Named after their beloved family farm, Brookstone was founded by Pierre de Beaumont and his wife Marry out of their Berkshires house in 1965. On a mission to provide hard-to-find tools to the general public, Pierre began tinkering around to create products to sell via his new cat ... Read More alog-only company. After a few years, demand was high enough that the couple opened their first retail location in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Today, Brookstone carries myriad useful items such as grills, wireless speakers, and Tempur-Pedic pillows. The Brookstone Rover 2.0 might tempt consumers who are looking to fulfill a spy fantasy. Controlled by an iPod, iPhone, smartphone, or iPad, it is an app-controlled wireless tank that transmits sound, takes live video and still photos, and uses infrared night vision to see in the dark. The user navigates it by way of arrow controls. The Brookstone Bubble Shield for tablets is water-resistant and keeps iPads and tablets clean and dry. With screen-sensitivity technology, it doesn't interfere with the touch experience, so you can work or browse poolside or at the beach. For everyday tablet protection, the snap-on Brookstone Classic Tablet Case allows easy access to buttons and ports; it's made of faux leather and comes with a stand for hands-free use.