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Find the gadget of your dream in our posts about well-designed and useful gadgets.

June 24, 2016
Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write
Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write

Moleskine is making a step toward the digital world with its new set: Smart Writing Set. The set is comprised of a notebook (obviously), a pen, and an app. This trio allows you to get everything you write in your notebook digitized as you go. The pen uses an infrared camera at the tip to track […]

May 28, 2016
Cute animal-themed bookmarks by Peleg Design
Cute animal-themed bookmarks by Peleg Design

Plunging in a river of pages, these bookarks are designed like animals that are holding your spot on one page for you. They were designed by Peleg Design, a company that has a history of creating cool gadgets that you didn’t know you need. Both Crocomark and Hippomark can be purchased on Amazon.

May 11, 2016
BrushKnob: an external controller for the Photoshop brush
BrushKnob: an external controller for the Photoshop brush

Wataru Kami realized that the Photoshop workflow could be improved. The Japanese designer started to imagine an external device that would make the brush much quicker to use. About one year ago, he started sketching ideas at home. He worked on the BrushKnob since then and is finally ready to produce it. All he needs […]

May 8, 2016
These Braille Lego bricks help blind children to learn how to read
These Braille Lego bricks help blind children to learn how to read

Lego are often seen as a smart game for kids, as it improves their cognitive abilities. The Dorina Nowill Foundation worked with Lew’Lara/TBWA to create a braille version that helps kids to learn how to read. In one package, there are 26 bricks that represent the complete braille alphabet. A brilliant idea, you can learn […]

April 19, 2016
A collection of clever gadgets to do all kinds of things you don’t need to do
A collection of clever gadgets to do all kinds of things you don’t need to do

It always amazes me how some designers will take extra time to work on products that look totally useless, or over-the-top, then how people will pick up these products and it becomes a must-have for everyone. In this post, I have collected some gadgets that are most of the time well-designed, but that often seem kind […]

March 10, 2016
A business card that can measure your pulse rate
A business card that can measure your pulse rate

Most business cards, even well-designed ones, don’t make much of an impression when you hand them to people you meet. People usually just acknowledge that they got your contact information and thank you for it, but they barely look at the card. MobileCG found a good way to get their business cards noticed, they turned it […]

February 14, 2016
Drone Deploy captures printable 3D models
Drone Deploy captures printable 3D models

Sometimes I feel sad for millenials. They were born with the Internet and it seems that communicating accross oceans in real-time is just a natural thing for them. Thirty-five years old me is still amazed by these things. Do I need to mention that I’m very impressed by this amazing data collection system Drone Deploy […]

December 29, 2015
Qwerkywriter: a tablet keyboard that looks like a mechanical one
Qwerkywriter: a tablet keyboard that looks like a mechanical one

There is a reason why vintage products are so popular nowadays, there is some physical relation with it that can’t compare to the experience we have with electronic products. Qwerkywriter perfectly catches on this trend and improve the tablet keyboard greatly. Inspired by old mechanical typewriters, it makes writing fun again by using mechanical switches, having […]

December 24, 2015
The car keyholder that comes with a garage
The car keyholder that comes with a garage

This car key holder that comes with a small garage to hang your keys is actually more than just funny. It is a good example of simple gamification. The garage is a natural home for the car on your key holder, it is a reminiscence of your childhood games, which makes you want to park […]

December 4, 2015
10 awesome and geeky gift ideas for under $100
10 awesome and geeky gift ideas for under $100

Christmas is around the corner and you didn’t find that unique gift that will truly surprise your loved ones? Just take a look at this article and you’ll find some good ideas for the geeks in your life. 1. Floating globe A globe that floats in the air, how could anything look more awesome than […]

October 18, 2015
Darth Vader will cry you a river with these Star Wars themed shower heads
Darth Vader will cry you a river with these Star Wars themed shower heads

George Lucas may not be the most talented movie director in the world, but he is a genius of marketing. Figures, posters, toys, games, all kind of merchandise has been created using the most popular Star Wars movie characters. The thing I haven’t seen before was… a Darth Vader shower head! And it gets better, […]

September 23, 2015
Fork, knife, and spoon combined into this clever tritensil
Fork, knife, and spoon combined into this clever tritensil

You may already know the spork, a combination of a spoon and a fork that is very useful for camping or other such situations. The tritensil takes that concept a step further, by addind a knife to the ustensil. It is actually based on a ustensil that was used by soldiers during World War I […]

September 18, 2015
Rocket and wink’s portable vinyl player
Rocket and wink’s portable vinyl player

Until now, portable music players have been shrinking in size over the years. From the walkman to the CD player, we’ve gone to tiny music players like the iPod nano. Finally, the music player totally disappeared to be integrated in smartphones and other connected devices. Rocket and Wink created a portable music device that goes […]

August 16, 2015
Transwheel, the delivery drone that doesn’t fly
Transwheel, the delivery drone that doesn’t fly

The first thing that comes to mind when drones are mentionned is usually a flying quadricopter that is used mainly to film or take photos. Although drones are much more than that, average people tend to be stuck with that mental image. For that reason, we tend to imagine that the delivery drones of the […]

July 8, 2015
Bookmark landscapes in your books
Bookmark landscapes in your books

British designer Duncan Shotton had a good idea to turn the books you are reading into small decorative pieces. Using his cute bookmarks, you can build little landscapes on any theme available in his shop. Named Stickies, his small bookmarks will let you create a forest, cities, or alien landscapes right on top of your […]