The Rome Citizen Bike is just 21 pounds and can be handled as a piece of luggage.Taking a bike on the subway system of New York is difficult enough, so of course, most of us would never even consider flying with our two-wheeled vehicles.But with the Rome Citizen Bike, you can bid inconvenience adieu (at least, when it comes to transporting bicycles).The cleverly-designed bike not only folds into a more convenient form, but also comes with an airplane-friendly roller bag, so you can roll your bike around on an extra set of wheels.Lightweight enough to actually travel with, the Rome (when folded and stored) is about the size of a standard suitcase.Capable of being folded down in seconds, you’ll only be carrying about 21 pounds of bike with you when you take to the skies (which, let’s be honest, is probably less than the bulk of clothing you’ve packed for your expedition).
I don’t know I’ve reached Snap’s global headquarters until I am standing in front of them, leaning on the handle of my rolling suitcase and puzzling over a map app.The campus is really just a half-dozen unmarked buildings up the street from the Venice Beach Boardwalk, each about the size of McConaughey’s former abode, with white shades pulled down over the windows.Yet it’s extraordinary that I’m here at all, considering how the company has interacted with the public—which is not very much.Since Snap launched six years ago, founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have preferred to keep a very low profile.As CEO, Spiegel has given few on-the-record interviews to the press, and even within the company, he has preferred to work with small, product-focused groups.The challenge Spiegel now faces is that he must help a much broader variety of people—investors, analysts, reporters, potential hires, and its current employees—to understand Snap’s vision, and persuade them of its capabilities without losing the company’s long-term focus on innovation.
If you’ve got a few hundred dollars to spend on a backpack, there are now plenty of premium options out there to suit a variety of needs and styles.Huru, a new brand that’s making its debut with a Kickstarter campaign, is adding its own creation to the mix, and it’s certainly a compelling one.I filled it with essentials for a two-week trip to China to see if it’s worth $300; here’s what I learned.Let’s start with the basics: there’s a large central compartment that you can open like a suitcase, as well as a protected section within for documents.On the front are two pockets, the one up top (near the buckle) being large enough to store plenty of tech accessories like travel adaptors, battery packs and external hard drives; the lower pocket is slimmer and can hold things like a notepad and boarding passes.I also frequently had trouble getting my 15-inch Dell Inspiron 7548 in and out of there at airport security checks, which meant that I’d always have to take my backpack off to the side to repack.
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Recently, I packed for a 10-day trip, half business, half vacation, where the temperature difference between my two destinations was about 20 degrees.I did all my laundry, then pulled things out of the basket and put them in my suitcase, counting each day’s worth of clothes as I went.The idea came from services such as TripIt, Spotify, and Mint, Finery founder and CEO Whitney Casey told Digital Trends.“We want to be the iTunes for clothes, the Spotify for clothes… I get dressed every day, sometimes two or three times a day,” she said.“You definitely are using your clothes far more than you’re making playlists.”But while you have to tell Spotify your favorite bands and rate movies to get Netflix to give you accurate recommendations, Finery is supposed to populate most of your wardrobe for you, provided you’re an avid online shopper.
Editor's Note: We're rolling out 12 Days of Indie Merchant Gifts.Readers can vote for their favorite gifts, starting Dec. 12.So far, the gifts we've picked for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide have ranged from whimsical to athletic, which is why today we've settled on a practical stocking stuffer: The "Prevision Voyager" Digital Luggage Scale.This clever gadget, made by EatSmart Products in Wyckoff, N.J., aims to prevent those extra airline charges when your suitcase tilts the scales.(Many airlines set a 50-pound limit on bags, and tack on hefty fees when your bag execeeds it.)"After paying a couple of overweight luggage fees, the EatSmart Team decided to design the Precision Voyager as a practical solution to most airline luggage restrictions," the company's vice president, William Geronimo, wrote in his submission.
What if you could take a consumer drone, douse it with growth serum, and make it big enough to fly around in?That's a brainstorm that seems to have occurred to a good number of people -- including, now, the makers of the AK-47 assault rifle.Kalashnikov Concern, part of Russian defense company Rostec, posted a video to YouTube this week that gives a glimpse of a "flying car" prototype, Popular Mechanics reports.The gadget, which seems far more dronelike than carlike, sports 16 rotors the size of ceiling fans.They're mounted on a metal frame that surrounds a minimal pilot's perch and what looks like a couple of suitcase-size batteries.Let's just say it probably won't be zipping over battlefields anytime soon; one imagines it wouldn't take much to knock it -- and the pilot -- out of the sky.
