Taking minimalism to a whole new level, the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate features an all-black blank set of keys that's perfect for gamers and typists alike. It sports mechanical key switches with gold contacts for a tactile feel and acoustic response that will make you want to type longer and faster. Dedicated media controls including a large volume knob let you easily adjust your music without ever touching a mouse, while a two port hub with USB 3.0 connectivity lets you use additional devices at up to ten times the speed of normal USB. Couple that with an anodized aluminum top panel and you get a keyboard that feels amazing to type on, and looks great while you're doing it.
For some of us, the best source of inspiration doesn't come from inside, but instead from the world that surrounds us, particularly from the beauty of the great outdoors. So the next time you find yourself in the wilderness and creativity strikes, use the Field Notes Shelterwood Notebook to jot down your ideas. With covers made from American Cherry wood sliced thin and bonded to kraft paper, each notebook (available in packs of three) has a one-of-a-kind woodgrain texture. Inside the covers you'll find soft white 70-pound stock paper, marked with mossy-green lines on each page — the perfect look for channeling your woodland vision.
Wearable connected devices (particularly watches) are popping up all over the place lately, making Google's announcement of Android Wear all the more meaningful. Built as an extension of the Android platform to the wearable space, Android Wear is an operating system built specifically with this form factor in mind — beginning with watches, but conceivably extending to other wearables in the near future. Now, Google isn't making a watch, instead they've teamed up with a bunch of leading hardware makers, giving them the software they need to build a great device. They've rethought the way you interact with a device, making important information available when it's contextually relevant — think weather when you wake up, meetings throughout the day, traffic information during your commute, and number of calories burned during a run. It also has voice at its code, letting you respond to text messages, start a playlist, even search for important places nearby. While we have yet to see Android Wear on any actual devices, it's only a matter of time.
Flash drives aren't typically known for their looks — and even those that are worthy of displaying on your desk or in your office are so small that it's insanely easy to lose them. Neither of these are a problem with the LaCie Culbuto. Boasting up to 32GB of space and blazing USB 3.0 speed, this cleverly-designed drive features an oversized, weighted bulb-like bottom and a cap that doubles as a card or photo holder, making it perfect for leaving out on your desk and gently tapping around when you get bored.
Unless you carry garish luggage, odds are it's not so easy for you to spot your bags on a conveyor after a long layover and five hour connecting flight. Make things easier with the CalypsoTag. This smart gadget is made of premium Italian leather and attaches to your luggage to make it easier to spot, all while connecting to your phone via Bluetooth 4 to let you know where it's at. It's not quite GPS for your bags, but it's close — and a lot more effective than just showing up at the baggage claim with nothing but a paper stub and a prayer.