With all the bags you own, it’s probably been quite some time since you had a hard suitcase. You’re not the only one that occasionally needs to squish things under a seat or in the overhead just to get stuff across the country, so there’s a surplus of vintage hard-sided suitcases ripe for the picking by Mr. Simo. Once he gets his hands on the cases he proceeds to turn them into some of the most creative boomboxes we have ever laid our eyes on. He takes the vintage cases and adds custom amps, tweets, subwoofers, batteries, remotes, and usb chargers (to keep the party going all night). Since it works with a standard headphone jack you can hook it up to the computer, an Android phone, a Sansa, and everything else that plays audio that isn’t an iDevice (these work too). Get one before it becomes a Discovery Channel show in 2012.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.