A few notch above the usual radios that you find in all electronics is Geneva.a Little more expensive, a little different design, and – in this case – a shameless flirt with the 60's transistorradioapparater.the Radio is reminiscent of both the Tandberg, Braun and Bang & Olufsens old resemodeller and is the big brother to the Touring S. That we recently tested.The tiny P-model is perfect when size does matter – it goes for example down in a small suitcase and takes no space on the bedside table – but the L model is almost an entire plant on its own.Geneva indicates the battery life to 30 hours, it is a conservative estimate because it plays a little longer than that at a moderate volume.But it is very nicely built, with the aluminium coated with a black, white, red, or – our favorite – konjaksbrunt leatherette.
Last Saturday I did something nearly everyone does when their friend goes to the bathroom at a bar: I checked Twitter.There, amidst the Hurricane Irma updates and breathless discussion about Hillary Clinton’s new book, was a very simple message from Darren Aronofsky.After spending a few seconds to try remember when I actually started following the Black Swan director (inconclusive), I realized what his message was saying: “now nyc scavengerhunt” next to an image of Jennifer Lawrence from his upcoming movie mother!My friend returned from the bathroom and I showed her the tweet.Was this like Sleep No More?She told me to take the paper across the street and find the yellow paint on the sidewalk and follow it until I found “the agent with the suitcase.” (All these agents!
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A pitch recently landed in my inbox that didn’t make a lot of sense.The product: the Zippelin, a foldable suitcase with bike tubes that inflated to create a frame.The concept is actually quite simple.Sewn into the bag is a bike tube, an axle, and a pocket that stores the wheels.This is more or less how the new Freitag Zippelin bag was described to me.The smell of rubber feels industrious and somehow tactical.
Audio-Technica has revealed both a new wireless Bluetooth over-ear headphone model as well as a series of wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones.Unlike the brand’s other recent reveal — the upmarket ATH-ADX5000 (which comes with its own suitcase!)— all these newly released models are affordably priced, but still have quality-conscious listeners in mind.The ATH-AR5BT over-ear model follows the ATH-AR3BT, released earlier this year.Many specs are shared between the two wireless headphones, like a 30 hour battery life and support for Bluetooth aptX, AAC, and SBC codecs.But, there are some upgrades.
The American team behind Travelmate is based in San Francisco and has created a fully featured robot in the form of a suitcase that follows you around on its own.It's perfect when you're going to work, walking to school, traveling or even when you're shopping.Google uses the most common searches to improve its results.With Travelmate, you see something that combines robotics with adaptive elements of artificial intelligence that uses data to navigate through obstacles, adjust its speed and go through crowds without losing you.There is a lot of speculation about what artificial intelligence eventually leads to.In science fiction and in Hollywood movies, you see robots eventually gaining sentience and often revolting against their human captors.
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But a picture is still worth more than all those words.Professional images will lend credibility to your brand and help customers feel more comfortable purchasing from your site.Avoid pixilated images, stock photos and any visuals that aren’t relevant to the product at hand.Your images should provide customers with almost as much information as they’d get from handling the product in person in order to reduce the friction involved in buying online.Help potential customers visualize how your product(s) could play a role in their lives by showcasing products in the settings where people are most likely to use them.For example, if you’re selling a suitcase, adding a shot of the product in an airport or train terminal would be effective.
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Coatally want to change the way we look at the outerwear.a few years ago, the Charlotte Grapple with the suitcase in front of him.There should be a smart way to change a coat,” she says.Three years and a master in strategic marketing later she packed up the first shipment of their own coats.Before then, had every button and tygrulle already passed the Charlotte Apprehended offices in Uppsala, sweden.basically, it is about a solid color baskappa in the classic cut, designed to fit as many body shapes as possible.
You will never again have to worry about someone accidentally walking off with your suitcase from the baggage carousel if you invest in a Head Case luggage cover from UK weird-stuff retailer Firebox.The custom-made polyester spandex cover has your own mug (or your friend's or your cat's) printed all over it, bigger than life-size.You just have to provide a high-resolution photo.Firebox's example shows a bearded man grimacing with the cover wrapped over a hard-shell rolling suitcase.It definitely stands out from the usual sedate luggage designs.You will need to think long and hard about what facial expression you would like to have immortalized on your rolling bag.
