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Street and Industrial Style at the Volcom Offices

Street and Industrial Style at the Volcom Offices

This is not a Beautiful Offices post, but I must admit that I really love amazing offices. I've been posting about that lately and I hope you guys love that as much as I do. Today I'm featuring the Volcom offices, a well-known street and surf style branding. This project is from LPA, located in Costa Mesa, California. This is a space with almost everything that I like the most in architecture: concrete and b&w colors. The walls receive the branding identity with black (or white) stripes, the industrial mood give the stree style tha is the core of Vocom. I'm sure you'll love the photos and be inspired to work! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The Perfect Office - Tarantino XX, Genius 9010LS mouse and more

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we have a good selection of gadgets, equipments and goodies for your daily life, like the fantastic Tarantino XX, the must-have blu-ray set for fans. There's also a new cover for a new phone: i-Glow, the glowing case for your iPhone 5. There's also storage solution and mouse goods! Anyways, check out our selection and don't forget to drop a comment and give us your suggestions. You may also suggest via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Brought to you by: SkullCandy gaming headset It looks like SkullCandy will be offering a set of different EQ options with all three new headsets too. Then moving on the more expensive models. The PLYR 1 and 2 offer awesome sound, exceptional design and colors, and the same foldable boom-mic. They’ll run you $130, then the more expensive PLYR 2 hits the $180 mark having a $50 premium simply for Dolby Digital headphone surround sound virtualization features. (at Slash Gear) Tarantino XX If you have — somehow — managed not to buy any of Quentin Taratino's films on Blu-ray, someone's gone and done the hard work for you. Tarantino XX brings together eight of QT's flicks — Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill (Vols. 1 & 2), Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and True Romance — together in one stylish set, along with the requisite bonus material — over five hours of it, in fact, spread across two discs. Enjoy, motherf*ckers. (at Uncrate) i-Glow iPhone 5 Case i-Glow iPhone 5 case glows in the dark! (at 7 Gadgets) Genius Traveler 9010LS Wireless Laser mouse Genius has pulled the covers off a new 2.4 GHz wireless laser mouse that is aimed at mobile users. The new mouse is called the Traveler 9010LS. One thing about using a mouse when you travel is that often you don’t have a mouse pad available leaving you forced to simply place the mouse on the surface next to your computer. The mouse ships with a wireless dongle promising a wireless range of up to 10 m from the computer. The mouse has adjustable sensitivity between three settings of 800/1200/1600 dpi. The little USB receiver can be stored inside the mouse for portability and is small enough to be inserted into a computer’s USB port and just left there. (at Slash Gear) Buffalo DriveStation USB 3.0 4TB HD Buffalo’s DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 Hard Drive HD-LBU3 is an easy to use solution for the easy addition of external storage to any device using a USB port. It features a sleek, attractive chassis that can be positioned vertically or horizontally, adapting to the location it is used in for efficient use of space. With USB 3.0 support and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 works with almost any PC or Mac computer and provides interface speeds up to 5 Gbps. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office - iM2, Countour+2, Arcadie and more

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we have a good selection of gadgets and equipments for your daily life, like the awesome "Take time!" timepiece. There's also some pretty handy add-ons to the iPhone, like the iM2 stereo mic, which will help you a lot if you're a journalist or is planning on recording any sounds soon. Anyways, check out our selection and don't forget to drop a comment and give us your suggestions. You may also suggest via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Brought to you by: "Take time!" timepiece The "Take time!" timepiece is designed by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur. The timepiece is made from silicone rubber strap, which allows one to attach the product to bags and belts as well as wrists. (at Like Cool) Arcadie iPhone Gaming Unit Authentic design, including 8-way joystick and A & B buttons; Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4,iPhone 4S & iPod Touch v3 onwards; Screen is in 4:3 ratio, making the Arcadie an almost perfect scale model. (at 7 Gadgets) iM2 Stereo Microphone By Tascam TASCAM’s iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones – the same high quality as TASCAM’s best-selling DR-series recorders – plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device.The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement. The uni-directional elements are arranged in an AB pattern for detailed stereo imaging while capturing the ambience of your room.The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality. Unlike mics that use the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 can handle up to 125dB sound levels to capture the loudest concerts and instruments without distortion. (at The Gadget Flow) Patriot Memory 32GB USB Flash Drive The Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage XT is the perfect solution for those looking for both an ultra-portable form factor and the high performance transfer speeds of USB 3.0. Designed with a custom retractable USB housing, the Supersonic Rage XT provides a unique all-in-one slide to connect design for best in class protection from wear and tear. With read and write speeds of Up to 180MB/s and 50MB/s, the Patriot Memory Supersonic Rage XT features high quality NAND and IC controller for excellent performance when working with large file transfers. (at 7 Gadgets) Countour+2 Camera Not content with simply recording video of your adventures? The Contour+2 Camera has your back. In addition to 1080p video recording, it features built-in GPS for adding overlays with speed, elevation, and distance, Bluetooth for previewing your shot from your smarpthone, a locking instant on-record switch, slow-motion recording of 120 fps in 480p, and an included waterproof case. Creating compelling content? That's up to you. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #156

