Tech & Gear

  • Rockit Logs: Speakers Made From Recycled Trees

    Rockit Logs: Speakers Made From Recycled Trees

    Back in the old days, the only music you could hope to hear from a tree was the sweet sound of it being split apart with an ax and falling on the ground. But soccer pro and designer Jay DeMerit has come up with a new way to hear the music of the trees: Rockit […]

  • Alo: Screenless Smartphone Concept by Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet

    Alo: Screenless Smartphone Concept by Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet

    No one really ever knows what the future of technology holds, but imagining the possibilities often ends up creating the same innovations that end up defining that future. Hopefully for our sake, something like that will happen with the new smartphone sans screen concept from Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet. It’s called Alo. The Alo […]

  • Boeing Starliner Spacesuit Unveiled by NASA (Video)

    Boeing Starliner Spacesuit Unveiled by NASA (Video)

    Next year, if all goes according to plan, NASA will begin sending astronauts into space again, this time in partnership with Boeing. This will happen with a new craft known as the Boeing Starliner, and NASA recently unveiled the spiffy new Boeing Starliner spacesuit that the astronauts on board will wear. The first thing you […]

  • SOG Sync II Multi-Tool Belt Buckle

    SOG Sync II Multi-Tool Belt Buckle

    One can’t very well be a part of modern society without being familiar with the concept of the utility belt, as popularized by Batman and his boy sidekick Robin. Batman’s utility belt holds anything his current predicament calls for, but the SOG Sync II Multi-Tool Belt Buckle is almost as impressive. The SOG Sync II […]

  • Cinder Speakers: Turn Cinder Blocks Into Speakers

    Cinder Speakers: Turn Cinder Blocks Into Speakers

    “Say Bob, what’s with all the cinder blocks?” If this is a question you’re used to fielding whenever anyone comes over to your house, you can rest assured that you now have a plausible answer: “Oh, I’m just collecting them to make Cinder Speakers,” and no one has to know that you’ve been collecting cinder […]

  • CreekKooler: A Cooler for Whatever Floats Your Boat

    CreekKooler: A Cooler for Whatever Floats Your Boat

    New from Kanooler, it’s a cooler designed to accompany you on whatever Deliverance-style river adventures you have planned for this summer. And unlike most coolers, it doesn’t go in the boat with you (where it takes up valuable real estate), but instead is designed to be towed behind. It’s called the CreekKooler. Constructed with dual […]

  • Retro Patents: Hang Your Favorite Patent On Your Wall

    Retro Patents: Hang Your Favorite Patent On Your Wall

    Stop any ten people on the street and ask them what their favorite patent is, and you’re likely to get ten different answers. Some prefer the classic elegance of the iPhone patent by Apple, while others swoon at the burnished brilliance of Nintendo‘s Game Boy patent. Now, there’s a new brand that lets you commemorate […]

  • 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 […]