Compiled by Ciara O'Brien
Glas From $28
We spend a lot of money buying the thinnest, sleekest smartphone . . . and then immediately slap it in a case a stick some plastic over the screen. Within no time, it’s curling at the edges, you still haven’t managed to get all the air bubbles out of it and there is a speck of dust right in the centre that irritates you every time you look at it. But no more. Spigen’s range of screen protectors for smartphones are made of tempered glass, which means that not only do they look and feel exactly like your smartphone screen should, but the chance of air bubbles and other imperfections is low. You’ll barely even notice it’s there, because it doesn’t affect the sensitivity of the screen either.
Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube $100
It senses movement, it vibrates, it connects wirelessly and it plays sound. But what exactly do you use the Futuro Cube for? Easy: gaming. The cube comes with about a dozen built-in games, ranging from musical challenges and puzzles to tetris-style games. You can link two cubes together to have them interact too, via the wireless connection. But the real appeal is that a software development kit is set for release later this year, which will allow you to programme the cubes yourself.
Every budding mixologist should have one of these. It essentially a Swiss Army knife, but instead of scissors and blades, it has every bar tool you’ll need to mix up the perfect mojito.
Okay, so it’s got a knife, but it also has a zester, and corkscrew, a strainer and a bottle opener. It even has a muddler and a reamer, so you can impress your friends and family with your superior cocktail-making skills. Essential kit, even if you aren’t really sure what a reamer is for.