Tech & Gear

  • Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    “Self-filling water bottles” might sound like some kind of made-up invention, but evidently modern technology makes such a thing quite possible.  As a result, we now have Fontus, billed as the first self-filling water bottle in the world. Fontus works by snatching moisture out of the surrounding air, for a water bottle that purportedly never […]

  • Belt Cable for Tangle-Free Storage

    Belt Cable for Tangle-Free Storage

    Charging cables have a way of always getting tangled up, either in its own cord or in stuff like headphones (or other charging cables). There are a lot of possible solutions out there, but one of the simplest is that which is offered by the Belt Cable. The Belt Cable is an Apple Lighting charging […]

  • Smart Mirror Developed by Google Employee Max Braun

    Smart Mirror Developed by Google Employee Max Braun

    I am not a Google employee, and one of the many reasons why is that my only aspiration for my bathroom mirror is that it get dirty enough for me to clean it every couple months or so. But Google software engineer Max Braun had greater hopes and bigger dreams for his bathroom mirror, which […]

  • Néit Luggage: “World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case”

    Néit Luggage: “World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case”

    Hard case luggage has its advantages and disadvantages compared to more conventional suitcases and bags, and one of the latter can be that it’s difficult to store when it’s not being used. Néit luggage sidesteps this problem with its collapsible structure, with smart GPS tracking technology to boot. Néit can make up to 70% of its […]

  • Pandora Cabinets: Inspired by Shipping Containers

    Pandora Cabinets: Inspired by Shipping Containers

    If you ever saw the second season of The Wire and were struck by how nice all those shipping containers looked stacked on top of each other, artist and designer Sander Mulder has the cabinet for you. His Pandora cabinets were made to be like those giant shipping containers in every way but size, allowing […]

  • ‘100 Great Danes': In No Way About Dogs

    ‘100 Great Danes': In No Way About Dogs

    I’m sure there’s a word in publishing for giving a book a title that makes people browsing on a shelf think it’s about something completely different from what it is, and if that word exists it would describe the new book 100 Great Danes perfectly. Because instead of being about 100 Great Danes, it’s about […]

  • G-Shock Valentine’s Day 2016 Watches

    G-Shock Valentine’s Day 2016 Watches

    Casio G-Shock watches are quite possibly the least romantic timepieces ever created.  Their bone-deep utilitarianism doesn’t have time for any flowery content, and even their names are like technical manual listings. But that hasn’t stopped Casio from getting in on the Valentine’s Day action this year, with two G-Shock Valentine’s Day 2016 joints coming next month. […]

  • ‘heArtbeats': Street Artist Lonac Unveils Animated Heart Piece (GIF)

    ‘heArtbeats': Street Artist Lonac Unveils Animated Heart Piece (GIF)

    Valentine’s Day is only a couple week away, and a street artist by the name of Lonac is commemorating the occasion with an appropriately off-beat and very impressive work of art: A stop-motion animated mural of a realistic and operational human heart. It’s called heArtbeats. The heArtbeats animated working heart cleverly uses a couple of ducts […]

  • Kiev Slide Apartment by KI Design (Photos)

    Kiev Slide Apartment by KI Design (Photos)

    When you were a kid, it’s possible that you imagined what your house would be like if you grew up and had a ton of money. And it’s also possible that those plans included a slide for getting from one floor to another, instead of a boring staircase. If so, KI Design’s Kiev Slide Apartment […]