I Got a Knuckle Duster For Ya

I Got a Knuckle Duster For Ya

For serious tho, isn’t this the sweetest mug you’ve ever seen?!?! It’s aptly called MUG! by the lads at Thabto. I saw a picture of it somewhere and tracked down the company for a review. They graciously sent me one and I’ve been drinking knuckle duster teas and staring daggers at everyone in my office. Thankfully people find it amusing and it’s become quite the conversation piece.

0 Designers: James Wosiek, Steven Smith [ Buy it here ]

It has Feet! Stand Umbrella Review

It has Feet! Stand Umbrella Review

We received so many page views and comments about Tsuboi’s Stand Umbrella, we thought high time to review it. 100% was gracious enough to send us one and it’s probably the classiest, cutest umbrella I’ve seen. Class and uber cuteness – is that even possible?

0 Designer: 100%

We Like Big Red Record Buttons, Flip Mino Review

We Like Big Red Record Buttons, Flip Mino Review

I got my hands on Pure Digital’s latest camcorder, the Flip Mino and came away impressed. It’s a mini version of its bigger brother the Flip Ultra but thankfully quality has not been compromised. In fact quality is up in terms of build and video. At 640×480 pixels per inch, it’s not meant to compete with bigger and more expensive camcorders. This is for those candid moments when spontaneity is required. It’s small, pocketable, and easy to use.

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Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Every Pleo is autonomous. Yes, each one begins life as a newly-hatched baby Camarasaurus, but that’s where predictability ends and individuality begins. Like any creature, Pleo feels hunger and fatigue – offset by powerful urges to explore and be nurtured. He’ll graze, nap and toddle about on his own -when he feels like it! Pleo dinosaur can change his mind and his mood, just as you do. Is this the future of pet ownership? Find out after the jump.

0 Designer: Caleb Chung [ Buy It Here ]

It's Tea Time! Sorapot Review

It’s Tea Time! Sorapot Review

It’s here, we got it and have been drinking tea like there’s no tomorrow – Joey Roth’s Sorapot. How excited was I to open such a beautifully packaged teapot! It’s important to note all the packaging materials are 100% recycled. The Sorapot is a modern teapot, with its architectural shape and simple functionality designed to bring the quiet beauty of tea and brewing tea into focus. How well does it perform? Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Joey Roth

The Webble Review, Footrest for Happy Feet!

The Webble Review, Footrest for Happy Feet!

We wrote about the Webble Active Footrest by BriteObjects last year. Since then we’ve received quite a few inquires about its purpose and effectiveness. We’re happy to announce the Webble is now market ready and on sale. We’ve been using one for about a month so if you’ve got happy feet and want to know if Webble can make them even happier, check out our review after the jump.

0 Designer: BriteObjects

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

There are few companies who evoke experience and know-how in speaker design as Bowers & Wilkins do. The company has over 40 years of history creating some of the best sound experiences for consumers and audiophiles alike. I had the opportunity to review their Zeppelin Speaker for the iPod. It’s been getting rave reviews from customers and won a Gold 2008 IDEA award. Kudos to Native Design. Must be good right?

0 Designer: Native Design

Alien Saucer Lands. FRED Humidifier Review

Alien Saucer Lands. FRED Humidifier Review

Living in L.A. means dealing with desert heat and the dry conditions that accompany it. I’ve used a number of humidifiers in the past and tho all performed as expected – they always ended back in the box relegated to the back of a closet. After using the FRED Humidifer by Swizz Style for several weeks, I’ve come to realize why my closet is filled with a bunch of past contenders.

0 Designer: Matti Walker

SENZ Umbrella Review. Marry Poppins Watch Out!

SENZ Umbrella Review. Marry Poppins Watch Out!

The SENZ Umbrella is the most unique umbrella I’ve ever seen and used and that’s saying a lot because how “designed” can an umbrella be? What makes the SENZ different is its aerodynamic shape which keeps rain off your back and withstands up to 70 mph winds. I tried it out and found a couple other unique features that make this umbrella a must have for any rain drenched area.

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Lick Your Way to a Better You

Lick Your Way to a Better You

Have you ever imagined that you could lick on a lollipop and change the way you think? I am not talking about some illegal hallucinogenic drug, but a legal way to changing how you think or do things. Eye Candy can. Even though the concept sounds like something from the “Electric Kool-aid Acid Test”, Eye Candy uses a Sensory Substitution Technology to naturally send vibrant, emotive images to your mind.

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MENU Black Titanium Review

MENU Black Titanium Review

Lets be posh for a moment. Lets pretend I’m some wildly dandy gentleman who jet sets all over but my accoutrements don’t match the lifestyle. If you’re into luxury, style, a a bit of opulence then you might like the Black Titanium Collection by MENU. It consists of luggage tags, a mobile charging cradle, a business card case, and a credit card holder. Read on!

0 Designer: Aurélien Barbry

Bluetooth Headset Happy. Jawbone II Review

Bluetooth Headset Happy. Jawbone II Review

Like many places, California implemented a new law prohibiting cellular use without a handsfree device while driving. Ironically that’s when Jawbone contacted me to do a review on their second generation bluetooth headset. Same aesthetic but significantly smaller, lighter, and improved sound quality. What more could one ask for?

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Bobby Bouché - That's good H2O!

Bobby Bouché – “That’s good H2O!”

One of my biggest pet peeves is plastic water bottles. I can’t stand the water bottle culture that has been raging for years now. Everyone needing 24/7 “hydration” is just a bunch of pseudo-science hooey invented by water marketers. Sure water is essential for sustaining life, but do we really need to be spending so much money and landfill space on simple drinking water? RKS, designers of the MIMIQUE mobile phone concept have gotten together with KOR Water to address the issue of irresponsible water bottlers and consumers.

0 Designer: RKS Design