When I was growing up, my family always gathered at my Auntie Onie’s for the winter holidays. You could smell the dining table feast from a mile away, the house was decorated from attic to basement, and she had completely stuffed stockings for everyone. We all had our names on them, and they were always filled with the randomest, yet most useful knick knacks. Aside from reuniting with extended family, rummaging through my stocking was one of my favorite things. So in honor of the holiday season and my aunt’s tradition, we give you some awesome stocking stuffers -- Cutline Style!
I just met one of my favorite Kickstarters: the Notti smart light.
With simple control through an app, you can assign millions of customizable colors to show when you get a text, call, or email, have it set to music mode, and become a wake-up or mood light to this sleek polygon of a light. It’s easy to see why they call it “Where Technology Meets Art.”
Have you ever been in a situation where you want to charge up your devices, but aren’t around an outlet? Let’s say you’re camping or hiking and your cellphone is on its last 10 percent, but you need to make a phone call. Solar energy charges could work, but in a situation where its raining, or night time, it’s better to rely on kinetic energy. That’s where the new kickstarter project Go Kin Packs comes in handy.
Have you ever been to a music concert or festival where you’ve been frantically searching for your friends because the cell service is so terrible that you aren’t able to send texts or make calls? I know for sure this has happened to me on numerous occasions. However, a new device that’ll soon hit the market has proposed another solution to this problem.
Summer is here, and it’s officially time to break out your sandals, dresses, t-shirts and shorts! While this clothing is comfortable for the hot weather outside, it can become a bit of an inconvenience once you step into a chilly air conditioned restaurant or office.
When I think of expensive speakers, I think of huge boom box-like sound towers that would crush my ears. In my cozy (read: tiny) SF apartment, we only need a small speaker for my roommate and I to dance in our living room and bedrooms. But this expensive speaker has got my attention.
Are you one of those people who always forgets their keys? There are many alternatives to carrying around keys, however, a new gadget out on the market seems to be very appealing. The Goji Smart Lock is a lock system that can be installed on the door to your house or apartment. The only way to gain access through the doors is none other than your smartphone. The doors unlock when you hold your smartphone up to the fob attached to the door. For security purposes, you will get a real-time photo update every time the Goji has been unlocked.
Have you ever felt like ignoring someone in a polite way? Felt unsafe walking home from a party by yourself? Pretended to text someone or use your phone to avoid an awkward situation? Well, now there’s a simple solution that I wish I would have thought of sooner, The Guardian Angel.
Believe it or not, I have had four iPhone chargers in the past year. FOUR! They just keep breaking, and I’ve actually refused to buy one since March. Initially, I was so upset that I just let my phone go dead for a couple days. My friends hated that they couldn’t get in touch with me, so they began charging my phone for me. That is, until they encountered the same problem.