PERSONAL

Card Speaker

Hmm, is this perhaps a viable option for a portable speaker? Sound quality reviews, anyone?

No bigger than a credit card and as thick as a blister pack of chewing gum, the Card Speaker puts most every mp3 accessory to shame with its good looks and crisp fidelity. Designed by IDEA International, this little speaker is ideally suited for trips to the park, the beach, or anywhere you�d like to share a little music on the fly. It comes in either black or silver, with a mirror-polished back, and includes a protective carrying case, a 3.5 mm connection plug, and a USB battery charge cable. The speaker has an operating time of approximately five hours on a two-hour charge

Black or Silver.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Card Speaker here

One Language Label

Ba-nan-nas. Cute, right?… and then, whaaat?! $110 for a canvas bag? Yes, that’s not a typo, these bags have some extras that classifies them as more than just a grocery tote. For instance:

-Several pockets in different sizes
-Covered flap opening to protect belongings
-Comes with a laptop sleeve that can also function as a smaller version of the canvas bag
-L 15″ x W 20″ x H 12″ dimensions

And… each bag is lined with handwritten inspirational quotes. Well, there you go. Explains everything, doesn’t it?

[via Design Milk]

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy One Language Label here

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Color-Changing Umbrella

On dreary rain-drenched days, watch this black and white umbrella change to colorful splatters.

The paint splatter pattern on this umbrella’s exterior changes from white to bright shades of green, yellow, blue, pink, and orange when wet, creating a vibrant rainbow on a rainy day.

Size: 37″ span

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Color-Changing Umbrella here

Cordctrl Headphone Organizer

Control your cord! The Cordctrl headphone organizer saves you from that tangled bird’s nest of wire you get every time you put your phone or iPod in your pocket.

Simply wrap your headphone cord around the *cordctrl and lock it at both ends by sliding the cord into the slots. When you want to use your pod, you just release the headphones cord from the slot, role it out and lock it again at a desirable length.

dimensions: 65 mm (length), 12 mm (diameter)
material: 100% high grade silicone

Purchase Information:

Price: �9.95
Availability: Buy Cordctrl Headphone Organizer here

Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag

You’re going to Geneva for 24 hours on business and you don’t want to take a trolley bag. Laptop? Check. Socks and smalls? Check. Clean shirt? Check. Toiletries? Check. Great looking bag to put them in? …Check.

The perfect size for carry-on, the Jag Laptop Bag also features reinforced corners and handles, internal pocketing for everyday essentials, and a comfortable detachable shoulder strap. The back pocket zips open to slide over the extended handle of the matching Rolls Trolley Suitcase. A change of clothes can be packed in one side whilst your laptop is strapped-in securely in the other zipped pocket.

Available in brown, black, taupe and gold.

Purchase Information:

Price: �478.00
Availability: Buy Bill Amberg Jag Laptop Bag here

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

Rumba Time Digital Watch

I remember being in high school and the inner-city-cool-kid thing to do was collect candy-colored plastic watches from fast food happy meals and <gasp> wear them. Thankfully, I never quite fit in and managed to make it through without succumbing to peer pressure. Made of stretchy silicone and water resistant to 30 meters, this unisex (and stackable) watch is a more stylish nod to the days of yore. (The test tube is just clever packaging.)

Available in a rainbow of colors and three sizes: 6, 7, and 8 inches long

[via Oak]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Rumba Time Digital Watch here

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Book Belt

Whoa, I’m totally into this. The Book Belt stylishly fastens your books together, ready to be carried away. I’m assuming it wouldn’t be too wise to use the Book Belt when it’s raining out…

Materials: Black or Tan Leather

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Book Belt 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

Blunt Umbrellas

You know those pointy ends of umbrellas that poke you in the face or that you poke other people in the face with? Well, no more. Enter in the Blunt Umbrella, with rounded corners that will keep you from injuring others and possibly also from injuring yourself. Plus, it’s got a few fancy reinforcements (radial tensioning system and double struts) to keep the structure intact when strong winds strike.

Available in three different sizes for individuals, couples or golfing.
Colors: Black, blue or silver.

[via designboom]

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Blunt Umbrellas here

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Want Les Essentiels de la Vie – Kansai Computer Portfolio

If you have a super-sexy ultra thin laptop like a MacBook Air or Dell Adamo XPS you’re going to need a super-sexy case to put it in. Want Les Essentiels de la Vie obliges with their Kansai computer portfolio.

Available in Black, White, Grey, Dark Brown, Green, Macintosh Red or, my favourite, Burnt Henna.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: Want Les Essentiels

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

Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case

OK, so it’s a little pricey but if you want the ultimate luggage then you’re going to have to pay, my friend.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Globe-Trotter, this exclusive black Carbon Fibre/Kevlar-weave travel bag of the future is stronger than steel, lighter than air, black like coal, and as innovative as tomorrow. At 21″ x 15″ x 7.5″ (53 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm) and weighing just 3 lbs (1.35 kg), this edition is the ultimate carry on piece traveling with any airline.

Thankfully it’s available in two finishes: matte or glossy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,525.00
Availability: Buy Globetrotter 110 Air Cabin case here

Soft-top Briefcase and Messenger Bag

While I’m patiently waiting for the new stuff to hit stores, I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for snap-up worthy sales. These utilitarian soft bags have no visible tags or brands that I can see, and for those of us that dislike unnecessary visual clutter (i.e. brands) upon ourselves, that’s simply a godsend.

Messenger Bag Small (11″ W 14″), $220.00 Now: $110.00
Messenger Bag Medium (H 13″ W 16″), $245.00 Now: $122.50
Soft-Top Briefcase (), $420.00 Now: $210.00

Purchase Information:

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