/Get Inspired/Stuff

Stuff: Go-Go-Gadget

Must-haves for the gearhead

By Arta Ghanbari

BIRD CALL

Safety can come with style. This photoelectric, ceiling-mounted smoke alarm by Dutch designer Louise van der Veld lets out a “chick-a-dee-dee” when it sees -combustion. If smoke is detected, a standard alarm signal is activated. $80, at Rolo, 24 Bellair St, Ste #6

DL-Go-Go-Gadgets-web-02

RAMBLE ON

Audiophiles rejoice. Pro-Ject updates its Debut turntable with a carbon-fibre arm. The result is lighter and stiffer than its predecessor, allowing for smoother rotation. The table is available in seven glossy colours. $449, at Planet of Sound, 263 Queen St E

DL-Go-Go-Gadgets-web-03

WEIGH IN

This pint-sized digital scale has an expandable three-armed platform, on which to weigh bowls and other items. With an easy-to-read LCD display and touch controls, it folds down to a compact size – saving valuable drawer space. $40, at NEAT, 628 Queen St W

DL-Go-Go-Gadgets-web-04

INSTA-CAM

Put down your iPhone and capture the obligatory shot of the skyline – or a 5.2 x 5.2 centimetre pseudo Polaroid of weekend debauchery – on the Belair X. Its automatic shutter and bulb setting allows for long and multiple exposures. $299, at Lomography, 536 Queen St W

DL-Go-Go-Gadgets-web-05

PORTABLE PARTY

Beats by Dre’s wireless, pill-shaped speaker fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Bluetooth-equipped, it plays music from a phone up to nine metres away without interrupting incoming calls. It also comes in black, white, grey and pink. $220, at Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor St W


Categories: Stuff