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate Recapture that joy in your own home with the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate. The Power-Up replaces your boring, normal light switch with 100% more pew pew pew! A quick few minutes of screwdriver finagling and you'll have arcade nostalgia on your wall, ready to do your bidding. Press the joystick down to turn your lights on. Push it up to turn them off. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! See those two red buttons? Press them for super fun arcade sound effects. Entering a room has never been more fun. (at Think Geek) Pen Zen Utensil Storage These are simple Pen Zen organizers bamboo units, which are filled with a series of rubber fins to keep the tools in place but separated. It can be oriented any which way, and embedded magnets let you stick metal things to the sides. (at Core77) Stylo Bluetooth Headset From Nendo, a tube shaped Bluetooth headset for Logitech. (at Moco Loco) U32 Shadow 240GB External USB 3.0 SSD The U32 Shadow™ USB 3.0 SSD incorporates a high-performance Solid State Drive (SSD) to provide fast, silent, and durable performance. With an ultra-compact size, it fits easily into your pocket for maximum portability. The stylish design features a unique aluminum body engineered to effectively dissipate heat and provide durable portability. The Shadow provides speeds of over 250 MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port — up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0. Powered by the USB bus, the Shadow requires no external power adapter or drivers, making it the perfect portable storage solution. (at 7 Gadgets) Marshall Hanwell Speaker When most companies celebrate their 50th anniversary, they revisit one of their iconic designs — not enter a whole new market. The Marshall Hanwell Speaker is the company's first loudspeaker designed for home use. It packs dual long-throw woofers and hi-fi tweeters to deliver the company's signature sound, as well as a handsome wood and vinyl cabinet that recalls the company's amps, an analog power switch, volume, bass, and treble controls, and a single 3.5mm input. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #155

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Rubik's Cube 8Gb Flash Drive Rotating Key 8Gb Rubik's Cube Flash Drive. (at 7 Gadgets) TDK Wireless Charging Speaker Plenty of wireless speakers can charge up your device — by using a dock or a cord. The TDK Wireless Charging Speaker takes a different approach by building a Qi-compatible inductive charging pad into the top. Other features include Bluetooth 2.1 wireless audio streaming, a built-in rechargeable battery, four full-range left/right speakers, a ported subwoofer, a 3.5mm input for non-wireless connections, an IPX3-compliant weatherized design, and a USB charging port for those times when you just feel like plugging something in. (at Uncrate) Pioneer DDJ-WeGo DJ controller Pioneer is big in the DJ controller business and has numerous products to its credit. One thing most of those products have in common is that they are far from cheap. Most of the pioneer gear we talk about for DJs isn’t something that the entry-level person just getting into the art is likely to be able to afford. Pioneer has unveiled a new DJ controller called the DDJ-WeGo that it says is the most affordable DJ controller it has ever offered. The device gets power from the USB connection on a computer so it doesn’t need an external power supply. It features integrated audio ports allowing for high quality input and output of different sounds. The controller also features an integrated soundcard for extended music storage and portability. The design for the controller makes it physically small and weighs less than 4 pounds. (at Slash Gear) Samsung Galaxy Camera The Samsung Galaxy Camera can be said to be the best Android-powered dedicated camera at this point in time, as its only competitor would be the Nikon Coolpix S800c, but that certainly loses out to the Samsung Galaxy Camera in many aspects. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Camera has the latest Android operating system version as opposed to Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the S800c, while it has a 21x optical touch zoom lens (vs 10x optical zoom on the Nikon) and a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. You can choose from three options – a 3G and Wi-Fi version, a 4G LTE and Wi-Fi version or a Wi-Fi-only model. (at Coolest Gadgets) Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 This is the all-in-one computer IdeaCentre A520 – a smaller version of the A720 we reviewed quite recently – with Windows 8 and 10-point multi-touch greatness. This machine is still able to adjust its display from -5 to 90 degrees flat, works with Ivy Bridge – 3rd Gen Intel Core processors of all kinds (i3 up to i7) and comes with Windows 8 (64 bit) right out of the box. You’ll be working with unique touch-optimized applications and user interface updates with your basic build and will have the same great casing aesthetics as the A720 too. In other words, we’ve got no reason to believe that this unit wont be a winner. The original was (and is) massive beyond comprehension, this one has been made for people that like the design of the A720 but want to keep it a bit smaller for more realistic human-sized rooms. You’ve got a 23-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) IPS LCD display working with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 / optional NVIDIA GeForce 615 2G/1G – and there’s two parts to this equation. (at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #154

