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Amish Made Scooter

Scoot around town with ease in this old-school-styled Scooter.

These puppies can turn on a dime! With ball bearing wheels, high speed aluminum racing rims, air tires, welded steel construction and a rear foot brake… No wonder it’s so hard to put these scooters down. Manufactured right here in the U.S.A on an Amish farm. Scooters come in 3 sizes. 16″, 20″ & 24″. The 16″ is recommended for kids ages 6 to 12. The 20″ for young teens to adult and the 24″ for those of you 6ft and over. All sizes capable of carrying up to 350 pounds. Metal basket included… A bit of assembly required.

Orange or Black

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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00
Availability: Buy Amish Made Scooter 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

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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

Interoffice Laptop Sleeve

Just be careful that no one mistakes it for an actual interoffice envelope (people can be a bit thick at times)…

This quirky laptop sleeve is modeled to look just like an interoffice envelope, complete with red closure tabs. Made of water-repellent poly-microfiber with a soft poly-fleece interior lining, it fits computers up to 13″, while remaining compact enough to fit inside a tote bag or backpack. Made in New York City.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Interoffice Laptop Sleeve here

Around the World Wine Totes

Oh, snap some of these up for yourself and your friends. Super perfect with a bottle of wine, it’d be a thoughtful gift to bring to a dinner party or for the holidays.

These wine totes are the perfect accompaniment to good bottle of wine. You can give it as a gift or take it with you to the liquor store to make sure there’s one less plastic bag on the streets. Made in Brooklyn, New York from 100% Natural Cotton, this is a bag that you can feel good about even before you have that first glass of wine!

Made by MAPTOTE in Brooklyn, NY
Print is double sided.
Available in Bordeaux, La Rioja, Tuscany, Napa Valley or Manhattan.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $11.50
Availability: Buy Around the World Wine Totes here

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Neff Knit Headphones

My-oh-my, take a look at these knit headphones. I wonder if they would keep your ears warm too? I think they just made my day.

Premium headphones from skate, surf and snowboard headwear company, Neff, offering a superlative bass-boosted audio experience all while looking stylish with a knit outer. Fully adjustable headband; large and small adapter set included. Imported. Spot clean.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Neff Knit Headphones here

iPhone Decals

Not to overdo iPhone talk, but these decals are pretty funny.

(Note: Retailer doesn’t have a direct link, so you’ll have to enter ‘iPhone’ into their search to find the decals. Just thought I would give a heads up so that we don’t get a bunch of emails saying the link doesn’t work.)

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD2.50
Availability: Buy iPhone Decals here

Ecsotype Sale

Good and bad news, guys. One of our long time supporters, Ecsotype, is taking a sabbatical and selling off all their remaining stock. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Sold out, kaput, no longer available. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that they are offering 25% off on all products for BLTD readers. The discount code is BLTD-NOV09. So, forward that to anyone who might be interested in edgy/interesting bags, or consider it for yourself (or someone you like very, very much) as an early Christmas present.

Shown above:
School Duffel, reg. $230.00, with 25% off: $172.50
Presse bi-fold wallet, reg. $80.00, with 25% off: $60.00
Static belt, reg. $40.00, with 25% off: $30.00
Presse utility bag, reg. $215.00, with 25% off: $161.25
Flag collapsible utility bag, reg. $125.00, with 25% off: $93.75

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 and up
Availability: Buy Ecsotype Sale here

Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case

This is an unlikely collaboration (in my opinion): a Chilewich iPhone cover…I can’t help but think it’s sort of a stretch to have this particular textile on an iPhone, but I guess it is a durable and tactile surface, so it kind of makes sense.

Impact resistant polycarbonate iPhone´┐Ż covers are the result of a unique collaboration between Sandy Chilewich and Griffin Technology. Chilewich’s signature mini basketweave vinyl textile is adhered to the two piece Griffin EasyDock´┐Ż design. These covers provide access to all controls and ports, and allow quick docking without removing the case.

Size: 4.75h x 2.75w x .5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case here

Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch

Seeing that Jacob Jensen designed this watch, it’s no surprise really that it’s both simple and elegant. It looks like a modern classic.

This square chronograph watch marries the unexpected and sophistication. It features a stainless-steel case, sapphire crystal, a black genuine leather band, and Swiss-made movement. Water-resistant to 100 feet.

Case size: 1.2″h x 1″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch here

Nook eBook

Oh, shall we enter into the foray that is the eBook market? Yes, we shall, though you’ll have to go here and here (or here) to get your comparison fix with the Kindle.

* E ink Vizplex electronic paper display reads like the printed page.
* 3.5 inch color touchscreen LCD.
* One touch control and navigation.
* Swipe to browse your library displayed via full-color book covers.
* You can read for up to ten days without recharging with wireless off.
* 2GB (approximately 1500 eBooks)
* Expandable microSD slot (buy an extra 16 GB memory card and store up to 17,500).
* Free wireless from Barnes & Noble via AT&T. *Disclaimer: 3G network not available in all areas
* MP3 player

Pre-order.

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Nook eBook here

w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder

The more you use your laptop on your actual lap, the more you notice the slightly annoying/uncomfortable heat it generates. This board is super light and will give your legs a break as well as providing a (hopefully) more ergonomic angle.

Light as a feather for traveling, this polypropylene board and laptop support holds your laptop computer on your lap or desktop at the proper angle and keeps the heat off your legs.

Designer: Aldo Petillo
Dimension: 14 in.L x 10.25 in W x .75 in. H
Also available in Grey and Black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder here

Artecnica Stretch Bag

So. This is looks like a great tote bag for a great price. There were some concerns when it first was revealed wondering about the leather version, if it would split or not, as well as how the bag seems to be suitable for only larger items as smaller things would slip out. And, interestingly enough, someone pointed to a similar bag idea that they received at a 7-eleven in Taiwan. Regardless, tote bags are all the rage nowadays, and this one looks pretty handy. If anyone has any personal ‘I’ve used this bag’ comments, please share. Currently it looks like the leather version is not yet available for sale online.

New innovative bag made from recycled billboards! No glue, no stitch, clever die-cut shoulder bag for your everyday needs. Choice of either warm colors (pink, red, yellow) or cool colors (blue, green). 100% advertising campaign billboards.

Measures approx. 26″ x 21″ when flat.
Holds up to 33 pounds.
Design by Studio Artecnica.

Update (10/20/09): The leather bag version is available from iloveuma.com for $95.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Stretch Bag here

CarryMe DS Bike

Lightest and smallest, that’s quite a claim to fame nowadays in the folding bike world. I do have to say here in London I seem to see folding bikes pretty much everywhere, which hopefully means they are becoming less of a novelty and more of a standard mode of transportation.

The lightest and smallest folding bike in the world. George Lin, inventor of many radical bicycle innovations, created the CarryMe to easily carry on a train, bus, or plane. Customgears, freewheel and a micro chain were designed to achieve the speed and cadence of a full size bike. To further optimize this little folder, a Swiss 2 speed Schlumpf Speed Drive unit was added for increased speed and gearing range.

Designer: George Lin
Folded: 32cm(H) x 25cm (W) x 91cm(L)
Weight: 9.2kg

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy CarryMe DS Bike here