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As you know, actually acquiring that brand new iDevice (in this case the iPad 2) is only the first step. You have to load it up with apps, fill it with all your favorite movies (all “purchased” legally, of course) and get a sweet ass case for it. After all, you can’t be spending a couple hundred bucks on something you’re inevitably going to drop without giving it the proper protection it requires. Which is where the Grove Bamboo iPad 2 Case comes in. Made of bamboo and CNC milled to exacting specifications, it also includes a vegetable tanned leather cover that’s “smart” enough to wake up and sleep your iPad. If you’re looking to spice up your specific case, there’s also a laser engraved artist series which presumably includes, well, laser leather engraving. This is one case as awesome as the device it’s designed to hold – even if neither is out yet.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.