This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting Avegant's Glyph personal theater headset, a trio of DJ Khaled-inspired pins and a backpack made from self-healing nylon. Take a look!
Avegant Glyph, $699
First things first: The Avegant Glyph is not a VR headset. According to the company, the device—which resembles a pair of Beats headphones crossed with LeVar Burton's Star Trek visor—is technically "mediawear," although "personal theater" might be a more apt description. Whatever you want to call it, the crazy-looking Glyph lets you watch video content from any device with an HDMI-out port (including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and more), approximating the experience of looking at an 80-inch screen from eight feet away. Because the headset itself is actually screenless, instead projecting crystal-clear images directly onto its wearer's retinas by reflecting light off of 2 million microscopic mirrors, it's easier on your eyes. And, unlike VR headsets, Glyph lets you keep some peripheral vision, so you're not totally cut off from the outside world. It's a genius solution for getting in some intense 3-D gaming that won't disrupt your housemates or catching up on your favorite HBO series while on the go—as long as you don't mind attracting some stares.
Buy it: avegant.com
Mr. N LED Table Lamp, $125
Designed by Peter Ng for Koncept, this LED lamp packs a lot of style into a small package. Shaped like a lowercase "n" (hence its name), the energy-efficient lamp emits a warm light that can be turned on and off or dimmed by simply touching a panel at its base.
Buy it: store.dwell.com
Sacai Apple Watch Band, $388
Cult fashion label Sacai transforms the Apple Watch into a true fashion statement with this limited-edition band. One half features a crocodile-embossed black leather strap, while the other is made of chunky gold-plated stainless steel links.
Buy it: colette.fr
Pintrill “They Don’t Want You to Win” Pack, $33
Tom Dixon Oil Reed Diffuser, $110
Ditch the boring candle for this chic-looking scent diffuser. Each one-of-a-kind vessel is hand-painted with an iridescent glaze, kiln-fired and filled with a blend of woody essential oils. Charcoal reeds disperse the aroma throughout a room.
Buy it: tomdixon.net
Herschel Supply Co. Lawson Sealtech Backpack, $150
It might look like a regular backpack, but this minimalist bag is actually made from a super high-tech, self-healing material called Sealtech. The fabric features a special water-resistant coating that allows it to reseal if punctured—just apply a little body heat to activate the process.
Buy it: herschelsupply.com
This story first appeared in the March 21 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.