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Walnut Cable Manager

Why do you need a walnut, puck-shaped thingamajig? Well, it’ll keep your charging cords and cables it place, so you can avoid crawling around on your hands and knees behind/beside your desk/sofa/bed every time one slips away. Remove the magnetic base, snake cables through the channel, pop the base back on, flip it over, and all your cords are tidy and secure.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Available from: CB2

Bike Speaker, Blue

Bike speakers are certainly a popular thing nowadays, aren’t they? This one is similar to the Soundflex Bluetooth Speaker, but at a lower price point. Not a bicyclist? You could also hang this around a shower head for your morning playlist. Its battery charges via USB and it has a wireless range up to 10 meters.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Leather Desk Mouse Pad

This Leather Desk Mouse Pad has come to your rescue, because it doubles as a carrying case for your iPad, mouse, and power cords. That’s right, carry your stuff around in it, then empty it out for a mouse pad. You’ll never be looking around for a mouse pad stand-in again. An embossed ruler across the side is there for reference whenever you might need.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: CB2

Soundflex Bluetooth Speaker

Do you need an inexpensive bluetooth speaker? This one has a flexible arm that lets you hang or clip it practically anywhere, which is oh-so-convenient if you’re always on the go. Hang it on your bike or bag and take off on your everyday adventures. The lower price tag means you don’t need to freak out if it gets some sand on it or a scratch or two (remember, it’s a speaker, not a precious little kitten). It’s water-resistant and USB rechargeable (cable included), and has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Q Knot Reusable Zip Ties

These sound handy enough, don’t they? Reusable zip ties could be used to manage unruly cords, seal up snack bags, and all those other things your imagination can think of. Made of rubber, they’re easy to release for reuse. Get a pack of 25 ties for $7 and divide them between your kitchen, office, and garage.
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Price: $6.95
Available from: Jet

Impossible I-1 Analog Instant Camera

The Impossible Project now brings us the I-1 Analog Instant Camera, the first camera system that uses the original Polaroid® format from way back when. But wait, it comes with an accompanying I-1 App, which lets you control aperture and shutter speed. Yep, pick your jaw up off the floor and soak it in. Autofocus and ring flash (eight LED’s plus it counts how many photos are left on the film) makes your photo skills shine, and you’ll have an actual instant photo to show off, give away, or frame. Oh, and, of course, you can upload your images to social channels with the app as well. Hip, hip, hooray!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Marble iPad Stand

What do you get when you take a small marble slab, a wooden sphere and a little gold bar? An iPad stand from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, of course. Made exclusively for Poketo (one of my favorite shops), this stand will look like a sculpture with or without your tablet, phone, letters, or books.
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Price: $78.00
Available from: Poketo

Minimalist Folio, Extra Large

Yep, we’ve posted the Minimalist Folio before, but this one is Extra Large, and that means a 15″ laptop will fit perfectly. It’s made of polyurethane, which helps the price point quite a bit (and will make you happy if you’re not a big fan of leather) and closes with two simple peg-in-hole fastenings. Choose between Navy, Black, or Blush.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Poketo

Native Union Docks: Colors

I’m sure you’ve seen Native Union’s charging docks for your devices, and I’m sure you agree that they’re pleasantly minimal and perfectly acceptable to a discerning eye. However, did you know there are a couple of new colors to match your phone/watch? Stone/Rose Gold and Midnight Blue/Gold, to be exact. Because your device deserves a matching charger, doesn’t it, for all its hard work? It’ll look perfect.
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Price: $49.99 - 87.99
Available from: Native Union

What is it?

What do you think of this*? It’s made of cement, and it’s about the size of a small shoe. Any guesses as to what it is?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Available from: CB2

Gfeller Document Case

Special documents deserve something more than just a plain folder; this Gfeller Document Case will keep important papers secure and protected, no matter your commute or journey. An iPad or 13″ MacBook Air also fits into the hand-stitched case, should you prefer to use it as a case for a device instead.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Marble DOCK for Apple Watch

This is one seriously attractive Apple Watch dock. A brushed metal rotating arm is mounted on a block of solid marble, so while your watch charges, you can use and navigate at an optimal angle. Charge in the vertical, which is ideal for your desktop, or horizontal position, which isparticularly useful for bedside alarm use. The dock will provide a minimal charging base that suits the same simple elegance of your new(ish?) wrist device.
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Price: $119.99
Available from: Native Union

Zuzunaga Roots Laptop and Tablet Case

What, there’s a new item from Cristian Zuzunaga, and I’m not going to tell you about it? Puh-lease. The new Roots Tablet Case slips on easily over your device- no fastener necessary. Think of it like a big, crazily-patterned sock for your iPad or Laptop. Could be a fun gift for someone fond of bold colors. There’s also shawls, shoes, t-shirts, and scarves available directly from Zuzunaga, if you’re tempted to get something for yourself.
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Price: $98.00 -114.00
Available from: YLiving

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Talk about a great gift- you can’t go wrong with the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera. Why? Because who doesn’t like taking instant photos? It blends nostalgia with updated digital technology, and is small enough to take with you wherever you’re going this holiday season. You (or the recipient) will have fun with it, no doubt about it.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Polaroid

AuraBox Clock Speaker

Is this little light-box unnecessary? Yes. Do you need it? No, not really. Is it fun? Definitely. Think of the AuraBox as a desktop digital art piece. You can pair it with your phone/device’s notification system to receive instant on-screen alerts for calls, texts, or social media updates. Make your own drawings or animations via the app or use any of the ready-made alerts. It’s also useful: make hands-free calls using the built-in microphone, use it as an indoor thermometer, or use it as an alarm clock with a customized music and light show. See what I mean by ‘fun’?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: MoMA Store