Grado Statement X Headphones, £1,295
The new GS3000X headphones from Grado’s Statement X collection contain the brand’s largest and most powerful drivers to date. The new 52mm speakers work in conjunction with the signature wooden design to provide a textural sound. Specifically, the Grado Statement X Headphones are produced in a tropical hardwood from central America called cocobolo, although other models use woods such as mahogany and maple.
Available at Grado.
Bang & Olufsen x Balenciaga
Speaker Bag Taking portable speakers to the next level, Bang & Olufsen has paired up with Balenciaga to create a combined speaker and bag. Its shape is informed by Balenciaga’s classic designs while the front panel bears B&O’s signature speaker aesthetic, carefully wrought to ensure optimal sound without compromising the integrity of the bag. Currently the Speaker Bag is an extreme limited edition of 20 pieces, but with such a strong concept perhaps we’ll see a commercial version in the future.
Available at Bang & Olufsen.
Tangram SmartRope $79.95 (approx. £65)
Keeping fit is tough. Especially in the modern world where the emphasis is much more on home workouts and creating home gyms. That’s where the Tangram SmartRope comes in, a smart jump rope that can relay your fitness data while you’re working it. It achieves this through an innovative LED strip built into the rope itself, the lights trigger in specific sequences that create the image of numbers and information as it travels in front of you, like an animation in real life. All you need is some floor space and you can have structured, informative and effective workouts.
Available at Tangram.
Campfire Audio Trifecta, £3,399
Campfire Audio produces handcrafted earphones for discerning audiophiles. The brand’s latest launch is Trifecta, which features earphones made from clear nylon that reveal the three internal, gold-plated, 10mm ADLC diaphragm dynamic drivers. The triangular configuration creates a performance- enhancing acoustically tuned chamber to create a surprisingly rich and massive sound from such a small piece of technology., limited to 333 pieces
Available at Hi-Fi Headphones.
Simba Hybrid 3-in-1 Duvet, £349
We’re still just about in British summertime, which as we all know means that on Monday we’ll be experiencing a heat wave, Tuesday it’ll rain and Wednesday could be anything from record- breaking temperatures to snow, all of which makes sleeping a nightmare. Fortunately, Simba’s Hybrid 3-in-1 Duvet can serve as a light summer cover, mid-size autumn blanket or combine together as a winter defender, making it super easy to stay comfortable whatever the weather or temperature.
Available at Simba.