PERSONAL

Keyport, Limited Edition

The worlds first universal key fob is now available. Don’t know if you saw this making the rounds a while back, but you can finally buy one for your very own. And, if you’re fretting about your car alarm remote, don’t worry, it looks like they’ve got that built in as well.

“Converting to Keyport is as simple as having each of your keys copied to a compatible blank and attached to the internal slider apparatus. By simply depressing the buttons on either side of the shell you can slide each of your keys as they click into place for use. With an array of technology rich upgrades currently under development, Keyport will be the most sophisticated entry device available.”

6 total keys, 3 each side
Price includes US shipping & conversion for 6 metal keys
Limited Edition Batch Colors: Silver, Black, Pink or Blue

1.10″W x 2.68″L x .58″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $295
Availability: Buy Keyport, Limited Edition here

Happiness Wallet

Yesterday I was walking home after a run and a innocuous looking pre-teen girl holding a camera came up to me, followed by her father by a watchful 10 paces. She was working on a school project and wanted to know if I could help her. So she points the camera at me and handed me the mic and then fired away.

“What makes you happy?” she asked. After stammering and thinking for probably 20 seconds (which is a long time when you think about it) I rambled about how being with friends and family makes me happy.

What a sweet, innocent little school project to make adults question their whole existence.

Anyway, this wallet, although it has a jaded view on happiness, reminded me of that little moment. It may just make you think of what makes you happy the next time you take out your credit card.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.80
Availability: Buy Happiness Wallet here

Dosh Wallet

For anyone that’s dropped their wallet in a puddle or large body of water (yes, it happens sometimes), something like this makes a whole lot of sense.

“It’s a blend of flexible and semi-flexible polymers…that creates an amazingly durable, yet flexible and water resistant wallet. It’s packed with a bunch of really clever features…and has a pretty damn smart ‘Smart Pocket’ that you can use to store all these little things that you carry around…”

Colors: Chocolate, Gray, Orange, White

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Dosh Wallet here

Wishlist Necklaces

Cheeky necklaces which have descriptions of lavish jewelry in a simple font.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Wishlist Necklaces here

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Pack This Pad

How many times have you forgotten something on a trip? This pad will aid you in making sure you take everything you need.

“An exhaustive checklist of everything you could ever need, this organizational tool will help even the most forgetful to arrive and depart fully equipped. Now you only have to worry about getting to the airport on time! The Pack This pad consists of 60 pages that are 80-pound uncoated text stock with chipboard backing and adhesive binding.”

6″ x 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy Pack This Pad here

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Software)

This is something smart- especially for those of us that tend to think in a more visual way.

“The Visual Thesaurus is an amazing piece of software. It’s an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning. You will understand language in an exciting new way. And it’s visually interesting, so you’ll never hesitate to look something up.
A great gift for wordsmiths and students of all ages.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Software) here

aluminum folding coat hanger

What will they think of next?

“Folding Coat Hanger helps keep the wrinkles away. No more folding your suit jacket or looking for that clear hook to hang it on. With this travel solution, you can arrive to the meeting looking as fresh as you did when you left home.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Availability: Buy aluminum folding coat hanger here

Filson Luggage Collection

This luggage collection looks like it could belong to Indiana Jones. It’s both utilitarian and elegant, which is kind of hard to pull off, so it deserves consideration if you’re thinking about updating your traveling gear.

“This durable luggage collection is made with industrial-weight rugged twill that’s densely woven and soaked in paraffin wax. The result is a strong material that’s highly water repellent, even in arduous conditions. Brass fittings resist corrosion in fresh or salt water and full-grain, vegetable-tanned bridle leather provides comfortable, durable straps.”

100% cotton twill; paraffin wax coating; cowhide straps.

Canvas Duffle Bag, H 14″ W 25″ D 13″, $255

Canvas Padded Laptop Bag, H 14″ W 16.5″ D 7.5″, $275

Canvas Tote, H 14″ W 14″ D 6″, $98

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $255
Availability: Buy Filson Luggage Collection here

ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks

These dry sacks are noteworthy for several reasons. First, they’re designed to keep your valuables and electronics dry, perfect for backpacking trips where rain could be involved. The sacks also feature an easy-to-open recycled aluminum valve on the side which twists open and closed to purge trapped air inside bag, helping to reduce bulk.

Most notably though, is the fact that it’s made sustainably:

  • Constructed with a non-dyed, single-coated bamboo fabric, these durable dry sacks will keep your gear dry and the world around you clean
  • Bamboo is a highly renewable resource that is easily grown without fertilizers and pesticides, resulting in far less impact on the environment
  • Pacific Outdoor Equipment purchases environmentally friendly wind power to offset the carbon created in the production of the sacks

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks here

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Porcelain Memory Stick

“…a 1 GB memory stick in a handmade porcelain case featuring USB 2.0. The Porcelain Memory turns the traditional notion of a memory stick on its head and offers a hand crafted, beautifully glazed piece of technology in a non-tech body, and the presentation really shines when the operating LED starts glowing through the china.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy Porcelain Memory Stick here

Lucky Flask

This is a rather unique flask- perfect as a gift for anyone who appreciates a tall tale or a warm drink.

“At 3.5″ x 4.5″ x 1″ (7,5 x 11,5 x 2,5 cm) it holds enough Glenmorangie to warm your heart on a cold winter day…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Lucky Flask here

ZipZip USB Memory Brick

2 Gigs of storage hidden in a familiar childhood toy.

Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow

Purchase Information:

Price: $69
Availability: Buy ZipZip USB Memory Brick here

Tengu

This little desk mate, which lip syncs to music, is the next big thing in Japan and possibly your desk.

You can see it in action here.

“cute little USB creatures (think Tamagochi all over again) that you
plug into one of the many USB hubs you have sitting around, and when
Tengu picks up music, it starts to sing (or sync) along… Tengu has 7
different facial (hmpf) expressions that it uses to lip sync, that are
displayed in red LEDs over his white face”

[posted by kris ]

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Tengu here

The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large

The North Face is one of very few logos that I can look out without getting an allergic reaction (anybody read Pattern Recognition by William Gibson?). This bag actually looks pretty sleek, which seems unlikely considering it’s a duffel coated with polyurethane, but there you go. It looks decent.

“Main compartment features a D-shaped zippered opening for high visibility of entire interior, plus an internal mesh pocket for organization; Shoulder straps with an alpine cut for comfortable, easy hauling as a backpack; Constructed of waterproof, tear-proof and abrasion-resistant 1000-denier polyester; coated with PVC on the inside and polyurethane on the outside.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $120
Availability: Buy The North Face Base Camp Duffel – Large here

9 Volt Light by Richard Lawson

This is quite clever, and even though you might have seen it before, you might consider buying a few up for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers (if you’re already thinking about that sort of thing).

“Think of it as an exact replica of a 9-Volt battery made out of high powered LED’s. All you do is plug it onto the before-mentioned 9-Volt battery and voila, you have a modern day version of a candle.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25
Availability: Buy 9 Volt Light by Richard Lawson here