Pad Stash Sleeve Case
Written by Katie on February 23, 2011. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on February 23, 2011. Permalink
Written by Katie on February 9, 2011. Permalink
This portable wooden speaker requires no batteries or power source and works with pretty much any gadget you own (mp3 players, iPods, phones, laptops, etc.). Nice to see a simple wooden speaker option for the desktop or for outdoor activities (don’t take that to mean it’s waterproof though).
Support BLTD by buying here: Speakr Box, $79.00 from gnr8.biz
Purchase Information:Price: $79.00
Support BLTD by buying here.Available from: Generate
Written by Katie on February 8, 2011. Permalink
No, it’s not an iPad wannabe, nor is it a new eReader. It’s got no apps or games or books stored on its memory card. This simple tablet device takes the place of pen and paper, that’s all. It has a simple real-paper-look interface that allows you to make notes or sketches for future reference, then save or delete them. With a long life battery (180h) and a $99 price point, it’s awfully tempting to see how well it would work. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until June of this year to actually put your hands on one, but it could just be worth it.
See NoteSlate’s website for specifications and details.
Purchase Information:Price: $99.00
Written by Katie on January 6, 2011. Permalink
Add another headphone organizer to your list of considerations, because this one is super small and seems to do the job nicely. It slides onto your earphone jack and provides a place to clip in the cord after wrapping the earbuds around your device. If you’d like to see more, visit Budtrap’s site for more details.
There’s also a slight discount if you buy in bundles or packs… fyi.
Purchase Information:Price: $5.95
Written by Katie on December 29, 2010. Permalink
While the price tag is a bit high on this laptop stand, it’s got the distinct advantage of being incredibly thin and foldable (yes, foldable!) for ease of transport. And, if you can believe it, they’re offering a 40% off coupon code for anyone that wants to give it a try. Just enter 10-TUV-02-MB-PC at checkout. There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee if that makes your decision easier.
Compresses down to a 1/4 inch thin plate.
Purchase Information:Price: $79.95
Written by Simon on December 28, 2010. Permalink
Lacie has tackled the design of the portable USB drive in quite a few ways over the years — some mimicking currency, some resembling actual keys, and some even indestructible. The Moskeyto, one of their latest designs pares down the USB drive to, well, really just the USB port. I don’t think anyone really has been complaining about oversized thumb drives but if you’re into super miniature form factors this should do the trick. Available in 2, 4, 8, and 16 GB capacities in black. White is only available in 2 GB.
Written by Katie on December 22, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published January 8, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
This 2-megapixel Digital Harinezumi by Superheadz will give you soft, out-of-focus videos and still images like the old Super 8mm. If you’re not quite certain what that means, there’s a video below that shows what it looks like.
3.8″ x 1″ x 2.2″
lens: 24 mm (equivalent to 39.6 mm in 135mm format)
Purchase Information:Price: $169.00
Written by Katie on December 17, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published December 14, 2009), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
If you’re still lost on small gift ideas, this pinhole camera is pretty much the perfect stocking stuffer for just about everyone.
Make-It-Yourself Paper Pinhole and Solargraphy kit. Assemble in 1-2 hours, no knife or scissors needed. Use 35mm film (not included) preferably ISO200. Technical Specs: Film type: Aperture 1.16mm. Focal length 20mm. F stop F/130. Pinhole cameras do not have optical lenses. Film is exposed by light through a tiny hole in front of camera. Because there is no lens, the image will be in focus at all distances. Best pinhole pictures are taken on a bright day. The camera must be very still when shooting. Exposure times range from 5 seconds to hours and sometimes days.
Written by Katie on December 15, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published October 7, 2009), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
When was the last time you picked up a camera that had film? A while maybe? Might be fun to experiment with the old school style again, you might be surprised with the images you take. (Perhaps this could also be a delightful gift for a friend or family member?)
Shutter speed of 1/125
Standard 35mm film format
Also available from Amazon.
Purchase Information:Price: $140.00
Written by Katie on December 14, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published January 15, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
While this ‘organization system’ looks haphazard and crazy, I think it might be quite useful in organizing all the gadgets and chargers and such that we all know and love/hate. Order out of chaos…
“The Grid-It organization system is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. Designed to provide endless configurations of digital devices and personal effects. Slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, lets you easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage.”
12in X 8.125in
Purchase Information:Price: $22.00
Written by Simon on December 13, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally posted April 9, 2010), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
Weird name for a company, but certainly a cool looking and hopefully good sounding speaker for your mp3 player. I’m impressed that it doesn’t require a power source but still has a switch to control loudness. This is a Japan exclusive product, available only through AudioCubes.
Material: Aluminum with leather strap
Color: yellow, blue, silver.
Dimensions: W73 x H76 x D32 mm
Purchase Information:Price: $89.99
Written by Simon on December 1, 2010. Permalink
The Enclave iPad case from Brenthaven won’t turn too many heads on looks alone, (plasticky brown and black shouldn’t be the first thing you want to wrap your sleek iPad in), luckily it makes up for it in function. Besides the basic duties of protecting your iPad, the Enclave functions as a viewing and typing stand, and features a secure grip for to protect against a accidental drop. An included strap allows you to hang it from the back of a car seat, or perhaps on the bus too if the person in front of you doesn’t mind. If you’ve got a minute to spare, check out this video which best explains the features of the case.
Written by Katie on November 30, 2010. Permalink
If you’ve got the newest iPod Nano (Gen 6), you know it’s pretty slick and über tiny. So tiny that it would be more at home, say, on your wrist than in your pocket. Enter in the Hex Watch Band, a silicone strap that allows you to pop-in and pop-out your iPod as you wish. Could be a good gift this holiday season perhaps?
Purchase Information:Price: $29.95
Written by Katie on November 9, 2010. Permalink
You in the market for a bluetooth speaker? This one is a tiny bit larger than 6″ long and weighs less than a pound. Frequency range of 60Hz-20kHz with an output level of 85dB @0.5m… also has 3.5mm audio. Available for pre-order.
Written by Katie on October 18, 2010. Permalink
If you’re still in search of a stand for your iPad, then you’ll be thrilled to see another option hit the retail market. Able to use in either portrait and landscape mode and weighs less that 15 grams.
Purchase Information:Price: $25.00