The Crest believes it checks all those boxes.You may not be a world-class spy or a superhero, but you can channel both personas with the right piece of luggage.At least, that is what the team behind Crests wants you to believe.The luxury carry-on is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter and claims to “stylishly integrates lightweight and superior strength along with today’s electronics and app features.” This certainly does not look like your average suitcase and it promises not to behave like one either.“E-connected suitcases are not entirely new, with charging, tracking and other gadgets to add connectivity, but we wanted to truly modernize what luggage can be,” Marc Steeb, Crests co-founder, said in a statement.“We offer touch-sensitive control, an LCD screen, self-weighing, external force measurement, apps and more.
AKG’s N60NC Wireless active noise-cancelling headphones are a Bluetooth take on the company’s wired original.I carried the N60NC Wireless for several weeks on airplanes, car rides, and train trips, and they were always small enough to tuck into a backpack pocket or suitcase without taking up any significant room.A 1.2-meter 3.5mm cable with inline remote, a micro-USB charging cable, and a two-prong airline audio adapter round out the travel-friendly accessories.If you clasp the right ear cup naturally, your thumb will land on the power switch almost every time.Shifting your grip counterclockwise, your middle and ring fingers naturally rest upon the volume up/down buttons, with your thumb on the next/previous track toggle.The AKG N60NC Wireless feature Bluetooth 4.0 and support both the AAC and aptX codecs for high quality audio streaming.
Between booking the right flights, planning and packing for all contingencies, and ensuring your travels are as stress-free as possible, a lot of things can go wrong along the way.Here are 22 things that could help make your next trip less painful:Save space in your suitcase"My favorite travel hack is definitely the clothes-roll technique.— A flight attendant with one year of experienceAlways sleep in clean sheets
Portability is a funny thing.Technically a horse is portable, but you wouldn’t squeeze one into your suitcase for a weekend away, would you?JBL’s new Boombox (£400) is portable as well but at over 5kg and almost 20in long you’d have to be pretty committed to your tunes to carry one around.That size and weight makes sense when you consider it includes four active transducers, two bass radiators and a whopper of a battery - 20,000mAh is good for 24 hours of playback, so you won’t have to worry about taking a charger with you.Might need that horse to help you carry it though.
By making art from garbage, Jen Fuller has a positive impact on the environment while also challenging viewers of her creations to explore new perspectives.At her eponymous Jen Fuller Studios, the owner transforms “everyday objects into experiences.” Fuller works with glass, steel, and trash from the landfill to make art forms that force the viewer to reconcile what the form of the art is with the medium used.She makes art from garbage, with wonderful results.Fuller initially started using traditional steel frames to hold her glass artwork, as she tried to make the perfect structure to frame the piece, but she soon grew tired of how perfect the steel frame had to be.Now, her artwork contains a mixture of glass and steel, so the steel is a component of the piece and more than just a frame.Her current project involves glass leaves and feathers, with the aim to convey “how fragile and transparent we all are.” From a personal standpoint, the project is an exploration of post-industrialism.
The two will co-star in the new season of Top of the LakeSundanceTV has been operating in the shadow of its sister network AMC, but a pair of Emmy nominees are about to change that.Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman—who have already turned in two of the year’s finest TV performances in The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies, respectively—are doubling down on their stellar work with Top of the Lake: China Girl, a follow-up to the 2013 miniseries about Moss’ troubled detective.Top of the Lake will air on SundanceTV over three consecutive nights—Sunday, Sept. 10 through Tuesday, Sept. 12—giving the network its biggest spotlight ever just a week before both actresses are up for Emmy awards: Moss for best actress in a drama as Handmaid’s Offred; Kidman for best actress in a miniseries as Lies’ Celeste.In the follow-up, Moss’ character Robin is investigating an unidentified Asian girl whose body washes up in a suitcase on Bondi Beach, while Kidman plays the adoptive mother of the daughter that Moss gave up after childbirth.Moss, who has been acting since she was a kid, told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in L.A. that “I’ve had many years of being unemployed.
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