Man lab – Winter 2014
The art of noise
RRP: $7,700 Available from: www.jmclutherie.com
If you think sound systems make your home look like a nerd’s nirvana, yet you still want serious sounds, then the JMC Soundboard is just the ticket - a speaker system that camouflages as a piece of modern art.
The board has a contemporary shape, is light and rigid for optimum sound capabilities and available in a variety of colours. Due to the speaker’s omni-directional wave, music penetrates the entire room, while you don’t even know a sound system is there.
Balolo wooden Playstation 4 cover
RRP: $236 Available from: www.en.balolo.de
So your epic Sony Playstation 4 sits, quite justifiably, dead centre and right beside its partner in crime – one seriously sized flat panel screen. But, as hi-tech gadgets tend to do, it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Since hiding such a wondrous marvel of the modern world simply isn’t an option, you need to sneakily camouflage it - blending it into its natural surroundings to avoid any disapproving glares cast its way from certain other members of the household.
Step up the Balolo wooden PS4 cover. Each German made cover is precision cut to, 7 mm thin from walnut, bamboo, zebra or cherry wood and you can pick and choose different colours for the top and bottom. Game on.
RRP: from $230 Available from: www.ringclock.net
Good ideas are contagious and such is the case with the Ring Clock; a design project that
went viral and as a result, into full scale production.
It features three rings that rotate separately, displaying the hour, minutes and seconds.
The first row shows numbers 1 to 24, the second shows 1 to 59, and the third sports little dots.
The numbers light up when you rotate the ring, it’s made from stainless steel, is water-resistant, comes with a wireless charger and the LED lights turn off automatically to save battery life. Sure, reading the time is more difficult than a conventional watch, but as a ring in itself the cool factor is off the charts.