With its arms folded in, the Plinth hardly looks like a tablet stand. Image courtesy John Bull
The Plinth isn’t just a super-compact tablet stand — it’s an amusing party trick.
Slide the sleek accessory out of your pocket or purse and into the hands of a friend and you’ll likely be met with a quizzical stare as they try to figure out what, exactly, the flat plastic object is. Thin, feather-light and somewhat curiously shaped, the Plinth — which currently exists only as a 3-D prototype, although if you’re quick you can get in on the Kickstarter campaign — looks something like a Chinese puzzle box or a Transformer in stealth mode.
It’s obviously composed of multiple parts that fit together seamlessly, and a couple of buttons look like they might do something. But let a friend fondle the plastic object, and they’ll likely fiddle with it for a while before they discover the Plinth’s awesome secret.
Remember that ASUS Nexus 7 dock we showed you last month? You know, the one that’s supposed to go on sale in Japan this month? Well, looks like some lucky fella got one early and did what any sensible guy would do — unboxed it on YouTube to make us all jealous.
If you haven’t heard of the Samsung Galaxy Muse, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s a music companion device designed to work with Galaxy smartphones such as the Galaxy S III and Note II. Basically, it’s an MP3 player. What in the world would anyone want with an MP3 player these days? Well, some people prefer not to jog, bike, exercise, etc. with their $600+ device and would much rather carry around a small companion device such as the Muse that costs much less.
Let’s be honest, battery life on just about any mobile device is anything but ideal. Light to average users may make it throughout a day or two without needing a charge, but for the power users out there, carrying a charger/extra battery/juice pack/etc. is a necessity.
Are you upset that Verizon felt the need to key its name into your shiny new device? No worries, Spigen SGP has you covered! What exactly am I talking about? Well, Verizon decided to cram its logo onto the tiny home button of the Galaxy Note II and it looks hideous.
One accessory that always seems to be absent from the Nexus line is a quality docking station — Galaxy Nexus owners know exactly what I’m talking about. With a couple new Nexus devices now on the market, the question is raised once again: “when will there be a docking station for my Nexus <—- input nexus model here ?
A few Cruzerlite Androidified Clone Army TPU cases for the Nexus 7 crossed my desk recently and so I figured why not take a quick look at them and give a couple away. It’s no secret that we’re fans of Cruzerlite products. We love their designs, their quality, and best of all — their price.
There’s just something about the natural beauty of wood that seems to mystify man. You’d be hard-pressed to go your entire day without encountering something that’s been made using this porous material. One area wood has always played an important role in is music. For thousands of years, wood has been used in musical instruments, not only because of its availability, but also because of its beauty and unique sound qualities. When you think about the history between wood and music, it’s no wonder we also see it used in speaker enclosures, headphones, and earbuds.