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Tech Toys

By Hannah Wallace November 30, 2009

Present Perfect


Made to Order


This striking briefcase made of leather, suede and aluminum debuted at the autumn session of Maison & Objet in Paris. The cowhide is American but it is natural tannin, finished in Japan for the manufacturer, which provides leather products to luxury brands, including Lexus. The briefcase is part of the Akaoni "Sikaku" line created by Australian designer Karl Baxter for Lamark Inc. of Japan. (Learn more at www.akaoni.co.jp.) Don’t shop for this accessory at stateside retailers, though, as it is a made-to-order product. You can buy one by contacting [email protected]

 

Power Play

Don’t be caught with your power down. This charging tube allows you to charge up to four hand-held devices at once, from one electrical source. The attached mat, which rolls up around the tube, helps keep the gadgets grounded. The product, manufactured by Charge4ALL of California, comes with five smart charging plugs/cords for your iPhone/iPod, Micro USB, Mini USB for Blackberry and Motorola, Samsung SCH and LG Chocolate. Available online at charge4all.net or amazon.com.

No wrong turns here. Now you can focus on your meeting, not how you’re going to get there. Garmin nüvi 1200, $200; Best Buy.

Good Read

With a portable library right at your fingertips—and the ability to download new books in seconds—you’ll be the best-read in your office. Kindle, $299; amazon.com.

Watch and control your can’t-miss TV shows—in HD—on your laptop or cell phone from anywhere in the world. Slingbox PRO-HD, $300; Best Buy.

Here, There, Everywhere

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