Alpha-Sphere

If you’ve been in the market for a mysterious item to put in your apartment that will make guests say, “What the hell is that thing?” … congratulations. The AlphaSphere will not only pique interests, but will far exceed whatever your unknowing friends assumed the futuristic-looking ball happened to be. Through 48 pressure sensitive pads, The AlphaSphere lets you load up different sounds and press away to craft your own music. It connects to your computer through a USB cable and comes complete with all the software you need to get your Daft Punk on. You can preorder now if you have the cash to lay down on the audio ball and expect to receive it in September.

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Unless you’re slapping solar panels on your roof or erecting a wind turbine, you probably just pay your energy bill and hope your local utility is doing the right thing. That isn’t happening nearly enough. Enter Arcadia Power, a free platform that allows you to contribute to the fight for clean power while dropping monthly energy costs. Link your local utility account, and they seek out solar and wind projects near you, buying renewable energy certificates in your name. Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy work for the planet and your bank account.