Tech & Gear

  • SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub

    SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub

    Did you know that millions of pounds of coal are burned each year in order to provide hot baths to weary bathers? I have no idea if that’s true, but I do know that the SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub is a much more energy-efficient solution to the problem of sitting in hot water […]

  • Chicago Skyline Cable Cars Coming to the Windy City (Video)

    Chicago Skyline Cable Cars Coming to the Windy City (Video)

    In case you thought the era of the cable car was at an end, the city of Chicago recently revealed plans to connect its downtown core with the tourist-heavy Navy Pier, river walk, and lakefront districts via a line of Chicago Skyline aerial cable cars. The Chicago Skyline project is in its early stages, but […]

  • Barisieur: Combination Coffee Brewer and Alarm Clock

    Barisieur: Combination Coffee Brewer and Alarm Clock

    The gadget world is full of clever combinations, with the camera phone being an extremely obvious example. But very rarely do two machines go together as gracefully or intuitively as the coffeemaker and the alarm clock, given the known aromatic properties of coffee in the field of waking you up in the morning. And so we […]

  • Giphy Keys App Puts Entire Giphy Library at Your Fingertips

    Giphy Keys App Puts Entire Giphy Library at Your Fingertips

    Giphy has been the internet’s premiere destination for when you words just can’t express how you feel and only an animated GIF will do. Now, the site has an app that makes its entire library of animated GIFs even easier to access for text messages and anything else you use your smartphone for.  It’s called […]

  • Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor

    Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor

    The Jacob Jensen Design Shop has a variety of different gadgets in its catalog, but the Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor is one that just might save your life, provided you’re unlucky enough to be in a living situation where you’re breathing in fatal contaminants in the air. Even if the air you’re breathing isn’t […]

  • Modern HiFi Stereo Console From Department Chicago

    Modern HiFi Stereo Console From Department Chicago

    Back in those golden, olden, pre-television days, the centerpiece of a typical living room was the radio/HiFi/record player. The people at Department Chicago have brought those days back in a big way with their Modern HiFi Stereo Console, a stereo cabinet that looks (not to mention sounds) good enough to command all the attention in […]

  • Cannaseur One Marijuana Humidor

    Cannaseur One Marijuana Humidor

    If you’re the kind of person who gets annoyed at brands capitalizing on the trend of marijuana decriminalization in the United States with a lot of upscale products related to same, I’ve got some bad news for you: The phenomenon has only just begun. The latest example is the Cannaseur One, a luxury humidor specifically […]

  • GoBoat: “Your Personal, Portable Watercraft” (Video)

    GoBoat: “Your Personal, Portable Watercraft” (Video)

    The thing about a boat is that unless it’s some huge yacht, you need other stuff in order to actually use it—a trailer, for one, not to mention a vehicle to attach it to. The GoBoat seeks to circumvent all that extra hassle as a personal, portable watercraft that can be taken pretty much anywhere. […]

  • The Rock Clock: Wake Up With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

    The Rock Clock: Wake Up With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, among his many other attributes, seems like a guy who really knows how to get out of bed in the morning. Since that’s an issue we all struggle with, the arrival of The Rock Clock, a free app for users who want Johnson to “wake [their] ass[es] up,” is a welcome […]