Devices and Cases

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

Cool Feet

These sound like a very smart buy for all of you laptop owners. And quite affordable, might I add…

“Cool feet are 4 small ‘feet’ with suction cups at the end. Or actually, they are suction cups in the size of small ‘feet’ that attach to the bottom of your laptop, allowing the heat to be dispersed properly. Why is that smart you might ask? Well for starters angled keyboards are more ergonomic than a flat one and a raised laptop protects your furniture from any heat damage… But the kicker is that when laptops release their excess heat, they become faster! And isn’t speed something we all want in our machines?”

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Cool Feet here

Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset

Look at this tiny little headset! No wires, no clips. It’s less than the size of a quarter, and it’s so much better than the crazy-big-behind-the-ear ones that so many people wear even when they aren’t talking on their phones. Be slightly less obvious with this new gadget…

“…it doesn’t require a behind the ear clip, mainly because its unique shape ‘sticks’ in the ear… You put it on with one turning movement (yes, somewhat like a screw) and it just stays in your ear. And it obviously comes with three different sized silicone covers to adjust it to your earsize…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Argard M10 Bluetooth Headset here

Ora-Ito’s “The Hub”

I’m still trying to decide exactly how I feel about this particular hub. It’s a bit strange, but also nice in that it has connections for up to six devices, which is particularly handy in this day and age.

“Famed designer Ora-Ito designed this hub to work with Mac or PC. Its globe shape, glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables give it a distinctive, out-of-this-world look. Provides 4 USB ports and 2 FireWire ports to your computer system, so you can connect up to six devices simultaneously. Bundled with 8 flexible cables (5 USB 2.0 & 3 FireWire 400), a USB fan, a USB light, a USB extension cable, an AC adapter and a FireWire 400 extension cable, the Hub comes fully equipped to let you connect easily and in style.”

Size (without cables): 4.3″ wide x 5.2″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.88
Availability: Buy Ora-Ito’s “The Hub” here

Virtual Keyboard.

How cool is this? It’s a regular size keyboard that is projected onto a flat surface from a unit that is slightly larger than a matchbook. It comes complete with clicking sounds and works with any bluetooth enabled PDA or Cell Phone.

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.99.
Availability: Buy Virtual Keyboard. here

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