April 29th, 2015

Archer Brighton has designed a line of lunch bags that you’ll actually want to take to the office. Bringing plastic bag lunches into work can be embarrassing, and eating out every day gets expensive. These sleek, affordable bags make bringing your own lunch enjoyable again. 

June 11th, 2014

Fabrack is a hanging storage solution for refrigerators. It puts food on display so that fresh items aren’t hidden in drawers and forgotten.

May 1st, 2014

Lunecase is able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages.

May 25th, 2013

Nuplug is a surge-protected extension cord that can attach to furniture for convenient, comfortable smart-device charging.

September 19th, 2012
GoldieBlox is designed to inspire girls to develop an early interest and skill set in engineering. Only 11% of today’s engineers are women; this toy aims to change that statistic.
GoldieBlox is a construction toy and book series starring Goldie, the...

GoldieBlox is designed to inspire girls to develop an early interest and skill set in engineering. Only 11% of today’s engineers are women; this toy aims to change that statistic. 

GoldieBlox is a construction toy and book series starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build. It goes beyond simply taking “boy toys” like Legos and K'nex and turning them pink. Instead, it plays on girls’ strong verbal skills; it appeals to them because they aren’t just interested in “what” they’re building…they want to know “why.”

Debbie Sterling, a Stanford engineer, has spent over a year researching and prototyping the toy. It’s now up for funding on Kickstarter. 

August 29th, 2012

Hidden Radio is a portable Bluetooth speaker and AM/FM radio; just turn the cap to turn it on and continue twisting until you reach the preferred volume level. It has 360-degree range, so no matter where you are in the room, you can still hear the same great sound. The setup is also simple and intuitive: Once you take it out of the box, it automatically goes into pairing mode and connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.”

August 15th, 2012

“Astro is the most intuitive, compact and simple intervalometer + motion control for timelapse photography.

Astro adds pan & tilt movement to your camera, and it allows you to set up time lapse programs by defining the duration, the range of movement; which goes from 0 to 360°, and the interval in degrees or seconds in which you want the photos to be taken. The possibilities are endless!”

July 13th, 2012

“You busted your ass just to find out the princess was "in another castle.” You fought bosses that told you repeatedly how much “you suck.” You taped a blanket to half of your screen so your friend couldn’t see where you were. You traded the best players onto your team just so you could have the perfect season. And you did it all on the TV.

OUYA is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android.

We’ve packed this little box full of power. Developers will have access to OUYA’s open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer. 

Best of all, OUYA’s world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try.“

June 4th, 2012

“Is it just us, or does it feel like the options for iPad keyboards and accessories are excessive in quantity, yet lacking in quality? This is why we created Brydge, which simply transforms your iPad into a laptop worthy of Apple

Brydge is an elegant solution to the lack of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum, with optional stereo speakers, Brydge connects to your iPad using a patent-pending hinge. This click-in hinge allows for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning and holds your iPad secure.”

April 27th, 2012

“The 999Bottle is not just another water bottle. It is a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from re-usable bottles instead of disposable ones.

The stainless steel bottle features a clever three numbered dial along its length to help you track of how many times you re-use it. Each time you refill, simply advance the dial one notch. The numbers steadily add up!

An accompanying iPhone app tells you what the numbers mean, giving context to your conservation through insightful visuals that graphically depict and share the impact of your efforts.”

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