consumer tech
Pebble Watch Creator Now Wants to Keep Your AirPods From Dying and Disappearing

In 2012, when everyone assumed that no one wanted a smartwatch, the original Pebble became the poster-child for the crowdfunding site Kickstarter when it raised just over $10 million from excited backers. Five years later, Pebble is no more, its intellectual assets are now owned by Fitbit, and the company’s CEO is returning to Kickstarter with a new product that promises to protect and charge your pricey AirPods headphones. Read More >>

iphone
A Bulky iPhone Case With a Built-in Charger and Cord Just Might Be Brilliant

Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don’t mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby. Read More >>

design
Brilliant Space Invaders Backpack Straps a Miniature Arcade Cabinet to Your Back

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. This Space Invaders-themed backpack only looks like a miniature replica of an arcade machine—it doesn’t actually let you play the classic video game that has you fending off alien invaders. But we’ll happily turn a blind eye to that oversight, because everything else about this pack is fantastic. Read More >>

photography
There’s a Reflector Built Right Into this Camera Bag

If you’re not careful, photography can become a black hole of never-ending accessories and camera gear that you can never escape. You don’t always need to bring along an entire studio’s worth of gear to get a great shot, and Betabrand is making it even easier to travel light with a new camera bag featuring a reflector built right in. Read More >>

gadgets
Pelican Built an Indestructible Cooler In Case Your Beer Falls Off a Cliff 

If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video, or music gear, there’s a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it’s made a cooler, you’ll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks. Read More >>

design
This Retractable Backpack Brings Your Camera to You

A backpack’s a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That’s why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it’s always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack you can access without having to remove it. Read More >>

security
Edward Snowden’s Making iPhone Cases Now

A concept mobile phone case that alerts the user to when its signals are transmitting data that could potentially be monitored by our authoritarian leaders has been revealed, with celebrity data sharer Edward 'USB Stick Fingers' Snowden taking part of the credit for its inception. Read More >>

design
Luggage Made From Recycled Aeroplane Seats Might Just Be Indestructible

When you think of the daily abuse that aeroplane seats have to endure, it’s a minor miracle they aren’t torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and backpacks that can easily survive your daily commute. Read More >>

raspberry pi
Kodi Moves into Hardware With Posh Aluminium Case for Raspberry Pi

The maker of the Kodi media toolbox -- previously known to the older generation of streaming nerds as XBMC, and to their forefathers as Xbox Media Centre -- has launched its first piece of hardware. Of a sort. It's a case. A Kodi case designed to house a Raspberry Pi 3 and turn it into a proper nice little box you can put on any vacant bit of shelving below your main TV. Read More >>

gaming
The Case That Turns Your Smartphone Into a Game Boy Was Shown Working at E3

The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools’ joke over a year ago, Hyperkin’s Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully functional, with a possible official release closer to December. Read More >>

design
The Perfect Backpack for Lazy People Ensures You’ll Always Have a Place to Sit

Rush-hour commuting is tough, especially when you can't get a seat and have to stand up for the journey, surrounded by fellow disgruntled commuters. If this sounds like your way into work, Brando’s got just the backpack for you. Read More >>

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This North Face Backpack is Ideal For Your Hike to Work but Not Up a Mountain

Once a brand tailored to those who’d rather spend their weekends exploring the great outdoors than bingeing on Netflix, North Face is now creating packs designed for those who only ever hike to work. Its new Access Pack is engineered to safely carry and provide quick access to all of your gadgets. The backpack excels at that — but not much else. Read More >>

gadgets
One Day Your Smartphone’s Case Will Do Far More Than Just Protect It

Even if you’re adamantly against putting a case on your phone, you might make an exception for the FlexCase being developed by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and Microsoft. When opened, it doubles as an extended touchscreen for your device that can also be flexed for unique ways to interact with your phone. Read More >>

accessories
If it Actually Played Classic 8-Bit Games, This NES Would Be the Perfect Backpack

Remember packing up your original Nintendo Entertainment System when your family visited relatives for a few days? You couldn’t possibly be expected to go a few days without Punch-Out!!, but it would have been a lot easier if you had an NES built into a backpack. It’s just too bad this one doesn’t actually play games. Read More >>

star wars
A Wookiee Was Probably Shaved So You Could Have a Chewbacca Shoulder Bag

We’re never able to catch a glimpse of what’s inside the bag that Chewbacca carried in the original Star Wars. Maybe it was full of tools? Or ammo? Or snacks? But you could stash all of the above in this Chewbacca shoulder bag that looks like it might actually be made from shaved Wookiees. Read More >>