Since February is the month of love, we’ve decided to highlight the 10 products we had the biggest crush on last month. These products don’t just look good, they’ve got that hard-to-explain “something” you look for, but don’t always find. They’re unique, smart, and forward-thinking, while managing to be fierce and down-to-earth all at the same time (insert blissful sigh).
There’s also one more thing we like: each product is being sold via Celery’s high-conversion checkout.
ThingCHARGER cleverly converts a normal outlet into a supped-up “smart” outlet that can charge every gadget under the sun, without forcing you to unplug Grandma’s respirator. By attaching onto any regular outlet, ThingCHARGER keeps the usual two plug-ins, and comes with additional easy-to-change power tips that can charge all of your electronic devices (without messy wires). If this isn’t enough ‘chargeability’, the design comes with two USB outlets as well.
Why We Love it: It solves an everyday issue, for everyone. Nobody likes charging, looking for their cord, or dealing with tangled wires. This product takes some of the pain out of “staying connected”.
2. Nomad 833 by Carbide 3D
CNC milling machines are invaluable when it comes to manufacturing detailed product and furniture designs. Combine the versatility and accuracy of a CNC mill with the user-friendliness and simplicity of a 3D printer, and you’ve got the Nomad 833. It’s a computer-connected tabletop cutter that can seamlessly manufacture almost any 3D design you can think of—regardless of your chosen material. Like its name suggests, the Nomad helps you “cut into” whatever design-dream your mind wanders upon.
Why We Love it: The Nomad 833 makes owning and operating a CNC mill, laser cutter, or 3D printer accessible on an unprecedented scale. Pinteresters, tinkers, and small businesses rejoice!
3. Neptune Duo
The Duo is one of the sleekest wearables on the market. In an interesting twist, the wearable comes with a separate pocket screen that acts as the interface. The interface and Duo can be geographically untethered, meaning your wearable gets to be smart, all on its own. The gadget runs all of your favorite apps, while boasting 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and an impressively long battery life.
Why We Love it: This wearable smoothly pairs functionality with aesthetics. It looks good, and in femme-fatale fashion, is even more badass than it appears.
“Do you dream of hoverboards?”. This is the first question asked on the Onewheel website, and aids in illustrating just how cool this product (and company) really is. Although it’s not quite a hoverboard, it is a reinvented, powerful, app-enabled board. And yes, it has one wheel. It’s also motorized, making for faster, more consistent speed, and easy riding.
Why We Love it: The board is like a surfboard, segway, and traditional skateboard strategically moulded into one. Sport, and even city commuting, just got more fun.
For the estimated 1.5 billion people that are experiencing hair loss, a product proven to promote genuine hair growth is a real saving grace. Theradome is the first FDA cleared at-home hair growth and restoration device. In other words, the product offers clinical strength hair treatments in the privacy of your own home.
Why We Love it: This product allows customers to dim the blinds, turn on Netflix, and regain confidence on their own terms.
18,000 frames per second. That’s the speed at which the Edgertronic can capture video. To put this into perspective, your iPhone6 will record 240 frames per second—at best. The Edgertronic is a professional-grade slow motion camera that’s easy-to-use, and standardized to fit most existing cameras and accessories. Oh, and this puppy is a fraction of the price of quality-compared cameras.
Why We Love it: For amateur and professional photogs alike, this camera delivers unparalleled quality, flexibility, and technology.
7. SCiO by Consumer Physics
This high-tech device boldly reminds you that it’s not 1998 anymore. SCiO is the world’s first hand-held molecular sensor, allowing you to instantly scan large amounts of data from countless physical objects around you. For instance, you could use the molecular scanner to read the nutritional “fingerprint” of the burrito you’re eating, find out how sweet an apple at the market will taste, or even track the chemical makeup of a vegetable across seasons. This is one of those “you’ll need to see it to believe it” devices.
Why We Love it: It’s living sci-fi with a use that’s completely up to individual interpretation. Whether you’re a data junkie, health nut, or just love innovation, this one’s for you.
8. Photon and Core by Spark
Spark’s original Wi-Fi development kit, Core, was released in 2013, and is endlessly valuable for designers creating connected products and projects. The team has recently begun accepting pre-orders on Photon, which is the new and improved Wi-Fi dev kit that is cheaper, cloud connected, and promises builders the same breadth of creative construction.
Why We Love it: Core and Photon are like real-life Lego pieces. These Wi-Fi kits pack the punch to follow your imagination, and bring your every creation into the wireless world.
9. Bolt by Lockitron
Crowdfunding trailblazer Lockitron’s latest keyless entry lock, Bolt, undoubtedly makes our top list. This “Next Generation” lock not only makes our lanyard lighter, but will save the day time and time again. Through the Lockitron app, you can give friends and family sleepover access to your bachelor pad while you’re away, ensure loved ones made it home safely, and avoid ever having a key snap off inside your lock again (the worst!).
Why We Love it: It’s practical, and makes sense for countless situations, homes, offices, Airbnb rentals, igloos etc. Buy this, and you’ll never sit sadly in a coffee shop awaiting a locksmith again.
10. Project Repat
It’s a yearbook, photo album, time capsule, and scrapbook rolled into one useful piece of comfortable, snuggly art. Project Repat is a quilt assembled out of your old t-shirts! After mailing in your faded, shrunken, and worn-out tees, you’ll be returned a blanket made out of 100% nostalgia—or your own hodgepodge of a cotton-polyester blend.
Why We Love it: What’s not to love? This is a genius way to clean out your closet, refurbish your favorite old tees, and make room for some new memories.
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