It is a crime against humanity, at least those who cook, that Meike Harde's beautiful Quix handheld mixer only exists as a concept prototype. Because it somehow improves upon every one I've ever used with a design that's actually simpler.
When I was a in middle school, I built the bridge of the Enterprise in my parents' basement out of old computer parts. It wasn't this cool, but I was pretty proud of my level of Trek fandom. Now, Inhabitat found something that tops that level of Trekkie swag: a coffee table modelled after the USS Enterprise.
I'm constantly floored by what people choose to make with Lego. Why craft a life-sized Halo sniper rifle or a Saturn V and not something else? I've got plans of my own, and now Moleskine's got the perfect, fanboy-ready notebook to document them in.
I need to sit up when I read. A bed or a couch makes me promptly fall asleep. A straight-backed chair proves uncomfortable for extended reading sessions. Thus I've been on a never-ending quest for the perfect reading chair. When I first laid eyes on Claesson Koivisto Rune's Isola chair, I immediately thought it might be The One.
I first picked up a guitar when I was 11, about a year after Kurt Cobain killed himself. All I wanted was the Fender guitar he designed. I never got it, but now there's a new Cobain guitar for me to drool over.
The nerdiest thing our Matt Buchanan ever wanted was an awesome powerline router. I'll see your nerdiness, Matt, and raise you one. Hy-Fi Routers crossbreed Wi-Fi, ethernet, powerline, and MoCA to give you a mutant baby of ultimate internet reliability. The dream of consistently fast 100Mbps internet all over my apartment is so close I can almost taste it.
The Lytro cam is probably my favourite piece of tech that has come out in the last couple of years. You never have to worry about a photo being in focus. Well according to The Verge, who interviewed Lytro's Director of Photograpy Eric Cheng, a video-capable Lytro cam is totally possible.
Today during Sony's CES press conference, Sir Howard Stringer oh-so-casually dropped news about this prototype Crystal LED display they have in the works. As it turns out, it's probably the coolest thing Sony has at CES.
So it looks like those rumorus about touchscreen ultrabooks were true. Lenovo's Yoga is the first such device of its kind (that being a Windows, equipped with a multitouch panel capable of tracking 10 fingers. And though I've been dismissive of such devices, it wasn't nearly the awful experience I thought it would be.
I hate everything about time. Being on time, looking at time, adhering to time. EVERYTHING. My hate for time is a big reason why I never wear watches because then, I would be handcuffed by time. AND WHO WANTS THAT. I'm a free spirit! Don't change me world! Or I can just wear this Kisai On Air Watch that looks more like a faceless watch than a timecuff.
Wi-Fi sucks. Well, it sucks if your router is lurking in a subterranean realm of your flat and your gaming rig is located aboveground with an iron staircase in between the two and you don't want to run 100 metres of cable or wire the apartment with ethernet because you don't own the building.
Unless you buy in bulk, your run-of-the-mill office tape already comes with its own handy dispenser. While not as stylish as this Strip dispenser, it also doesn't cost you £20 for what is essentially a flat piece of aluminum.
They've been around for at least a year now, and all my research points to obscuring your brake lights as being very illegal. But I don't care. This is the closest my hatchback will ever get to being the batmobile.