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New Stuff From the Old Guard

A random mix of cheap, cool merchandise.


Just arrived: a Sharpie that doesn’t bleed through paper ($2.25 at Airline Stationery, 284 Madison Ave., nr. 40th St.; 212-532-6525).

Notebook creator Rhodia introduces a mouse pad–notepad that lets you scroll and scribble in the same desk space ($6.50 at Tribbles Home and Garden, 217 W. Broadway, nr. Franklin St.; 212-965-8480).

Starting Sept. 1, Target hooks up with makeup brands like JK Jemma Kidd and Pixi by Petra ($12–$39; 8801 Queens Blvd., nr. 56th Ave., Elmhurst; 718-760-5656).

The minuscule Macally PowerLink works as an emergency iPod or iPhone battery pack, a data-syncing device, and a flash drive ($50 at B&H, 420 Ninth Ave., at 34th St.; 212-444-6615).

A literally pint-size watering can holds just enough liquid to keep your office ficus from croaking ($7.50 at Sprout Home, 44 Grand St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-4440).

T-Mobile’s Google smart phone (alternately called the G1 or the HTC Dream) is rumored to sport an open-source operating system, a sliding screen with a five-row keyboard, and an iPhone-beating intro price: $150. Release date TBD (T-Mobile, 485 Madison Ave., at 52nd St.; 646-735-3300).

This carafe-and-cup set looks delicate but is made from tough lab glass ($44 at Moon River Chattel, 62 Grand St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-1121).


Fall Preview 2008

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