmade of cedar….looks, feels and smells amazing! compatible with all iphones and all ipod devices(except shuffle). The docking stations use a standard USB plug, so it can be used to charge and sync with a computer. If it is for an iPhone, it came with an adapter to plug into the wall for charging.

Price depends on size, each is made to order.

[via The Green Head]

Purchase Information:

Price: $73.00
Availability: Buy Woodtec Docking Station here

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Powermat Wireless Charger

I’ve fallen in love with the Powermat. Maybe it’s because I was born under the Aquarius zodiac and as a result I’m weak in the knees for new gadgets, but nevertheless this charger is a fun glimpse into the future. The Powermat is a small plate that uses magnetic induction to wirelessly charge your gadgets: iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. Simply add a receiver to your gadget… if it’s a BlackBerry, it means a new battery door. Using a Miniot case for your Apple gadget? Add the Powermat univeral dock. Imagine stopping by your favorite coffee/hot chocolate shop and laying your phone down on the counter; as you sip, the counter powers your phone. This technology can be implanted into any surface, so just imagine what it means for the future of decorating and industrial design on the whole!

Also available in a foldable travel version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.99
Availability: Buy Powermat Wireless Charger here

ANDREA Air Filter

Hmm, you might want to consider the new ANDREA as a possible choice for an air filter for your home. It purifies the air by utilizing plants… sounds good, right? (If you have a green thumb, that is.)

Andrea is a revolutionary new air purifier engineered to significantly improve the air filtration capacity of natural plants. This living filter accelerates the removal of harmful VOC’s and toxins through the active infrastructure system of a plant to continuously clean and oxygenate the rooms in your home or office. Andrea naturally purifies air by drawing it in with a whisper quiet fan to propel it through the leaves and root system of a plant, then out through the water and soil filtration and back into the room. Works with any household plant. Ozone free operation. No replaceable filters.

Invented by designer Mathieu Lehanneur with David Edwards.
12.2 x 12.2 x 16.2 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy ANDREA Air Filter here

Henry Air Purifier

Whoa, this baby is on sale for half of its regular price. Not too shabby if you’re in the market for an air purifier.

Slim and unobtrusive, Henry quietly purifies the air with its five-stage hepa/carbon filter which stops unwanted dust, pollen, odors, viruses, and bacteria. Includes an automatic shut-off function and filter indicator. Covers up to 250 sq. ft. Made of ABS and polypropylene plastic and a zinc base. Simple assembly required.

Matti Walker, 2006
Size: 50.5h x 7″diam.; Cord: 69″l
reg. $300.00

(No longer on sale.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.95
Availability: Buy Henry Air Purifier here

Belkin Conserve Energy Saving Surge Strip

Belkin makes saving money and the environment as easy as flicking a switch. The Conserve Surge Protector comes with a remote control which allows you to shut off devices that consume standby power. Just remember to stow away the remote, it would be quite a bummer for you to step on it and completely zap that 20 page presentation you’ve been working on.

Product Details:
Six switchable and two always-on power outlets
Built-in cord management; wall-mountable remote control
2.8 x 4.4 x 16.2 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.71
Availability: Buy Belkin Conserve Energy Saving Surge Strip here

Q speakers

So, you audiophiles, what do you think of this? I’ve never claimed to be an expert on sound, but this has some serious style to it. While currently it’s available through special order, there are a few Limited Editions in Silver Beech that are priced at $1600. Not cheap, certainly, but it looks like the people behind the speaker have put some thought into sustainability and quality, and we all know you get what you pay for (usually).

Designed by Grier Govorko and hand-crafted in New Zealand from real wood, Q-speakers use highly efficient Class D amplification to deliver 60W of smooth audio in stereo to you, the listener. Hidden from view, the mid/high speakers create an ‘all-around’ sound, the listener can be in front, behind, to the side and the sound remains perfect. This is made possible by what we call ‘reflective-sound’. Dave Levine, the genius responsible for the Red Hot Chili Peppers live sound, dreamt up this unique concept. Q-speakers adopted it.

