If you're anything like me and the rest of the world, you have stashes of alkaline batteries scattered around the house all in various states of charge. Now thanks to the Batteriser ($3) you can extend the life of your disposable batteries by up to 800%! It does this by tapping into the 80% of battery life that went previously unused. Plus thanks to the Batteriser's slim design it can still be used even when the battery is in your electronic gadget. Compatible with AAA up to D batteries this clever little tool will not only increase the life of your batteries but also save you money and the environment. At just $2.50 a piece, they are a must have gadget.
The Nikelab ACG.07.KMTR ($150) was made especially for the urban commuter. It features a water-repellent textile upper the helps keep the elements away. You get the protection of a full boot without the bulk and weight.The lightweight upper provides a flexible, sock-like fit and with slip-on construction comprised of magnet straps and a toggle system, you'll be able to get these on and off in a flash. Additional features include a rugged outsole pattern based on the NikeLab ACG Tallac Flyknit, a foam midsole, and a rubber outsole.The ACG.07.KMTR are available now from Nike.
The Logitech [+] Case ($199) may be the last case you need for your phone. The magnetic case can be used alone to protect your phone, to mount it on metal surfaces or with one of the four additional accessories. Along with the case you get, the [+] Tilt which is a leather kickstand, mount, and earbud wrap, the [+] Drive car mount, [+] Wallet to hold cash and your credit cards, and [+] Energy which is an external battery that provides you 2300 mAh of additional power for your phone. Right now Logitech is only offering the full kit, which costs quite a bit. Hopefully after the initial launch they'll provide users with an a la carte option.
The Nuimo Smart Home Interface ($144+) is a universal controller for the internet of things. It can control your music, light, locks and much more. It is made to work with any bluetooth device or application. Including Sonos and Philips Hue. The physical controller uses all the gestures you're accustomed to. Incorporating capacitive touch, gesture recognition and a 360 degree analog ring, it gives you complete control over everything. Whether you're changing the volume on your music or switching off the lights. The controller is completely programmable so you can map things just the way you like them. Currently it comes with 30+ devices and apps that it works with out of the box, and the number is expanding every day. Check out their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign today.
In The Big, Bad Book of Beasts ($15) we have the wildest collection in the world of both animal lore and knowledge. Never mind "Lions and tigers and bears oh my!" we also have dragons, monsters and dinosaurs, my oh my! For centuries now the most popular books, after the Bible, in the western world, were 'bestiaries', those fancy and colorful encyclopedias which provided us with with the knowledge and mythology surrounding animals. In this new book the award winning writer Michael Largo updates all those which have gone before to create a stunning volume for the 21st century. Exceptional.
An Apartment Design By Kataryzyna Kuo Stolarska And Kuoos Architects ($TBA) may be the most beautiful apartment I've every seen. The mixture of black and white is almost perfect and makes this a home you feel comfortable in despite its modern minimalist lines. The splash of yellow in the chairs in the kitchen would have never come to mind, but it works flawlessly. KUOOs Architects out of Poland are quickly making a name for themselves for their bold designs, as well as the interior designing Kataryzyna Kuo Stolarska. Her designs are simply amazing. I wonder if she'll consider making a trip out to Philly, I've got an office that needs a redo.