This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a skateboard with Bluetooth speaker, a collapsible bike helmet and a robotic mop that does the dirty work for you. Take a look!
Globe Blazer Speaker Board, $250
From lightbulbs to handbags, you can find wireless speakers built into just about anything imaginable. And while some of these gadgets are real head scratchers (Bluetooth piggy bank, anyone?), others—like the Blazer Speaker Board from Australian skate company Globe—are undeniably cool. The skateboard, designed in collaboration with audio startup Boombotix, features an integrated Bluetooth speaker with 50mm driver and passive radiator, so riders can actually feel the bass thump underfoot. The battery-powered speaker lasts for two hours at full volume, or more than six hours when lowered to 70 percent. It's also water-resistant, dustproof and all-around rugged, so you don't have to worry about damaging it while performing a particularly impressive stunt.
Buy it: globebrand.com
Korridor Pyramid Key Box, $72
Put an end to the daily "Where are my keys?" routine by storing them in the mod-looking Pyramid Key Box. Designed by Danish architect Henrik Ilfeldt, the wooden box opens to reveal six pegs for hanging key rings—or any other trinkets you have a tendency to misplace.
Buy it: aplusrstore.com
Closca Fuga Bike Helmet, $140
Don't let the thought of lugging around a bulky bike helmet keep you from practicing safe cycling. The Red Dot Design Award-winning Closca Fuga helmet is made from three molded foam sections that collapse into a disk that fits neatly into your tote bag or backpack.
Buy it: closca.co
iRobot Braava Jet 240, $200
Not a huge fan of scrubbing the bathroom floor? Let iRobot's pint-size Braava do the dirty work for you. Just attach a disposable wet mopping, damp sweeping or dry dusting pad (the cleaning solution is built in), fill the Braava's reservoir with tap water and let it go to work. It covers up to 150 square feet (or 200 when used dry)—and saves you a dreaded chore.
Buy it: irobot.com
BioLite PowerLight Mini, $45
BioLite's new PowerLight Mini is a multifunction must-have for outdoor adventurers. The clippable lantern can be used as a headlamp or bike light, providing up to 52 hours of illumination per charge. It even pulls double duty as a backup USB charger for your smartphone.
Buy it: bioliteenergy.com
Niko Desk Organizer, $135
Keep your workspace in order (and essentials close at hand) with this fun power dock from Most Modest. Available with 16 different colorful cord and accent combinations, it features three built-in power outlets, smartphone stand, hidden storage compartment and pen cup.
Buy it: mostmodest.com
This story first appeared in the March 28 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.