File this one under: gadgets for people with social media obsessions that may border on clinical disorders. Fliike ($390) is a real-life mechanical counter that displays the number of Facebook likes your page has. Simply plug it into a wall outlet, connect it to Wi-Fi, and sync it to your account to see (in real time) how internet-popular you or your brand really is. Display it prominently and you may just fill up all five of those digits. We're not totally sure what happens when you get to 100,000 likes — but we're thinking it probably explodes.

  • Concrete Charger

    Wireless induction chargers don't need to look like space-aged objects circa 1984 — as evidenced by the Concrete Charger ($TBA). This piece of modern art won't look out of place in your apartment thanks to a minimalist aesthetic that doesn't draw too much attention to itself. Two induction chargers (based on the Qi standard that accommodates a range of devices) let you charge a tablet and phone at the same time, while a soft cork top won't scratch or chip your tech. Available in July.

  • PocketStrings

    If you want to practice the guitar, but often find yourself in less-than-guitar-friendly places (class, conference rooms, the jury box), PocketStrings ($25 and $30) might be just what you need. It comes in two models, one with four frets that's great for playing chords, and one with six frets that's perfect for scales. It has genuine guitar strings and a strum pad to keep your rhythm right — so it feels almost like the real thing, only without the noise. Collapses down to fit comfortably in a pocket or bag.

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