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Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.
July 10, 2014
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Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being

When it comes to hygiene, fitness, and a sound rest, technology is here to help. We present devices that will streamline your morning and bedtime routines—plus: cleaning solutions that use far less elbow grease.
July 8, 2014
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Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.
July 8, 2014
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Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors monitor the room’s humidity and temperature to keep air flowing for an ideal interior climate. Available for pre-order, $1,045.
July 8, 2014
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3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.
July 8, 2014
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Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting app and accompanying scale start with a recipe and serving size and then walk through the instructions as you add each component. Available for pre-order, $80.
July 7, 2014
Tile transponder locates lost items

This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that use Bluetooth 4.0 to relay their location to an app. Available for pre-order, $20 each.
July 7, 2014
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iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when the ideal temperature has been hit, which means you’re free from hovering over the flames and imprecisely prodding steaks with your fingers. Available online, $99.
July 7, 2014
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Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal covering sophisticated circuit boards. While producing custom-embossed iPhone cases, bamboo veneers for laptops, and leather notebook covers for clients like Nike, Google, Levi’s, and YouTube, Grovemade has released a line of desk accessories. Available online, from $29.
July 7, 2014
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