Archive for September, 2011

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has earned a reputation for separating myth and religion from scientific facts in a series of books like The Greatest Show on Earth.  His latest work, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True is written for children and is available on the Apple iPad for less than the cost of the hardcover book.  The iPad e-book app uses text and illustrations by world-renowned artist Dave McKean graphics to illustrate the scientific explanations for the origin of the planet.  The enhanced digital version of the book also includes games, interactive graphics and videos.

You can find out more about The Magic of Reality on the official app website and view a demo in this YouTube video.

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Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Bose has just released the SoundLink wireless mobile speaker. Priced at about $300 and weighing in at 3 lbs, this A2DP Bluetooth speaker carries a bit more heft than similar audio products. The SoundLink is compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, tablets, laptops and other mobile music devices. A reported 30-ft wireless range provides plenty of flexibility when positioning the speaker in relation to the audio source.

The Soundlink features Bose’s famous sleek high-end design style and includes a magnetic cover that protects its grill during transport. The cover acts as a stand when the speaker is in use. The base model is sold with a gray cover, with colored covers available for an additional $30 to $50.

Find out more about the SoundLink on the official Bose website.

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Steampunk iPhone Shell

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you’re bored with the typical iPhone cases, why not try a steampunk design? Steampunk design reflects a genre that combines science fiction and fantasy, reflecting the steam-powered industrial design of Victorian-era Britain and France. Think H.G. Wells and Jules Vernes.

This unique iPhone 4 shell created by Colin Thompson is available at Gelaskins for $15. You can find additional steampunk shells on Zazzle.

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Black & Decker iShred Vertical Shredder

Wednesday, September 07th, 2011

If you’d like to add a touch of distinction to your office, check out the Black & Decker iShred Vertical Shredder. This conical-shapped shredder not only features a sleek design, but its shape is also functional since it allows you to discard shredded paper pieces without the messy overflow that often occurs with cylindrical shredders. The iShed has a six-sheet capacity and promises to cut down on paper jams. It’s fully enclosed shredder head is also safer than conventional shredders.

The iShed is advertised as being able to shred staples and credit cards. It retails for less than $100. Find out more about the Black & Decker iShred Vertical Shredder on the Walmart website.

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