Designed by Alice Wang, this diabolical gadget threatens to ruin your life if you don’t bend to its will. The Tyrant Clock syncs with your phone, and if its alarm is ignored, it starts randomly selecting people from your contacts to surprise with an obnoxiously early wake up call. I think I’ll pass.
IKEA is so clever. Ross is also clever for finding this video.
“IKEA introduces UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room, solving the problem of cable clutter and miss-match between TV and furniture.”
The Roku streaming player looks set to be replaced with a more compact USB streamer that plugs directly into your TV.
“The Roku Streaming stick, despite its size, holds and does just about everything a standard box does—sans extra storage, USB jacks, and other things that require a form larger than a thumb. But once plugged in to your TV’s HDMI port, it’ll present you with the same old Roku menu and streaming selections you’re used to from the black puck—all controlled with your standard TV remote.”
The only catch is that you need a HDMI port called MHL, which is not very common in the current TV market.
A portable charger from Restoration Hardware that minimizes cable clutter by placing multiple outlets on a single bar that rolls up into a slip-proof, polyurethane mat. You can refuel up to 4 devices simultaneously while occupying just a single wall outlet. Such a clever little thing.