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Stacked Teacups Creative Wood Furniture. (at Wishlist) Lacie Ruggedkey Just because it's a flash drive doesn't mean it's impervious to damage. Protect your mission-critical data when traveling while storing it on a LaCie RuggedKey. Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, these speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives come encased in Neil Poulton's distinctive orange rubber design, and support AES 256-bit data encryption to keep your data safe from non-external threats. (at Uncrate) Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is capable of handling anything from a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, making it extremely easy to clean as well as a fast dryer. Not only that, another practical aspect of this particular waterproof keyboard is the comfortable typing experience it offers thanks to a familiar layout and sleek, thin profile. (at Coolest Gadgets) Audyssey Wireless Speakers Building off the simple silhouette of the Media Speaker, Audyssey continues down the path of audio innovation with the release of their new Wireless Speakers. Calling upon award-winning Audyssey EQ, BassXT and Dynamic EQ, the Bluetooth-driven speakers make a solid claim to provide better sound and bass than anything previously available in a speaker of this size. On the inside, each speaker features a four-inch passive bass radiator behind the three-inch driver to strengthen low frequencies without adding a massive sub. While the bass was definitely apparent, we were more impressed with the rich quality of the system's acoustic clarity and balance, especially with vocals. The wireless speakers feature a single small rear button to pair with devices. Once paired the speakers will automatically reconnect with any device anytime within a 30-foot streaming distance. (at Cool Hunting) Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse Compact design for ultimate portability; 4-Way touch scrolling for navigating up, down, left and right. Works on virtually any surface with Blue Track Technology. Wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Optimized for Windows 8 navigation. Available in multiple colors. Design is suitable for use with either hand. (at 7 Gadgets) Diana Baby Camera Remember 110 film? You know, the kind that came in a plastic canister and always seemed to be used inside stretched out cameras? Well, it's back, and powers the far more traditionally-shaped Diana Baby Camera. This diminutive camera comes equipped with a 24mm lens, slips easily into a pocket, and — as mentioned above — takes nearly-square 110 film, making it a sort of budget analogue Instagram cam. (at Like Cool and Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #153

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Pocket Penpals Red, White, or Black (all with black ink). (at Like Cool) Eastern Collective Textile iCables Apple tries hard, but battery life isn't exactly at the top of the feature list for iPhones and iPads — which makes chargers a necessary and not exactly good-looking evil. Dress them up a bit with Eastern Collective Textile iCables. These handsome accessories feature a standard USB plug on one end and an Apple 30-pin connector on the other, with stylish woven designs in between, letting you charge up your iGadgets without succumbing to the tangled white cable monster. (at Uncrate) Exovolt Plus battery pack There are a number of situations where you might need power and be away from the mains for a long period of time. Camping? 18 hour flight? Power outage? Regardless of the specifics, some of you will not fail to notice the advantages to having something like the Exovolt Plus, an infinitely (well… not infinitely, but you know what we mean… we hope) stackable battery pack that can deliver as much power as the amount of sub-units you’re able to stack atop one another without the whole thing collapsing in on itself. You first have to buy the 5,200 mAh main battery for $89, and then you buy as many of the sub-batteries as you can afford for $50 a piece. We don’t know the capacity of the subunits, but we hope they’re in the same range as the main. It’s mostly heard to power iDevices as it comes with a 30-pin adaptor, but there’s a USB and micro-USB connector as well so it isn’t limited to that. (at Oh Gizmo!) Pico Genie A100 iPhone Projector What’s more important in a mobile phone: portability or a massive screen? Choose something small and portable and say goodbye to watching exciting stuff like movies, videos, holiday snaps and more. Choose a big screen and you’ll struggle to get the darn thing in your pocket. It’s a dilemma. So what do you do? Well, you could always buy bigger trousers. Or if you have an iPhone, you could clip it into the super slim Pico Genie A100 iPhone Projector. This clever oojimaflip is more than just a tough case for your precious mobile – it’s also a powerful projector, speaker and back-up battery in one. (at Firebox) Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive An awesome usb 3.0 flash drive. (at 7 Gadgets) Freddy Krueger Toilet Tank Cover Will you be horrified by this toilet tank cover? (at Like Cool)

