Add your own special touch to personal correspondence with some Wax Seals ($65 and up). Available in lots as small as 25 seals and in 28 colors, these custom seals peel and stick onto your envelopes, giving the appearance of a traditional wax seal with none of the mess. Great for love letters, dead serious business letters, or adding an extra bit of pizazz to your final mortgage payment.
Like the Livescribe Pulse before it, the new Livescribe Echo Smartpen ($150-$200) is the perfect gift for the compulsive note-taker. Available in 4GB or 8GB versions, the Echo works with a special notebook to record audio while you take notes, letting you tap on the written sections to hear the audio recorded when the writing took place. Other features include app compatibility, easily replaceable ink cartridges, an OLED display, soft rubber grip, a rechargeable battery, and the ability to draw strange looks when other coffee house-goers realize you're talking to a pen.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
Presented by SimpliSafe.
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Built for performance, the Apex Wedge Boot from 5.11 has all the benefits of an on-duty tactical boot built in a classic workwear design that can be worn for any occasion. Each pair is built with premium leather and a D3O support footbed for all-day comfort, support and top-notch shock absorption. It also has a lightweight resoleable Vibram Christy outsole for consistent stability and grip. This ensures that each pair is ready to last for the long haul.
Presented by 5.11 Tactical.
The industrial aluminum and glass designs of Apple's products got you wishing for a bit of nature in your office setup? Try burying your keyboard, trackpad, and even remote inside Combine Walnut Keyboard Trays ($70-$80). Made from Black Walnut, these attractive trays are designed to hold Apple's Wireless Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and new, aluminum-bodied remote, should you so choose. A nice way to add some warmth to a sometimes cold computing experience.
Like Doc Brown's message to Marty from 1885 to 1955, you can now send honest-to-goodness telegrams across the ocean or across time with Telegram Stop ($6). This ingenious online service allows you to type in your message — complete with -(STOP)- for periods and full stops — and send it on a vintage-looking card to anyone you want at any (current or future) time you want, replacing a simple electronic communiqué with something much more permanent and memorable. You can even upload photos to be printed and sent along with your message. Take that, MMS.
Backed by the power of a neural network, the Langogo translator lets you hold real-time conversations in over 100 languages. It has an embedded eSIM that gives it cellular network access in over 70 countries while allowing it to serve as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices. Translations are delivered in under a second, with multiple mics supporting two-way translation, and a built-in AI assistant can deliver relevant local information including weather, exchange rates, and attraction information.
Height: 4.78" / Width: 2.14" / Depth: 0.52" / Weight: 4.06 oz.
Inspired by the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly, this new jacket from Vollebak has over two billion microscopic blue glass spheres embedded in resin on the jacket's surface. The glass spheres create an entirely reflective jacket that is constantly changing color while you ski or snowboard. The Blue Morpho is engineered for a max range of motion with plenty of room for a hoodie underneath. The jacket also is fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and includes an ocean-racing style marine hood and high collar. The visibly stunning piece of outerwear acts like a mirror for whatever light conditions you're in, with a liquid metal appearance under the sun that shifts to a bionic blue at night with any camera flash, torch, or searchlight.
Presented by Vollebak.
Presented by Vollebak.
Of all the "magical" products unveiled this year, the Sharpie Liquid Pencil ($2) might just deserve the praise if it lives up to its claims. The unique new writing tool uses liquid graphite to offer a writing experience similar to a pen, yet still allows for erasing mistakes. What's more, it becomes permanent like a Sharpie marker after about three days, making it a potential replacement for not two but three current inhabitants of your desktop pen cup.
Add a bit of historical style to your workspace with the Makr Studio Work Stool ($690/delivery; $550/pick-up). Built-to-order with a white walnut seat and hand-welded steel body, this inaugural release from the Makr Studio Goods collection mixes industrial looks with modern materials and craftsmanship to make a perfectly minimalist stool.