The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been getting a lot of buzz lately, but we can’t help but fall for the next best thing: the Galaxy Nexus. The smartphone is powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the latest version of Android (also known as Android 4.0), making it the must have Samsung of the future.
The Nexus has an amazing and huge 4.65″ HD screen, making it the first of its type on any smartphone. It gives you the exact same resolution that a laptop will. So when you browse Facebook or play on FoxyBingo, the quality will give you the illusion of being on your computer. see more
With the proliferation of electronic gadgets comes a proliferation of electronic gadget chargers. Simplifying matters is the Chargepod, a small, portable spider-looking device that lets you charge up to six gadgets at once. The space and weight saving benefits while traveling are obvious. But in Spot Cool Stuff’s review of the Chargepod, they note how useful the Chargepod can be at home too, organizing cords and making efficient use of outlets. A bargain at the Amazon discounted price of $19.
Somehow, the alternative furniture makers over at LoveSac managed to create a furniture material that’s soft while also being durable, washable and completely, utterly, ridiculously lucious.
Eskimo Phur (not related to actual Eskimos) can be used to cover most of the sofas, loveseats and cushions in LoveSac’s furniture lineup. If you don’t like the color simply replace it with something new.
Check out a close-up photo (below) and video (above) after the jump.
The Architectural Draftsman T-Shirt was another great find from Spot Cool Stuff, who included it on their list of 8 Cool Gifts for Architects and Architecture Enthusiasts.
The shirt, from vondrous online seller Cafepress, is made over 100% pre-shrunk cotton. It’s available in nine different colors. $28
Like the Magic Mouse, the Microsoft Arc Touch is wireless, offers gesture support and works on a wide variety of surfaces without need of a mouse pad. Unlike the Apple version, this Microsoft Arc comes in a choice of colors (currently black and “sangria red” with more on the way). It also folds flat to turn it off and for easy transport.
Note that the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse is different from the Microsoft Touch. We aren’t big fans of the arc-less version, which only works on Windows 7 and has a buggy Bluetooth connection. The Arc Touch works work all the recent version of Windows and connects to a computer via a tiny, interference-free USB device.
Blake Avenue produces some absolutely vondrous home furniture. Our favorite might be their Lake Tahoe Dressers. They come in two versions: a 3-drawer and 6-drawer. Both are made from reclaimed timbers. On sale now, starting at $895.