With the advent of such things as Google Wallet and Apple’s Passbook there is a growing interest in virtual wallets. At the same time the need for a physical wallets is as great as ever. We looked at high-tech options like the Flipside Wallet and minimalist options like Vέος llc CNC Aluminum Wallet. Flipside has even jumped into theRead more
BLING! That’s the only way to describe the Monster Diamond Tears Edge Headphones. These fashion headphones stand out thanks to their crystal encrusted ear cups and music control. The sharp edges of the headphones immediately remind you of the facets on diamonds, and the transparent crystalline look of the Clear Diamond review sample we were sent (they also comeRead more
If I’ve blathered on about it before I do apologize but: I love watches (both wrist and pocket). I don’t wear a watch any more — I’m generally a form-follows-function kind of guy, and since there’s a clock function on my iPhone, there’s no real need. I don’t tend to accessorize; you can ask Judie how downright shocked she wasRead more
Welcome to part two of my two-part hooded pillow review humiliation. In Part One I came clean and related that, while still watching the good folks from HoodiePillow make their pitch on SharkTank, I ordered a hooded pillow case from them. The HoodiePillow is a quality pillowcase made from sweatshirt material. What makes this pillow case special is that, asRead more
I was watching SharkTank a few months ago when I saw the HoodiePillow pitch. I laughed … out loud. In part because the product sounds so silly, but also because we were pitched this product or something like it quite some time ago, and I thought it was a joke. What’s a HoodiePillow you ask?
The Sharks asked the sameRead more
Back in early May of 2012, Dan posted an article about both Judie and him supporting the Pebble Watch Kickstarter project. The project became noteworthy in that it became one of the most heavily supported Kickstarter projects in Kickstarter history. Initially hoping to raise $100,000, it meet that goal two hours after going live. In less than a weekRead more
In the realm of headphones the quip, “It’s better to look good than to feel good” might well be rendered as “It’s better to look good than to sound good.”. In both cases, the statement is obviously nonsense. Just ask anyone with chronic inflammatory arthritis… it doesn’t matter a bit what you look like if you feel awful. Similarly
The other day I received my Kickstarter Pebble Watch in the mail, and I was excited as you might imagine. However, as I began to use it, I quickly noticed how well the device face ergonomics might lend itself to skinning and screen protection. As it turns out, Slickwraps.com has released attractive skins to do just that with their WrapsRead more
I recently reviewed the Trina Turk by M-Edge Macbook Case and iPhone 5 case; this Trina Turk iPad Cover rounds out the trio of accessories currently offered. The Trina Turk iPad case appears to be built on an M-Edge Revolve 360 Case chassis, which is smart because the Revolve 360 is a great case. As the name implies,Read more
Earlier today, Tokyoflash announced the latest addition to the 2013 lineup, the Kisai X. The X takes me back a bit with Tokyoflash due to the fact that you really have to know how to “decode the time” to read the watch. On most of their current lineup, the time if very simple to read. I’m quite a fan ofRead more
When we were walking the aisles at CES, there was one booth that stood out like a bright sunflower in a field of hay; that booth belonged to M-Edge, and the items that caught my eye were their new mobile accessories designed by Trina Turk. I love the fact that Trina Turk is designing such eye-popping cases for theRead more
I’ve been guilty of playing it safe bland by keeping my mobile devices inside black, brown, and beige accessories … not that there’s anything wrong with that. But every now and then I do like to carry something that pops a bit more, and that’s where the Trina Turk for M-Edge MacBook Case comes in.
For those who didn’t
One of the great things about Tokyoflash is that they take fan and user feedback and concepts, and then they bring them to reality. The latest creation to come out of the Tokyoflash labs is the user designed Kisai OTO. A German fan submitted this design to the concept blog, it was voted on, and Tokyoflash decided to make itRead more
During CES, Judie and I had the opportunity to sit down with Martian Watches to chat about their product, the experience of going on Kickstarter in order to first promote and back it, and to gain some insight into their thoughts about the overall smart watch market. We both came away impressed by the product itself and the people whoRead more
Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! (Do the cool kids these days get that allusion? I bet not.)
Ordinarily, one doesn’t expect there to be a recall for one’s clothes on the off-chance that they might, ya know, catch on fire. But with clothes nowadays incorporating more and more tech, the power for that tech has to come from somewhere, and
Are you one of the people who backed the Pebble watch on Kickstarter?
Dan and I were, but unlike every other smartwatch that we have personally backed on the crowd funding site Kickstarter since the phenomenally successful Pebble was successfully funded, the Pebble still hasn’t shipped. We’ve been curious about the holdup; not alarmed, just curious. (Note: after the press
Okay, yes, I’m a total nerd, but I really love it when our buddy Jason from Gadgets and Gear sends us news about an interesting new item. From Green Lantern watches to Air Guitars (with capital letters, yes) to light-up flashing shoelaces, it’s always fun for me to see what they have now. I mean, it’s always nerd-friendly, if you
From now until 2013, we’re going to take a look at some New Year’s Resolutions and a Gear Diary way to help you keep them.
New Year Resolution: Get in Shape in 2013
It’s a new year and you’ve decided to make it a new you! So you’re really going to buckle down and get fit, but before you pickRead more
Image courtesy of Tokyoflash
Tokyoflash is taking it all the way to the wire this year with some of the latest designs to hit their shelves. A press release this morning reveals yet another concept to reality release naming the “Kisai Spider LCD.” Inspired by a spider web like design the front of the watch has a hexagonal shape and
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The goodness just keeps on coming from Tokyoflash this year. There are so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to figure out which one(s) to ask Old St. Nick to stuff in your stocking this year. Today they announced another frontrunner for the Kisai line dubbed the “Kisai Space Digits LCD Watch.” This by
Now personally, I’ve never looked at an item of clothing and thought, “Gee, I wish I could swap that around so that it looked different!” But then, when it comes to clothing, I have been told multiple times that I lack imagination (not to mention color sense). So for those of you who don’t lack imagination, and do sometimes wish
I’ve been a fan of Flipside Wallet’s products since I first saw, and later reviewed, the Flipside 2X Wallet. (Read the post.) Sure, the Flipside Wallet 2X looks a bit unusual, but I really like it. I like the fact that it keeps my wallet organized; I like the fact that my credit cards are shielded from crooksRead more
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Tokyoflash is taking no time off this season in releasing new watches; they have wasted no time following up the holiday weekend with a new watch creation, called the Kisai Polygon. This all stainless steel watch features a symmetrical styled face that uses shaded polygons and lines to reveal the time. The time is displayed
I don’t wear wristwatches any more. (And these days, it’s hard for me to think of wristwatches without thinking of Christopher Walken’s epic and bizarre telling of his Vietnam war POW experience to the young Butch in “Pulp Fiction”. But I digress.) I have a really beautiful Tag Heuer watch with an engraved clasp that I received as a bonus