Monthly Archives: July 2017
The holy trinity of charging cables
It annoys me to no end that whenever I try to borrow a charging cable from someone with a new phone, it invariably ends up being incompatible with MY phone. My phone (almost 4 years old now) still charges via a MicroUSB, which is convenient because so does my power bank, and both my Bluetooth speakers, and even my camera. Now the minute I’m handed a Type C charging cable or a lightning cable, it’s just a monumental FU to all my charging plans because they have the least acceptance rate for electronic gadgets, yet they are the future. Side note, USB 3.2 is coming by this year end to complicate our lives a little further.
However, there’s an elegant solution for all of us out there in the Swivelcord. Designed to look more like a stylish universal charging cable than an onslaught of adapters, the Swivelcord 3-in-1 charging cable strikes a fine balance between elegance and universal design. The flat cord is virtually impossible to tangle, faring much better than regular cords, and comes in a variety of colors. The USB jack on one end represents the standard, while the other end features a rather quirky swiveling hub with a MicroUSB connector, a Type C connector, and a Lightning connector. You rotate the mini-hub to select the port you want to use and go ahead with your day. And the next time someone asks you for a Lightning cable, even though you own an Android device, you’ll have them covered. You may just impress them too!
The verdict? A cable you can easily use and lend and impress people with. The only con? You won’t be able to use two ports at the same time. The rationale? You probably don’t need to.
Bloomberg: Spotify is planning another big podcast push
Android apps can find nearby devices even when they’re offline
Google just made scheduling work meetings a little easier
‘Titanfall 2’ arrives on EA’s PC and Xbox One subscription services
A ‘Clutch’ Performance!
What most people do in print, Odo Fioravanti achieved in a brilliant form exercise. The bag’s incredibly wavy, organic form isn’t a graphic, but rather a series of grooves meticulously modeled and then 3D printed in plastic. Conventional production techniques wouldn’t work given the number of undercuts on the ridges of the bag, so Odo relied on 3D printing Nylon and then giving it a hand-dyed paint job in stunning shades of metallic. These shades work brilliantly well, forming complex high-contrast light and shadow patterns that make them instantly eye-grabbing and immediately give you the urge to run your hand across it’s ridged surface.
Designer: Odo Fioravanti