The guys who designed the Ratio Six have a saying that goes like this, “All the taste, none of the work”. The Ratio Six is built to embody those seven words and give you better-than-nespresso coffee with an easier-than-nespresso interaction, because the Ratio Six requires just a single push of a single button to brew what Ratio prides in being some of the best coffee on the planet.
The Ratio Six comes from true coffee aficionados who wanted to build great coffee-brewing gear that could replace the expert coffee barista. After creating numerous award-winning coffee machines, they designed and built the Ratio Six, a relatively compact pour-over coffee machine with a single button interface that brings the power of great coffee to your kitchen countertop.
Operating the Ratio Six is as simple as pouring cold water into the machine, placing coffee grounds over the filter, and pressing a button. Push the button and Ratio Six immediately begins heating the water to the exact temperature, before using a fibonacci-spiral shower head to pour the hot water evenly over the coffee grounds, getting the concoction to bloom to perfection. Lights above the control button guide you through the blooming, brewing, and drip process, letting you know when your coffee is ready in the Ratio Six’s double-walled stainless-steel thermal carafe, ready to be poured and consumed. Ratio Six’s brewing process emulates that of a skilled barista, and Ratio’s past flagship coffee machines have found their into the professional kitchens of Top Chef contestants and coffee professionals, as well as Palm Springs’ hotel suites. The Ratio Six brings that very quality of expert coffee brewing into the domestic kitchen, within a small, affordable device.
At just over a foot tall, the Ratio Six is Ratio’s effort to condense expert coffee-making into a small and stylish, kitchen-friendly device. Its stainless steel construction also gives it a visual edge over most plastic coffee makers in its price range. Designed to hold 1.3 liters of water in its clear BPA-free water reservoir, the Ratio Six can make up to eight cups of coffee in a single go, giving your entire household its caffeine fix… and a damn good one too!
The Ratio Six Coffee Maker is a modern, convinient one button coffee maker, at a price point that more people can afford. “Coffee matters. It can provide the basis of a quiet bit of solitude to start your day, or a drink to share with a new friend, or a finale to a great dinner with those you love,” Mark Hellweg, Ratio Founder
One Button Simplicity
Simplify your coffee routine to the touch of a button. The Ratio Six’s Bloom, Brew, and Ready phases run in sequence, delivering a perfect (and easy) cup of coffee every time. Sometimes you need to quickly make great coffee. Ratio will handle the extraction for you. Just add cold water and freshly ground coffee.
Delicious, Perfectly Extracted Coffee For Everyone
The Ratio Six emulates a skilled barista pour over process, precisely metering water flow through both the Bloom and Brew phases. All of the taste. None of the work. Trusted by those with great palates.
Fibonacci Spiral Shower Head & Bloom
After the button is pressed, Ratio gets to work on brewing great coffee. First, the powerful heating element sends hot water bubbling up through handblown glass supply lines to the stainless steel spiral shower head. Water is distributed over the ground coffee, causing a bubbly interaction called a “bloom.” The control board allows the Bloom to settle before delivering the rest of the hot water, slowly, near the ideal temperature (200º). The result? More evenly extracted grounds and a more amazing cup of coffee.
Designed for Today And tomorrow
The Ratio Six is designed for longevity with precision formed stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and high end BPA-free copolymers. Every inch is built to last and covered by a 5-year warranty.
Compact Size and Full Performance
The Ratio Six will fit in most kitchens without taking up too much countertop real estate.
Technical and Simple
Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio Six machine is meticulously assembled by hand from components that are manufactured with overseas partners. While common appliances often have a built-in obsolescence and 1-3 year life span, every Ratio Six is built to last and covered by a 5-year limited warranty.
– Brews up to 40oz. (eight 5oz. cups) – 5-year warranty – Powerful 1400 watt/110 volt (230 volt releases early 2020) – Dimensions: 13.5″ deep x 6.75″ wide x 14.25″ tall – Weight: 8 lbs – Cantilevered top made of precision stamped stainless steel with a satin finish. The stainless has a satin finish that will resist fingerprints and wipe up easily with a wet towel. – Laboratory grade borosilicate water lines – BPA-free copolymer water tank – Carafe holds flat bottom basket filters such as Melitta
Who said scooters were exclusively for use on land?! The Trident is the integrated underwater scooter that makes exploring the oceans and satisfying your desire for adventure possible! Propelled by dual electric motors that can provide thrust of up to 26.5 pounds, Trident allows you to sore through the water with ease and gracefulness at speeds of up to 4mph… or gently explore and take in the surreal underwater landscape at a more manageable 2.2mph.
