Have a pile of green bills stashed for the coolest coffee machine around?
This is the perfect time you pull out your hundreds and go for the Bugatti Diva Espresso Machine! The Diva is a stylish 15-bar pump espresso machine which “uses the traditional Italian espresso method to make beautiful espresso, cappuccino, latte and americano coffee.” It must taste as cool as it sounds …
Harman Kardon is a big name in the audio world and manufactures high quality gadgets well appreciated by millions of customers. With mobile devices (read smartphones and tablets) on the rise, it’s normal they wanted a piece of the pie! And what better way to enter this crowded niche of mobile gadgets than the headphones niche where they were able to take advantage of their well known brand and use their existing expertise to build quality products.
Their first line of headphones was the Harman Kardon CL back in 2012. So why am I telling you about them now, after a couple of years since they were released? Because they’re freaking cool and and they offer strong audio performance with rich bass and crisp highs. Not only that, but, even though they were reasonably priced when they were released (around $200 US), today they’re a real steal (Amazon sells them for $118 US as we speak; you can also find them for as low as $84 US via independent sellers on the Amazon marketplace here).
The Harman Kardon CL feature a sophisticated, modern design, high performance 1-5/8″ (40 mm) drivers which outperform other headphones in extended bass response, an excellent response frequency of 16Hz – 20kHz, magnetic leather ear pads for easy replacement as well as an Apple fully compatible remote controller with built-in microphone.
While cufflinks may not be a requirement when wearing a dress shirt, they can be a great way to show a bit of your personality without endangering your business look!
I bet you’re not going to your next business party dressed up as Batman or R2D2! But, if you’re a real fan and you want people to know it, you could wear a small accessory to show people who you really are! Some cufflinks for example???
The Bulldog Motif Cufflinks come in 3 flavors: Solid Silver, 3-in-1 and Black Lacquer and are designed to give a pure English touch to your suit outfit! While the Silver and Black Lacquer models can only be worn as cufflinks, the Palladium 3-in-1 model cal also be worn as button covers. All models feature the Dunhill logo on the enclosure button.
With so much data floating around, backups are no longer a luxury, but a must! Think about all those pics from your smartphone, all those videos with your kids, documents, contacts, personal files, music and the list goes on and on … I am not going to stress more the data backup importance, because I know you do it! Don’t you?
On the other hand I am going to speak about the safety of your backups! Let me start with a little story – a friend of mine, a real geek, used to keep not 1, not 2, but 3 backup sets for all his data (including his smartphone, tablet and his home and work laptops). One day, the inevitable happened, and his apartment got flooded by the neighbor above. He called the guy, they stopped the flood and the neighbor helped him clean the apartment. All good until now. This is when the disaster happened! He opened his laptop but it was not working. It was full of water. He grabbed his girlfriend’s laptop which was not water damaged, he opened his desk to grab one of his backup HDD’s to copy some files and … Surprise! As all three of his backup HDD’s were on the lowest shelf of his desk, they were all water damaged!
So here you have a geeky guy who knew the importance of backups, with 1 set of original data and 3 sets of backups who lost all his digital life because the neighbor in the apartment above! Imagine that!
The good news is that in the end he was able to recover most of his data from the damaged HDD’s! The bad news is that this could happen to anyone, including you!
All this to say that backups are not enough to protect your data. You should also take steps to protect your backup drives from thieves and the elements! You can do this the hard way (as I do it) by using two encrypted HDD’s and always having one at a remote location (work, a friend, family member) or the simple way, by using disaster proof hard drives!
The ioSafe rugged portable 1TB external hard drive is one of the top disaster proof HDD‘s out there! The drive works on MAC and PC (USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt) features a full metal jacket that protects it against the elements, crushes and drops. The HDD mechanism inside the metal jacket is fully suspended in all 6 motion axes, so it will survives extreme shocks under most circumstances. The HDD is rated to with crush protection up to 5,000 lbs (2,267 KG), drop protection up to 20′ (that’s 6 meters), 30′ (9.15 meters) deep submersion in salty/fresh water for up to 3 days, full immersion in various liquids including diesel, oils, fuels, hydraulic fluids, continuous exposure to UV, blowing sand, blowing dust, rain, salt fog, icing or freezing rain. All this without loosing not even one byte of data!
Regarding the anti theft protection, the ioSafe PA51000U3YR features a solid Kensington Lock compatible slot which should be enough to discourage a dishonest person as well as a theft protection software which allows full drive AES encryption.
That’s the good part about it! The bad part is that this ioSafe beast comes with a premium price of $600! Well … you probably see it as premium because you didn’t hit the floor yet, but, if you already lost your data once, you know it’s a real bargain!!! Check it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I am curious to see how do you manage your backup drives …
Either you want to entertain your guests, make a cool gift to a bellowed friend or you simply enjoy having a glass of wine, the Oster Deluxe Electric Wine Opener is a great choice to help you uncork your bottle! The device is designed to fit most bottles out there, sports semi-transparent base that allows you to see how the cork is extracted, comes with a foil cutter to easily remove bottle seals and has a built-in rechargeable battery which will open up to 30 bottles on one full charge, more than enough to keep a small party busy!
For increased mobility and easy usage the Oster bottle opener kit also includes a charging base. When not in use, simply place the opener into the charger base and the device will start charging instantly. The Oster kit also includes an aerator which allows you to introduce oxygen to your wine, instantly making it taste fresher and smoother.