Devices and Cases

Felt Media Pocket

Here’s a simple pocket to protect your gadget while in your bag or wherever else it runs the risk of nasty scratches.

A pouch to protect your media device from the bumps and scratches of everyday life. Designed to fit the iPhone, iPod, and other smaller PDAs, phones, and media players. (Note: will not fit the huge blackberries and palms.) Material: grey industrial wool felt made from factory excess (85% wool and 15% mixed fibers). Made in the San Francisco Bay Area.

3.375″x6.125″

$19.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Availability: Buy Felt Media Pocket here

Optimus Mini by Art.Lebedev

This looks like it would be a fun gadget to mess around with…the only problem I’d have is picking which 3 functions to choose.

3 completely controllable buttons allow you to assign pretty much any function to this sweet little device. Your iTunes controls, or your stock prices, or your communication settings that show you whether you have new mail or a new IM… What got us excited though was the fact that it was hacked and can now even play video.
Don’t be alarmed, the buttons of today’s mini keyboard have a resolution of 96×96 pixel and are huge compared to yesterday’s and with the included configurator software that works on a Mac and a PC, they are a breeze to set up!

Colors: Black, Silver

$159.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Optimus Mini by Art.Lebedev here

LightWedge

You know those clip on book lights that look sort of silly? Well, this does the same thing but looks a bit better.

The leading book light for nighttime reading. Patented LightWedge technology directs all the light only on the page you are reading, without bothering someone sleeping next to you. The larger-sized LightWedge Original is ideal for hardcover books and large paperbacks. Whether reading in bed, reading on a plane, or reading in a car, the LightWedge book light is the perfect accessory for all readers and an ideal gift for travelers.

Mini LIght: $14.95,
Buy it here.

Original size: $34.95 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy LightWedge here

Griffin Aircurve

Okay Iphone owners, how many of you have slept through your alarm because the tiny speaker wasn’t loud enough to wake you from your hibernatic slumber? The Aircurve from Griffin is designed to acoustically amplify the sounds from the speaker without the need for any electricity.

AirCurve is designed with a pass-through slot that allows you to charge and sync your iPhone by inserting a Griffin Dock Cable (available separately) or the dock cable that came with your iPhone. And AirCurve’s see-through translucent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the graceful curves inside that do all the work.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Availability: Buy Griffin Aircurve here

Flashlight Battery

Here’s a handy little gadget:

“Here’s a bright idea! This super compact LED light attaches to any 9 Volt battery to create a portable light source. Awesome! Operates in regular and strobe modes. Imported. Wipe clean.”

  • Includes: LED lamp, 9V battery
  • 1″w, 2.5″h, .5″d
  • Plastic, electronics

$8.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Flashlight Battery here

Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Macs

These color-coded keyboard skins hold the secret to learning the bajillion shortcuts that come with certain applications.

Our custom-fitted color-coded keyboard skins are available for…
APPLICATIONS: * Photoshop * Aperture (1.5) * Final Cut Pro/Express * Pro Tools * After Effects * Logic Pro
KEYBOARDS: * MacBook Pro
* Macbook (Black and White)
* Macbook Air
* Apple Thin Keyboard
* Apple Thin Wireless Keyboard
* Apple Classic Keyboard

-Models available for notebook computers and desktop keyboards.
-Molded exactly to fit your keyboard like a glove.
-Quick to remove and reapply as often as you wish.
-Keeps your keyboard clean and clear of debris.
-Made from beautiful, flexible, washable rubber, color-coded by function.

Skins for Laptops, $30.00
Skins for Desktops, $40.00

(Thanks Amit!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00-$40.00
Availability: Buy Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Macs here

Wireless Fabric Keyboard

Not sure how well this works, but it’s a nice idea for those of us that get tired of tiny keypads while on the go.

“Thin. Light. Wireless. This foldable, full-sized keyboard turns your PDA or smartphone into a mobile office. Simply sync it with your PDA, prop your device on the handy stand, and you’re good to go. Once you’re done, roll it up and stash it in its nylon pouch. Includes keyboard, two AAA batteries, phone/PDA stand, pouch, and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction card. Bluetooth compatible. Neoprene.”