It has been designed with both amateur and professional divers firmly in mind; it is cable of transporting the diver 164ft below sea level for up to a full hour. This gives plenty of time for you to take in the underwater world that surrounds you! Fear not, you aren’t about to see your underwater scooter find a new home at the bottom of the ocean; it’s been born with positive buoyancy to avoid this daunting eventuality!
MONITORMATE ProBASE X Aluminum Stand with All New 18W Fast-Charging Port - YouTube
Much more in tune with the needs of the general masses, the Monitormate ProBASE X comes with the kind of functionality one would need from a laptop/monitor stand, with a price tag that’s definitely public-friendly!
The ProBASE X is the latest stand to escape the minds of Monitormate. Designed to do more than just elevate your laptop or desktop display, the ProBASE X puts power at your fingertips by housing multiple ports that help unlock your machine’s true potential, while boasting of a price tag that’s about the same as a pair of AirPods. On the right of the ProBASE X lie a hub of ports, including two USB ports, a fast-charging 18W USB-C port for your phone, an Ethernet port to boost your internet speed, and not one, but two card readers (one SD and one MicroSD) to help bridge the gap between multiple devices.
The ProBASE X plugs directly into a power supply, and connects to your machine via a USB3.0 port, located on the underside of the stand. Its multi-port setup works well with desktops by putting ports where they’re easy to access, and with laptops that have a shortage of ports to begin with. The stand even packs a sliding tray on the left for storing various desktop accessories like thumb-drives, dongles, etc!
Pairing perfectly with the tech that rests upon it, the ProBASE X is sleek, and comes with a robust machined-aluminum construction. Elevating your laptop or monitor by as much as 9 inches, the stand helps you look at your screen at a much more natural angle, preventing fatigue and neck-aches from long work-hours. Besides, the space underneath the ProBASE X is useful real-estate too, allowing you to slide your keyboard and mouse underneath it when you’re done, leaving your workspace neat and clean!
Ever had a conversation with a friend about holidaying in Italy and found yourself automatically getting ads for holiday packages and hotel options? My friend just had a baby and I was texting her my congratulations, and the next thing you know, I find myself getting ads for childcare products. Here’s a little piece of truth. Your phone may be private, but the apps on it aren’t. Apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Google, or those hundreds of nondescript video-editing apps and indie games lying in your app menu are all centered around what’s called the Surveillance Economy… It isn’t based around money, but rather around the collecting, compiling, and bartering of personal information.
If there’s one thing design taught me, it’s the fact that you should never assume that a human will change their behavior to accommodate your product. It’s usually the other way around. A product should help a human without causing them any friction. That’s pretty much how Winston operates. Instagram’s ad network relies on and trades in your personal data (to sell you products it thinks you’ll buy) but when has that ever stopped you from using Instagram? The solution isn’t to delete Instagram, or Facebook, or YouTube from your life, but to rather be more protective of your data… and the problem is that not everybody is tech savvy enough to be able to protect their data. That’s where Winston and its tongue-in-cheek video comes in! Think of Winston as that car-chase scene from 2 Fast 2 Furious. You’ve got two cars being chased by the police. The cars immediately zoom into this seemingly empty garage and the shutters close as the police wait outside, covering all the exits. When the garage shutters do open, after a good minute of suspense, 200 cars come rushing out of the massive garage, throwing the entire area into chaos as the police find themselves struggling to identify the cars they were originally after. Long analogy short, Winston lets you access your internet as usual, but encrypts and scrambles your traffic and behavior with the thousands of other Winston devices being used around the world. It acts as a buffer between your smart devices like your Amazon Echo or your Nest thermostat and your Wi-Fi connection, so nobody (not even your Internet Service Provider) can collect your information on the sly, and you’re now free to use any of those apps or smart devices, and all your data gets scrambled and encrypted with multiple other data-sets, much to the chagrin of Mr. Zuck, your snoopy ISP, hackers, and everyone who aims to exploit and profit off your personal data and privacy.
Designed as a mysterious pristine looking silver box (courtesy Winston Privacy’s partnership with design studio MNML), Winston has the demeanor of a trustworthy, robust, no-nonsense device. Working with Winston’s software, the box connects directly to your Wi-Fi router, providing you a secure internet across all your devices. Winston doesn’t just prevent apps and smart-devices from stealing your data. It blocks ISPs from snooping on you, blocks ads, pop-ups, and periodically deletes cookies. Ridding your internet connection of all this excess baggage, Winston allows you to browse the internet faster, and even cuts down on your data usage. Besides, it blocks hackers from being able to tap into your webcam, doorbell, or your Wi-fi router, giving complete access to a truly private internet experience that’s absolutely within YOUR control.
