This Week’s Must-Haves: a Bluetooth Bath Toy and Kanye West Kicks

This week in our roundup of must-have items handpicked by the Adweek staff, we're highlighting a gold-plated video game controller, a smartphone case that prints photos, and a jump rope that logs users’ workouts. Take a look!


ColorWare 24K Gold Controllers $300

If your run-of-the-mill PS4 or Xbox controller isn't quite cutting it, consider this luxe gold-plated option from ColorWare. According to the company, the controller's coating makes it easier to grip and its analog sticks are more accurate thanks to a special textured coating. If you're unable to get your hands on a pair—only 25 of each version were produced—ColorWare also offers a full range of custom-colored controllers, plus gaming consoles, smartphones, computers and more.
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Sophia, the Smart Skipping Rope $34

This compact, Bluetooth-enabled skipping rope logs your jumps, speed and calories on a connected smartphone app every time you use it, making it an ideal fitness tool for anyone on the go. Competitive types will also appreciate Sophia's arcade mode, which lets you challenge friends to live one-on-one contests.



Kanye West x Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost $350

For his first collaboration with Adidas, Kanye went all out with a countdown site, preorder app and even a livestream of the sneaker's launch that was shown in 50 theaters around the globe. Only 9,000 pairs of Yeezy Boosts have been released (and, chances are, sold out by the time you're reading this), but Kanye has promised that there's more to come. 

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Emoji portrait T-shirts $30

Last year, rapper and digital artist Yung Jake became an Internet sensation with his celebrity portraits made entirely out of emojis. Now, you can score a T-shirt version of Jake's viral art, which feature celebs from Kim Kardashian to Larry David.
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Prynt smartphone case $99

iPhone photos are a breeze to take, but printing them can be a pain. Enter the Prynt smartphone case, which can print a physical copy of your latest Instagram masterpiece in seconds. Bonus: Prynt includes an augmented reality feature that automatically records a short video every time you take a photo, so when you hold your phone over the printed image, it comes to life on-screen.


Edwin the Duck $99

Although Edwin might look unassuming, he's anything but your average plaything. This Bluetooth-enabled "smart toy" and accompanying app have four different modes. In Story Time, kids and their parents can access a library of interactive storybooks or switch over to Play Time to play educational games. In Bath Time mode, Edwin plays special bath-themed songs via his built-in speaker. (He'll also alert you if the water is too hot.) And when it's finally Sleepy Time, Edwin offers bedtime stories and lullabies, and doubles as an LED night-light.