Perhaps not quite as elegant as the Sony, and it may be trying to do too many things, but the Omate smartwatch looks pretty powerful and slick, nonetheless. Far more robust than the Pebble, its Android OS and Arm architecture position it as a promising player in the (getting very) crowded market.
Retro design has both many adherents and subgenres. With Steampunk, it’s Flash Gordon meets “Brazil” meets DIY, and a new book makes a compelling intro to the aesthetic.
“The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make,” by Tabbook’s Steampunk wizard, Thomas Willeford, is now out and available. Sample it first and download a free chapter.
OK, the bench doesn’t look so comfy and the guitar’s probably awful, but Man, 3-D is shaking it up…
PLA and other plastic, additive goodness for sitting, standing, and strumming.