With a body extruded from aluminum, a metal remote control, and three front-facing speakers, the Porsche Design P'9121 by Etón ($600) isn't your average iPod speaker. It offers a high-performance tuner for AM, FM, and Shortwave radio, XM Radio capability, an OLED display, a 3-inch rear-facing subwoofer, and a separate iPod dock. Impeccable styling, superb sound.
Fulfill your dream of becoming a nerdful mix master with the Sony Xross Fade ($500; Sept.). This sleek DJ-style shelf system has dual iPod docks, CD player, and an AM/FM tuner, letting you mix music from each of these sources. The Xross Fade offers a party-worthy 450 watts of total power output, pumping your tunes through a pair of two-way bass reflex speakers and a dual 7-inch subwoofer enclosure. Aspiring DJs will appreciate the simplified cross-fader with monitor cue and a built-in two-channel mixer. Plus, a USB recording feature saves mixing sessions to a USB device in MP3 format, while another function easily converts CDs and AM/FM radio to MP3s.
When you slap on deodorant each day, you don't think much about how it affects your body. But since your skin absorbs around 60% of what you put on it, it might be worth considering. Oars + Alps uses aluminum-free, natural ingredients sourced from the arctic circle for all their products, including this deodorant. And unlike other natural deodorants, they are alcohol and glycol free. So you're free of potentially harmful toxins while smelling fresh and keeping dry.
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It's January: your motivation to eat better and be healthier is at its peak. While you're making time to hit the gym, make sure you're getting the nutrients and fuel your body needs. Care/of takes the guesswork out of finding the right vitamins and supplements for your individual needs. After a short quiz about your diet and health concerns, they recommend the vitamins you need and deliver a month's supply directly to your door in convenient, travel-friendly daily packets. Plus, they even have your name on them. It's an easy health hack if you're focused on taking care of yourself this year.
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Those looking for the most stylish, minimalist speaker system around would do well to take a look at the Sony Sountina ($11,800). This six-foot tower/speaker is made from glass, with cylindrical speakers that emit sound in a 360-degree circle to provide equal audio quality regardless of the listener's position. Other features include a 13cm woofer, a 7cm mid-range driver, and interior lighting that alternates displaying blue, amber, and purple.
Need to consolidate some of your audio components? Check out the Gais Faltima Series 010 SD, LP, CD System ($500). This mini-system offers up a turntable, a MP3 and WMA-capable CD player, an SD card slot, and a USB port for music stored on thumb drives. As if that wasn't enough, the player can also record one audio format to another (like from vinyl to MP3) while it's playing, and offers AM and FM tuners for those times when you find yourself without a CD, vinyl album, SD card, or MP3-filled USB drive.