Yes, there are literally thousands of chess games available for mobile devices. But there’s still something utterly satisfying about moving physical pieces around an actual board, and facing your opponent. So skip Chess With Friends and go with Jonas Lang’s beautiful laser-cut chess set that’s as easy to carry as your ultra-thin laptop.
The various pieces can be assembled and disassembled in no time, and when deconstructed they all pack away on the underside of the board like a simple puzzle. The set’s also available in a small assortment of colours with optional custom engraving, and for just $US32 it completely bucks the trend of innovative designer products costing a small fortune.