“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.” — Jon Sinclair, television producer


Eco-friendly scooter

This lightweight, foldable scooter is powered by a safe and eco-friendly rechargeable lithium iron phosphate battery that does not emit air pollution or greenhouse gases during operation. EcoReco can reach a top speed of 20 mph and can travel up to 500 miles on about a dollar’s worth of gas, compared to five or six miles in a typical gasoline-fueled car.

The silent hub motor can be charged anywhere via any standard charging outlet, going up to 20 miles per charge. You can use the scooter for fun rides, or for your commute. Weighing just 34 lbs., it fits in a car trunk or gym locker.

Available in three models (the XS, S3 and S5), EcoReco retails from $349 to $699.


Maintenance-free terrarium

SmartTerra provides beautiful, custom ecosystems in your home without your having to care for them. The design uses natural, state-of-the-art features that show lifelike rainstorms and sunrise/sunset simulations, with speakers that play the sounds of nature.

Everything is monitored and controlled for you—humidity, moisture, temperature and light levels. Simply fill the water tray when the SmartTerra App indicates it’s time.

The high-intensity LED lights act as a substitute for sunlight. A built-in clock tells SmartTerra when to turn on and simulate daylight, and when to shut off at night.

SmartTerra will retail for $450, with an estimated February 2019 shipping date for Kickstarter backers. It is now available as Indemand on Indiegogo.

Ledr 9

Tool roll organizer

Ledr 9 organizes items including pens, cables, wrenches and screwdrivers in one spot.

Made of full-grain, U.S.-sourced leather and stainless-steel hardware, Ledr 9 is an update on the original Ledr 7 by holding more tools. It adds two wide slots for a total of four, alongside the original narrow five pen-sized slots. It also adds 1.25 inches to the height for a total of 7.5 inches, giving you the option of carrying more workshop-grade tools.

The roll softens with use, molding to conform to your tool set over time. Ledr 9 is expected to have a $55 retail price and begin shipping in May.


All-in-one changing back for birth to toddler

Featuring a functional Scandinavian design, Thorsbrenner is a portable foldout changing bag that adapts to a child’s and parents’ needs from birth to toddler. Pieces include a changing station bag, stroller bag, clutch, dummy holder, organic removable mat, cross-body strap, tote bag and two stroller Velcro straps.

The main changing bag ensures you will be able to change your child under the most sanitary conditions, whether or not there is a changing table nearby. The mat can easily be removed and washed, or folded away if needed. The stroller bag clicks onto the stroller handlebars via the Velcro straps.

The bag will retail for $199, with delivery set for this month.