PA1 Mountable Bluetooth Speaker

PA1 is a minimal mountable bluetooth speaker. Two thumbs up!

A Retro Dock for Radio Lovers

Retro Dock

Do you consider yourself a nostalgic radio buff? Then this iPhone Radio Dock is for you. It comes with a downloadable public radio app, which finds up to seven public radio stations within a 50-mile radius. You might want to know that the dock utilizes your phone’s built-in speakers, so, it’s really just an adorable, wooden iPhone holder. Made me smile nonetheless.

(Thanks Steve)


Nothing gets me more excited than watching friends going from telling me about an app idea to launching it. My studiomate Raul and his Tinybop Team have been hard at work and are about to launch a series of educational apps, the first one is simply called The Human Body. The app, designed by no other than super-talented Kelli Anderson, allows kids to explore and interact with the human body, teaching them what we’re made of. The app is about to be released in 48 languages around the world and I am certain it will make huge waves.

I’ve had many conversations with Raul about what we consider a successful kids app. While we of course agree on smart interactions, beautiful design and all, we also agree that kids should be never exposed to touts for in-app purchases or any other kind of advertising. Raul promised that kids will neve be exposed to any of that in any Tinybop app. This deserves a YAY!

Get a sneak peek of the app on their brand new site and sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when the app is ready to play.

I can’t wait to Tinybop!



Kii is a compact charger-connector that fits on a keychain allowing you to plug in to charge or sync devices from any computer without having to carry a charger or tote around a cable connector.

(via Doobybrain)

Impressive iPad Finger Painting

Watch Seikou Yamaoka reproduce the “Girl With A Pearl Earring” on an iPad mini. Stunning, right? In case you’re wondering, he seems to be using the $2.99 app, Art Studio.


Felt App

I just received a ‘handwritten’ card that was sent via an app called Felt. I could not tell that it was written on an iPad. Oddly impressive.

Pizza Compass App

Pizza compass

Here’s an app the world has been waiting for: Pizza Compass. As the name indicates, it guides you to your next slice of Pizza nearby. Brilliant.


Two days ago I had the pleasure to meet all of this year’s Shopify Competition winners. One of the winners, Ryan French, left a huge impression. He is a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Applied Computational Math Science and the inventor of the GameKlip.

The GameKlip attaches your Android phone to a PlayStation3 controller and allows you to use a real controller to play your games on your smartphone. I’ve tried it, it’s all kinds of fantastic.

Ryan has single handedly built this business and created everything himself; the clip, the packaging, the site and he even currently still ships the items himself.

If you are a buyer for a big retailer, please reach out to Ryan. He is currently looking for large retailers to carry his product. He deserves to be picked up by a big chain.

The Pocket Spotlight

The pocket spotlight

The Pocket Spotlight is the next best thing to sun-controlling superpowers. It is a a continuous light source you can mount to your phone’s headphone jack, your camera’s hot shoe or off-camera in your hand.

Moves App

Moves App

The Moves iPhone App tells you how much you move (or not). Moves automatically records any walking, cycling and running you do. The app is always on, so there’s no need to start and stop it. Love it!

How Does Google Glass Feel

Really fantastic video showing what Google Glass feels like. Truly wonderful to see an experience through someone else’s point of view.

Phone Calls with Subject Lines?

SayWhat App is built on a simple and yet brilliant idea: It lets you introduce the subject of your call, set the mood and check the availability of the 
person you’re calling before or while placing 
the call.

(via Daniel Pink)

Revo Smartphone Holder

This Revo Smartphone Holder makes total sense to me. (I am a chronic iPhone dropper.) Also, love the ability to hang it on a hook.

Buetooth talking glove!

hi fun high glove

Ever wished you could answer a phone call with you gloves, not having to take the phone out of your pocket. Well, then let me rock your world. Check out the Bluetooth Talking Glove.

The thought of having to charge one more thing, especially my gloves, is making me shiver. But it sure is a good conversation piece.



My favorite discovery so far at the New York International Gift Fair is Whooz, the best thing for multi iphone households like mine. G and I always often blame each other for stealing each other’s iphone chargers. No longer, then now, they are clearly marked. G’s has a dude’s face on it and mine a lady’s face. G was chuckling when he discovered the chargers in our kitchen yesterday. Congrats to Sativa Turner for the fun idea!

Pivot Power Mini

The Pivot Power Mini looks like one smart little device: It transforms a single socket into two grounded outlets, and two USB ports.

Vool. The Wooden Laptop Stand.

Vool is a beauty of a wooden laptop stand brought to you by a member of Dopludo collective. It is made of pine that is grown on an eco conscious farm near the Finnish-Russian border. Simply beautiful.

(thank you Don)

The iPhone Cable Trigger

The iPhone Cable Trigger is a remote shutter release for iDevices. Handy for those times when you want to take a photo without touching your phone, and for starting and stopping video sans camera-shake.

3 Way Camera Strap

I love how this 3 Way Camera Strap adapts to your needs.

Palm Top Theater

Palm Top Theater transforms your iPhone into your own personal 3D theater. Fun!

Back-up Battery with a Hand Turbine Power Generator

BoostTurbine2000 from Etón is a durable back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator. It enables you to charge your mobile device even when the power is out. In one minute the hand turbine power generator can produce enough power for a 30-second call or a few critical texts. When fully charged, BoostTurbine2000 fully charges most smartphones. Smart.

(via brainpicker)

Robot Headphone Splitter

This must be the cutest headphone splitter roaming mother earth.

(Thanks Kevin)

3D Printed Maille iPhone Case

I had the honor to sit next to Ping Fu at last night’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Gala and she handed me a an absolutely amazing 3D printed iPhone Case by Freshfiber. I put it on my iPhone and have been fiddling with it nonstop since. The interlinked rings create an incredibly fascinating texture. The rings move seperately from each other so you can jiggle them.

The case was designed by Janne Kyttanen and you can buy it and lots of other cool 3D printed designs over at Freshfiber.


A little over a year ago I received a Jambox as a gift. I admit, I would have never bought one myself, but I can wholeheartedly say I *love* it. It’s versatile, mobile and sounds great to my ears!

Especially now that the new iPhone came out and I can no longer plug it into the dock of my other audio device, I can clearly see the advantage of the bluetooth connection to Jambox. Consider me a fan!