In the second edition of Our Favourite Sites, we’re taking a look at Uncrate, a beautiful but simple product blog.

Uncrate is an incredible site with a very basic premise. They show off awesome products and services in a range of categories (usually masculinely-focused, but that’s not always the case) with large photos and succinct descriptions. And that’s pretty much it.

It’s hard not to love a site this simple. Every day, we can count on seeing at least three or four new awesome things on Uncrate that we would have never known about otherwise. It’s the site that helped us discover this awesome iPhone cover, this wickedly spicy jar of beans, and this car we’ll never have.

The variety to Uncrate is probably our favourite part. They’ve got ten categories ranging from vehicles to movies to space, and each of them gets updated regularly. This also isn’t a website devoted to giving you a metric ton of information, either. The writers at Uncrate put together a paragraph that sums up the product nicely, tells you its price (though many items are concepts that are not priced yet), and lets you discover the rest on your own.

The site boasts having found well over 9,900 items, a number that should break the 10,000 mark before the end of the year. They’ve also been rated one of Time’s 50 Best Websites of 2012, a much deserved achievement.

Lucky for us, Uncrate has two sister sites, Gallivant and Outblush, tackling the worlds of travel and more female-targeted products, respectively. They also run another of our favourite sites (in an upcoming post) called Devour. That one is a total gem and you should check it out, too!

About The Author

Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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