The Perfect Office #152

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: No More Device Dropping Ever dropped your phone or e-reader? You are in an elite club if you have not. Personally, I would have to say JFK airport was my worst. I was, typing on the escalator when imbalance took over and wham! There went the smartphone, tumbling down the escalator like a slinky. Yes, expletives followed. Face it, technology is cool but we have our klutzy tendencies. FLYGRIP is a device that we should all check out to help preserve our devices. FLYGRIP’s basic principle is to extend your reach while helping secure your phone or e-reader at the same time. A spring loaded clip securely adheres to your device, or case. (at Coolest Gadgets) Wooden Headphones Real wood housings, soft ear cushions, a lightweight headband, and a foldable design provide beauty, comfort, and portability to seamlessly fit into any lifestyle. When it comes to audio, we all have slightly different preferences. So when everyone here at C. Crane agreed that these wood headphones sound incredible, we began to get excited. When they out performed “industry standard” studio monitor headphones, our excitement was justified. High fidelity 40mm drivers produce a surprisingly flat response, which makes them great for musical and home studio applications. The lows are solid, yet not overbearing. The upper frequencies are detailed and smooth. Superior spatial imaging puts you in the middle of the music. (at 7 Gadgets) USB Toaster Hub and Thumbdrives The drives themselves come in four varieties. From lightest color to darkest, there's Tato, Butta, Ry Ry, and Crisp! The hub is silver with four slots for your favorite 4 pieces of memorytoast. You can, of course, insert your own thumbdrive, but where's the fun in that? They've also thrown in an SD Card slot, so your new shiny hub can perform double-duty as a card reader! (at Think Geek) AViiQ Quick Change Universal Dock Adapter This cable combines a microUSB, miniUSB, and an Apple 30-pin connector into one cable. The flat ribbon cable is 5.5? long and weighs only 1.5 oz, so you won’t even notice it’s in your bag. One end has a normal USB plug, and the other has a swivel head multi-connector with the three connectors. There’s even a clip on one end of the cable so you can clip it to a pocket or your bag, just like a pen. The Quick Change Universal Dock Adapter is normally $29.99, but it’s available now for $23.99. (at The Gadgeteer) 7 Gadgets MiniStation Thunderbolt is a high performance portable hard drive featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology. Delivering the fastest interface speeds available, up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt is 2X faster than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever, perfect for creative professionals and multimedia enthusiasts. Housed in a sleek aluminum body, MiniStation Thunderbolt is a stylish storage companion for your laptop while on the go and at home. It includes a USB 3.0 port for convenience and universal connectivity. Instantly add capacity to your Mac or PC computer and use with Time Machine to back up and protect your important data. Its bus-powered interface requires no additional cables so transporting your data is hassle-free. MiniStation Thunderbolt is a complete portable Thunderbolt storage solution, simply plug it in to any available Thunderbolt or USB port on your Mac or PC computer and securely store files to take on the road. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #151

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: BeachStone Doormat Add creative, unique décor to your home. Each Beach Stone piece is created by hand using river rocks that are washed and polished before affixing to plastic netting. (at 7 Gadgets) Richards’ Trunk Desk Timothy Oulton designed this beautiful desk in his workshop, inspired by a worn but obviously custom-made steamer trunk. The owner had been Tom Richards, hence the name Richards’ Trunk Desk. Oulton dismantled the original luggage to learn every detail of construction, and incorporated those details into this desk. Wooden frames are wrapped in water-resistant beige hand-waxed canvas, with hammered finishing nails, aged bamboo reinforcing strips , leather handles and corner protector pieces, brass luggage latches, canvas-lined drawers – all carefully aged for an antique look. (at The Gadgeteer) Pivot Power Mini ivot Power Mini is a bedside champion for home and travel. Plug it into any outlet and it will instantly provide you with two standard outlets, arranged so you can plug in even the most bulky of adapters, and two USB ports. Now you can have a lamp, and alarm clock, your phone, and your tablet handy by your bedside, getting all nice and charged. It's also a must-have for hotel rooms when there are never, ever enough outlets. Pivot Power Mini even folds up to fit easily in your suitcase or laptop bag. (at Think Geek) DIY Spartan Lamp There's elegance in simplicity, and with this DIY, multi-configuration lamp, you can decide what kind of elegant simplicity is just right for you. Dino Sanchez's lamp kit aims to give you that pleasure of putting things together with your hands without having to sift through a bunch of non-nonsensical IKEA-like instructions. With just a Phillips-head screwdriver and 10 minutes, you can put this stark stunner together just how you like, and then take it apart and do it again if you want to. The kit comes with a solid-oak base, nickel-plated stand pieces, and all the guts you need for a working light. You can pick it up for $75 and then hop right into putting the thing together. Think of it like LEGOs for design-minded adults. (at Gizmodo) Makey Makey The Makey Makey is a brilliantly simple way of getting anyone (young or old) excited about electronics. It contains three basic elements: the Makey Makey circuit board; alligator clips, to connect the board to everyday objects; and a USB cable, to connect with any computer. That combination allows you to transform almost anything into a “key” that tells your computer what to do, whether that’s typing a letter or controlling a game character. (at 7 Gadgets) The Croon Audio Original When it comes to quality table top wireless speaker systems, Android and Windows Phones are generally ignored. Makers tend to prefer building accessories for the iPhone, and with that, often support Airplay over DLNA or even Bluetooth. Enter the Croon Audio Original. This $199 tablet top speaker utilizes Bluetooth connectivity for near-universal compatibility. This gorgeous speaker should work with everything from an Android phone to a Windows notebook to a Palm Treo. Two 2.5-inch full range drivers rest behind the grill and are capable of 15w per channel thanks to a class D amp. There are dual 3.5mm jacks, one for piping audio in and the other for exporting it to another audio device. There is even a full size USB port (5V DC) for charging a device. (at TechCrunch)

