PERSONAL

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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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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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

HandStand iPad Holder

This ‘handy’ stand does more than just protect your iPad; it features a strap for ergonomic comfort and it rotates so you can easily change views. I’m tempted to put an exclamation point after that last sentence, because it does look incredibly effortless and functional. Your hand remains in a comfortable position while switching the iPad between portrait or landscape, and you can show the screen to others around you with just one hand. See the video below for an example.

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Price: $49.95
Available from: Handstand

USB Film Roll

Yes, you can get a 4GB USB drive for under $10 nowadays. You probably have several already, and maybe even aren’t sure what’s on which one… or maybe that’s just me. So even though you’d be paying a premium for a USB drive in a repurposed film canister, you know you won’t forget which drive your photos are kept.

4GB (up to ~1000 photos)

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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy USB Film Roll here

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iStubz: Super Short Sync Cable

These short cables are just the thing to have when syncing your gadget. Seeing as you don’t need the extra 2 feet of cord when your computer and iPad/iPhone/iPod are right next to each other, the Cablejive folks have made the short cables in 7cm or 22cm length.
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Price: $7.95
Available from: Cablejive

Reflective Biker Socks and Gloves by SUCK UK

Brilliant reflective biker socks and gloves by the ever delightful SUCK UK… if you’re a cyclist, you should be wearing safety gear (helmet, vest, lights), of course, and these socks and gloves are meant as a complement to that safety gear, not a replacement.

I only found one retailer stateside (igadgetshop on eBay, $29.00) but if anyone knows of others, let me know and I’ll add them in.
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Price: £15.00
Available from: SUCK UK

Tote Bag – Misc.

If you have several tote bags with specified uses (like groceries), this one is appropriately labeled for all your miscellany. Books, clothes, random purchases, all would fit just fine within this screen-printed tote. Created by Brooklyn based designer Jeff Ramsey.

Made from heavy-duty cotton natural colored canvas.
Machine washable.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Vetted

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NPR Map

For the devout National Public Radio listener and traveler, the NPR Map lists radio stations across the United States that carry programming from National Public Radio. Interstate highways and freeways are shown to locate stations easier, as well as an alphabetized listing of all stations in each state. Who knows, maybe listening to a few episodes of Car Talk may get you out of a pinch if your car breaks down along the way.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Gessato

goodjoy Hooking Razors

With all the money poured into the razor market, you’d have thought an idea like this would have surfaced back when double blades were the big thing. Made from PP plastic (polypropylene), this handy hanging razor can be recycled once the head is removed. The Hooking Razor can be purchased in a 4-pack at goodjoy’s shop (or if you’re in Europe, denicheuse.com). There’s also a hooking toothbrush, if you’re interested.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: goodjoy

duaLink Sync Splitter Cable

Ah, now wouldn’t this be handy when you’ve got both your phone and iPod (or iPad) to charge and sync? Apparently it works ‘beautifully’ with iTunes, so you’ve no worries when it comes to getting your music synced. Available from CableJive.

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Price: $25.95
Availability: Buy duaLink Sync Splitter Cable here

Mighty Wallet by Terrence Kellerman

Super sturdy Tyvek wallet in a cool hex pattern. It’s tear resistant, water-resistant, and recyclable.

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Arrango

Homework Leather Pencil Case by presentandcorrect on Etsy

This little low-fi pencil case harkens back to the days when kids carried their books to school with a leather belt. It’s a cute little case with laser cut designs etched into the back.

Leather envelopes cut from 2mm leather and embossed with various homework inspired graphics. All those things we had to remember at school; prime numbers, colours, photosynthesis, pi, the alphabet & more! A silver stud keeps your bits safe and happy. There are 3 colours to choose from; yellow, whiskey or dark brown. 7.75×4″ with plenty of room for scissors, pencils and the like. Embossed with the message ‘Do your homework’ on reverse flap. Made and hand finished in London.

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Price: $32.00
Available from: presentandcorrect on Etsy

The minimal office by Frank Chimero

Frank Chimero has his gadget set up squeezed down to what he considers a bare minimum. I could probably do without the ipad, but, that’s just me. I found this to be a fascinating read and he has a lot of great tips which I personally ascribe to, such as using your machine as a tool and not storage.

Journal Bandolier by cleverhands on Etsy

A leather strap fitted with small loops for carrying pens, pencils, and other handy tools wrapped around a journal, planner, or other book.

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Price: $16.95
Available from: Etsy