Mail Sack iPad Case

Talk about old meets new: This Recycled Mail Sack iPad Case is making quite a statement. I like it.

Mobile Evolution

Mobile Evolution is a limited edition print I discovered over on vespoe. Made me chuckle.


OLO is a super minimal touch-screen game that made me look. It is an experiment using latest features of CSS3 and HTML5. OLO has been developed for iPad & iPhone by Sennep, a London based interactive design studio.

You can play the game by visiting on your iPad or iPhone (they’re also working on an Android version, soon to be released).

(thank you Tudor)

Great Balls of Wire

The wire ball can hide up to 5 feet of cable, cutting down on all that extraneous cordage that most of us have behind/around our desks and media centers. Hat tip to the designer Søren Refsgaard!

Fantastic Flying Books

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

I just downloaded William Joyce’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, an interactive narrative experience for the iPad. The app impressively blurs the line between picture books and animated film. I kept flipping pages in sheer amazement. If only I could look at it with the eyes of a kid. Magical!

(Via FormFiftyFive)

AntiMosquito Fumigator

I just got a good chuckle out of this iphone app called AntiMosquito Fumigator. The app claims to keep mosquitos away as long as you keep it running in the background. It emits a high-pitched sound that humans don’t hear but mosquitos do and not appreciate. I’ll gladly give it a try this coming weekend, but I admit, I am not too hopeful.

(thank you sorella)

Wireless 5”x8” multimedia Tablet

I was sent one of these Genius MousePen Multimedia Tablets and since I am not a tablet user, I gave it to my studiomate Erica. We were just talking about it and she said she would totally recommend it if you’re someone that takes your tablet on the road. It’s wireless, and quite lightweight. There are two buttons on the pen, which you can set to right-click and toggle screens, as well as a row of shortcut buttons on the tablet. Favorite part: the pen stores in the top of the tablet for travel.

(I keep trying tablets and, believe it or not, I get ‘seasick’ using them. Silly, yes.)

Hey Tell

My dad just pointed me to an app called Hey Tell that turns your iPhone or Android into a Walkie-Talkie. Totally going to give this a try.

The Oona

This iPhone accessory called Oona made me look. (Watch the below video.)

Until June 3rd you can fund the Oona Kickstarter project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30. (I absolutely love the idea of putting the iphone on a rotating eggtimer to take panorama shots.)

More info at

The Oona: Whatever You Need It to Be from Brad Leong on Vimeo.

(via better living through design)

Panda Pal

I know there are some serious Panda Loving People out there. If you’re on of them, you’ll enjoy this Panda Pal Speaker System. I can’t vouch for the sound quality, but it sure looks adorable.


The i-Log made me look and smile. It’s a wooden charging station that accomodates an iPad both vertically or horizontally. Hand picked, hand carved and handsome. #wishlisted

SLR Holster

Capture is a camera clip system for cameras of all sizes – including DSLRs. Wowwweee!

Quick Release Button Strength Test from Peter Dering on Vimeo.

(via unplggd)

Alarm Dock

Jonas Damon’s Alarm Dock turns your iPhone into an old-school looking alarm clock. All you need is a flip clock app and you’re set. Made me smile.

(via BBlinks)

Felt Mouse

I am super excited aboutJoey Roth visiting Studiomates today. I remember two years ago when Joey first mentioned his idea of a felt computer mouse. And today he brought in his first prototype. It adds such a wonderfully surprising tactile feel to the world of computers. Joey’s plan is that it will be wireless and that you’ll be able to put the entire mouse in the washing machine, if a cleaning becomes necessary. Talk about rethinking an existing product.

It’s people like Joey that I admire! A young entrepreneur with a vision and drive. You’ve seen his ceramic speakers and his teapot, right?

World of Alice AC Apapter

This AC Adapter designed by Imamura Ken Nozomi Miyatake made me smile. Available on iiDA (Japanese only)

(via blstrawberry)

Apple Cores

These Apple Core Cable Tamers are brilliant! I will have to order a few. Thank you for the tip, Gabrielle!

Feedly Mobile 2.0

Feedly just announced the release of Feedly mobile 2.0. The first version of Feedly which runs both on phones and on tablets, on Android and on iOS: You can now feed your mind on the go! Anytime! Anywhere!

Can’t wait to give it a spin tonight!

Feed Your Mind On The Go from Feedly on Vimeo.

“>Feedly mobile 2.0. The first version of feedly which runs both on phones and on tablets, on Android and on iOS: You can now feed your mind on the go! Anytime! Anywhere!

duaLink Sync Splitter Cable

How brilliant is this Sync Splitter Cable?

Dopludo Laptop Stand

This Dopludo Laptop Stand is a real beauty!

Belkin Timer

The Belkin Timer allows you to shut off power to whatever is plugged in after a set amount of time (1/2 hour, 3 hours and 6 hours).


The Typeplace iphone app let’s you geotag your favorite tpography.

(via Amrit)

Miniot Wood iPad2 Cover

(photos originally uploaded by DesignArea)

Every now and then I come across gadget accessories that takes my breath away. It just happened now when I discovered the Miniot Wooden iPad2 Cover. The companies about page put a huge smile on my face. All it shows is a “Team Photo” (below). How can you not buy a product from what looks to be a Dutch family enterprise? Hat tip Miniot, your iPad2 cover is a beauty.

(thank you Karin who saw it over at DigitalLiving)


Switzerland-based Eric Collobmin created Voltitude, an ultra-light two-wheeler – a sort of bicycle-scooter hybrid – that can be driven on Swiss and EU roads without a licence, plate nor helmet. The simplicity with which it folds is impressive. Its powerful electric motor and latest generation lithium battery allow you to cover over 18 miles on a single charge. Effortlessly.

They called the product Voltitude — a fusion of Volt and Attitude — because, as they say, time has come to change our attitude towards urban mobility and because electric technology is now mature enough to enable us to do it.

Needless to say I’d love a Voltitude for here in Brooklyn.

(Thank you Firas)


NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with a one color display. Use the compact and portable gadget anywhere you want to take notes. It allows for a up to 32GB SD card, is open to USB-mini. Interesting!

(Thank you Dave)