Côte et Ciel Fall ’09

With its alien-like profile, Côte et Ciel's new Laptop Rucksack looks like the latest fashion-forward futurist accessory. Its thoughtful and practical design, on the other hand, both works for laptop-toters and, thanks to the large expandable exterior pocket, transitions easily to a weekend duffel with enough room for all your travel essentials. A well-placed posterior pocket secures and protects laptops during a commute or longer …

Grado SR60i and New GR8 Headphones

For over fifty years Grado has been making audio equipment in Brooklyn, introducing high-end dynamic headphones in the late '80s. We've been using the small company's entry-level SR60i headphones (pictured right), a pair that for the $80 price tag delivers high-quality, crisp sound that competes with the larger, pricier brands. The SR60i's bare-bones design wins points for its utilitarian appeal, fitting comfortably around noggins. While …