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Time TeeOur latest contribution to animated informal wear collection is the Time Tee, which literally tells the time. Plug 4 AAA batteries (not included) in and hide them into an inner pocket, and the shirt displays an electro-luminescent front panel. Change it to a stop watch and time your server at the local sports bar, count down your lunch hour, or let your jogging partner know how slow they are. It also powers down when you can’t show it off to anyone. The Time Tee comes in sizes medium (38 to 40) and large (40 to 42) and is available at Firebox for $39.95.

(Thanks, Jennifer)

Read More | Firebox

Gallery: Wear Time With This Tee


Air Kicks Anti-Gravity BootsSo you’ve always wanted a trampoline, but you grew up in the city or your parents basically knew better. Now’s your chance to make up for lost time (sorta) with Air Kicks Anti-Gravity Boots. Just strap them on “over any shoe” and bounce away. We keep picturing a pickup basketball game with everyone wearing these, but we digress. The Air-Kicks can be used indoors or out, so pick up some protective gear (please!), keep your health insurance card handy, and go out and create a bouncy, hi-energy dance routine with your new Kicks. Then, take your show on the road and win a million bucks on our guiltiest pleasure, “America’s Got Talent”.  When you do, don’t forget to show us a little love. For ages 10 and over and available for $137 USD.

Read More | Air Kicks via UberGizmo

Gallery: Put Some Bounce in your Step with Air Kicks Anti-Gravity Boots

Insulated Cooling CapWant some relief from the scorching temps that have invaded the planet? Hammacher Schlemmer has the answer with its Insulated Cooling Cap. Featuring a patented Hydroweave system that utilizes the sun and “draws heat away from your head,” simply immerse it in water and it is said to evaporate the liquid the way that your sweat glands operate. It’s available in navy or khaki for $25.00. The funny thing is, we think we already created this concept, but we call it a cool shower without a towel.

Read More | Hammacher Schlemmer

Gallery: Hat Cools with Hydroweave

Mickey MemoringDisplayed at the International Gift Expo in Tokyo this week is Yujin’s Mickey Mouse USB Flash “Memoring.” This bracelet holds 356MB and is made out of silicon rubber so that is flexible enough to wear, instead of having to add it to your keychain. We’re not exactly sure what makes it properly Disney however, because even though one of them comes in the official color of Minnie’s dress, we couldn’t find even a hint of the famous mouse’s persona. Still, it makes a very functional fashion statement.

Read More | >3yen

Gallery: Wear USB Mickey on Your Wrist

Heart Rate MonitorNext week, the first Wearable Technologies Congress will be held in Munich. Some of the items include jackets that protect against extreme heat or cold and a solar shopping bag similar to the Solar Beach Tote we recently showed you. What really attracted our attention was the German beurer GmbH Beltless Heart Rate Monitor. Based on the impressive science known as plethysmography, a sensor measures light reflected by the bloodstream through your finger artery. We think it would be novel if we knew we were going to have a heart attack before we actually biked it up that steep hill ahead.

Read More | beurer via I4U

Gallery: Heart Rate Monitor is Like Second Skin

iPod Mini SkirtSo we’ve featured -related apparel in the past, but mostly for men, such as belt buckles and suits. But now we’ve got a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for the ladies: a line of capris, mini skirts, jackets, shorts, boot leg pants and tanks, with a built-in pocket for your iPod or MP3 player, courtesy of Vickerey. iPod broken? The pocket lays flat while your buddy is being repaired. Prices range from $55 to $96 USD. As with our other obsessions—wacky USB-powered gadgets and unusual iPod docks—we can’t wait to see what’s next in the world of iPod apparel. Bra and panties, maybe?

Read More | Vickerey via Crave

Gallery: iPod Apparel, for Ladies Only

RolexRolex recently unveiled its latest entry into the politically correct timekeeping world during the recent BaselWorld 2007 in Switzerland. The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Regatta Chronograph features a mechanical memory with a programmable countdown with its ring command bazel, ensuring that you don’t miss the next big event. The posh timepiece is easily adaptable to changing conditions, allowing you to reset with a start/stop pusher and runs on a 4160 caliber movement with 360 componets. The Yachtmaster II is available in both yellow and white gold to match your admiral coat’s buttons.

Read More | Rolex

Gallery: Rolex Yachtmaster Unveiled

Darkside Watches

Tokyoflash has told Gear Live that they have two new black and blue Limited Edition watches that still take a bit of deciphering to read. The LEDs feature time, date, and day of the week and have auto-light activation possible every fifteen minutes between 6 p.m. and midnight to remind you that it is way past your bedtime. The timepieces have a stainless steel band and run on two lithium batteries. Getting your own piece of the “Dark Side” will cost you 21,900 ($180.62) and ¥15,900 ($131.13) respectively.

Read More | Tokyoflash

Gallery: Dark Side Watches Unveiled

Pac-Man Belt

Similar to the gold cassette belt buckle, we bring you retro attire that is guaranteed to elicit wistful, nostalgic smiles from passersby. This time it’s the Pac-Man Belt, adjustable up to 42”, made of black canvas and trimmed in blue, with Inky, Pinky, Blinky and the oddly-named Clyde running all around the belt.  But we’re wondering if all that even matters to hardcore fans of the game.  Just looking at it makes us long for the 80’s, when it was all about putting quarters on the arcade machine to guarantee “we have next”.  But the belt —and the game—is likely to find a whole new audience, thanks to the new version, with new mazes to conquer - Pac-Man Championship Edition.  Available for almost $20 USD.


Read More | Truffle Shuffle

Gallery: Honor Your Gaming Past with the Pac-Man Belt

Purse OrganizerIf you’re a woman with a thing for gadgets (raising hand), your handbag can get a little, well, cluttered. Our , cell phone, PSP or DS and our beloved-but-defunct Tapwave Zodiac have all fought for space amongst all the other stuff in our bag (make-up, magazines, wallet, etc.). Help has arrived with the Purse Organizer, which, when expanded, surrounds the perimeter of your handbag, and holds your gadgetry (or whatever) in six different pockets in a variety of sizes. Changing bags? Just roll up the Purse Organizer and it’s good to go. Available for $15 USD.

Read More | The Container Store via Techie Diva

Gallery: The Purse Organizer Keeps Gadgets Handy