Plug in your Winston between your router and your modem, and within 60 seconds, it will protect every internet-connected device in your home network.
Once plugged in, Winston routes your web traffic through 20-30 other Winston units, which are selected randomly several times each hour. This makes it impossible to correlate individual users to their IP addresses, and it does so without logging any data.
The Online Dashboard
Winston’s online dashboard lets you dig into your network analytics and see exactly how Winston is working for you. You can:
– Inspect blocked ads and trackers – View your network health – Monitor activity – View detailed usage reports
Browser Fingerprinting Demo - YouTube
This is a demonstration of cookieless surveillance methods that can be used to track your browser, even in incognito mode.
Winston Cloaking Demo - YouTube
How Winston Stops Cookies from Tracking You - YouTube
The products that we interact with daily are deserving of a little more attention to their design; the more we see a product, the more critical we become of the design. A perfect example of this is a razor; whilst fundamentally its purpose is very straight-forward, the simplicity of this can lead to unique visuals to be created!
The Silk Razor carries an invitingly elegant form that has been inspired by the graceful flow of silk. The free-flowing form that creates the asymmetrical razor allows light to beautifully dance over its contours; this natural and constantly changing form of detail leads to a visual spectacle that inspires you to observe its aesthetic.
Allow me to describe the people who will love this collection. In the Venn diagram of life, these products are for those who love designer products and anything ever related to coffee! So if you are one of these (raises a jittery hand in air) or just happen to know someone who falls in this quirky category of people, this curation is sure to make them ecstatic!
Like the idea of a golf caddie but don’t enjoy relying on another human to carry your prized possessions around for you? Then DUCK (Axglo X-E) may just be the product for you! Packed into this electric caddie is an all-intelligent following system that accurately navigates the terrain whilst maintaining a consistent distance away from you. The 80,000 mAh battery provides the nifty device with enough energy for 25km of roaming; adequate range for even the largest of courses!
Something which DUCK can do that you cannot do with the human variant, is fold it up and place it neatly in the boot of your car. DUCK automatically reduces in size to create a storage-friendly package that is far more convenient to transport. This high level of practically continues with the myriad or storage pockets and compartments that make-up the multi-functional console; leading to a product that can carry far more than just your clubs!
The Axglo has 3 modes. In following mode, the handlebar does not need to be pulled up, which enhances the experience and formally change the concept of “pull”. Certainly, if golf cart runs out of electricity, people can still use it in pulling mode. When it is converted into the storage mode, multiple transmission structures can cooperate to fold quickly.
The Axglo is designed in a way where the golf bag is facing the golfer automatically. This can give the golfer the ability to quickly and easily access their desire club to make the perfect shot, hence get rid of the inconvenience to get the club from traidtional cart.
Above: Traditional Electric Cart. Below: Axglo
The Axglo can easily climb a slope of over 45 degrees. Without the use of auxiliary wheel, it improves the problem of losing balance by maxmizing the length of the front and rear wheelbase. The most important thing is that the folding size is smaller than other folding electric golf carts in the existing market.
It’s quite unlike Google to add fuel to the product-leak-conspiracy fire, but around this time yesterday, Google uploaded a preview image of the Pixel 4 on their Twitter account (nobody would check Google+ apparently), and a lot of things immediately caught my eye. Here’s what we know so far about the rumored Pixel 4!
Google has come a long way in the hardware department, but nothing captivates users more than A. Google’s pristine stock-Android experience, and its timely updates, and B. That sweet-as-maple-syrup camera. Google has managed to single-handedly dethrone Apple as the king of the smartphone camera with some incredible behind-the-scenes computational photography. In fact, while companies are introducing multiple lenses to their smartphone camera setups to make them better, Google has, for three long years, easily done what its competition struggled to do, with just one single lens and its secret-sauce image-processing algorithm. With the Pixel 4, however, all that changes.
The Pixel 4 is Google’s iPhone 4 moment, with a radically different design that shows that Google takes being the best rather seriously. It ditches the two-tone finish on the phone’s back (a standout feature that set the Pixel apart) for a flat, glossy surface, devoid of even the fingerprint sensor. Upon this remarkably clean surface sits Google’s piece-de-resistance. Its first foray into primary multi-lens shooting.
