Tech & Gear

  • New Mac Candle From Twelve South

    New Mac Candle From Twelve South

    Ah, the smell of a new Mac. Evidently that’s a real olfactory sensation, and now you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a new Apple computer in order to enjoy it. Thanks to the people at Twelve South, you can enjoy that smell with just a gentle inhale in the vicinity of a […]

  • AER: Throw Your GoPro Like a Football

    AER: Throw Your GoPro Like a Football

    If you’re a GoPro user, it may have occurred to you that you could possibly get some pretty memorable footage by just chucking your camera through the air. That’s obviously not a very good idea, though, since your camera could be damaged and the footage probably wouldn’t be usable anyway.  But with the AER, both […]

  • Facebook Marketplace: For Buying and Selling Stuff Near You

    Facebook Marketplace: For Buying and Selling Stuff Near You

    Selling stuff online is a time-honored tradition dating back to the early days of Craigslist and even earlier. But selling stuff on Facebook is even more of a crapshoot than using Craigslist or eBay, dependent mostly on who happens to see and/or share your listing—but now a new feature called Facebook Marketplace facilitates the process […]

  • kSafe: The Time-Release Safe That Keeps You From Snacking

    kSafe: The Time-Release Safe That Keeps You From Snacking

    There’s nothing quite as irresistible as a new load of snacks in your kitchen, fresh from the grocery store or even your oven. That’s why a week’s supply of cookies or candy has a way of disappearing in a day or two.  But with a kSafe, you don’t have to rely on your own willpower […]

  • Digimoto: A Motorcycle Designed in Virtual Reality by Christian Zanzotti

    Digimoto: A Motorcycle Designed in Virtual Reality by Christian Zanzotti

    A new joint collaboration between industrial designer Christian Zanzotti, development firm Gray Development, and motorcycle outfitter Wunderlich shows the possibilities of design work within the realm of virtual reality. It’s Digimoto, a motorcycle that was designed by Zanzotti within a VR landscape. The Digimoto began its life as a standard BMW R1200R. The bike was […]

  • Elysium Chair is Designed to Make You Feel Weightless

    Elysium Chair is Designed to Make You Feel Weightless

    Even in the coming age of space tourism, it’s probably not a good idea to get too hung up on experiencing the sensation of weightlessness. But there’s a new chair that is designed to help you simulate that sensation in your own home, and it costs (a little bit) less than a trip to space. […]

  • Mark II Everlasting Mechanical Pencil

    Mark II Everlasting Mechanical Pencil

    Mechanical pencils are considered a basic upgrade over the standard pencil by many, but they can still break down over time, particularly when they’re made out of cheap plastic as they so often are. Enter Nicholas Hemingway, who brought new life to the mechanical pencil game with the Mark I, and is now back with […]

  • AP40 Retro Controller Pays Tribute to Apple’s 40th Anniversary

    AP40 Retro Controller Pays Tribute to Apple’s 40th Anniversary

    The worlds of retro gaming and Apple computers intersect with a new retro-style video game controller that makes a clear visual tribute to the early days of the Apple brand. It’s the AP40 from 8bitdo, a Bluetooth controller that’s compatible with Macs, PCs, and iOS or Android mobile devices, but that’s not the only thing […]

  • Snapchat Spectacles: Sunglasses That Record Snapchat Videos

    Snapchat Spectacles: Sunglasses That Record Snapchat Videos

    If you see a teen or two walking around your neighborhood wearing huge, cartoon-like sunglasses, don’t be alarmed: They’re just Snapchat Spectacles. Spectacles are Snapchat’s first entry into the hardware game, and they represent a new chapter in the saga of wearable tech. Snapchat Spectacles sync up with Snapchat, recording 10 seconds of video with […]

  • Bump: A Phone Charger, and a Phone Battery

    Bump: A Phone Charger, and a Phone Battery

    By this time it would be redundant to go into detail on how dissatisfied most people are with their smartphone battery performance—the fact that there are myriad products out there to help you overcome your battery gap is illustration enough. But one of the more novel is Bump, a new device that’s both a phone […]