With a name like that, we'd expect a pretty smart design, and the Clever Hook ($10) doesn't disappoint. Housed in a clear acrylic box, this metal self-grabbing hook features a lower arm with small ridges to help with grip, and a unique mechanism that automatically lowers the upper arm once an item is placed on the lower, increasing the pressure according to the weight of the item being held. The only way it could be smarter is if it could actually reach out and grab stuff right out of your hands.
If you simply refuse to buy that other 9.7-inch e-reader that does oh-so-much more because it's actually, you know, color, feast your eyes on the new Graphite Kindle DX ($380). It combines all the benefits of prior Kindle models — like Whispersync book syncing, free 3G wireless for book downloads, the largest selection of e-Books around, and a hardware keyboard — in a new stylish graphite body that also sports an improved display with 50% better contrast. Of course, you're missing out on all the new features of Amazon's improved Kindle books, like audio and video playback, but don't let that stop you.
There's a reason that yogurt parfaits and cereal are popular morning time items at coffee shops and cafés — they're basically impossible to pack with you. Unless, of course, you're rocking a Fresh Traveler ($45). Designed by Arian Brekveld, this double-walled stainless steel bottle keeps your yogurt or drink cold, while a screw-on bottom plastic container keeps your food crispy until you're ready to eat. Probably also handy for mixed drinks, or small batches of Quickrete. [Thanks, Lihi]