What’s more rock n’ roll than Marshall amps stacked to the ceiling? Pretty much nothing. But the company has just come out with a pretty cool stereo speaker that looks like the iconic amp AND you can take it anywhere.With a built-in battery life of up to 20 hours, you can keep the jam going. Available in black or cream, the Kilburn is a lightweight piece of vintage styled engineering. Bluetooth compatibility and the 3,5mm jack input means easy connectivity. The analogue knobs allow you to fine tune the controls to your personal preferences while the guitar-like leather strap enables easy and stylish travel. For all the budding rock stars in your life. $299 at Marshall. Crank it up to 11.
We liked Simplehuman’s first sensor trash can but the new 45 litre model improves on the Cartier of garbage pails. For one thing, the sensor is so fine-tuned that it opens immediately and automatically from any angle with just a wave of your hand. It also senses when it’s a big job and stays open longer. (After 3 seconds of continued activity, the lid automatically opens wide and switches to a 30-second stay-open mode – good for longer chores.) And like some of the other models, there’s a clever stow-away (liner pocket, they call it) for refill bags in the back.Did we mention how good it looks? Made of brushed-stainless-steel finish, it’s fingerprint-proof to resist smudges and wipe clean easily. And of course it comes with the Simplehuman 5 year warranty. Great gift for,well, anyone. $170. at Simplehuman.
Also from those smart humans over at Simplehuman,is the new Hello Kitty 5 ” sensor mirror in a beautiful pearl white finish with a tasteful Hello Kitty logo. With the tru-lux light system, it comes close to stimulating natural sunlight plus has the full color spectrum to show every detail. So basically, if you look good in this light, then you’ll look flawless in any setting. What’s more, you’ll never have to change a bulb since the LEDs have been rated to perform like new after 40,000 hours ( that’s an hour a day, every day, for more than 100 years.) Maybe a subtle gift for that girlfriend who always looks like she put her make-up on in the dark? $150 and ships free.
The Plattan ADV headphone is the first wireless headphone in the Urbanears product line and makes a perfect holiday gift, from a BFF to that choosy cousin. The Bluetooth headphone comes with a built in microphone, a swipe interface on the ear cup and goes for for up to 14-hours solid playtime before recharging. Great sound for the price point. Available in a variety of colors, from ‘tomato’ to ‘citrus’ it won’t break the bank at 99 bucks.