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Different strokes for different folks applies to a lot of consumer design, but it’s particularly prevalent in the world of iPhone speakers. Some people want crazy bluetooth integration with their home stereo, WiFi network and Spotify account. They want to feel like their system is straight out of the house of the future and carry it outside for their barbecues without ever losing a beat, or any juice from the phone. Others want passive amplification so they don’t have to deal with wires, and cords, and cables. We like entries from both camps, but this Volta Sound Block might make us passive converts if only for the way it looks and the design. Each Sound Block is custom made with a solid block of Oregon Northwest Alder, a Bison Horn and wool from Pendleton. The wool prevents scratches, the wood promotes warm sound, and the bison amplifies. Plus, the horn is attached with magnets so it’s still easily portable.

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A pocket square is a touch of old school class. It’s an element that casually lets people know you’re a gentleman. This knife from Gerber borrows its name from the humble pocket square because it too is sharp and dressy. Eschewing superfluous design elements for a sleek, clean appearance, the Gerber Pocket Square Knife is refined and mature. The machined aluminum handle is paired with a 3” drop point blade and an ambidextrous thumb lift for one stunning folder. If James Bond relied on a pocket knife, this would be it.