The Perfect Office #150

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: DIY Old School Book Strap First thing, cut your wool blanket material in the shape of a T. The top is 5 inches wide and 3 inches tall. The overall height is about 12 inches. This length gives you a long flap to protect your book from the buckle area. Cut your leather to a strap of 1.5 inches wide and at least 48 inches long. You can make it longer or shorter to your preference, and longer if you want a looped handle. Take both material pieces and lay them out together and apply some contact cement to one end of the strap and lay it glue up in the T. Fold the T ends to the glued center to make the pencil holders. Bring the strap back over the glue strip with the rings included. Press together and allow to dry. The glue is to keep things together before stitching and add some stiffness to the assembly. Once dry, sew everything together using some thick thread. You can sew it on a machine, or hand sew. Final step, stroll to the library with the look of a literary connoisseur. (at Like Cool) Star Wars Chewbacca Messenger Bag There are many things you should know about having a Wookiee as a friend. For starters, always, always, always let the Wookiee win. Put aside your pride. Take the fall in all games. Let him get into the bathroom first after a long road space trip. Let him get the girl. It'll be easier to pilot your ship if you retain all your limbs. (at Think Geek) Kingston 32 GB Digital Data Traveler Locker Hardware encryption the best in personal security to keep your data safe. Superior password protection user sets a password to prevent unauthorized access. Versatile works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems. Secure drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts; Password Manager access and store user names and passwords. Guaranteed five-year warranty with free technical support. (at 7 Gadgets) Edifier Multimedia Speakers This 2.1 multimedia speaker system is a practical audio solution for all multimedia applications. With upward angled satellites and a downward angled subwoofer, sound is channeled towards the user with a clear, even bass output. The wired remote allows for ease of volume control and the 3.5mm stereo input easily connects to any host device. (at 7 Gadgets) Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Featuring a Full HD 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, ASUS SonicMaster technology, Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an incredibly thin design complete with our exclusive metallic spun finish, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity is the perfect companion for the heavy media consumer who is constantly on the move. It’s not all play with the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity though as the unique detachable Mobile Dock accessory transforms it from a tablet into a notebook. When docked, total battery life is rated at 14 hours and productivity is increased with the full QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and USB/SD card ports. At the heart of the Transformer Pad Infinity is NVIDIA®’s Tegra® 3 T33 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core CPU, which also contains a 12-core GeForce® GPU. The extra battery-saver core on the CPU handles low-power tasks such as active standby, music and video, and is transparent to the OS and applications. Running at 1.6GHz, the Transformer Pad Infinity’s quad-core processor drives the incredible Full HD experience, while the display’s 16:10 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1200 native resolution and wide 178-degree viewing angle means it’s perfect for watching Full HD video, playing the latest HD games and also browsing the web – both indoors and outdoors, thanks to the ultra-bright Super IPS+ technology built into the display. (at Technology tell)

The Perfect Office #149

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Master Lock Dialspeed Padlock Prepare to meet the padlock of the future. The Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock uses an electronic directional interface in lieu of a traditional combination wheel, letting you program multiple personalized codes and access a permanent backup master code should you ever forget yours — and boy would that have come in handy in high school. Other features include a boron carbide shackle, a wide metal body that can be opened with one hand, and a battery good for five years of life. (at Uncrate) Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 64 GB Flash Drive Military-style, adventure-proof design: Constructed from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum, waterproof to 200 meters with an EPDM water seal, and both shockproof and drop tested with a molded shock-dampening collar. The Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 offers high performance USB 3.0 and full compatibility with USB 2.0. (at 7 Gadgets) BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker BIG JAMBOX turns any phone, tablet or mobile device into a portable, hi-fi sound system. Now you can play music, movies, and games and fill even the largest spaces with sound. Precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators work in concert to produce amazingly clear, full audio at any volume. (at 7 Gadgets) Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse 20 MMO-tuned buttons: Includes unique 12-button thumb panel designed for quick, no-look navigation; G-shift ring-finger button: Instantly double the number of actions you can perform with every button; Built for comfort: Sculpted shape and tuned buttons reduce click fatigue during marathon multiplayer sessions. Total personalization: Set it up your way with customizable thumb panel lighting colors, DPI levels or button assignments; Made for PC gaming: Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8. (at 7 Gadgets) Canon EOS M Camera Blurring the lines between a DSLR and a point-and-shoot, the Canon EOS M Camera is the company's first foray into mirrorless cameras. At its heart is an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor that provides ISO ranges of 100-6400 in video mode and 100-12,800 in still mode, and is complemented by a DIGIC 5 image processor, a 3-inch multi-touch LCD monitor, a Hybrid CMOS AF system, compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, full manual exposure control when shooting video, and an available mount adapter so you can use nearly any EF or EF-S lenses. Coming in October. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #148

