Tag: custom

Web Coolness: Facebook Reactions, a laundry-folding robot, and the world’s first smart menstrual cup.

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Calling all Star Wars fans. Now this is one Halloween lawn decoration you need. Great news! HBO NOW is now on Roku. Whoo! Instead of the highly-anticipated dislike button, Facebook is going to give us emoji instead. A very good reason not to share photos of your boarding pass online. Did you catch Kristen on The Today Show on Friday? She shared one of our all-time favorite ways to manage screen time for kids.   Leaving this here without...

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14 of the coolest gifts for photographers

The photographers in our lives are always trying to capture the fun, inspired, beautiful, worth-a-thousand-words moments. So, this holiday, what do you get the brilliant photographer in your life to let them know you’d like them to keep up the good work? Obviously there are zillion-dollar lenses or that one very specific camera bag — it can help to ask a photographer just what kind of camera we’re dealing with here, and what’s on the wish list. But as a photographer myself, I’ve put together 14 of the coolest gifts for photographers that I wouldn’t mind receiving, too. Pro tip:...

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Getincased custom smartphone cases: Impressing the not-so-easily-impressed among us.

Whichever case you’re currently using to cover your smart phone–even one you bought yesterday–well, I think you might just need a new one. (Sorry about that.) Because I just found Getincased, a premium custom case and accessories company out of the UK, and they are putting a whole lot of other cases to shame. Okay, maybe I’m overselling it a tad, but I’ve had my share of lame cases that failed to live up to the promises online. This time around however, I’m thoroughly impressed with the finished iPhone case. It is clear that this company is serious about the “premium” part of its business model from...

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Custom built speakers from luggage that may have traveled to Paris in the ’40s.

We’ve covered a lot of audio speakers here over the years, but none have been quite like the exquisite custom built speakers made from vintage luggage by Case of Bass. (Not to be confused with Ace of Base which you may or may not want in your home.) I mean, whoa. These are the perfect mix of old and new. I love that each piece of luggage has a story to it—maybe it’s traveled to Rome or Amsterdam, maybe it helped a young person move to the big city for the first time. But now each one is getting a new life as...

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A bluetooth keyboard carved just for you

I love the juxtaposition of high and low tech that comes with wood tech accessories and wooden gadget covers. But this wooden bluetooth keyboard takes the cake. Made to order from a single piece of maple or walnut, the Oree Board from Oree Design on Etsy is one of the prettiest tech gadgets I’ve seen. And clearly, the best looking bluetooth keyboard by far. It really is a fully-functional keyboard that works with any tablet, smart phone, or computer that is bluetooth-enabled. Of course, handcrafted wooden tech gadgets custom made just for you in France are not necessarily budget-friendly,...

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8 romantic custom photo gifts for Valentine’s Day

Even though Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, it’s not too late (yet) to order some really special last-minute custom photo gifts for your special someone. Or hey, even make them yourself. Photo gifts are some of our favorites to give because they’re just so, well, personal. (And be sure to check out our post on Instagram photo gifts.) Order some of these gift ideas–quickly!–or just use them for DIY inspiration. They’re the kinds of gifts you can whip up last minute, and it will look like you’ve been planning them for weeks. The Minted custom photo heart poster featuring a dozen...

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Fantastically retro phone cases let you ring-a-ling, clickety-clack, or ding dong.

Remember when buttons actually clicked, dials actually twisted, and packaged cupcakes were actually made out of food? We do, and we love to see the past recreated beautifully on retro phone cases as our readers might have noticed. Here are a few more we discovered at the Etsy shop Sealed With a Case, and they are are naturally free of both calories and busy signals. We’re smitten with the collection of retro smartphone cases  not only because they’re super cute and handmade, but also because the shop is woman-run and has exceptional reviews, which is not all that common for gadget case shops on...

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Waveform necklaces are as personalized as jewelry gets, short of adding your DNA strands.

While we love all sorts of personalized jewelry, we’re especially smitten with keepsake jewelry that has a deeper meaning. So it’s no surprise that we were blown away by these waveform necklaces in the shape of your own soundwaves. As in, you record something, Berlin-based designer David Bizer turns it into jewelry. The custom waveform necklaces based on your own voice and words from I love you to a child’s name to something a little more racy. Choose your disk size, color, and material–there’s acrylic, wood, and 3-D printed silver–then upload an audio file. Bizer will create a piece that mirrors your audio...

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Turning your family into LEGO minifigures. Free, and less painful than it sounds.

If you have some serious LEGO appreciators in the house or you never got around to the perfectly posed group family photo for the annual holiday card, we have you covered. With the DIY LEGO minifigure family holiday ecard. If you–and your kids of course–like the idea of creating a LEGO version of up to 13 members of your own family (cats and dogs and babies too), you’re in luck. Customize your minifigs by choosing a skin tone, facial expression, one of 83 hairstyles or headpieces, and some outrageous wardrobe choices.(Although looking at my own attempt, we’re not all that crazy;...

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Cool handmade gadget cases by caseable. Who make cases. Thus, the name caseable.

All of those laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones that are destined to be holiday gifts–they’re going to need protection. And I love caseable as a one stop shop for cool handmade-in-Brooklyn sleeves, pouches, and cases to protect just about every gadget. They’ve got designs for every taste too. Browse by artist to find a style that matches yours (or the person you’re buying for, right?), or go straight to the gadget you want to cover and choose by artwork category. Black and white is still on trend, and the new B+W Collection has cool abstract designs that work in any...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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