Tech & Gear

  • SOG Baton Pen-Shaped Multitools

    SOG Baton Pen-Shaped Multitools

    New from SOG is a line of four different pen-shaped multitools, each one designed for a specific range of associated purposes (and only one of which can actually be used as a pen). It’s the SOG Baton, and here’s how the four multitools shake out: Baton Q1 (pictured above): Ballpoint pen, bottle opener, flat screwdrivers, […]

  • Pop-Out Outlet From the Legrand Adorne Collection

    Pop-Out Outlet From the Legrand Adorne Collection

    While the phrase “Pop-Out Outlet” may conjure up thoughts of some kind of upscale outlet mall fashion installation, it’s actually one of the more interesting pieces in Legrand’s new Adorne collection, and a good practical addition to your household as well. The Pop-Out Outlet is three outlets in one, all of which recede into the […]

  • Lofree: Keyboards Inspired by Typewriters

    Lofree: Keyboards Inspired by Typewriters

    One of the things that have more or less gone extinct in the last 50 years is the completely satisfying click-click-clack of an old-school mechanical typewriter. But now there’s a new tech brand in town attempting to bring back at least one aspect of that bygone age in the form of mechanical keyboards inspired by […]

  • GS1 From JHO Knives: At Last, Your Arm is Complete Again

    GS1 From JHO Knives: At Last, Your Arm is Complete Again

    JHO Knives have, if you’ll pardon the phrase, carved out quite a niche for themselves as a maker of clever and novel pieces of cutlery, like the finger-sized Nug recently featured on this very site. Their latest joint takes its design cues from the classic straight razor: the GS1. The “GS” in GS1 stands for […]

  • ‘Infrared NYC': Photographer Puts City in a Different Light

    ‘Infrared NYC': Photographer Puts City in a Different Light

    You might remember Las Vegas in Infrared, which showed how different a city bathed in neon can look under infrared light. Now, photographer Paolo Pettigiani has given New York City a similar treatment, with a project he calls Infrared NYC. Unlike its Vegas equivalent, Infrared NYC is focused on the infrared properties of plant life—specifically, […]

  • ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    Photographer Jason Siegel is tapping into some serious linguistic voodoo with his new art installation Shoot Portraits Not People. Ever noticed how the terminology surrounding photography and firearms is kind of similar? Shooting, reloading, film/ammunition cartridges, etc, and the idea behind the installation is gun-like devices made from real camera components. For Shoot Portraits Not […]

  • NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    I don’t think I’ll be exaggerating when I say that recent world events have made the prospect of living on Mars more appealing than ever. A recent design contest from NASA shows what living on Mars might actually look like in the not-too-distant future: The NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, the winner of which has now […]

  • Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    When you look at the Etch Clock, it’s hard not to think about that old saying about how any sufficiently advanced technology would seem like magic to the people of a previous era. It’s a clock that, through either science or sorcery, appears to “engrave” the time on its own surface, in real time. For […]

  • Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    One of the things that fans love about Apple is the sense of continuity between products and designs, sometimes seeming like one big piece with multiple components. But there’s a new product that lets you draw a direct line between the Apple Watch and the classic Macintosh computer that not even Steve Jobs could have […]

  • Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    More and more these days I find myself dreaming about an off-the-grid existence, away from the everyday hustle and alone with my own thoughts (and perhaps an Amazon Prime account to keep me from going insane). Given that, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the Micro Cabin from Larocque Elder Architects. The Micro Cabin […]