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: AmmoMug 16 ounce travel mug shaped like a brass hollow-point cartridge round; Double-walled stainless steel construction. (at 7 Gadgets) Boom Dock iSpeaker Your back hurts but you don’t want to admit it because you love sharing your music with the people in your community. Retire that heavy box and upgrade to Boom Dock iSpeaker. You’ll be able to carry a boombox around without any struggle and you won’t have to sacrifice your O.G. style. (at 7 Gadgets) Satechi Slim Surge Protector Everybody enjoys a good vacation, especially when we get to bring along all our electronic gadgets to watch movies on, chat with friends and stay updated via our Facebook page. But the one thing everyone always seems to forget about is the risk of charging their expensive iPad or other device with questionable power outlets. Not to worry; for only a few bucks, Satechi has you covered with the new Satechi Slim Surge Protector. Lightweight and made for traveling, this surge protector features 3 grounded outlets and 2 USB ports with 2.1 amps of power, safety shutdown technology that uses thermal fuses to power off the system protecting against fire and other damage and a green LED indicator to illuminate when the device is in use. (at Geek Alerts) Big Boss Desk Piergil Fourquié's Big Boss desk draws inspiration from architecture that uses the cantilever principal, with a lacquered metal skirt that provides a solid volume "on which the entire desk depends." (at Moco Loco) Edifier Prisma Bluetooth speaker system For starters, the Prisma Bluetooth will, as its name suggests, feature a built-in Bluetooth receiver which is capable of synchronizing with any Bluetooth enabled device in order for it to wirelessly stream music up to a range of 30 feet. Not only that, it will also come equipped with a couple of auxiliary input ports for maximum flexibility, where one is located on the subwoofer, while the other is on the remote. The remote control itself boasts of a headphone-out port which lets you enjoy a personal audio experience, where you are able to control the master volume on the remote, not to mention having a separate bass adjustment dial located on the subwoofer control. I can almost hear Emperor Palpatine scream, “Power! Unlimited power!” with its 48 watt RMS speaker system. (at Coolest Gadgets) Toshiba 1.5TB Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable HD Canvio Basics 3.0 products have been designed and manufactured in accordance with Toshiba’s high quality product standards, incorporating the latest technology and user-interface, while ensuring best-in-class performance, quality and workmanship. With Toshiba’s Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives, you’ll enjoy portable storage space for even the largest digital libraries. 1.5TB Drive is capable of storing up to: 428,000 digital photos, or 394,000 digital music files, or 1230 downloaded digital movies. Each Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drive includes an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology to help keep your drive safe. Storage for your computer made simple. Future proof with USB 3.0 interface and backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Toshiba’s Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal portable add-on storage expansion solution that makes your storage easy and simple. Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Drives are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #147

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Brought to you by: Hedgehog Pencil Holder Hedgehog Pencil Holder from Japan's rakuten, cool! (at Like Cool) Hidden Bookcase This hidden bookcase turned your home into a stealthy secret lair. The hidden bookcase folds in half by sliding on steel tracks embedded in the floor and built into the header panel, both of which are completely hidden when the bookcase is in its normal unfolded position. Fill the thing up with books, and nobody will know this secret book. (at Hidden Bookcase) Boya Lamp A small reclaimed-wood table lamp that resembles a marine buoy. The beams come from the structural building framework of large barn and industrial buildings constructed of old growth American oak trees. (at Moco Loco) AirMouse The AirMouse is basically a glove that you put on which interacts with the computer and enables you to move and work just like you usually would with a mouse, but in mid air. This is way less likely to strain your wrists, so it is a better choice for many people who haven’t been able to use a computer since they were injured. Is this the future of computer interaction? (at Like Cool) Corsair Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 32GB USB 2.0 flash drives are fast... until you have to be somewhere and you’re waiting for a 4GB file to copy. Everybody deserves the freedom of USB 3.0. If you have a newer PC or notebook with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface, Flash Voyager Slider is an affordable way to take advantage of it. USB 2.0? It does that too. High-speed USB 3.0 transfers are a time saver, but not every computer you’ll meet will have the latest standard. Full backward compatibility with USB 2.0 has you covered. Not only is Flash Survivor USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 — it offers great performance, too. No matter how up-to-date your PC is, you’ll be able to quickly take care of moving your files and be off on your next adventure. (at 7 Gadgets) DIY BTTF Delorean Time Circuit Clock The BTTF clock was made by Adafruit as a proof-of-concept type deal and it's so very beautiful. Adafruit has provided the Internet with detailed instructions on how to build your own, so make sure you follow them when building the clock. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #146

