It's a very different kind of idea for cycle navigation and a nice, minimal looking product too. You can support the project on Kickstarter (where it has already well exceeded it's funding goal!).
Since releasing their smart-thermostat the Google-owned company have released a smoke-alarm and a home security camera, this lock is the next logical step I suppose. We'll be able to control everything with our phones soon enough!
Palette is a system of modules that connects to your computer that could change the way you interact with your apps. It starts with a 'core' unit, to which you add buttons, dials and sliders. Each can be assigned functions, for example a frequently used filter on Photoshop could be assigned to one of the buttons, and simply pressed to use instead of clicking through drop-down menus. The dial could be assigned for zooming in and out, and the slider for increasing or decreasing brightness.
For the last few years I have been using a SpaceNavigator with 3D software which greatly improves efficiency and is really nice to use, I can't imagine working without it! This system looks like a great addition for certain software, I'd love to try it out. Not only do I like the function but they look like well designed products, too.
As with some of the F-abric range my favourite detail is the buttons, which can be unscrewed and reused or recycled. See the whole range here.