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Industrial Design: NOMAD Base Station Pro

STEL Design is an industrial design studio based in Santa Barbara, CA, USA and we are taking a look at the design of the NOMAD Base Station Pro. In other words, a full surface wireless charging station where you can charge up to three devices that can be placed anywhere on the actual surface. And as I quote: 'An 18-coil matrix lies beneath a seamless surface for an effortless charging experience.' I really dig the design, it's classy, premium feel and it comes in black.

Editor's 2019 Gift Guide

I am pretty a late-boomer on this holiday gift thingy but still worth a piece on ABDZ. Here we are! A couple more days of work, I am sure some of you are already on 'vacation mode' (👋). As you may have been aware, it's a yearly tradition for us to share a 'gift guide', I think this is one of the coolest things you can make especially when you have a blog. It's an impromptus excuse to share about the brands we love, independent ventures that we support and including our side-projects.

Cool Tech: A roundup of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Cases

So the new iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro including the Max sizes was announced last week and is now ready for preorder. Whatever you think it's a novelty or not, I am personally curious about the 'triple-camera system' and how strong is the hardware right now to everyday use. Knowing that Apple has been advertising heavily on the matter.

Cool Tech: A silicone strap that secures your AirPods and more tech!

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know! Let's take a look at this 'small tech' that can change our habits on owning a pair of AirPods.

Mission Workshop introducing the Rhake WX, a Waxed Canvas Laptop Backpack

The awesome lads from Mission Workshop have shared with us the release of their latest backpack. Introducing the Rhake WX, a waxed canvas laptop backpack built to hold everything you need for work, play, and the occasional overnight. Purpose-built pockets designed for your laptop computer, iPad, phone, power chargers, keys, sunglasses, and water bottle. Yes, water bottle!

Peak Design is back. Introducing the Travel Tripod

To me, Peak Design is one of the best in the industry at creating useful and durable products for photo gurus like us. There aren't many brands that emphasize good design and they are one of them. Now Peak Design is back with their 9th Kickstarter piercing through the market of? Tripods! Introducing the world's most compact and professional travel tripod.

Cool Tech: Wood & Leather Headphone Stand, Self-Changing Trash and more

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

In Review: Mission Workshop the Vandal - Expandable Backpack

In this review, we will be taking a look at the The Vandal by Mission Workshop, it's not a "new" pack from their family collection BUT it has all the MW attire from aesthetics, durability, usability, and what the brand stands for. We have featured MW before on ABDZ, it's a brand I personally love and you will understand why. The Vandal is an expandable backpack (from 1,800 cu.in.

Cool Tech: AI-powered Smart Mirror, Pocket-sized drone and more

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

WANDRD introducing their new Daypack: Hello Duo

WANDRD is a company that started by brothers (Ryan, Spencer and Austin Cope) back in 2015. Their goal? Create the world's best travel camera bag in the perspective of a long haul and versatility. Using a crowdfunding platform, the other three designs saw huge success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo being backed well above goal. They are introducing their fourth instalment, introducing Duo.

Apple introducing an entirely new OS for iPhone, iPad and its Watch - #WWDC19

Voilà! It's live! Apple has previewed their entirely new OS to the world at WWDC'19 yesterday. And yes, now we have Dark Mode for the upcoming OS. Yay or not, there a bunch of new features coming for your iPhone, iPad and Watch. Some of them are pretty cool and some are what we would call 'standard' for our demanding industry. One thing though, it took quite a while but we finally get to see Apple making good changes on their OS's (?!).

Cool Tech: ASUS Duo Expanded-Screen, iPod Touch?! and more

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Cool Tech: DJI Osmo Action, Lenovo Foldable Portable PC and more

Continuing the so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy crowd like myself out there. This is an extensive concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Cool Tech: iPhone X Case inspired by the iconic iMac G3 and more

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy crowd like myself out there. This is an extensive concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Editor's Holiday Tech Deals 2018

Welcome back! I hope you guys have enjoyed your time off with your family and friends. We have indeed enjoyed our time as well, it was nice to lay low for a few days, the right occasion to do different things especially during the Holidays. We are back and let's start it off with the Boxing Day. I selected a wide range of deals after going through every single specials from Amazon. Instead of dividing my findings through character categories but depending on your budget.

Editor's 2018 Gift Guide

Less than two weeks before Xmas, I mean we are totally in the spirit as we speak. The tree is up and you can hear nothing but Xmas songs all over the radio. For ABDZ, it's our time of the year where we would share our gift guide, this will be the Editor's edition. Hello, it's me! François from ABDZ, I decided to take a different direction this year and I divided my hand-picked selections into imaginative type of characters of what (in my opinion) would describe our most popular categories this year on ABDZ.

Cool Tech: A roundup of iPhone Xs & iPhone Xs Max Cases

With all the reviews of the iPhone Xs coming in, it seems like Apple has earned another step forward with their latest iPhone. Some might differ by this opinion but I guess we will know for sure with the upcoming iPhone Xr coming out next month.

Cool Tech - DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Tesla Qi-Based Wireless Charger and more

The so-long Perfect Office series now turning into Cool Tech Series. A roundup of cool gadgets and tech for your perfect office; not necessarily for designers explicitly but for all of you tech-savvy nerds out there. This is an open concept! if you have any suggestions, please let us know!

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