Most speakers built for the iPhone and iPad involve some sort of electronics. The Gramophone for iPhone & iPad ($200-$300) does its work naturally. Simply set your device in the handcrafted, solid wood base, and the built-in iron and brass horn will amplify its volume by three to four times, all while looking amazing. A terrific blend of old and new.
In an ongoing attempt to make drawing and painting on an iPad more like its real-life equivalent, the guys who brought us Paper have introduced their take on the artist's stylus, the Pencil ($50-$60). Available in either graphite or walnut, and inspired by the shape of a carpenter's pencil, this stylus sports a range of features that let you create digital art more easily. Palm rejection makes sure that Paper doesn't pick up the presence of your hand while you work, while the built-in eraser lets you simply remove mistakes. Bluetooth connectivity, a month of battery power, and a highly sensitive tip make it wonderful to work with every time.
There is something special about holding a photograph in your hands. It's how some of us grew up, but in a rapidly changing digital world, it's not how many collect memories anymore. The Impossible Instant Lab ($299) is designed to bridge the gap between digital and analog instant photography. This compact and portable device transforms digital images into unique instant photographs like nothing since the Polaroid itself. It features a four element, high-quality, coated glass lens, along with a metal dark slide and shutter mechanism. It works completely differently than other instant printers on the market, because it's analog, not digital.