Dan Ariely is a New York Times best-selling social science writer—and his new card game is all about predicting social behavior. Each question card details a specific social experiment, and the goal is to guess the outcome. Card games are fun, and so are thought-provoking factoids about human behavior—so Irrational Game should be just about perfect.
Waking up in the morning is tough. Beddi is a smart alarm clock that makes it easy. It automates your bedroom lights to wake you up gradually, triggers your favorite music from Spotify, updates you about your commute, plays white noise to help you sleep, and more. It also features a high quality Bluetooth speaker and 2 USB charging ports. The only question that remains is, are you ready for Beddi?
Venque’s Duffle 1.0 is the Cadillac convertible of duffle bags. It’s solid, practical, and it features built-in straps to convert it into a backpack. Each one comes with a waterproof shoe-organizer and a 10-year warranty. Or, if you’re in the running for a more traditional backpack, they’re also offering the similarly sleek Alpine Rucksack.
PhoneDrone Ethos turns your smartphone into a drone. Your smart phone can already take high-quality photos, video, and connect to the cloud. Now, it can do these things while flying. The Ethos also harnesses your phone’s sensor and processor for its aerial operations, so hardware costs are minimal. The end result is a smart drone with state of the art features at a fraction of the cost.
Ever feel like owning a piece of history? How about 26 pieces? The Mini Museum is exactly what it sounds like. Encased in a Lucite acrylic display is a bit of dinosaur skin, shipwrecked gold, and medieval chain mail, along with 23 other equally awesome specimens.
ACPAD is a midi controller pad that turns your guitar into a space-age synthesizer. It’s engineered to be percussive, so programming drum beats is a cinch. These guys are bringing the one-man-band into the 21st century.
BRNLY SlingPop is a precision-machined aluminum slingshot that doubles as a bottle opener. It fits perfectly into your back pocket and has the same kind of smooth tooling as a new Macbook or iPhone. But unlike an iPhone, you can pop bottles and shoot things with it, at the same time.
G-RO is a game changing carry-on suitcase. The wheels are designed to make the bag feel lighter and to ride smoothly over any surface—including stairs. The optional electronic module has a battery pack to charge your electronics and a geolocation tag so that you literally can’t lose it. And at $279, G-RO is a truly sweet deal.