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Keychain Letter Opener

You must have used a key at some point to open a letter. I know I have, many times, mostly because I misplace the one letter opener I have, and I am too impatient to go and find it. This little guy lives on your keychain, at the ready for any envelope that comes your way.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.97
Available from: Nood Furniture & Design

Lounge Case

Incase sent out their new iPad case for review, and honestly, I have a mixed opinion. On one hand, the padded back adds a strange bulk to the normally sleek and slim device, which is just plain odd, and takes a while to get used to (it feels and sounds just like a small bean bag). On the other hand, it’s a lot more comfortable to use the iPad when lounging (hence, ‘Lounge’), as the padded back can be adjusted on your legs/lap for various viewing angles. It also works well for the same reason on a tabletop, as you can immediately push the iPad to whatever angle you want, and it stays put. I took a quick video so you can see what I mean (below). Overall, I’d say it’s well suited for use at home or on a desktop, as it makes the iPad more comfortable to use.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Available from: Incase

xlSync

No, that cord is not photoshopped in the image above. It’s an xlSync Cable from CableJive. Measuring 6.5 feet (2 meters) long, it’s the (much) longer sibling to the super short iStubz. So, you can charge your iPad while using it on the sofa, talk on your iPhone while it’s plugged into your computer, or maybe just utilize a plug that’s farther away than a normal cable can reach. CableJive actually sent me a sample*, and it’s perfect for reaching a previously-too-far-away plug to charge my phone at night.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $12.95
Available from: CableJive

GRID-IT! Wrap

I’ve posted the GRID-IT before, but this is the GRID-IT! Wrap, which has an additional neoprene sleeve on the back that holds your Nook, Kindle, iPad, or laptop, depending on the size you choose. The wonderful elastic system of the GRID-IT! keeps all your cords and accessories organized as usual. Nice.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99 - 49.99
Available from: Cocoon

The Camper Satchel in Tan Waxed Canvas

Here’s another great hand-made bag from Etsy. This one is waxed canvas with leather strap closures and has two expandable pockets and two smaller flat pockets on the side, and can also be customized by way of fabric or size.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: Sketchbook at Etsy

Bike Shelf from Elevatestorage

Yes, this is remarkably similar to Chris Brigham’s Bike Shelf. However, this version by Brian LaBarbera is significantly less expensive, which might be easier on your wallet.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Elevatestorage's Etsy shop

Red Pop

Another Kickstarter project to feast your eyes upon: the Red Pop is an accessory that adds a big, red button to the iPhone so you can take photos easier. Instead of tapping around on the iPhone’s screen, the Red Pop’s button brings back a little of the old camera feel, giving you a firm grip on the phone as well as less down time between photos. The goal has been met for 1st production, but you are still able to pledge $75 or more to receive one of the very first Red Pops. For more details, visit Redpop’s kickstarter page.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00 pledge
Available from: Kickstarter

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LENORE Capsule Backpack

This is such a smart bag. It’s a backpack and duffle that’s super simple in visual design. Featuring all the credentials that one could want in a backpack (ballistic nylon, fully lined nylon Ripstop interior, padded straps, padded airmesh back, exterior stash-pockets, etc.), it quickly converts into a mini-duffle with a simple shoulder strap restraint system. Imagine the ease of taking this on a plane journey; others will no doubt silently seethe after messing with their finicky carry-ons. From IGNOBLE. More pics and info below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

The Message Bags

Totes! One can never have too many, or so I tell myself. These totes by Jane and Dale of TWELVEZEROSEVEN are just the thing for your personal miscellany. Both Message Bags are available in canvas with adjustable shoulder strap and handles.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: baum-kuchen

GearPods

If adventure has a habit of calling, you might think about having a couple of these GearPods in your pack. Durable watertight containers keep things tidy, with several sorts of options for necessities inside. Whether you go for individual kits (first aid, survival, shelter and cooking) or multi-kit systems (backcountry, frontier, wilderness, etc.), you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. A few are shown below, but check out GearPods for the complete collection.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95 starting price for individual kits
Available from: GearPods

Embossed QWERTY Laptop Case

Too bad I have too many laptop sleeves, or else I’d snap this typewriter one up quick. The retailer doesn’t list what material it’s made of, but I’m guessing vinyl/plastic, considering the price (now, a leather version, that’d be sure be something). And, if you’re really liking the typewriter motif, you might also appreciate the Qwerty Washbag, Qwerty Leather Wallet, or the Qwerty A5 Lined Journal, all available from Bloomsbury Store.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Available from: Blue Ribbon General Store

The Oona–multi use iphone tool

Kickstarter has a pretty cool project up for a for a multi-use smartphone tool which allows for mounting your phone on any number of surfaces which will accept a suction cup, such as your windshield, in the kitchen, on a bedside table or desktop. Even more interesting is that it can mount on a camera stand for using any number of time lapse apps for the iPhone on the market.

For a limited time (until June 3rd) you can fund the project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30.

You can get more information here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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iPhone Horn Stand

I’m seeing more and more of these passive-amplified (no power source needed) iPhone speakers lately. Check out our previously posted Koostik, a modest stereo speaker done in wood, and the Phonofone 3, an extravagant porcelain version that is just as much a sculpture piece as a useful amplifier. The Horn Stand takes the economical route and is made of molded silicone.While it’s the least expensive of the bunch, I personally feel it’s the most well designed, for it can be used in both landscape and portrait mode, and you can still charge / dock your phone while using it. Gotta love it’s portability too. Available in black, green, white, and light brown from a various retailers via Amazon.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.48
Availability: Buy iPhone Horn Stand here

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Urban Quiver Bag

There really isn’t much to not like on this new camera bag from Blackstone Bags. The long rectangular shape derives from packing cameras and lenses in a more efficient way than traditional camera bags which carry all components in one large mass. The interior features three removable dividers for a custom fit for your gear. Security is upped a factor as well, because the the main compartment cannot be opened while you’re wearing the bag. It certainly goes without saying that it’s got a really unique and sleek look to it too. The Urban Quiver Bag is designed and manufactured in Portland, OR.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Urban Quiver Bag here

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Marmol Radziner Jewelry

Jewelry designed from industrial remnants by famed architecture firm, Marmol Radziner.

“The patina of every piece will evolve over time in response to the wearer and no two finishes will ever start or stay the same.” -Marmol Radziner

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: Marmol Radziner