$8.2M "The Ark" is a Fully-Furnished Ode to Modern Art
Whether you're looking for a cool techie gift for Father's Day or you just really need to get your gadgets organized, this MultiDock from Griffin lets you charge everything in one fell swoop. With 10 USB ports, dividers allow you to set your devices up on their sides and is big enough to fit tablets (even when keeping the cases on). There's also an LED light above every port, which will flash green when its corresponding device is fully charged. Taking up the same amount of space as a laptop, the Multidock has an all-aluminum exterior and a perforated door that swings down. Not only does the covering allow airflow to keep your precious goods from overheating, it can also be locked with a key to ensure no one can take anything if you step away.
Sometimes finding the right Father's Day gift is a nightmare, but if your dad is the techie type, it doesn't have to be. While there are tons of cool luxury electronics you could get him, he probably already has everything he could ever want, so nix your tablet idea and give him a way to charge everything quicker than the wall outlet could. The 8,000mAh Dark Energy Reservoir promises to charge the average smartphone up to five times before needing to be recharged itself, making it great for anyone constantly on the move. Plus, the luxury USB charger comes in black or white and is compact (only a little bigger than an iPhone), so you can slip it right into your pocket.
Earlier this month Motorola announced the Moto G Ferrari Edition, which was showcased in Mexico. A fancier version of their regular Moto G LTE, the new luxury gadget has the same tech inside but is externally tricked out to match that sleek sports...
Some people pay thousands for their prized pet, whether it be a dog or cat, so they can have the best-of-the-best. But just because you get a fancy breed doesn't mean it will be any easier to train. Puppies may be adorable when they misbehave, but a full-grown dog trying to escape every chance it gets isn't so cute. The Motion: Pet Activity Tracker is designed to not only track your pet, but to also help you train it. The actual tracker is small, waterproof, attaches to the collar, and has a battery life of at least a week before needing to be recharged. Through the accompanying app you can set daily goals for your pets and track their progress. You can also check on how active your pet is during the day while you're not home, which will help you notice any new behavioral changes that could hint at an illness — meaning that you'll be the only pet owner in the vet's office who actually knows all the answers.
You may be a little unsure of what to think about the Onewheel (we were too), but it's actually a super cool gadget that mimics what it would be like to shoot around on a hoverboard like Marty McFly. Granted, there's one wheel too many to...
Anyone truly serious about getting the highest quality sound possible from their home entertainment system knows that they should find a really good preamplifier, specifically one that actually takes rhythm into account. Backert Labs recently released their tubed preamp Rhythm 1.1, designed to give you dynamic rhythmic sound and get you as close to a live concert as possible. With the "first-and-only power supply that can utilize the finest capacitors on earth," the luxury gadget doesn't use any aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which helps to improve the sound quality and makes it more environmentally friendly — full power consumption amounts to less than a 25-watt light bulb. The tubes continually adjust themselves so you don't have to, always giving you balanced voltage and current. It's also worth noting that instead of hiding the tubes underneath a bolted panel like other brands, Backert Labs puts them under a door that pops up with the touch of your finger.
Grovemade's new Walnut iPad Sleeve (which officially hit the market today) is actually made using handcrafted wood veneer with geometric contouring, giving it a cool optical illusion effect that we love. Premium German wool lines the case so your iPad or MacBook screen doesn't get scratched, and there's also a leather and brass strap that is used to remove the gadget from your sleeve. Also available in Eastern hardrock maple and Oregon black walnut, each one is apparently sanded and oiled in a way that makes the wood feel almost like leather.
No self-respecting, self-proclaimed video game fanatic would be caught dead without a full-size motion simulator in their home, especially if you're obsessed with racing games. CXC Simulations enlisted the help of former Ferrari Formula One mechanical/electrical engineer Josh Allen for their Motion Pro II, making the virtual experience "nearest to reality than anything else on the market today." This isn't just any luxury toy, the Motion Pro II is what all your favorite racing figures and billionaires use, like Ed Brown of Patron and the Crown Prince of Dubai. Practical for your home (or mansion), the gadget has a hi-tech motion system, a powerful steering force feedback motor, pro steering wheel, and pressure-sensitive pedals. Plus, it comes standard with a 1080p resolution screen system with a 60-degree field of view (which can be upgraded to a 6,220,800 pixel panoramic triple-screen with a 180-degree view).
The Boom Boom speaker may not be the biggest piece of audio equipment you've ever experienced, but we love its compact and geometric design. The wireless gadget is meant to be simple and instinctive, made in a shape that engages with your creative side. Designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, Boom Boom can be positioned in whatever way you want, having no right top or bottom — plus since it's covered in a soft silicon, it's apparently pretty comfortable it your hand too. The speaker engages with you when you're ready to play music, and you can select the voice and language you'd like via the accompanying app. Available in bordeaux, khaki and white, Boom Boom also has a speakerphone mode, which allows you to use it for voice calls with Skype, FaceTime, and Hangout. Plus, thanks to the little attached strap, you can hang it wherever you want, even if that's on a tree for a springtime picnic!
A new piece of gesture-controlled technology called Ring has far surpassed its funding goal of $250,000 through Kickstarter (pulling in $880,998) and will begin shipments in July. Logbar, the team behind Ring, is looking to ride the coattails...
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of British audio brand Meridian's very first digital speaker launch, the D600 — which was actually the "fist digital loudspeaker in the world." They decided to celebrate the occasion by creating a...
With so many neat cell phone cases out there, it's pretty difficult to settle on just one. Thankfully, no one says that you have to! Maybe you want something slim and light for everyday use, but need something strong and more protective for traveling. Well, Grovemade's new iPhone Bumper line for the 5, 5s, and 5C definitely helps with the former — and maybe even the latter. Introduced last month and available in Eastern Hardrock Maple and Oregon Walnut, the company is hailing these as the world's first all wood bumper cases and promises that they will be just as protective as a full-size model. The bumper design is made to slightly elevate your phone away from flat surfaces, keeping it from coming into contact with asphalt when you drop it in the street. Plus, the company has such a tight manufacturing process that they apparently utilize 95 percent of the wood they bring in, keeping waste down to a minimum.