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Half neon orange emergency radio, half Gordon Gekko brick phone, the Grattacielo (Italian for ‘skyscraper’) Radio Speaker looks like the kind of device modern color block artist Piet Mondrian would own. The original AM/FM version of the Grattacielo was actually designed back in 1965 by architect Marco Zanuso and has now been updated for the 21st Century with DAB/DAB+, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging, AUX input, and a rechargeable lithium battery for easy transport. The monochromatic LCD screen and telescoping antenna are great throwbacks, and the huge tuning frequency numbers make for easy legibility. Plus, you can easily tip this skyscraper on its side since there are horizontally and vertically arranged numerals. If you’re truly desperate for privacy, you can even hold it up to your ear with the antenna deployed to make it look like you’re on a very important phone call with Strategic Air Command.

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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.