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The Fluance Wireless Speaker

The Fluance Wireless Speaker

If you're not familiar with Fluance, the company makes home audio systems that focus on everything you'd want in a set of high-end speakers: sound quality, performance, construction, style and value. Designed and built by audio lovers with a passion for sound, each Fluance produc...

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Make 2016 the year you finally turn that website idea into reality. Don’t worry, you don’t need coding classes or boring textbooks. Squarespace is the website publishing platform that allows anyone to easily create beautiful websites, blogs, portfolios, and e-commerce stores without touching a line of code. Not only that, you’ll get a personal domain and free hosting with every account, apps that allow you to monitor and update your site on the go, a free professional logo, and live support, 24/7. With Cover Pages, you can even create an easy to use single page website. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can save 10% off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

Leica X-U Typ 113

Leica X-U Typ 113

The Leica X-U Typ 113 is the latest addition to the Leica X line, and if it looks a little different from the other options you've seen come out of Leica that's because it is. The X-U skips vintage styling and leather accents in favor of an extremely rugged expedition package tha...

Night Cable

Night Cable

Anyone who charges their phone on a nightstand, dresser or desktop knows the annoyance of the charging cable slipping off the edge. That’s why there’s the Night Cable. Thanks to the weighted monkey’s fist, the braided cable will stay in place while you juice your iPhone or ...

Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

If you're not familiar with Zeiss, they've been making optical systems ever since Carl Zeiss founded the company over a century and a half ago. They've made camera lenses for manufacturers ranging from Hasselblad and Rollei to Leica and Ricoh, so it's fair to say they know a thin...

This Porsche Soundbar Is Made From a 911 GT3 Exhaust

This Porsche Soundbar Is Made From a 911 GT3 Exhaust

The whirling rumble of a 911 GT3 is a beautiful thing, but, thanks to Porsche, it's not the only noise that will come from the GT3's exhaust. The speed freaks at Porsche have turned their attention to audio with the release of this 911 Soundbar, which is crafted from an original...

Sevenhugs Smart Remote

Sevenhugs Smart Remote

Even if you have one of those fancy universal remote controls that has more processing power than your first computer, the entire remote experience still leaves something to be desired. By the time you're done switching inputs, changing tracks or figuring out how to dim your smar...

Sony’s New Turntable Converts Analog to Digital

Sony’s New Turntable Converts Analog to Digital

If the turntable releases at CES are any indication, vinyl records are back and more popular than ever. Technics had some impressive new releases at CES, but Sony’s new PS-HX500 due for release this spring is cool in its own right. Aimed at a completely different demographic, t...

Kodak Is Remaking Super 8 Cameras

Kodak Is Remaking Super 8 Cameras

When it comes to film cameras, you'd be hard-pressed to find one more beloved than the Super 8 that celebrated its fiftieth birthday last year. When Kodak decided to produce a new camera for the format (they never stopped making 8mm film), all kinds of famous Hollywood directors ...

Parrot's Disco Drone Goes 50 MPH

Parrot's Disco Drone Goes 50 MPH

From the AR Drone to the Bebop, and everything in between, Parrot has established itself as an innovator in the world of drone and quadcopter technology. For their latest release, Disco, Parrot skipped the multi-rotor setup you're probably familiar with in favor of a fixed wing, ...

You Can Pre-Order Oculus Rift Tomorrow

You Can Pre-Order Oculus Rift Tomorrow

When we first heard of the Oculus Rift, Obama was still in his first term, Linsanity was just a misspelled word, and we hand't yet tasted a Cronut. Now, many years later, we can finally get our hands on the groundbreaking virtual reality headset. Almost. That's right, pre-orders ...

The World's Smallest Video Drone

The World's Smallest Video Drone

If you Google "world's smallest drone" you'll find a bunch of information about Axis Drones absurdly tiny AERIUS quadcopter (along with some clear knockoffs). It's shorter than a quarter on its side, docks in the controller and is absurdly fun to fly--even in an office. The one t...

DJI's Drone Shop

DJI's Drone Shop

DJI sells the kind of drones that make you question whether it's legal for you to own one. Until now, you had to rely on YouTube videos and Amazon pictures to get an idea of how awesome they were. Well, that all changes with the opening of DJI's first shop. Located in Shenzhen, ...