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. P.S.: Beginning today, we have a sponsor! YAY! It's our beloved 7Gadgets, which many of you already know. They are bringing you this post. Star Wars Family Car Decals Family member decals based on the Star Wars universe; Show off your family’s love of Star Wars on your cars; Includes 50 decals total, 19 distinct characters. (at 7 Gadgets) Loop LED table lamp Loop, a minimalist LED table lamp, is created by designer Timo Niskanen from Finland. It is designed to endure through time through its pure design language intended to counter constantly changing fashions and trends, as well the use of LEDs as a light source. The lamp prototype is manufactured by bending a machined piece of solid surface material around a mold. (at Like Cool) Eco Amp There is an environmentally friendly iPhone speaker amplifier that is constructed out of FSC Certified 100% Post Consumer paper. Called eco-amp,designed and made in Los Angeles,CA. Without great sound, it can be easily assembled and used on the fly to amplify the music in your iPhone, so wherever you are, it can take the place of your bulky battery-powered speakers. (at Like Cool) Alloy Touch Pen Stylus/Ink Pen The LunaTik Touch Pen was born from a desire to integrate our pen of choice, the rollerball, with the digital stylus. Our patent pending dual mode tip and custom engineered materials are designed to meet our demanding specifications for touch screen responsiveness and flow. On paper, the Touch Pen uses precision Japanese rollerball components and is compatible with other popular refills. (at 7 Gadgets) Polaroid Z2300 Instant digital camera The Polaroid's Z2300 instant digital camera was unveiled at the 2012 CEA (consumer electronics association). A compact digital camera with built-in Zink printer. It features an integrated printer with ZINK printer, producing full-colour 2x3-inch prints in under a minute. It equipped with a 10 meagpixel image sensor and has a 3 inch LCD viewing display on the rear, and the camera can be stored photographs digitally via SD card. Available for pre-order at Polaroid, the Polaroid Z2300 will be arriving in stores on August 15th for around $160 with paper costing $15 for 30 sheets or $25 for 50 sheets. Features: 10 MP digital camera, 3.0” bright color LCD for viewing images, Compact size and usability, SD compatible for expanded memory, up to 32GB, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. (at Like Cool) Asus Taichi - dual screen tablet Is it a dual screens tablet useful? Is it any future for this kind of devices? ASUS always come with a lot of innovative products but few come in mass production. The ASUS TAICHI is a slim and stylish ultraportable with an astonishing key feature — both 11.6” and 13.3” models have a brilliant double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display. With a touch screen on the outside of the lid, the TAICHI opens up a whole host of new mobile possibilities as it plays the role of both ultrabook and tablet. With the lid open, the TAICHI is just like any ultrabook computer, and comes complete with a full-size QWERTY backlit keyboard and track pad. With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI instantly becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support, bringing a degree of flexibility that has never before been experienced on an ordinary ultrabook. Better still, while they provide access to the same hardware, the two screens are completely independent of each other and can also be used simultaneously, which means the Taichi can be shared with two users for a host of innovative new applications (at 7 Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #145

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) JuiceBuddy Keychain iPhone USB Charger iPhone owners looking for a convenient way to charge their smartphone, might be interested in a new charging device called the JuiceBuddy which has been developed. Its creators say that their JuiceBuddy is the most portable iPhone charger available worldwide and has been designed as a keychain for ultimate portability. (at Geeky Gadgets) MondoHub 28 Port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub Is your menagerie of USB powered devices getting a little too big for the britches of your current hub? Never fear, MondoHub is here with 28 ports. Unlike many other USB hubs, the MondoHub features four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and is great for charging your devices or transferring data. The case is compact and durable, reduces cable clutter, and has automatic overcurrent protection and power switches for each port. (at Think Geek) Flat Boombox by Hannes Harms We've been enamored with Hannes Harms for a while now, but his latest design might just be his best yet: the recent RCA grad was able to "reduce material, volume and components through flat electronics" to create a flat boombox. The personal audio solution consists of a perforated sheet of acid-etched stainless steel... and apparently not much more than that, thanks to the flat speaker component. In other words, it's something like a speaker grille without a discernable driver or speaker cone. (at Core77) SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 SanDisk is not a name that you should forget especially when it comes to portable storage. Solid State Drives, USB flash drives, you name it, SanDisk has got it. This time around, we shall concentrate on what the flash drive department has in store for us – in the form of the Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. Obviously, the name itself gives the game away, where it will work best with a USB 3.0 port, although you can be sure that it will also be able to work with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. Just how fast is the USB 3.0 SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive? We are talking about data transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s, where it translates to a 3GB file being transferred in just 20 seconds, while a 40GB file takes a mere 4 minutes. You need not worry too much about the durability of the SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive, as it will have a lifetime limited warranty accompanying it with each purchase.(at Coolest Gadgets) Wacom Bamboo Splash Wacom has introduced a new budget pen and tablet combo into its line, the Bamboo Splash. The company says that the Splash includes the same pressure sensitive technology found across its whole range, and that this new combo is aimed at those wanting to create digital art on a budget. The hardware comes with a software bundle that will include ArtRage Studio and SketchBook Express. ArtRage is a painting application that will leverage the pressure sensitivity of the pen combined with the Wacom surface (up to 1024 levels), while SketchBook Express will allow users to draw and sketch doodles or ideas using multiple tools, such as pens or brushes. Wacom say that the Bamboo Splash works with both Macs and PCs, and is also compatible with Windows 8 when it ships in the Fall. (at Slash Gear) Microsoft Surface Tablets Leave it to the boys in Redmond to make purchasing a tablet confusing. The new Microsoft Surface Tablets will come in two varieties: one with an ARM processor running Windows RT, and one with an Intel processor running Windows 8 Pro. The RT model sports a 10.6-inch HD display, microSD slot, USB 2.0, a Micro HD video port, and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the Pro model features a 10.6-inch Full HD display, a microSDXC slot, USB 3.0, a Mini DisplayPort video port, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. No matter which one you choose, you'll be able to attach the magnetic Touch Cover or Type Cover to add a keyboard to the otherwise touchscreen device. But don't go losing your shit just yet — no release date and no prices were given. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #144

