Gadgets

A Stand Laptop Stand

For those wanting to add a bit of industrial aesthetic to their desktop, look no further than the A Stand Laptop Stand, which is literally made of PVC pipe. That doesn’t sound so great from the start, but it’s finished in a soft touch rubber so it feels great and doesn’t look like it came straight from the hardware store.

Materials: Rubber-coated PVC tubing
Colors: Black, Yellow, White
Dimensions: 14.2� wide and 6� high

Bonus! The packaging for this product is brilliant.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy A Stand Laptop Stand here

MacBook Air

While not exactly new, the MacBook Air is still the ultimate travel computer. Light enough and uber-portable yet with all the features of a fully-functioning laptop, it takes some beating. Limitations of no built-in optical drive and only one USB are quickly remedied by wireless solutions and the portable DVD/CD drive that you can buy for $99, but who buys CDs and DVDs these days anyway?

If you can afford it, go for the SSD version which really flies and more than makes up for the comparatively slow 2.13GHz processor. Truly awesome and very pretty to boot!

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,799.00
Availability: Buy MacBook Air here

Wallpaper* City Guides for the iPhone

Take a moment to rejoice, for Wallpaper* City Guides are now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Happy travels may now commence.

Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.

Ten of the best selling Wallpaper* City Guides available now on the iPhone App Store.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.99
Availability: Buy Wallpaper* City Guides for the iPhone here

iWood iPhone Case

What happens to your plastic iPhone 3G and 3G S cover when you upgrade and get a new one? Hopefully it goes off to a recycling plant and gets replaced by a sleeker, chicer, and more eco-friendly wooden version by Miniot, carved from a single piece of wood and customizable with an engraved monogram, logo, or personal message.

Available in: maple, cherry, oak, mahogany, padouk, and walnut.

Purchase Information:

Price: 80.00
Availability: Buy iWood iPhone Case here

Logo Branding Iron

I cannot think of a rational reason of why I want this, I just know I do. The Logo Branding Iron is a customized, 3d printed attachment that goes on top of a lighter. A few seconds under the flame and your iron is hot enough to brand into the material of your choice (I suggest wood or anything that will not ignite easily). For only $20, I’ve yet to come across a better little gift this year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Logo Branding Iron here

Portela iPhone Case

Mark’s recent post reminded me that somehow this iPhone case had missed a mention here on BLTD. Although more expensive than some of the other cases on the market, it’s certainly more luxurious and will keep your iPhone safe and sound in style.

Phone case features a leather outer with ribbed fabric lining, a zipper closure, and extra slot.
Available in tyrian, ecru, black, green, grey, and violet.
5″w x 3.5″h x .5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Portela iPhone Case here

Credit Card Lightbulb

This is sort of a neat gadget. It’s a card that fits in your purse or wallet (it’s just a bit thicker than a credit card) and when you need light, you just push the bulb out and it lights up, while the base of the card acts as a stand. It might be a nice little gift as a stocking stuffer.

* Small lightbulb folds flat for storing your wallet
* Flip up for light
* Batteries included

[via The Green Head]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.99
Availability: Buy Credit Card Lightbulb here

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U Kindle Case by Hard Graft

The whole collection of cases and bags by Hard Graft are simple and just look really sophisticated. The U Kindle case is nice because it’s better than that silly case that comes with the Kindle, and the elastic strap looks like it’s easy to slip the Kindle in and out of it’s case without too much hassle.

Purchase Information:

Price: €55.00
Availability: Buy U Kindle Case by Hard Graft here

TeuxDeux

If you’re still searching for a good way to keep your to-do list organized, I have to personally recommend TeuxDeux, a to-do app from swissmiss and Fictive Kin. It’s so simple to use and has a nice uncluttered look. I have it set as my homepage, so I see my list each time I open a new window. And, it’s free.

More information:

View TeuxDeux here

IDEA’s Micro Gem Headphones

While these might not be the most masculine-looking set of headphones, they do appear super light and comfortable and won’t fall out like standard iPod earbuds when you’re exercising, which you do no less than three times a week, right? Plus, the bead-like earpiece would all but disappear, and androgyny is in style nowadays, trust me.

Orange or Pink.
Packaging: Foil/Clear giftbag
Earphones ball diameter: 0.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy IDEA’s Micro Gem Headphones here

Lacie USB Flat Cable

This clever design uses a flat ribbon-type cable instead of round wire, enabling you to easily coil it without making a tangled and knotted mess, saving you time, and with that incredible blue color, looking awesome while doing so.

USB A to B (regular to mini) connectors, 4 ft
Comes with 24 adhesive labels to mark cables

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Lacie USB Flat Cable here

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard

Hmm. Any guesses to how useful this is? As Unplggd mentioned, it sort of looks like a netbook’s keyboard, which makes me wonder if you traveled often, wouldn’t you have a netbook or laptop with a integrated keyboard? Despite my reservations, it is indeed smaller than a traditional keyboard and would be easier to cart around for use with whatever device you choose.

Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard is 56 keys and 12 hotkeys keyboard. It is tiny, slim, portable and functional that you do not have to worry about bringing those traditonal, big and heavy keyboard when you are travelling. USB Retractable Cable

Available in either black or white
Dimensions: 170 x 80 x 15mm (approx.)
Weight: 150g

[via Unplggd]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Super Tiny Multimedia Keyboard here

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Kikkerland Portable Folding Speaker

Not sure about the quality on these, but the accordion design might be handy if you need portable speakers.

USB or battery powered accordion style folding amplified speaker. For computers media players, video games, and more. The accordion-style design creates a large resonance chamber and makes the sound richer than most other small speakers.

2 AAA batteries required for battery power.
4.5″ H x 3.4″ W x 1.5″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Kikkerland Portable Folding Speaker here

The Fuji Instax Instant Camera

Saw this over at oneplusinfinity, where Tim gave it a thumbs up with the only negative being the price of the film. I agree. Yikes.

You see, the Instax is a bit different than its predecessors. It prints credit card-sized photos on bold Fuji film, but retains a classic instant film look that everyone loves. Plus, you’ve got more control when you’re shooting: four exposure settings for indoor/outdoor shooting, a built-in flash, and a sweeping wide angle. No USB cables, no memory cards, and no computer. Just a few basic chemical reactions that develop in the palm of your hand. Best of all, Fuji continues to make new cameras and new film, so you won’t need to go hunting for your instant film fix.

Camera: $90.00
Camera and Film: $105.00
Film Twin-Pack (20 exposures): $20.00
Three Film Twin-Pack: $55.00

[via oneplusinfinity]

More information:

View The Fuji Instax Instant Camera here

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Endless Rain Record

After moving from Texas to Los Angeles, the one thing that I really miss (except for my friends and family, of course) is the torrential downpours we would get in the summer. This record from Kyouei Design creates and endless loop of rain sounds–and might just make me feel less homesick.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Endless Rain Record here