wallet round-up #4: the keylet

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I know what you’re going to tell me: this is not a wallet. Well maybe I just didn’t wanted to talk about stupid minimalist wallets any more, even thought that’s my objective,  and the full name of the keylet is “Keylet : A Minimal Key and Wallet All In One System”. See ? there is wallet in it. I have an excuse :).

So as you’ve seen, the keylet is a key holder. As a French guy, I have to tell you this kisskissbankbank project had the same idea about a year before. Sadly, his project didn’t make it. The crowndfunding community is France is terrible. I don’t think one out of 1000 people know what it means. And I mean it.

Anyway, what I like about the keylet is that it can store 4 keys in the thickness of 1and a half key, and it doesn’t make a sound.If yo have a specially thick or weird key, you can send the key the  them and  What is super great is that they thought of people with a usb in their pocket: they created the keycaddie, which is also available for USB+key. This one can store 4 keys too, if you don’t take the USB option.

This project ended in September, a dark time when I didn’t have this wonderful blog, so here is their kickstarter ended project,and here is their facebook page, because they don’t even have a website or blog. Even I do, why can’t they have one ? doesn’t matter. What matters is that I found the official video on youtube, because vimeo videos are always blocked. I noticed some blog have the official vimeo videos. How do they do ?

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Wallet round-up #3: The Omega Wallet

 

Omega

Probably named after the watch-maker company (or not), this is just like the bridge but with rubber bands to keep the two separate pieces together. It is worth noticing too that the little open part is on the length, not on the width, wich can be a plus if you just need to slide your card in a reader. Did I mentioned it can be used as a bootle opener ?It can take as much as about 10 cards+cash, and comes in a wide range of finition and engravure: Aluminum, titanium, anodized (rainbow), skull engraved,anodized and moreAnodizing options

these are the anodized version, and here are the engraved ones:

Engraving options

I you want, here is a silent video of the Omega which is useless. The Omega is kicksarting now on kickstarter, and is available from 25£, which is 40$.

the Olive One: the idea of the All-in-One Home Music Player comes true

the Olive One is a recessive idea in music management: create a tactile experience in the living room for easy music listening. But it’s not just a utopian concept created on paint by a jobless designer. It actually looks good, and fell easy to navigate. First, the design is cool, nobody would deny it:

the only little downside I would find here is the shape of the screen, which could have been round, but it’s not really important. And it can be mounted to walls. You can also add huge speakers under the One, just like this:

Secondly, the OS doesn’t come from nowhere and looks really efficient: It combines youtube, Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Aupeo, Songza, and many more. That means if you have a Spotify account, You can stream all you music seamlessly to your Olive One. this makes the olive one even more useful, in my opinion.

The Olive one can easily connect to other One around,making it possible to listen to your music in all the house at the same time, just like airplay promised a few years ago. It connects over wifi to all your Wi-fi enabled speakers, including those directly sold by them, which can also be put under each other to create a sound tower. In this way, the Olive music system is very flexible.

Thirdly what we all want know is to control all of this with our smartphone or tablets. So logically, A free IOS and Android app is coming with the Olive One, and a windows 8 app too is scheduled. The Olive also has this weird function to connect to your TV, which is said to become the center of our modern home, although people like them don’t think this way; So why sink the boat you’re sailing with ? Well I don’t know.

The Olive One also has Twitter and facebook connectivity, which means you can share the music or videos you are watching with, well, your followers and friends. It also has a 1TB hard drive, large enough for almost any music library. IT also functions as a personal cloud, so if you are abroad, you can connect yo you Olive on your smarthone and play the songs and videos in there, just like any NAS or cloud solutions.

That is how it looks mounted on a wall, it just the dream of every music moler ( at least me):

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