TechStyles Top 10 – July 2011

The OCD Chef Cutting Board from Fred & Friends

July 2011 was a pretty good month for us here at TechStyles, in fact it was our second-biggest month since the site launched in March last year. The best month was due to one story going huge (more than 15,000 page views on one day alone) on Reddit, so getting close to that number was a big, and satisfying, achievement.

So here we have our top 10 most-read stories for the month of July 2011.

1. OCD Chef Cutting Board – extreme order out of food chaos

Given Masterchef’s success you’d perhaps put the popularity of a cutting board story be due to the culinary zeitgeist. But no. The OCD Chef Cutting Board (pictured above) story has been popular due to it going well on the StumbleUpon website. It’s a neat idea, and will result in some very neat, very ordered, very equal… vegetables. Read the full story at OCD Chef Cutting Board – extreme order out of food chaos

2. Brennan JB7 – CD player with up to a 5,000 CD disc capacity hard drive

Brennan JB7 CD player with hard driveThis story has been a constant presence in our Top 10 lists since it was published in March last year. You’ll not find it in stores, it can only be ordered online. And until I ran across the Olive music server devices, the JB7 was my most wanted home music system device. Still, check it out, it looks a great product. Read the full story at Brennan JB7 – CD player with up to a 5,000 CD disc capacity hard drive

3. BMC teammachine SLR01 bicycle – Cadel’s victory machine?

BMC SLR01 bike, with the Tour de France win-influenced colour scheme

I spent three weeks watching every minute of this year’s Tour de France, an event I love to bits. And this year, for the very first time, an Aussie won what is the world’s biggest annual sports event. This piece of bikegasm is the bike Cadel did indeed ride to victory. Read the full story at BMC teammachine SLR01 bicycle – Cadel’s victory machine?

4. Nokia announce the N9 smartphone. Available… sometime.

The Nokia N9 colour range

The early word on this phone is that yes, it looks very nice, but will it put Nokia back in any way into the smartphone game? The answer is probably no, as that will I think have to wait, until we see the fruits of the Nokia and Microsoft partnership later this year. I’m hoping to have a hands on with the Nokia N9 this week. Stay tuned! Read the full story at Nokia announce the N9 smartphone. Available… sometime.

5. Kees Van Der Westen Speedster Espresso Machine

Kees Van Der Westen Speedster coffee machine, yellow, front angle

God this is a nice looking arrangement of metal and tubes and things. The fact that it looks good is one thing, one very big thing, but it also makes killer coffee. Let’s see, two cups of bought coffee per day… surely this would be a money saver in the long run! Read the full story at Kees Van Der Westen Speedster Espresso Machine

6. Griffin Survivor – heavy duty iPhone 4, iPod Touch & iPad 2 case

Griffin Survivor - heavy duty iPhone 4 case

At some point in time, we all drop our iPads, iPods and iPhones. It’s just a matter of how lucky we are with the severity of the drop, the angle, and the surface. Have a look at the Griffin Survivor if you’re on the clumsy side – there’s a video embedded in this story displaying the protective properties of the cases. Read the full story at Griffin Survivor – heavy duty iPhone 4, iPod Touch & iPad 2 case

7. JBL SB 300 soundbar – a first for JBL

JBL SB 300 soundbar

Want to improve the sound of your TV? Soundbar systems can do that, without taking up too much room. This one from JBL is on the budget end of the soundbar scale. Read the full story at JBL SB 300 soundbar – a first for JBL

8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds camera preview

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 - white

This Panasonic DMC-G3 is still to be released, but if it’s anything like the previous Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic, it’s a good ‘un. Read the full story at Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Micro Four Thirds camera preview

9. Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet computer on sale tomorrow

Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet computer

This somewhat unique spin on the tablet computer was released in late May this year. It runs on Android Honeycomb, the first version of the Android operating system to be written specifically for tablets. Read the full story at Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet computer on sale tomorrow

10. Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook computer 

Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook computer, pictured with a Lambo

This laptop computer would I imagine quickly divide people, to either love the design, or hate it. But the colour, the car design styling, and frankly the price, really do make this computer stand out from the crowd. Read the full story at Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook computer