When a bicycle lock is described to me as fashionable, it forces me to take a look -- specifically to the Foldylock.
Before I even got it in my hands, I had to agree it's a pretty cool-looking piece of hardware.
It's made of six hardened steel links and anti-drilling rivets, which makes it pretty much saw-proof as well as bolt-cutter proof, even with the strongest arms around.
A high-quality plastic coating keeps it rust-free and protects the bicycle from scratches when the Foldylock is in use.
When you stretch the lock, it folds out 3 feet long like a chain.
It fits in a backpack or attaches to your bike's water bottle holder while riding; either way it's pretty handy to have at your side for security.
A video on the Foldylock website is entertaining and shows a great display of the durability.
Go to www.Foldylock.com, $95, available in peaceful green, crazy red or calm cream.
The Tip 'n Split is an innovative all-in-one, calculator-looking pocket-sized gadget to make
your tipping experience at a restaurant accurate.
It instantly calculates your tip from the total bill in the percentage you want and also helps you split it into individual amounts when you're sharing the check with others.
You no longer have to pull out reading classes to see the small print on your receipt since the Tip 'n Split comes with a magnifier and illuminating light for instant assistance.
Tons and tons of choices for iPad cases for the newest iPad Air 2. As of this writing, I suspect one is under the tree for me.
Awaiting its arrival is a Logitech AnyAngle protective case. It protects from bumps, scratches and small spills. But the great thing about this case is it can position the tablet in just about any angle.
With your tablet inside, it bends to most any angle for viewing within a 50-degree range and holds in place until you change it.
I bet you never thought a charging or audio cable can be cool. Well, once you take a look at MOS Spring audio 3.5mm auxiliary cable you'll see what I'm getting at.
With the word "spring" in the name, you get the idea that has something to do with this.
Specifically, they are described as "Reinforced, durable and personalized cables with Exoskeleton braided jacket and magnetic organization system to keep cords organized and fray-free."
What it means to you: They work perfectly and won't bend to cause a short.
Each end has Anodized aluminum heads for protection and a sure connection to whatever it's being used for.
mosorganizer.com, 3.5mm audio; $11.95 (3 feet); $15.95 (6 feet); $19.95 (10 feet); $23.95 (15 feet), available in black, red and teal. Apple Lightning and microUSB cables are also available in the spring system.