Devices and Cases

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.”

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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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on/off switch by tobias wong

Ever since I’ve been completely unable to track down the Tobias Wong Screen Saver that I ordered and never received, I must admit that I’m getting a little obsessed with Tobias Wong. Maybe it created this (false?) sense of urgency for his designs. So anyway, I’m sure you’ve seen this around but now I feel compelled to post it just incase they evaporate too. Get em while they’re hot!

designed by tobias wong for conduit group, the on/off switch is a remote switch for a light. keep it by your chair for emergencies. control your environment a bit more closely.
100 ft range. lucite box with magnetic snaps.

“the conduit group attempts to define and promote new american design. rather than create the next big thing, conduit seeks to provide and promote products that seek additional interactions between the designer, product, and consumer. what design should be about.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy on/off switch by tobias wong here

Mus2 computer mouse

Art Lebedev Studio is the largest design company in Russia, and it has a storehouse of some pretty great ideas. One of them is this mouse, which despite it’s shape it’s still pretty ergonomic.

Also something you should check out is the Optimus-Mini ($100, available May 15.)

Currently taking pre-orders.

Ipod Nano

When will the insanity stop??? Just when I was entirely happy with my little shuffle (which I use much more than my bulky, 3rd Gen 40 GB Ipod), Apple goes and throws a monkey wrench in the works!

Holds up to 1,000 songs and full-color album art
Only 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 inches and 1.5 ounces
Bright 1.5-inch color LCD display
Up to 14 hours of battery life(1)
Apple Click Wheel
Charges and syncs via USB
Accessory-compatible Dock connector
Completely skip-free playback
Works with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP
Plays music, podcasts and audiobooks
Holds up to 25,000 photos(2)
Syncs contacts, calendars and to-do lists

Purchase Information:

Price: $199
Availability: Buy Ipod Nano here

Griffin iFill

If you have extra space available on your ipod, you can fill it up with music from your choice of thousands of radio stations. Griffin offers a free trial for a week.