Master & Dynamic’s flagship MW60 wireless over-ear headphones are now available in a few new colorways for their 2017 holiday capsule collection, including olive green, camouflage, and black on black leather. As expected, the high-quality headphones still deliver impeccable sound drawn in part from patent pending stainless steel componentry. The new styles, though, make clear reference to the brand’s home city: NYC.
A high-capacity universal battery, Mophie’s latest Powerstation comes with both a USB-C output port and an additional USB-A output port. As far as power goes, there’s enough here to charge a MacBook entirely, with some energy left over for other devices. The USB-PD tech within also allows for rapid charging, moving up to 30 watts at a time. Never one to ignore visual design, the Mophie team wrapped the device in a premium fabric. It’s also 25% smaller than a standard portable charger with equivalent power.
The Ed Banger Records team chose their favorite AIAIAI headphones, the TMA-2, which have been upgraded with a new reinforced PU headband for the collaborative release. The headband comes complete with a thick foam padding for more comfortable wear during long sessions. Delivering plenty of bass and clear sound, these headphones also come with two cables and a special edition Ed Banger carrying pouch to seal the deal.
Compact and usable in 150+ countries, this travel adaptor is four plugs in one. Color-coded to be extra easy to use (thanks to the included map), it’s made of ABS plastic. Since it breaks apart, you can travel with the entire piece (if going to multiple countries) or simply take the one adaptor needed.
Masters of the unusual, Hendrick’s Gin has released a handmade cocktail garnisher. The metal piece slices two cucumbers simultaneously into the ideal 1/8 wheel—all with the turn of a crank. While far from being a necessary home bar accessory, the item demonstrates a need to think outside of the box when crafting a cocktail and it mirrors the world’s largest cocktail garnisher which (Hendrick’s invented) is driving around the country at present. This is for the true cocktail enthusiast.
The latest Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros removed several ports and adapters in favor of simple USB-C ports. Much to the chagrin of many users, this meant a need for many new dongles and adapters. Now finally available, this single device allows for charging and file transfers at 40Gbps through a USB-C PD port and includes 1 additional USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI port and SD/Micro card readers. Available in space gray or silver, it’s designed to match both MacBooks’ coloration and style.
Featuring an LCD screen in lieu of a traditional viewfinder, Fujifilm’s hybrid Instax Square SQ10 offers instant prints, along with the control and quality of a digital camera. In addition to a digital image sensor, that functions quite well in low light, there are a series of functions affixed to three buttons: 10 different filters, brightness adjustment and vignette control.
Two factors come into play when considering a drone purchase: size and capability. With the brand new Spark, tech firm DJI has struck an ideal balance—a palm-sized quadcopter that carries some of the best features available. As expected, there’s a stabilized camera that snags 1080 video and 12mp images in various shooting modes. It’s DJI’s other developments that truly impress though, from the drone’s range (1.2 miles) to intuitive functions like FaceAware (where the drone quick-launches from your hand because it recognizes your face) and Simple Control (which allows for direction changes without a remote, using only arm gestures). The Spark is top of its class and can fly for up to 16 minutes uninterrupted at speeds of 50 km/h. It also comes complete with a free 16-GB microSD card. Shipping for the Spark is slated for 15 June.
Health-focused start-up Goby has just announced their all-black electric toothbrush, and while it might be an unexpected hue for a toothbrush, there’s no colorway more chic. In their set-up kit, buyers will receive a Goby brush, brush head, a hygienic stand, USB charging shell, USB converter and a brush head cover. When signing up for the subscription option, customers get a new brush-head every one, two or three months—free of shipping costs.
With everything needed to grow at home, the Gro.io Three Plant System comes with buckets, lights (180 watts with spectrum control) and more. The SmartHub controls light, hydration and nutrient dosage and pairs with a free app to control settings and get notifications. Depending on your strain and the desired light cycle, you could grow plants to maturity in as little as eight weeks.
Get extra creative in the kitchen with small-batch infused oils and butters made through this nifty appliance. Able to add flavor and impart nutrients, users can infuse with herbs, fruits and other ingredients. With precise time and temperature controls, the infuser’s reservoir is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Plus, there’s a child-lock option.
Designers Claire Norcross and Marie-Laure Giroux have returned with their third iteration of Plumen, an exquisite low energy LED bulb in hybrid lamp form. At the core of the bulb, a faceted gold element yields warm, omnidirectional light. At its center, pointing downward, a central spotlight shines with the equivalent of 60 watts (though using only 6.5). A second, atmospheric tone extends everywhere else, delivering true light texture. With 10,000 guaranteed glowing hours, it’s a functional design delight.
Made from high-quality North American Walnut, Wrensilva’s new Loft console is a beautiful and useful piece. Capable of playing music via vinyl, Sonos, mobile (3.5mm jack) or auxiliary (RCA), it’s a music machine that will complement almost any room in the home. Additionally, there’s storage for 120 records, making the Loft the pinnacle of form meeting function.
Taking photography back to the basics, the CROZ DIY Digital Camera only features two buttons: the on/off also acts as the shutter clicker and then one other switch selects photo effects. The design might sound simple—and it is, in a way. The clear acrylic case, however, means that the camera’s insides are visible. Two extra lenses (fish-eye and wide-angle) are also included with this purchase.
So much more than a bodega-bought lighter, Tsubota Pearl’s stick lighters come in an array of vibrant colors. Our favorites are the high-gloss iterations, each with a contrasting cap. Made in Japan, each colorway is as appealing as the next: pink and dark green, light green and purple, orange and turquoise, and yellow and turquoise. Measuring 3.375 inches and utilizing a cotton wick, these lighters are functional design pieces.
With education as its primary function, STEMI’s hexapod kit teaches users how to build a six-legged robot and then program its movements. Of the many brain-expanding elements, a better understanding of 3D models and electronics’ technologies are applicable beyond the exciting toy. All tutorials are housed online and everything users need comes in the box. Smartphone controlled, the Hexapod itself is an educational toy unlike any other.