Some of the best moments of playing guitar come when you're just messing around — but unfortunately, trying to remember exactly what you played is normally a challenge. Unless, of course, you're using a Gibson Memory Cable. Developed in collaboration with TASCAM, this smart cord features a built-in compact recorder that can save up to 13 hours of 44.1kHz/16-bit CD-quality recordings to a Micro SD card. It'll also work without an amp — or can be plugged into the output of your mixer for rehearsal recording.
It's time to take your guitar picking to the next level — and no, we're not talking about taking lessons — it's time to give the Pykmax Guitar Pick a try. It's a new, ergonomic take on the classic guitar pick, with a unique shape that rests in the palm of your hand, letting you forget about gripping and focus on picking. Choose from three plectrum gauges (.6mm red, .88mm green, or 1mm purple) depending on your playing style — each one is molded from delrin with a tolerance of .02mm. With a comfortable fit even after hours of playing, it's the perfect pick for touring musicians who spend night after night playing, or session musicians who spend all their time in the studio.
Over the past couple of years we've watched as the barriers to entry for 3D printing came down one-by-one — machines grew steadily cheaper, more competition entered the market, software became easier to use — and the Micro 3D Printer is just one more example of that trend. Made to be truly consumer-facing, this 3D printer is small enough to fit on your desk, affordable enough to not put it out of reach of the average tinkerer, and easy enough to use to eliminate the intimidation factor. It's also flexible, with interchangeable components, the ability to accommodate a range of material and filament options, compatibility with most operating systems and software, and an online marketplace where novice designers can download a wealth of objects.
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.