I hope Apple and Samsung are paying attention, the Smartwatch Concept by Gabor Balogh ($TBA) is exactly what most people envision when they think of the perfect smartwatch. Gabor Balogh is a Hungarian designer who created an interface that allows for a classic watch design to incorporate a multitude of digital features. The mockup that Gabor used was Triwa's Havana Watch and he simply took and replaced the face with a digital display. There are a number of technical hurdles that would need to be cleared before something like this could be a reality, but a product along these lines in the future is almost a certainty. Check out the mockups and then head over to The Verge to check out the rest of the piece.
The famous Keurig coffee and tea maker has turned the corner and now they have a version available that makes cold drinks. The Keurig Kold Drinkmaker ($420) allows you to make a variety of drinks including Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper. You can also make a bevy of perfectly chilled craft sodas, seltzers, iced teas, sports drinks and more. All at the push of a button. This Keurig would be perfect for the busy family or for folks who don't need an entire case of drinks.
Tag Heuer has released their first smartwatch targeted at the luxury market. The Tag Heuer Connected Smartwatch ($1500) features craftsmanship by Tag, processors by Intel, and software by Google. The CEO, Jeane-Claude Biver, has recognized that classic watchmakers need to get on board with Silicon Valley or risk loosing market.The Tag Heuer Connect runs on the Android Wear operating system but features a classic Tag Heuer Carrera-inspired design. You get all of the luxury finishes you would expect from a $1500 watch. These include a 46.2mm wide and 12.8mm thick titanium case. A 360x360 pixel touchscreen, and an Intel Atom processor. Connectivity comes via Bluetooth and Wifi. And it also comes with 4GB of internal storage.One thing the Tag is missing that might keep you from jumping on board is a heart rate sensor. It seems Tag has placed craftsmanship over the latest smartwatch tech.And don't worry, if you don't like your new Tag Smartwatch you can trade it in for a mechanical version after two years for an additional $1500.
One of my favorite buildings of all time is the Fallingwater house built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934. Now you can have this little piece of American history in you're home or office with the Lego Architecture Fallingwater Set ($95). This set was co-developed with architect Adam Reed Tucker and captures all of the unique features of the original. The set measures 15" x 10." and contains 811 pieces.
Over the years the big Lebowski has developed something of a cult following. If you're one of the die hard you'll surely enjoy The Big Lebowski Pinball Machine ($8500)."Each of the three playfields, main, upper, and sub playfields feature authentic, licensed images which bring you right into the world of the Dude. The subplayfield features a replica Brunswick™ bowling alley with individual control of each pin, giving you realistic scoring."If you preorder by October 19th you'll get a bunch of cool swag like t-shirts, behind the scenes photos, videos and tours, an invite to the launch party in the Netherlands, and a custom woven, perfectly sized rug for your new pinball machine.
If you're looking for the perfect nap you'll have to pay for it. The EnergyPod ($13,000) by Metronaps touts itself as the world's first chair designed to specifically to create the perfect environment for napping. The shape of the chair takes pressure off the cardiac system and relaxes the muscles of the lower back. The privacy browser provides seclusion with out making you feel claustrophobic. And the adjustable built-in i20 timer gives you the perfect pre-programmed 20 minute nap.