Sharper Image® began in California with the placement of select space ads in print publications. It evolved to become a popular mail order catalog in 1977 and over time expanded to both develop proprietary products and to market good through a chain of retail stores. Products included state of the art personal gear, home electronics, air purifiers, gifts, high-tech lifestyle products and futuristic gadgets; the solutions-based items represented cutting edge technology coupled with innovation and a bit of mystery. While the catalog was folded and the stores closed in 2008, today the iconic lifestyle brand has been reinvented to stand for quality, innovation and design; it encompasses a broad product line intended to enhance and improve your well-being and quality of life through technology and innovation. Notable selections include batteries and power charging solutions; travel accessories; kitchenware and gadgets.