Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Parker Butterfly open Double edge Safety Razor

For my birthday this year Tracey got me one of the coolest gifts ever. A shaving kit! It might sound boring, but it's freaking awesome. Especially since I don't use an electric razor.
The Safety Razor is made out of stainless steel.
It's called 'Butterfly' because you twist the handle to open the top. This is where you load the Double edge razor.
One really nice thing about safety razors, is the the razor replacements are dirt cheap compared to the 5 blade Gillette razors.
The full kit includes pre-shave oil, Cream, and After shave lotion.
And the Badger Hair brush. Together I get one awesome shave.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BP Custom Woodworks Hard Drive & Lacie Flat USB Cable

HDD enclosures are getting pretty stale lately. Brushed aluminum ugliness or cheap plastic. That's until I found BP Custom Wood works Wooden Enclosure Hard Drives.
The wood is polished Walnut. 500 GB drive.
Not quite as small as most external HDDs, but still pretty small. And Surprisingly light.
USB and indicator light in the back.

To go with my new hard drive I also got a lacie flat cable usb. Granted, I have a bout 100 USB cables.
Bright blue so it's easy to find in my bag.
The flatness makes it easier to roll up and keeps it from tangling in my bag.
All together it's awesome!
Screen shot 2011-04-07 at 7.48.20 PM
I, of course, also customized the folders to fit the wood theme.

BP Custom Woodworks makes their HDD enclosures out of re-purposed materials.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tom Bihn Ristretto for 11" MacBook Air

With my new Macbook Air, I also got a new bag to carry it in. I go through more messenger bags than anyone I know. But I think I found a real winner here.
For starters it's very small and unobtrusive, unlike my previous bag.
Tom Bihn logo. The fabric is a durable canvas.
A giant heavy duty single handed buckle.
The back has a slanted pocket for quick access to papers or magazines.
The back also has an adjustable waist strap to keep it from bouncing around.
The inside is a brighter orange color, which makes it easier to find things rolling around inside.
The 11 inch Macbook Air fits perfectly into it's padded compartment.
There are 6 rings inside, you can attach your keys or anything to them.
I went ahead and got the 'Absolute Strap', I highly recommend it. It's soft padding on the shoulder with a textured side so it doesn't slip.
With heavy duty metal clips.
It's not really made to carry a lot, They claim it's only made for the laptop, phone, and a notebook. But I fit all of this in comfortably.