Electronics

Bluelounge Sanctuary Charging Station

Charging stations are abundant nowadays, but it’s rare that one comes so close to simplicity as this one.

“The simple and compact design conceals a universal charger compatible with over 1500 electronic devices from most major brands and a USB port allowing hundreds more electronic devices to be charged using just The Sanctuary. Users can from now on charge their cell phone, PDA, Blackberry, iPod, MP3 player, and bluetooth headset simultaneously in one location.”

Available in White or Black, $129.00

[via gizmodo via geeky-gadgets]

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Bluelounge Sanctuary Charging Station here

Phonofone II Ipod Speaker

We’ve probably all seen this before as a concept piece, but they’re now in production and taking pre-orders for shipment in April.

The Phonofone amplifies the sound that comes out of your earbuds and is made entirely from ceramic. Not only does it function entirely without electricity (other than the Ipod, ofcourse), but it’s quite a stunning sculptural piece as well.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Phonofone II Ipod Speaker here

Light Switch by Tobias Wong

I was actually looking for something like this recently because I read before I go to bed and then I’m too tired to turn off the light–you know the story–and when I finally get up to turn the light out, it wakes me up a little then I can’t go to bed.

I think we’ve all seen this before, but I had sort of forgotten about it because maybe it was only a concept piece before? I can’t recall. But in any case, it’s available now.

“Another “instant” classic from Tobias Wong. Melding wit with functionality, this wireless light switch can control any light fixture (or any electrical device) within 100 feet. Attach the remote component to the fixture of your choice and simply “flip the switch”.”

Open edition in Chrome and a Limited Edition of 500 in 14k Gold.

Or, as one of our faithful readers wrote in, you can get one of these as an alternative.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Light Switch by Tobias Wong here

Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio

Sustainably grown wooden radio which is compatible with your ipod.

“Singgih Kartono chooses wood for his radios not just based on aesthetics but on his appreciation of wood’s simplicity and organic vitality. The Magno radio combines the most current mp3 player compatible electronics with sustainably grown woods.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Singgih Kartono Magno Wooden Radio here

Tivoli Audio iYiYi

In most cases, I’d rather have 1 item that performs two functions instead of 2 that each only perform one. But for some reason, listening to iTunes on my computer doesn’t really work for me while I’m using my computer. It slows down my computer a little and the speakers leave a little to be desired. I’ve been wanting a external way to listen to my iTunes library and I think this may just be it.

“The iYiYi system connects and charges all dockable iPods. Its precise digital tuner includes five FM and five AM station preset buttons, a ‘seek’ function, and built-in AM and FM antennas. The backlit display provides information on station tuning, the time, and the 20-minute sleep timer indicator. It all adds up to the ultimate home audio system for anyone looking for iPod and radio control in one unit. Available in black and white. Dimensions: 7.36″H x 11.88″ W x 8.66″ D. Weight: 6.33 lbs”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Tivoli Audio iYiYi here

Candleholder Flashlight by David Weeks

Look! It’s the repurposing of a the candleholder shape into a flashlight. This is pretty cool.

“This flashlight can be perfectly concealed on your bookcase or mantle top. It uses bright LED bulbs and is powered by 3 AA batteries (not included).”

Designed by David Weeks.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Alessi Body Scale

Ever since Katie posted this sink over in our ‘Remodel’ section, I’ve been having fantasies about the perfect bathroom.

I think this would fit in nicely.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Availability: Buy Alessi Body Scale here

SpaceStation

The SpaceStation is a USB hub station which allows for cord management for up to four devices when you have your laptop connected.

Available in black or white.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.99
Availability: Buy SpaceStation here

500xl Computer Speakers

500 times larger than your earbuds, these desk top speakers mess around with your sense of scale. Clever.

“500XL includes a built-in amp and 3-way power – it runs on batteries or you can connect it to your computer’s USB port with the supplied cord.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy 500xl Computer Speakers here

C2- Climate Control

Herman Miller has a new space aged heating and cooling solution which uses a patented, energy-efficient thermal technology to deliver both heating and cooling from a single, compact unit which consumes 90% less energy than a typical space heater.

“The C2 not only improves your comfort level, it filters the air around you by intercepting particles of dust, pollen and dander as small as five microns.

And, because the C2 is not a space heater, it doesn’t contain any exposed heating coils, chemicals or harmful emissions. No filling with water or recharging is necessary, and the filter is removable for cleaning. The unit will shut itself off after four hours, as an added energy saver. UL listed and plugs into a standard 110v AC. The C2 Climate Control is a fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc.”


[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy C2- Climate Control here

PowerBlock

This clever unit both hides a mess of wires and also conceals a power strip.

More information:

View PowerBlock here

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Aromatic Humidifier by Plus Minus Zero–now on sale

Naoto Fukusawa is one of the few people I would call a design genius. His Aromatic Humidifier by Plus Minus Zero is a prime example of his work and is now on sale.

“Comes with an aroma pot for you to add your favorite essential oil, so that the air in the room can not only be moisturized, but also scented with soothing aroma.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Availability: Buy Aromatic Humidifier by Plus Minus Zero–now on sale here

astor phone by hulger

Limited edition phone by Hulger is perfect for Skype, and it’s wireless bluetooth so there are no annoying cords to deal with.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy astor phone by hulger here

Woofer Speaker System

Here are some speakers that would certainly make a statement.

‘Pun intended, the “Woofer” is a co-axial speaker system consisting of two dogs. The custom engineered electronic filters make for great sound, and the aesthetics – well, you’ve definitely got two new best friends.’

Price shown for a set of two.

20″H x 11.5″W x 17″D (per speaker)
Material: Polyester.

Speaker: 60watt – 180 watt RMS, 4 ohm impedance.

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Availability: Buy Woofer Speaker System here

Geneva Sound System- Medium

Sure, audiophiles probably have a list four feet long of what is needed in a sound system, but for some of us what it boils down to is how it looks (if you care about sound reproduction you probably just cringed). Yes, it needs to sound good, but it also needs to not be an obscene stack of metal and cords and flashing lights everywhere. This sound system is especially lovely, and it’s in one box. One box, I repeat. So nice. Maybe it would be a good gift for someone (or yourself).

“Presenting quality sound from a piano-lacquered wooden box with CD player, FM radio and iPod connector cable – all controlled by remote. With two channels and patented algorithms, the Geneva Sound System digitally adapts the left and right signals for a balanced 120-degree sound stage. A 100-watt digital amplifier powers the system’s four built-in speakers, which together deliver a sound performance with a full range of frequencies – from deep, rich bass to crystal clear highs, without dropping a single note in between. An LED display on the front of the cabinet displays what’s playing. Compatible with iPod models with dock connectors, including iPod Video, Nano, Photo and Mini.”

H 8″ W 14.5″ D 9.5″

Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Geneva Sound System- Medium here