Whether it’s a disobedient power cord or an extra-long headphone line, unruly cables can overwhelm an otherwise organized desk. RISD industrial design student Kebei Li offers a simple solution with the );…
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Kickstarter is an amazing place for watching (and helping) innovative ideas develop into real world products. Once a month we will feature one project we think is worth your support.
This month, we are very excited by JUMP, Native Union‘s “smartphone charger that charges itself.” As someone who often finds herself with an almost-completely-dead iPhone and without an accessible charger, this product seems like the perfect solution I didn’t know existed. Not only does JUMP provide you with a compact way to neatly wind your cable, but more importantly, it allows you to add 30% more power to your phone on the go.
The video below will tell you more:
The project has already been funded almost five times over, but you still have about three weeks to get it on it for yourself. Be sure to check out all the rewards on their project page.
If this project isn’t quite your thing, there’s plenty of other great initiatives underway on Kickstarter right this minute. You may want to check out Moment, mobile photography lenses, or Blub, a modern retro tube clock, to start.
This furniture can hold itself together. A San Francisco-based designer named Robby Cuthbert has created architectural furniture made from wood and steel cables. The rows of cables in his chairs, lamps, and tables are placed precisely to maintain stability and strength through tension alone, similar to a suspension bridge. The pieces don’t use adhesives or fasteners to stay together, and the result is truly furniture-meets-sculpture. Cuthbert says he studied architecture in college, and he explains on his site that laser cutters and 3D printers are key to his work. You can see more of his furniture at his website, and they’re available to purchase on Etsy.
Be it a desktop computer or a laptop, the majority of us has this problem – cable management. And usually, bad cable management leads to shorter lifespans of cables. But here is some good news for MacBook users.
The ZenDock connects to the MacBook’s Thunderbolt, Gigabit Ehternet, USB, FireWire ports and the power adapter, making it an all-in-one port. The body of ZenDock is made out of high quality aluminium and it has a look that matches your iDevice.
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There are two versions of ZenDock. One of it is ZenDock Retina which is for MacBook Retina and another is ZenDock Pro for MacBook Pro.
ZenDock Retina is compatible with 13 and 15 inch MacBook Retina where else ZenDock Pro is compatible with 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pro.
ZenDock won’t block your audio port, memory card reader and will always leave at least one USB port untouchable. The casing is made of non-slip material for an easy grip.
You can own a copy of either ZenDock Retina or ZenDock Pro by pledging for $ 139 on Kickstarter. If the project goes through, the estimated date on when you will receive it is around October 2013.
WikiLeaks has returned with its largest ever release of formerly confidential information. The “Kissinger Cables” include over 1.7 million diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976, of which 205,901 are connected to controversial US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In total, the release is around 700 million words long, and contains what WikiLeaks describes as “significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America, under Franco’s Spain (including about the Spanish royal family) and in Greece under the regime of the Colonels.”
Eastern Collective Cables: Colorful woven cords for cheering up and keeping track of iDevice adaptors
Bringing a bright pop of color to the tangled white mass of iDevice cords are Eastern Collective’s woven cables. Mixing textiles with technology, the young company from Vermont aims to brighten the otherwise drab greyscale-dominated world of Apple. Each multicolored cable works with all non-lightening iDevices to help differentiate…