2.4 oz. 12″ x 4.5″ (open), 5″ x 2″ x 1.2″(stowed).

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy Wireless Fabric Keyboard here

Hulger (White & Green) P*PHONE Sale

I keep waiting for that moment when I see someone walking around with one of these plugged into their cell phones (one day I know it’ll happen). If you’ve been wanting one of these, there’s a significant sale on the white and green (discontinued), so get to it.

– Adaptors are included for compatibility with the majority of mobile/cell phones
– Reduces exposure to radiation from mobile/cell phones by around 95%
– Button answers and ends calls on most mobile/cell phones
– Base plugs directly into MAC + PC to become an internet telephone
– Plug-and-play, no need for software installation
– Works with all VoIP services (Skype, iChat, GoogleTalk, Vonage, Yahoo, etc.)
– Phone can plug directly into USB*ADAPTOR – ideal for use with laptop when travelling or in a WiFi zone

Phone $65.00 $39.00
Base $115 $69.00

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00-$69.00
Availability: Buy Hulger (White & Green) P*PHONE Sale here

Smart Pad

I’m still a little fuzzy on how this works, but if I got one, I would just say it’s magic. Might be a good stocking stuffer if you’re still doing some holiday shopping (and, if you’re still way behind and freaking out because there’s basically no time, gift cards might be an excellent solution)…

“Our SmartPad® prevents items from slipping, sliding or falling on virtually any surface! The revolutionary material grips the surface it’s on and the items you place on it. Use one on a dashboard, the side of a computer monitor, refrigerator to securely hold a cell phone, keys, sunglasses or MP3 player.”

Revolutionary material includes no adhesive so it won’t damage the surface
Works horizontally or vertically

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Availability: Buy Smart Pad here

Kindle: Wireless Reading Device

The jury’s out on whether Amazon’s new electronic book will be a hit or not. I’m a fan of building up my own library, so I’m probably not going to try it out, but I can see the benefits of downloading books immediately for 1/3 the price it would normally cost, not to mention all kinds of newspapers and magazines being handy in a relatively small package. Quite convenient sounding…

-Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
-More than 90,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.

-Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
-Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
-Holds over 200 titles.
-Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed

7.5″ x 5.3″ x 0.7″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Kindle: Wireless Reading Device here

Tengu

This little desk mate, which lip syncs to music, is the next big thing in Japan and possibly your desk.

You can see it in action here.

“cute little USB creatures (think Tamagochi all over again) that you
plug into one of the many USB hubs you have sitting around, and when
Tengu picks up music, it starts to sing (or sync) along… Tengu has 7
different facial (hmpf) expressions that it uses to lip sync, that are
displayed in red LEDs over his white face”

[posted by kris ]

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Tengu here

9 Volt Light by Richard Lawson

This is quite clever, and even though you might have seen it before, you might consider buying a few up for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers (if you’re already thinking about that sort of thing).

“Think of it as an exact replica of a 9-Volt battery made out of high powered LED’s. All you do is plug it onto the before-mentioned 9-Volt battery and voila, you have a modern day version of a candle.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25
Availability: Buy 9 Volt Light by Richard Lawson here

45 Nano Cases

Man, this is smart. It would be a great gift for your favorite nano-owner.

“45 NANO CASES are made from reclaimed cassette tapes rebuilt to fit your 1st and 2nd generation iPod nano.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $45
Availability: Buy 45 Nano Cases here

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LaCie Golden Disk

Do you have that nagging feeling that you need to back-up the contents of your computer? I know I do. I don’t think I’ve backed up my hard drive in over a year. This 500 GB LaCie Golden Disk hard drive designed by Ora-Ïto may make the task more fun.

Available for both PC and Mac, plug & play, driver-free (Windows® 2000, Windows® XP & Mac® OS X), and fan-free for quiet operation. The Golden Disk comes with our LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software for easy backups (Windows & Mac).

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy LaCie Golden Disk here

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Leather Hymn Book iPod Cover

Clever way to protect your prized posession…

“leather book cover designed for 30gb and 80gb ipod with video (but equally good on older model and other MP3 players of the same size). the tough leather case will help you cherish your music. you can sync and charge your player directly in the case with full cable access.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Leather Hymn Book iPod Cover here