Moog Music recently updated their Theremin while paying homage to Bob Moog’s iconic 1996 design. Featuring improved portability and bass response, the Etherwave Theremin provides an accurate five-pitch octave range, an adjustable antennae to adapt to any environment and direct connection to (and control of) other modular, semi-modular and Eurorack synthesizer systems via CV inputs. Retro yet refined, the Etherwave is a modern upgrade for Moog enthusiasts and music makers.
A sustainable alternative to disposable batteries, Better Battery is the world’s first and only certified carbon neutral option that comes with its own recycling service. One pack includes 22 AA batteries, 22 AAA batteries and two 9v batteries, all of which are alkaline, made from scratch and shipped in recycled packaging. A poly mailer is also included so that used batteries can be shipped back for recycling, a process wherein they’re converted into Zinc manganese concentrate to make fertilizer, Zinc oxide to make sunscreen and steel components for future batteries. The entire process minimizes greenhouse emissions and offsets carbon.
The Freestyle is a super-compact, light (830 grams) and portable projector that can create a 100-inch screen on just about any surface. With the ability to rotate 180 degrees, the cylindrical head houses a light source that can also create ambient lighting and star shows. Powered by a USB-C, it supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG standards and features WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.2 as well as a 5W loudspeaker that creates immersive sound. Between the large projection and the 360-degree sound, it delivers a cinematic experience at home.
Historic clock manufacturer L’Épée 1839 has once again collaborated with experimental time-telling brand MB&F to create the Orb, a transformative, futuristic clock that resembles a high-tech eye. Comprised of four segments that surround the dial, the Orb can be positioned fully closed, fully open or somewhere in between for swivel, hanging or balanced structuring. Behind this cutting-edge design, a L’Épée 1839 hour-striking clock with an eight-day power reserve—inspired by the brand’s classic carriage clocks—displays the hours and minutes with an option to chime the passage of the hour. The Orb is limited to 50 pieces in white and black each. Price is in Swiss Franc.
Ideal for professionals and rookies alike, the Moog Sound Studio provides an all-encompassing approach to exploring modulated sounds. Upgraded from their first iteration, this package offers a richer experience to build complex and complete songs, featuring three 60HP analog synthesizers: Mother-32, DFAM and Subharmonicon. The curated set also comes with a custom duvet cover, audio mixer, power distribution hub, audio and patch cables, synth exploration card game and artwork—essentially, everything needed to start composing.
Wrensilva’s new Club Series features a gorgeous ash-colored exterior, mother of pearl inlays, tweed details and more. Matching mid-century elements with future-forward materials and tech, the luxury hifi object offers various listening options (Sonos, Bluetooth, mobile and aux) but the belt-driven turntable is the jewel. Of course the speakers provide clear, rich sound. Measuring 59 inches in length, this new console celebrates vinyl, classic design and modern technology.
Flower-shaped and splash-proof, this daisy-shaped Bluetooth speaker livens up shower or bath time with music or podcasts. The speaker, made from 50% plastic and metal, is rechargeable thanks to a lithium-ion battery and cleans easily with a wipe. The suction-cup backing enables the three by two-inch frame to stick to a wall, fitting seamlessly into a bathroom.
Digital frames aren’t a new phenomenon, but the Aura is the best we’ve seen. Most importantly, the screen brightness and texture have a more natural feel than the types of screens we’re used to looking at every day. A great gift for those less adept at using photo-sharing apps or social media, this frame makes it really easy to add content and choose how it rotates. Plus, the Carver Luxe physical frame—available in three colorways—also acts as the base, so it sits neatly on any surface in portrait or landscape orientation.
Storing AirPods in the Kai Mushroom will charm kids and adults alike. The case, compatible with first- and second-generation AirPods, features functionally informed designs in addition to its heart-warming ones. For instance, space for a cord is included at the base of the mushroom for easy charging, a silicone mold offers added protection for the earbuds and a keyring loop offers extra portability. Tucked inside the restful-looking character, AirPods get a whimsical and practical upgrade.
For camping or just as a back-up power source in emergency situations, Raptic’s Titan 225 has a big 225Wh capacity—which results in charging a smartphone 20 times, a laptop five times, or GoPros and cameras 35 times. It’s super-versatile, with several different outlets: 12V car port, a USB-C port, three USB-A ports and an AC outlet. Plus, the add-on solar chargers are a nice touch for camping and other outdoor adventures.
In 1938, when esteemed architect and designer Franco Albini reconstructed a radio between two pieces of tempered glass, he created one of his most renowned works—a feat of technology as aesthetic praxis, a revolutionary blend between minimalism and modernity. In 2021, Albini’s radio continues to uphold the standard for innovation. Cassina’s Radio in Cristallo LE brings the original into the contemporary age with Bluetooth technology and an optional subwoofer that connects to WiFi for a truly immersive sound. The elegant piece features satin knobs and a matte black chassis. Limited to only five pieces, each Radio in Cristallo LE has a numbered metal plate and hand-soldered circuits.
Ideal for individuals and teams, Waverly Labs’ Ambassador Interpreter ensures you never miss a detail in the conversation—whether it’s in French, German, Vietnamese, Mandarin or another language. Equipped with two mics that can capture speech from up to eight feet away, easy click-to-talk translation settings and group options that allow up to four units to sync to a single device via their free IOS and Android app, these sleek over-the-ear units make translation in real time more seamless than ever. With 20 languages and 42 dialects, the Ambassador Interpreter comes in black or wine red, and features a carrying bag and micro-USB charging cables, making it extra easy to transport.
Nura’s newest audio product, the wireless NuraTrue earphones improve noise-cancellation along with the sound quality. Providing exceptional bass and clear phone calls, the buds are ideal for audiophiles. They’re also water-resistant, with an IPX4 rating—meaning they’re safe from splashes and sweat. They come with a fast-charging case as well as four sets of different sized silicone ear-tips.
The sound quality of in-ear headphones can be lacking that immersive feeling, but the PI7 In-Ear Wireless Headphones from English audio company Bowers & Wilkins provides big sound in a small package. Founded in the 1960s, the brand has been innovating audio products for 50+ years and these headphones are evidence of their success. With adaptive noise-cancelling capability, 24-bit connection and Qualcomm aptX technology, and dual hybrid drive units (with individual amplifiers), the sound delivered is clear and crisp. With their snug fit, they’re great for any level of activity and block outside sounds even when the active noise-cancellation is off. There are also six microphones for better phone calls. The charging case can be used with or without a cable, making them super-portable.
This patchable analog synthesizer kit from Moog is the legendary audio brand’s most affordable synth, and an ideal option for those just beginning to experiment. Easy to assemble, the device also comes with a CV Expander, which makes the synth compatible with CV-equipped analog gear. It’s also a great and flexible tool for more advanced enthusiasts who value simplicity and customization.
The new Polaroid Go instant film camera is smaller than any of the photo brand’s previous iterations, and it uses an all-new type of film. This starter kit includes the pocket-sized camera and a double-pack of color film. The camera’s self-timer and side mirror assist make self portraits a breeze. Weighing just .53 lbs (242 grams), it’s light enough to wear around your neck for long periods and comes with a strap to do so. The Polaroid Go is rechargeable via USB and a full charge should last 15 film packs—or 120 snaps.