This weekly feature is a round-up, in conjunction with our friend Tim over at Cool Material, of the hot new products appearing online this week. From fashion tips to cool gadgets and gear, take a look at your new obsessions.
The Orée Pebble 2
The Orée Pebble 2 is a Bluetooth speaker that broadcasts in every direction. It’s a QI standard wireless charging solution, which means you’ll need a sleeve for iPhones, but Orée Makes one of those, too. What really sets the Pebble 2 apart is the design. It’s crafted from a single block of Carrare white marble, French walnut or tilia. Even the USB cable you need for power was given an upgrade in the looks department because it’s fabric braided. If there’s only one piece of tech on your coffee table other than your remote, it should probably be the Orée Pebble 2.
The Parrot Bebop has Hi-def 1080p video recording. 14 megapixel fisheye lens. Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Full on flight simulator style Skycontroller. Four antennas. Compatibility with first person goggles. 8GB built-in flash storage. 3-axes accelerometer. Emergency mode for immediate landing. Oh yeah, and it has an onboard flight computer too, so you can program drone routes with an overhead map. There’s even GPS and a “Return Home” function that will bring the Bebop back to where you launched it. Parrot is even throwing in some EPP hulls to use as bumpers if you plan on spying flying indoors.
Elliot Havok Belts
Elliot Havok takes it further by only using three components: leather, the buckle (nickel or brass) and Chicago screws. There are no unnecessary parts in this belt, which is why the black or undyed 12 oz. leather belt is guaranteed for a quarter century. Say hello to the last belt you’ll ever buy.
Cool Material Shop
Inspired by the famous mountain in the Alps, the glass is way more interesting than your average tumbler. Crafted out of crystal, the glass looks even more impressive when it’s half-filled with some of the good stuff than it does when sitting on the shelf, which is good because you’ll want to use it often and show it off. You may never conquer the 14,500+ ft mountain, but you can conquer a few fingers of Johnnie Walker after work.
The Anova Precision Cooker
The Anova Precision Cooker is super portable and allows you to set the temp and start cooking right from your iPhone. You’ll have a perfectly cooked dinner, and the Anova Precision Cooker won’t set you back hundreds and hundreds of dollars like other sous vide machines on the market. It’s the ideal way to take your home-cooked meals to another level.
Travelteq Active Carry-On
The Travelteq Active Carry-On solves so many little problems we’ve had with our smaller piece of luggage. The carry-on offers four outer pockets to make retrieving toiletries and your laptop easy at security and so you can quickly grab something when your bag is stored in the overhead bin. Like some bigger pieces of luggage, the bag is also expandable so you can store a bit more in it when you need. It’s made from strong materials to deal with the rigors of travel, and it makes limiting yourself to a carry-on a hell of a lot more convenient.
Tens Sunglasses use the warmth of the sun to add a tint to everything you see. Instead of blocking out light and giving the world a colder feel, Tens adds an uplifting tint to all you take in. Each pair of sunglasses is made with CR-39 plastic polymer with scratch-resistant lenses to hold up to everything you toss at them. The first model, The Classic, just launched on Indiegogo and is available in four matte colors.
Samsung Mirrorless NX3000
The new NX3000 (available June 1) stylishly bridges the gap between the too-selfie-obsessed NX Mini and the more costly NX300 model. Yes, this model still has the full screen LCD that does a full 180 so you can take the best selfies in the history of hashtag selfies… if that’s your thing. We’re more interested in the 20.3 Megapixel APS-C sensor, 5fps continuous shooting, hot shoe with bundled external flash, built in NFC and WiFi transfers and 1/4000 shutter. You also have access to the NX line of lenses, and out of the box you get options for either a regular 20-50mm lens or a 16-50mm stabilized power zoom lens (throw in another $50 for this option). One of the most important aspects of this camera is the fact that it looks like competitors stylish mirrorless options, but it’s available for a more affordable price.