Brik Book Lego-Compatible MacBook Cover

Decals are one option. But there’s another way to make your MacBook a hell of a lot more unique: Brik Book’s Lego-Compatible MacBook Covers. Snap one of these slim plastic covers onto the display of your MacBook Air or Pro Retina and decorate it to your heart’s content with any Lego, Mega Bloks, or KRE-O building blocks. While no additional blocks are included, various available design kits include an Apple (shown), nametag, cityscape, and a donut, all for your inspiration and/or purchase. Though we’d strongly recommend you use your own blocks to come up with something truly original — that’s sort of the point.

Grab one at Amazon (grey only; $50) or at Brik Book ($60) [via]

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Code Wallet

If you’ve ever wished the contents of your wallet were a little more difficult to access than flipping apart two leather flaps, Code Wallet’s for you. This pocket-sized mini-vault features a three-digit locking code on its face that adds a level of deterrence. RFID shielding protects the twelve or so cards within from RFID skimming while its seven internal pockets unfurl when opened to grant quick and seamless access to all contents. And since locking protection would be useless if the wallet were simple to break open, the Code Wallet boasts a zinc alloy lock and aluminum-reinforced polycarbonate core.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $90

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The North Face Access Pack

It’s not built for the rigours of the mountain. But The North Face Access Pack is still one of the brand’s most innovative backpacks. Its main compartment boasts a quick release latch to open and close lightning quick, granting access to the bulk of your gear in an instant. Water resistant zippers shield the laptop compartment from the elements — which is also equipped with plenty of other slots for a pen, mouse, charger, tablet, and other electronic accessories — while a pull handle lifts your laptop up and out without you having to dig for long. It’s also equipped with a multitude of other pockets as well as a lightweight internal aluminum frame for structure, reflective elements for visibility at night, and ladder locks in both straps for adjustments on the fly.

Learn more at The North Face – $235

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Jettison Pocket Knife

The name Columbia River is famous for more than being one of the most dangerous bar and shoal systems in the world. It’s also the name of one of the finest manufactures of edged instruments. Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) has once again raised the bar for utilitarian blade perfection. The Jettison pocket-knife by designer Robert Carter was designed to tackle the tough jobs where a larger blade would only get in the way. Measuring at just over 5” when open, this hollow grind framelock folder sports a 2-inch modified sheepsfoot blade made of 8Cr13Mov. A stonewashed titanium handle compliments the blade and makes for a knife weighing a scant 1.3 ounces, so light your EDC won’t even realize it’s there.

Find it at CRKT – $50

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Klafs S1 Sauna

Forget the price of installing sauna. The amount of space they take up is restrictive enough. That’s why the Klafs S1 Sauna was instead designed to retract at the push of a button, going from two feet in depth to a spacious five feet three inches in 21 seconds at the push of a button. Five different exterior trims — including oak, Swiss pine, walnut, and white, with or without large front windows — ensure it fits in along with homes styled any which way. Inside the S1 is fitted with ergonomic benches of abachi that can be pulled forward slightly as well as two reclining head supports. Multiple other lavish options include a folding bench for lying flat, a colored light display, and a Bluetooth-enabled RelaxAudio sound system that transforms the rear wall of the sauna into a giant loudspeaker.

Learn more at Klafs – $TBA

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Cigar Club Denim Sofa

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Chesterfield is akin to “tufted bottom supporting luxury,” Curations Limited’s take on the classic won’t disappoint. This reproduction piece sheds its distressed leather for eco-style jeans with hand-hammered shoe nail trim. But what good are looks without comfort? This club sofa features eight-way hand-tied spring suspension and the coordinating back cushions are 50% feather down and 50% poly fiber, wrapped around a thick foam core and all nestled securely on a hardwood frame. Ash hardwood legs round out the look of this new classic.

Hit up Curations Limited for more information – $4,000

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GeoOrbital Wheel

You’ve already got a perfectly good bike, so why replace it, even if you’d like to go electric? With a GeoOrbital Wheel you don’t have to — instead, just swap out your bicycle’s front wheel for this one. A high-density flat-proof solid foam tire sits around a three-wheeled triangular aerospace-grade aluminum frame, the latter installing on your fork like any tire would. The integrated 500 Watt brushless motor kicks in at the push of a thumb activated throttle, effortlessly propelling you to a top speed of 20 miles per hour in seconds (and, interestingly, making your bike all-wheel drive should you spin the rear wheel yourself). Its large, removable 10Ah li-ion battery even doubles as a USB power bank to recharge your other devices, though if you don’t drain it too much with all your gadgets it’ll offer a range of 20 miles, or up to 50 miles if you pedal and do some of the work.

Check it out at Kickstarter – $650+

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro

It’s clean and discreet, but the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is packed full of features to keep you aware of whoever’s knocking — and deter would-be criminals. A wide-angle camera records at 1080p resolution and live-streams a crystal clear image of whoever’s at your door straight to your smartphone, letting you answer from literally anywhere with cellular reception. Infrared LEDs keep it active even at night and double for motion detection, letting you set motion zones to track and ignore movement in various parts of your yard or entranceway. And with four included faceplates it’ll suit any doorway, installing as easily as any hardwired doorbell.

Learn more at Ring – $250

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Review: Uniterra Nomad

There are about a thousand ways to brew a cup of coffee on the go. But espresso, specifically? That’s a little trickier, since multiple variables, notably pressure, need to be just right. For that reason (and because it’s one of the most unique espresso machines we’ve ever laid eyes on) we were itching to give the Kickstarter-launched Uniterra Nomad a thorough try to see how well it might fulfill our caffeine cravings both within and well outside of civilization. As it’s name hints the Nomad doesn’t rely on the electrical grid: instead you’ll need to heat some water yourself and pump its aluminum lever to get brewing. Read on for our full review.

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Xeric Soloscope

They’ve been bringing you news on the most interesting timepieces by way of Watchismo, and even designed a watch or two in the last couple of years. The Xeric Soloscope is their latest. It’s another affordable automatic mechanical timepiece like their Halograph but with looks unique enough to set it apart from the thousands of other options in the price range. A single hand circles the hours and points to the minutes with its tip, making its way around the face once every 24 hours. The other half of its face displays its twin balance wheels, and the way they’re laid out — the watch on the right side — works perfectly to peek out from underneath your shirt’s cuff. A 36 hour power reserve, a sapphire-coated K1 crystal lens, and a Horween leather strap round out the timepiece. And if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, a Quartz-powered Soloscope costs a fair bit less.

Learn more at Kickstarter – $240 (quartz) to $400 (automatic)

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