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Sled Handmade Wood and Leather iPhone Backs

Sled

Sled is a company out of Boston, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York that crafts handmade leather and wood products into classic and distinctive accessories using natural materials.

Their flagship product, the Runner, is a cowhide and birch wood back housing bezel that completely replaces the glass back of the iPhone 4 and 4S.

It works with both Verizon/CDMA and AT&T/GSM, and adds an unmistakable warmth and unique character to your phone.

[Sled]

Shwood Turns Good Wood Into Sunglasses

Shwood

Shwood creates beautiful wooden sunglasses that take retro styles and give them a natural twist.

Shwood Blanks

In their own words:

A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brands focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

Shwoods in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the mediums natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available.

With collections that range from $125 on up to $195 for limited edition collaborations made with rare and unique woods (including recycled skateboard decks!) there’s a style and a price for everyone, so check out Shwood to see what fits.

[Shwood]

…The Fold wallet keeps it simple?

The Fold

I’m a big fan of minimalist wallets, so when I saw ‘The Fold’ from Leffot, I was instantly in love.

Essentially just a single piece of Horween shell cordovan (or as they affectionately call it, “horse ass leather”), it holds your cash and cards in place with three simple folds.

Available in Rust, Natural and Dark Brown, you can either order the Small size for US Dollars, or the Large size for International Currencies and a credit card or two if you have more worldly travels in mind.

If you think you need more than that, just remember Leffot’s motto: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

[Leffot – The Fold via Like Cool]

…It’s Things Thursday: Sennheiser HD 800?

Sennheiser HD 800

When Sennheiser says that they have redefined what reference-level audio is all about, you better believe them.

That’s because their new HD 800 headphones, which are the result of Sennheiser’s 60+ years of headphone engineering, utilize their most advanced driver technology ever produced, creating open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones that “will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience”.

With a price tag of nearly $1,400, you better believe there’s also going to be plenty of audio mumbo-jumbo involved that you’ll probably never notice when plugging them in to the receiving end of an iPhone.

Premium parts have gone into their production – the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel; ear pads are made of special high-quality Japanese Alcantara; while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilize specially designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation.

Plug them into a high dollar audio system however, and the 56mm drivers, vibration reducing stainless steel gauze and silver-plated, low-oxygen copper wires that are shielded from electromagnetic interference will come together to produce a staggering frequency response of 6 to 51,000Hz.

If you simply can’t have anything but the best, than look no further than the Sennheiser HD 800s.

[Sennheiser – HD 800]

[Via: Acquire]