Tech & Gear

  • AIAIAI TMA-2 Discovery: Headphones Customized to Your Musical Tastes

    AIAIAI TMA-2 Discovery: Headphones Customized to Your Musical Tastes

    No matter how comfortable or personalized your current pair of headphones are, it’s unlikely they’ve been calibrated with the sound of the music you listen to in mind. With a new service from AIAIAI, though, you can get just such a pair. It’s called AIAIAI TMA-2 Discovery. AIAIAI TMA-2 Discovery analyzes your Spotify account to […]

  • Basslet: A Wearable Subwoofer From Lofelt

    Basslet: A Wearable Subwoofer From Lofelt

    Here we have yet another product that makes you wonder whether its inventor came up with its function or its name first. It’s the Basslet, a wearable subwoofer from a German brand called Lofelt that aims to bring that distinctive physical bass thump you get from a good set of speakers right to the user’s […]

  • SHFT Mystery Gear Box: New Survival Gear Every Month

    SHFT Mystery Gear Box: New Survival Gear Every Month

    One big trend in ecommerce these days is the subscription mystery box, which users pay a flat monthly fee for and enjoy a monthly bounty of goods within a given sphere—like comic books, for instance. Another big trend right now, for whatever reason, is survival gear, and the SHFT Mystery Gear Box deftly combines these two […]

  • Hater: A Dating App That Matches You by Things You Hate

    Hater: A Dating App That Matches You by Things You Hate

    When I was in college, I had three roommates: Two that I didn’t really speak to at first, and one that I avoided at all costs. Then, an interesting thing happened—one way or another, I found out that one thing I and the first two roommates had in common was our hatred of the third, […]

  • Custom NERF Rifle Built by Adam Savage (Video)

    Custom NERF Rifle Built by Adam Savage (Video)

    Adam Savage, formerly of Mythbusters, has a web series called Adam Savage’s One Day Builds, in which be outlines projects that he completes in, you guessed it, a single day. A cool one he did recently for a “Secret Santa” gift is a custom Nerf rifle that looks a lot like a real weapon, but […]

  • BlackPods: Apple Air Pods, Painted Black

    BlackPods: Apple Air Pods, Painted Black

    “I see an Air Pod and I want it painted black.” This is not a lyric from the popular Rolling Stones song “Paint It, Black,” but it easily could be if Nanker Phelge had written it in 2017. And now, we have BlackPods, which are indeed Apple Air Pods with a colorway to match your […]

  • Gita Cargo Robot

    Gita Cargo Robot

    The familiar expression “I’ve only got two hands” speaks to how much time and energy we humans spend on lugging stuff from one place to another. What if you had a small robotic friend or sidekick that could carry stuff around for you? Well, with Gita, you can find out. Gita is a personal cargo […]

  • Flow: A “Sleek Minimalistic Fountain Pen”

    Flow: A “Sleek Minimalistic Fountain Pen”

    We’re living in a golden age of pens, particularly of the “sleek and minimalistic” varieties. But most of these often crowdfunded pens are not fountain pens, which is where Flow comes in to fill this gap. A Flow pen is equipped with a premium nib constructed from steel and aluminum, and available in three different […]

  • 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 […]