Limited Edition collection starts at $1600.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $1600.00
Availability: Buy Q speakers here

Dyson Air Multiplier Fan

Yep, James Dyson is at it again. Leave it up to him to improve upon a fan by making it completely bladeless. That’s right, no blades. It instead amplifies and accelerates air (see below) so that it expels 118 gallons of smooth air every second. Very clever.

Air is drawn into the base of the machine. The air is forced up into the loop amplifier and accelerated through the annular aperture, creating a jet of air that hugs the airfoil-shaped ramp. While exiting the loop amplifier, the jet pulls air from behind the fan into the airflow. At the same time, the surrounding air from the front and sides of the machine are forced into the air stream, amplifying it 15 times. The result is a constant uninterrupted flow of cooling air. The Dyson Air Multiplier fan is powered by an energy efficient brushless motor and air speed can be precisely adjusted with a dimmer switch. No blades mean no need for a grill and it’s safe and simple to clean.

10″ Blue/Iron ($299.00), 10″ Silver/White ($299.00), or 12″ Silver/Iron ($329.99, shown)

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Dyson Air Multiplier Fan here

Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth

These technically aren’t available right this very second*, but you can pre-order them now and receive them in early November.

Typical speakers are designed to play even the most compressed or poorly recorded track. They gloss over the details that give high-resolution music its depth. The Ceramic Speakersí custom-made drivers, porcelain and cork enclosures, and Tripath amplifier reveal every nuance. They will show the difference between lossless and mp3 files, and will unlock vinylís richness.

System includes: Two ceramic speakers, Amplifier based on the Tripath 2024 T-Amp with gold-plated binding posts, 1/8? input, cast iron base, 16-gauge oxygen-free copper speaker cables with banana plug termination, interconnects for RCA and 1/8? sources

*eff it. If everyone else is going to post these speakers before they are available to buy, then I will too.

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth here

WirePod by Joris Laarman

As I remember, Artecnica launched this product back in ’08 to mixed reviews. It’s the first piece in Artecnica’s Wiremore™ collection, a series of electrical products aiming to change power cords and wires from “concealed, passive objects into visible, active elements that aesthetically and functionally energize living and working spaces”. [via dezeen]
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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Availability: Buy WirePod by Joris Laarman here

Refresh Charging Station by Bluelounge

Yes, yet another charging station has hit the ever-growing market. With two built-in iPod/iPhone connectors, a Mini and Micro USB, and two regular USB sockets, it’s sure to fit your (and/or your family’s) needs. Plus, it looks pretty sleek with its angled surface (better to view screens while charging) and rubberized top.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Availability: Buy Refresh Charging Station by Bluelounge here

2B Ltd. Edition Vacuum Tube Radio

I don’t know much about radios, but I do know vacuum tubes are usually a good thing and this particular radio has those plus a heck of a nice look.

Its three vacuum tubes broadcast signals in big, warm, radiant sound. Watch the tubes at work through the open back. MP3 compatible.

Designer: Jonas Damon
Dimensions (inches): 12.75″W x 8.75″H x 7″D
Materials: Aluminum and MDF
Notes: MP3 compatible.

$350.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Geneva Home Theatre System

Whoa, talk about being serious about your sound system, this mother of all grandaddy home theatres will house your speakers (don’t worry, that includes a subwoofer), iPod dock, CD player, and AM/FM radio, plus there’s room to add in your DVD player and other components. It doesn’t look too bad either. (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,995.00
Availability: Buy Geneva Home Theatre System here

Blu Dot’s Juice Box

Here’s another great station to corral all your gadgets whilst charging.

One outlet, four electronic thingamajigs to plug in, let the Juice Box help balance that equation. Mitered walnut box with felted wool removable top tames the tangle of cords, while concealing a power strip of your choosing.

Specs: (Inches) 4h x 15.5w x 8d

$129.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot’s Juice Box here

Speak-er

It just might be worth the wait for these computer speakers. Standing at 4 inches high, they’re small enough to do the job without taking up too much desk space.

Speak-er are high-qualtiy multimedia speakers that plug directly into your computer or MP3 player. Their iconic shape put the “speak” in speakers. Set includes a left and right speaker and power adapter.

Construction: Polished white ABS housing with matte black steel grille (additional specs)
Dimensions: H 4″ x W 6″ x L 2″ per speaker

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Speak-er here

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