With Huawei now practically out of the picture, Google can rightfully claim the throne as the best smartphone shooter, with Samsung and Apple playing catch-up. Sitting like a crown on the Pixel 4’s rear are not one, not two, but THREE lenses and a flash, all arranged into a pretty massive camera tile (I can’t honestly call it a bump anymore). There isn’t much word on what the three lenses are, but as a Pixel user myself, I can only imagine that every single Pixel camera feature will get significantly better! Who knows, but the phone may even come with Google’s Project Tango, allowing it to scan/capture 3D imagery. Three primary lenses would probably even help Google perform better AR tracking, giving it a definitive edge over the iPhone and Apple’s ARKit.
On the front (if leaks and rumors are true), the Pixel 4 will feature a bezel-less hole-punch design… a definite upgrade over the massive notch we saw on last year’s Pixel 3. Two lenses on the front give the Pixel 4 great front-facing photography chops, as well as facial recognition, and the smartphone’s bezel-less experience surely makes the Pixel 4 feel like a premium handset.
The Pixel 4 will come with Google’s latest edition of the Android OS (codenamed Q), and reports even say it will debut Google’s Project Soli, a touch-less form of interaction that Google debuted in 2015, that may just revolutionize how we use our phones (and may also render power and volume buttons obsolete in the future!) The Pixel 4 is currently on track for its official launch in October. Let’s see what you got, Google!
Designed to be as portable as the gadgets you carry around with you, Flexo provides juice to all your wirelessly charging smart-equipment. Fitting within the venn-intersection between EDC and Consumer Electronic Accessories, the Flexo come in three styles, and can charge anywhere from one to three separate devices.
The smallest Flexo comes with a single-charger setup, and is roughly the size of an earpods case. Designed to be pocket-friendly, the small Flexo is perfect for juicing your earpods, watch, or smartphone up for a few hours, extending your battery life and productivity just enough to get you through the day with no problems. Step its size up and you’ve got a regular Flexo, that can simultaneously charge two gadgets at a time. Its size increment makes it less pocket friendly no doubt, but it also gives you more battery capacity (split between two modules) to work with. By far the most functional Flexo however, is the three-part charger, that not only works when laid down like a mat (letting you charge three gadgets simultaneously), but also folds up like a prop-stand, thanks to magnets that hold it in place, allowing you to charge your phone standing up diagonally like most traditional chargers. Perfect for carrying around in a bag, the large Flexo gives you the convenience of three separate wireless power-banks that come together to form a charging-dock that you can practically carry around with you! Which one would you pick?
With a vibe that I can only describe as straight out of a Love Sex and Robots episode (check them out on Netflix if you haven’t), Neon adds a distinctly different flavor to the spaces it’s introduced in. It isn’t like your run of the mill Kurt Cobain poster, or Manchester United banner. It’s refreshingly dynamic, and adds a punky oriental touch to your room, straight from the heart Hong Kong’s street culture.
With an eclectic mix of modernity and authentic traditionalism, brought about by Hong Kong’s culturally diverse past association with the Chinese and the British, Neon captures the city’s busy, in-your-face lifestyle, with its neon street-signs that add more razzmatazz to your room than an action figure or an A2 poster would.
The Neon signs come made electroluminescent wire that mimics the effect of neon tubes, strapped to a base with a controller unit at the back that lets you either have the lights on constantly, or have them flicker, just like neon signs tend to do in their signature way! Capturing the unique authenticity of Hong Kong, Neon come in multiple variants, including signs for local Pawn Shops, Mahjong Halls, Cafes, Jewelry Stores, and even local McDonalds with their own, kitschy, local style. In fact, there’s even a Chinese Dragon Neon sign waiting to be unlocked as soon as its funding goal is reached!
Backers can choose from the existing local punkish signs, or can even have their own custom signs made if they choose! Adding a Neon light to the room livens it up, giving it a distinctly contemporary oriental flavor that’s known and loved, and has even found its way into pop culture with films like Rush Hour, Pacific Rim, and Big Hero Six!
Mini Neon Signs from Hong Kong, turn homes and offices into a little cyberpunk city. Neon signboards have always been a part of city lifestyle for generations. They delivered a Hong Kong street cyberpunk culture that is now fading away due to modernization.
Rayland Industrial Company is trying to revive neon signs, not on streets, but in every home with the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign for their Mini Neon Signboard for home decoration.
There are six different traditional styles to choose from, including Pawnshop, McDonald, Mahjong Hall, Coffee Shop, Dragon, and Earl Jewelry. Backers can also choose from three modes, including no blink, slow flicker, and fast flicker.
Customization is also available for five light board positions. Each of the signs represents an aspect of the public lifestyle of the people. The signs can be used for decoration in the house, office, or even inside the car. Smaller than A4 size, the signs look great on walls, tables, and other positions depending on decoration style.