Lift Anti-Gravity Levitating Smartwatch Charger
Floating objects are cool by themselves, but a floating object that also juices up your smartwatch is next level anti-gravity swag.
Meet Lift: the only levitating system in the world that wirelessly charges Apple Watch or Pebble products in mid-air. Created by the aptly named tech brand Levitation Works, the revolutionary charger also transforms into a floating smart lamp when not in use. Wingardium Leviosa.
Available at Kickstarter, priced £150.
Rungu Electric Juggernaut
Why settle for two wheels when you can have three? The all-terrain, no-BS Rungu Electric Juggernaut may resemble an oversized toy, but a child’s play thing it is not.
The fat-tire trike, built on a dual-fork aluminum frame, is fitted with a rear-mounted 2,100-watt motor that reaches up to 20 mph. The additional wheel means the man-machine can handle off-road adventures with ease and a small display tracks power consumption, battery status and speed for ultimate bragging rights.
Available at Rungu, priced £3,250.
Cocoon Tempur Mattress
Make some room. Tempur, the company known for its NASA-inspired memory foam mattresses has announced its next product. It takes a lot for a mattress to make this list, but the compact Cocoon ‘bed-in-a-box’ seriously impresses. Around the size of a golf bag when delivered, it rises to its full shape in just 30 minutes.
To celebrate the launch, the firm (pun intended) has recruited a team of night-time vigilantes to trawl social media looking for people struggling to nod off. Can’t sleep because of an annoying street light? Tweet the squad and they will put a bag on it. Can’t sleep because of a car alarm? The squad will deliver noise cancelling headphones. Can’t sleep because you need an extra £5k? …Nice try.
Available at Cocoon Sleep, priced £350.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Edition Picnic Hamper
Forget sweaty sausages in a Tupperware; we’ve found the Rolls-Royce of picnic hampers, and not just because it’s made by Rolls-Royce.
The limited edition Phantom Zenith way to do outdoor dining in style is crafted from from American Walnut and natural grain leather. In addition to a fold-out piano black tabletop, it comes with crystal wine glasses, handcrafted stainless steel utensils, embroidered napkins, and even a cutting board. Butler optional
Available at Rolls-Royce, priced £50,000.
Campbell Cole Key Wrap
Unless you’re a prison guard or a baby, you shouldn’t be walking around with a big jangling mess of keys. A leather wrap, like this one from British brand Campbell Cole, is like a stylish taco that holds them snug and well away from things they could do damage to like phone screens.
The steel wire rope snaps open for easy loading of keys (so no more painfully wrestling with those rings) while the Italian veg tanned leather means each individual piece will develops a unique patina over time.
Available at Campbell Cole, priced £29.
PowerEgg Flying Robot
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a… flying egg? Chinese robotics company PowerVision has hatched a Transformers-style quadcopter (yes, that means four rotors), and despite being given a name that resembles a sex toy, the PowerEgg’s performance is no yolk.
The sleek drone design, roughly the size of a rugby ball, can fly as fast as 29mph and operate at up to 13,123 feet above sea level. Add to that 360 degree 4K-resolution camera, real-time HD video streaming and a simple joystick remote and it makes a much better case for your money than, say, rent this month.
Available to pre-order PowerVision, priced £1,300.
Grovemade Walnut Speakers & Amp
Grovemade has a knack for crafting the most stylish wooden accessories, ranging from computer stands to pocket knives. But even we didn’t see the US firm branching out (see what we did there?) into audio.
Pulling on the knowledge of Portland-based industrial designer Joey Roth, Grovemade has produced its first wooden speakers. Each walnut and maple shell is machined in-house from a solid piece of hardwood and finished with stainless steel stands that have been covered in leather. Here’s hoping they sound as good as they look…
Available at Grovemade, priced £455.
Richard James Pebble Grain Leather Document Case
Contrary to what you might think, a document wallet isn’t the equivalent of carrying a handbag. It’s unbeatably sleek and functional enough to stand on its own merit, so stop calling it a ‘man-clutch’, ‘mutch’ or ‘murse’, immediately.
If you need any more convincing, just look at this example from from Savile Row tailor Richard James, which just opened a shop-in-shop on the formalwear floor of Selfridges in London. Crafted from rich, tactile double-sided pebble grain leather, it comes in a military-inspired khaki and mushroom colourway. That man enough for you?
Available at Richard James, priced £215.