iHome casesNot a day goes by without someone pitching me a new gadget, app or accessory. I like to think of myself as the wall between those hawking their products and you, my dear readers, who just want to know if something is junk or not.
This week we have the real deal in the iHome line of gadget cases, Skullcandy’s excellent Navigator headphones and a soft drink with a surprise from Tea of a Kind.
The iHome cases – developed by Lifeworks Technology – do exactly what they claim. Their motto is “simplify your life, organize your gear.” These are well-designed, sturdy products that look and feel great.
Since I like to take my home office with me when I leave the house, I chose the Smart Pack. It has plush, protective pockets that fit my tablet, laptop and smartphone perfectly. What’s more impressive are the dedicated pockets for charging cables and headphones.
The cases come in three varieties – Smart Sleeve ($69.99), Smart Brief ($79.99) and the Smart Pack ($99.99).
Visit iHomeCases.com for more information.
This set of ear goggles from the well-known Skullcandy brand is a sibling to the popular Aviator model. In fact, it is a reimagining of the Aviator as an over ear model with the benefit of hindsight and new discoveries built into the design.
One of the differences is what the company calls their “custom designed REX40™ driver and our highest-grade lightweight materials – delivering the Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals, and Precision Highs you’ve come to expect in an even smaller and sleeker package.”
I don’t think it’s necessary to capitalize things such as “Attacking Bass,” but the company is correct. These smaller headphones look sharp, feel great and sound even better. I’m a sucker for modern takes on retro design, and these headphones are a perfect example.
The included Mic3 makes the Navigator a good fit for iOS fans. It’s basically the same thing as the Apple remote. You can control volume, play or pause, forward and rewind tracks.
The Navigator runs between $90 and $100 and can be found at http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/on-ear-headphones/navigator
Tea of a kindTea of a Kind
It wasn’t too long ago that convenience stores just carried popular sodas, some milk and maybe one brand of bottled water. Now every 7-11 is lined with coolers offering hundreds of drink choices. How do you choose?
Well, if you’re at all interested in unique drinks with their own brewing system right under the cap, Tea of a Kind is for you.
It’s the first ever beverage to utilize the patented “Gizmo,” a bottle cap design that infuses a drink with fresh ingredients upon opening. In Tea of a Kind’s cap is a proprietary technology called “the Gizmo,” a special pressurized nitrogen chamber that self-mixes fresh ingredients at 90psi upon opening.
It’s pretty cool to watch, and the tea ($2.99) isn’t bad.
Because Tea of a Kind preserves contents in a highly pressurized nitrogen chamber, it doesn’t lose any nutritional value. For example, the Citrus Mint Green Tea flavor tests for over 2000mg of antioxidants.
For more, visit http://www.teaofakind.com