Most portable speakers look like, well, speakers. The Vifa Copenhagen Speaker looks like furniture. Maybe even better than most furniture, thanks to its matte aluminum frame, woven textile cover from Kvadrat, and embroidered volume buttons. And it sounds better than most, too, thanks to digital pure path amps, balanced woofers, and Bluetooth + WiFi, which allows it to support AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX, DLNA, optical, analog, and USB connections.
Bring a little piece of the Internet into your real-world living space with the LaMetric Smart Ticker. This nifty little gadget sports a slim, sleek build, a speaker for letting you know when it's updated, and a face that's dominated by an 8x8 pixel logo and a 29x8 pixel white information screen. What goes on that screen? Pretty much anything you want. Thanks to a built-in Wi-Fi connection and a nifty companion app, you can display anything from the weather or time — how boring — to countdown tickers, fitness metrics, facebook likes, stock prices, email subjects, live PayPal balances — you get the picture. And thanks to a trio of buttons on the top, you can tap your way through a few options if you get tired of seeing how many people didn't like your last Facebook post.
When it comes to getting those pesky prickly hairs off your face, nothing beats a straight razor shave — but since we're talking about a huge, potentially lethal blade running over your jugular, it's best to buy a good one. One like this Baxter Base Camp X Cut-Throat Razor. Inspired by the Base Camp X Axe, the handle is handmade in Base Camp's Toronto studio from Appalachian Hickory wood, then joined with a custom 6/8" wide Blue Steel blade custom made for Baxter by Hart Steel. A water-resistant olive canvas pouch completes the set.