If you have a bunch old speakers gathering dust down in the basement, it's time to put them to good use. Beep ($99) allows you to control good ole regular speakers just like today's modern bluetooth speakers. Beep sets up in just a matter of minutes, just connect it to your speakers, and enter your Wi-Fi password through your iOS or Android device and your good to go. You can play the music files on your devices or use the Pandora music service. You can also control music directly from Beep; one tap starts playing music, a twist of the dial changes the volume, and you can pause with a single touch. You can pre-order Beep now. It has an expected shipping date in the fall.
If you're thinking about getting a 3D printer, but are concerned about your modeling skills, check out the Lynx A 3D Camera ($1800). The makers call it, "the world's first point-and-shoot 3D camera". The camera creates 3D models of anything your point it at. Its primary uses are scene modeling, motion capture, or object modeling. So whether your an animator modeling a new super hero or capturing models for your 3D printer, this camera can handle it. And it doesn't hurt that you save thousands of dollars by not having to purchase individual pieces of equipment.
Sometimes a products beauty is in its simplicity and longevity. Two designers from Denver have reinvented an old school classic and have come up with something truly timeless. Their Stout Bottle Opener ($35) harkens back to the days when all Coke bottles were glass and every neighborhood had a corner candy store. The Stout Bottle Opener is a magnetic, stainless steel opener that you can screw into any surface. When you order, you will receive the opener and a bevy of screws, mounts, and adhesive to make sure you can put Stout wherever you want. The Stout Bottle Opener is designed and created in the U.S. and made to last a lifetime.
If you were a fan of the classic Top Tens then you'll love the new Adidas Originals Top Ten - Cities Pack ($90). The shoes feature 4 monochrome colorways; red, black, white, and emerald. The uppers utilize full grain patent leather, have a perforated toe cap, textile lining, and a pivot-point rubber outsole. The only complaint is the all black version of the shoes. I would've like to have seen a white midsole on those like they have on the other colorways.
This is the autobiography that every true American has been longing for: a shockingly raw and candid confessional from one of our national treasures. From his humblest of beginnings in a desolate mining town in Iowa, through his years at Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School to the odds-defying ascent to the dizzying heights of being the most beloved and trusted television News Anchor in America. This is Ron Burgundy's story, and he pulls no punches in Let Me Off at the Top! by Ron Burgundy ($15) Burgundy tells this story in his own words and reveals his most private thoughts and both his triumphs and disappointments. He took his time to write this book for us, and we true Americans owe him the courtesy of reading it.
The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker ($395) not only makes great coffee, but it'll also look great in any kitchen. Mark Hellweg set out to make a coffee make that was made from premium components, was easy to use and improved the aesthetic of your environment. Each coffee maker is hand assembled in Portland, Oregon from cast aluminum, wood, and laboratory grade borosilicate glass for the water tank, supply lines, and carafe. The first 500 machines will be marked with a serial laser marking. Expect initial delivery in May 2014.