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Wireless Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Utilizes Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with A2DP for high-fidelity audio transmission up to 30 feet! Long-lasting Internal rechargeable battery for up to 16 hours of continuous music. Easy to use on-board controls for pairing, volume, pause and play; Compact, stylish design travels easily for convenient wireless audio wherever you go stream wireless music from the latest tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPad, iPhone and more. (at 7 Gadgets) Interactive Presentation Pen for Laptops, Netbooks and Desktop Monitors Allows writing or drawing directly on documents or desktop and to navigate computer with same functionality as tablet PC; Use on most LCD monitors, laptops and netbooks 15.4? and smaller; Easy to calibrate with fine calibration option for maximum precision; Easy-to-attach PT Pen station with magnetic mounting base. Mounting base attachment options include left, top or right side of the screen; Save paper and the environment by digitally signing documents, grading papers and more;Sleek and stylish design. (at 7 Gadgets) Toshiba 320GB Portable HD Storage for your computer made simple. Future proof with USB 3.0 interface and backwards compatible with USB 2.0, Toshiba’s Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal portable add-on storage expansion solution that makes your storage easy and simple. Extremely portable with a compact design, the sleek looking and post card sized Canvio Basics 3.0 Portable Hard Drives are an ideal travel companion. (at 7 Gadgets) AOC Aire iPlay Just what is the AOC Aire iPlay all about? Basically, this is the ultimate monitor for iPod and iPhone owners, where this 23-inch Full High Definition display will come alongside a built-in 30-pin docking station which will enable one to experience instant video, audio and photo playback from iDevices via AOC’s patented plug-and-play technology. The integrated dock is not going to be the only thing that wows you, as the basedbase of the monitor will also include integrated speakers with SRS Sound capability to give you that more-than-decent audio experience. (at Coolest Gadgets) Apple Macbook Pro with retina display Great. Now we really have to update all the images on Uncrate. Just like the latest iPhone and iPad, the all-new MacBook Pro sports a bee-you-tee-full-clark Retina display (you know, the kind with pixels so small your eyeballs can't see 'em) that comes in at 15-inches (2880 x 1800), making it the world's highest resolution notebook display. But contrary to what you'd think, the new MacBook Pro actually sheds inches and pounds, and is now 25% thinner than the previous generation, sitting at a mere 0.71-inches. It's being called the lightest Apple pro notebook ever at 4.46 lbs. Besides all the standard stuff, the MacBook Pro packs in a quad-core CPU up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of RAM, a crazy graphics card, and up 768GB of SSD storage. Plus, it's got a 7-hour battery, FaceTime HD camera, SD slot, HDMI, USB 3, Thunderbolt, and a new Magsafe power connector for the clumsy among us and those with kids. (at Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #143

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Leetgion Hellion Hellion, inspired by the popular StarCraft II unit is fast, accurate and deadly. This professional gaming mouse packs a world first, true mechanical keyboard keyswitch. Use the in mouse memory to keep your custom settings and profiles on the go, and fully driver independent. Together with unmatched quality design and components, the Hellion is the best weapon for owning your opponents. (at 7 Gadgets) Sony 64GB Micro Vault Q-Series Flash Drive, Silver, 3.0 USB The MicroVault Mach USB flash drives offer up to 120MBs transfer speed. Good for quick back-up of large sized data like high-definition movies or photos. Compatible with USB 3.0. (at 7 Gadgets) Dr. Dre's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Featuring advanced audio technology and the latest in Bluetooth connectivity, Beats Wireless headphones deliver the extended highs, natural mid-tones, and powerful lows that made us famous. Theres a Monster headphone cable included for airplane listening. Plus a built-in mic and convenient control buttons are on the earcup for hands-free, mobile calling, music control, and volume. Experience your sound. (at 7 Gadgets) Western Digital My Passport Studio 2 TB FireWire 800 My Passport Studio comes standard with two super-fast FireWire 800 ports, massive capacity, password protection, and a MacBook-inspired, metal enclosure that make this drive the ideal companion for Mac professionals. (at 7 Gadgets) Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera A huge part of image quality in digital photography is the size of the sensor capturing the moment. Unfortunately, most point-and-shoots sport measly 1/2.3" sensors that don't let in a lot of light, making higher ISO values necessary and thus introducing more noise into your image. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera looks to overcome these limitations with a massive 1-inch, 20.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor that promises to deliver images that belie the pocket-friendly size of the camera. Other features include a fast f/1.8, 3.6x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens, a BIONZ image processor, ISO settings up to 25,600, 10 fps shooting, a 3-inch LCD display, and a built-in pop-up flash for those times when not even the larger sensor can conquer the darkness. (at Uncrate)