Tag Archive: Clothes


The hood itself is printed, and you can zip it up for additional anonymity. The Darth Vader has a classy pinstripe look on the arms and a blank back. The Stormtrooper has the Star Wars logo on the back. Our favorite, though, is the Boba Fett, complete with rocket pack printed on the back.

Long-sleeve, full-zip hooded sweatshirts are 60% cotton / 40% polyester. They have two front pockets and ribbed cuffs and bottom. The ink on this is really soft compared to most of our hoodies. Note that the zipper extends all the way up the hood the hood. The eyes on the sides of the hood are mesh so they’re see-through. We recommend that you turn the hoodie inside out before washing in cold water and lay flat to dry. Available at Think Geek for only $49.99

Advertisements

The otaku in us emerges from a haze of video games and ramen to wonder why this Tadashi dress wasn’t named shibari, but maybe that’s because of the NSFW-ness of it all

This fitted sheath from Tadashi Shoji features crisscrossing contrast stripes for a strikingly modern design. Available at www1.bloomingdales.com for $410

Porsche Design just announced the follow-up to P’9521, a quad-band cell phone milled from a single solid block of aluminum and a single sheet of scratchproof glass.

Besides the black and brushed appearance the P’9522 offers Wi-Fi, GPS, a 2.8″ AM OLED display, fingerprint sensor and a five megapixel still/video camera with flash and digital zoom.

iPhone and iPod friendly ladybug from VestaLife

Vestalife will launch the Ladybug iPod / iPhone Speaker Dock at CES International in Las Vegas in January 2008 (it won the CES Innovation Design and Engineering Award you know). This amplified speaker system sports stereo speakers, a subwoofer, LED volume level indicators, a USB port for synchronization and a remote control – I guess I don’t have to mention that it looks like a ladybug, do I?

A few weeks back, Borders opened up pre-ordering for the Kobo e-reader, a simple, $150 tablet that will be attached to its upcoming e-bookstore. We didn’t realize at the time, but the bookseller has no plans of stopping there. In fact, Borders will launch a series of up to 10 e-reading devices across the price spectrum in its retail locations. All the devices will make use of Borders e-bookstore and will be showcased in retail stores in an area called “Area-e.”

Next up on that list is the Libre, an even cheaper e-reading option manufactured by Aluratek. It will retail for $120, feature a 5-inch LCD black-and-white display and double as digital music player. It will also come with 100 preloaded classics. Borders is currently taking orders for the Libre, which will hit the market in July.

Personally, I like what Borders is doing here. When you boil it down, e-readers really just replace paperback books that you could buy for 5 to 10 bucks or borrow for free at your local library. In other words, the cheaper they can make a basic e-reader, the better. That and the fact that these devices are tied to a well-known name in books should make them an intriguing option for consumers, even if they don’t become a rousing success story.

Mmmm.. Fixed device against white background..

Granted, showing your device fixed up close with hands and fingers walking you through the features, all against a bright white background might just be the most logical way to show what your device got, but Bell’s new ad for Palm Pre does feel a bit inspired by Apple’s iPod / iPhone ads, doesn’t it? Just a tiny bit? Anyway, the device and interface still looks good.

Tired of having to lean your clammy, dripping body beyond the curtain when trying to use your iPad during a morning shower? Aren’t we all. Aren’t we all. Well, now you can bring your iPad right into the shower with you. What Apple Fanboy won’t love that?

Japanese accessory manufacturer Tunewear has introduced Waterwear, a plastic iPad case that will enable you to bring the iPad anywhere that water threatens your circuits. It allows you to touch and swipe right through its transparent face, making the iPad experience as natural as ever. Showing that our example of iPad showering was on the minds of its designers, Waterwear even includes a shower hanger for draping the tablet over the shower head while you soap your face.

Trying to stay under a $600 PC budget but can’t wait for the affordable ultrathins or ultrapowerful netbooks? Woot’s got a way out with a $549 Dell 17-inch Studio notebook. Built for entertainment, the refurbished Dell Studio 1737 includes a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, a DVD player and burner, a webcam and Vista Home Premium installed. There’s also an HDMI output and a 1-year warranty if you’re a worry wart. I know, PCs don’t make the greatest impulse buys, but normally a 17-inch Studio with these specs will set you back $759, so consider pulling the trigger if you were already shopping.

Cheaper, still small and silent

Shuttle launched the “All-in-One Mini-PC” X50 a while ago but will, as of the end of June 2009, be available as a barebone system as well, meaning you get to buy this sleek, 3.6 cm thin and fanless system and then equip it with your operating system, HDD/SSD and RAM of choice.

The X50 is available in both black and white, both sporting Intel Atom 330 dual-core processors (2×1.6 GHz), a 15.6″ touchscreen, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, wlan, gigabit-lan, card reader, stereo speakers, microphone and the forementioned fanless power supply (65 Watt).

Though the details are a bit fuzzy, these solar panels from start-up Veranda Solar are a promising new product that could revolutionize the concept of solarizing your home. Sure everyone wants to go solar…in theory. But who actually goes the full mileage and procures the funding, installs all the equipment and gets their house producing its own energy from sunlight? Not seeing a lot of hands. Now, hanging a panel out the window and plugging ‘er in– that sounds like something the average American could actually get into. Unfortunately, there seems to be no indication of how much power you’ll actually be able to produce with this $400-600 investment. To be fair, Veranda is still in the production stages, so there’s plenty of time to fill us in. These panels seem to be a solid step in a realistically sustainable direction. Kudos.