If you often find yourself needing to measure things under 3 inches, you need to stock up on Cardstick Ruler Stickers ($3.50). Stick them on your credit card, pen, phone, or any other item that you carry everyday, and you will always know exactly how long tiny things are. Shows inches and metric measurements, comes in a set of three.
Perhaps the greatest testament to an iPad 2 stand’s design is how little it interferes with the functionality of the product. The Magnus ($49.95) might be the winner when it comes to iPad 2 stand design. It is a secure iPad stand that uses magnetics (and a little magic) to keep your iPad 2 upright. It’s super-slim and almost invisible when the iPad is connected. (Ships on 1/24/2012)
Every once in a while, you come across a book that changes your everyday life. And because work is part of everyday life for most of us, you should read REWORK ($15) by 37Signals. The makers of awesome web-based products like Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, and Campfire have put together productivity bible that helps you free yourself from conventional business practices, and lets you work the way you were meant to. Say goodbye to boring meetings, and say hello to profitability.
If you often find yourself taking notes in a warzone, or if you need an extra piece of personal defense against stray bullets, you might want to consider investing in the Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard ($44.99). Weighing in at a whopping 3 lbs, it’s made from Level II body armor, which means that it can hold paper AND stop a 9mm bullet. (While it does stop bullets, we recommend that you not intentionally jump in front of one.)
We have a challenge for you: fill up twelve notebooks full of great ideas in twelve months using the Sliced Bread Notebook ($59.90) from Pukka/Dank. This set of twelve pocket-sized notebooks (10cm x 10cm) will keep you equipped all year long to jot down your multiple million-dollar ideas. It’s called the “sliced bread notebook” because the packaging closely resembles a sliced loaf of bread. Who knows, you might come up with the next greatest thing since sliced bread.
It’s a dopp kit! It’s a portfolio! No, it’s the Killspencer Dopp-Folio ($149)! This hybrid personal accessory is engineered to work like a box to hold your toiletries, and it also lays flat and works like a portfolio for your office essentials. It’s lined with waterproof white tarpaulin and has water resistant zippers. Comes in four colors.
If Nikolai Tesla were still alive, he would have invented the Powermat ($50+). This incredible product speaks for itself, just set your phone (or other electronic device) down on the mat and watch it charge. No cords needed. The mat uses inductive coupling for energy transfer, making your charging experience as pain-free as it gets. What’s next? A hoverboard?
With the new year upon us, its time to restock your survival necessities. Whether for travel or for everyday carry, the Apolis Survival Bundle ($120) is a simple selection of goods for the contemporary gentleman. Includes a Sigg water bottle, an Imco light, a pocket Maglite, an Apolis nomad journal, and a space pen.
When your snooze button is a little too easy to find in the morning, consider upgrading your alarm clock setup. The Furni Alba Felt ($148) is a great choice if you want to infuse your bedroom with some contemporary style. The LED displays the time and the built-in speaker with amplifier will crank out your tunes (or alarm) while docking and charging your iPhone at the same time.
Since you can charge most things these days with a USB, it seems only natural that you would have a USB wall charger. The RCA USB Wall Plate ($19.99) solves your charging needs. It turns a dual standard outlet into a two USB and one standard outlet. Now you can charge your computer, iPad, and iPhone with the same outlet.