Steve Jobs, here’s what we want for Christmas. The “Glassy Glassy” phone is a new concept by designer Mac Funamizu; absolutely gorgeous and looks straight out of Minority Report. It features a double-layered glass body — great for sex appeal, not so great for oily-fingers. But the real questions: Will it shatter into a million pieces when your inevitably drop it? Will people across from me be able to read my text messages? Would Apple charge $1000 on top of a three year service agreement for it?
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Despite being one of Mother Nature’s most wondrous creations, human beings seem to spend a lot of time destroying her other gifts with irresponsible actions or products detrimental to the environment. It makes all too much sense that as part of the Earth, the products we use should be both beneficial to ourselves and to it. That’s the genius behind the products by Pangea Organics, our favorite eco-conscious maker of body and skincare items. Not only are their soaps and lotions lacking in harmful chemicals, but their molded fiber packaging comes with seeds embedded, so if you plant them they actually give back to the environment. This holiday season, Pangea has upped their ante as all of their holiday gift sets are lined with seeds for spruce trees. If the company achieves their sales goal 122,000 new spruce trees planted, it will be the environmental equivalent of not driving 30 million miles in one year. So your thoughtful gift of scented soap might actually end up being someone’s Christmas tree one day.
Skate designer extraordinaire Andy Mueller’s The Quiet Life‘s fall/holiday collection is out now, which as you can see from the photo, is pretty darn snazzy. As part of their continuing charity effort, all proceeds from the sale of this season’s Sphinx tee, designed by guest artist Michael Perry, will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If you’ve been to The Quiet Life site, it’s likely you already know about The Quiet Life Camera Club, a photo-lovers blog open to anyone who counts their cameras as their best companions. Until Dec. 25, you’ll get a free signature camera bag if you put in an order. It’s a good incentive to get a gift for someone and keep this handy freebie for yourself.
Roku Netflix Player: Read JS Review | Buy It ($100)
If waiting two days for the next film in your queue to arrive by snail mail is unacceptable, now you can take a deep breath and stream Waiting To Exhale without ever opening an envelope.
Magneat: Read JS Review | Buy It ($10)
Even if you’re not overly clumsy, chances are your flailing arms send your iPod headphones flying out of your ears every once in awhile. Well, not on Magneat’s watch.
LED Rainbow Keyboard: Read JS Review | Buy It ($35 – $200)
There are so many colors in the rainbow and oh so many keys on your keyboard.Â Why shouldn’t there be some sort of decorative correlation?Â For good measure you can film yourself making a finger version of Michael Jackson’s famous “Billie Jean” video.
The Sanctuary: Read JS Review | Buy It ($130)
There’s no need to fumble around making sure you’ve got all the right power cords on hand anymore.Â This electronics organizer contains a variety of chargers that are compatible with over 1500 devices.
Ardica PDA Warmers: Read JS Review | Buy It ($145)
Ardica PDA Warmers make sure trekkers don’t get left out in the cold when they’re out for days in frosty conditions. While it’s a plus that it keeps bodies warm, it’s really the ability to hold 11 cell phone charges and 20 iPod charges, as well as keep a precious GPS or PDA working, that puts this as a must-have on our holiday list.
Nappak Sleeping Cube: Read JS Review | Buy It
If you like taking naps anywhere you please but don’t think air mattresses afford you enough privacy, the Nappak allows you to avoid at least one side of the room. For total privacy, wedge it against the wall!
The Gift: You like Spanish cartoon characters … we like Spanish cartoon characters. And now it’s time you owned a few from one of our much-hyped friends, Tolky Monky. The muy bien prize pack contains a T-shirt, sweatshirt, and small poster.
The Rules: Go and visit their website, take a look some of their characters, and report back here with a new, original story for guys like Undie the Raccoon or Beeboy to post in the COMMENTS section (although, you can choose any of them.) Only one entry per reader. Duplicate entries will be discarded.
The Deadline: Contest is open now through midnight on 12/10.