Going on vacation soon? We have just the thing to keep your small valuables safe: ArchPort’s sandals and sneakers. Their clever footwear have soles that double as large hidden compartments, perfect for storing keys, money, credit cards, etc. And fortunately, you can access your stash without having to take your shoes off, for ultimate discretion. The company claims their footwear are highly durable and should last five years. ArchPort sneakers and sandals are currently available at Amazon.
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This has to be one of the gaudiest iPods we have seen to date. Buy a Limited Edition Tide “Loads of Hope” t-shirt in blue, yellow, or black for $10.00 and you will have a chance to win a customized Tide iPod or a $50.00 gift card from the iTunes store from Proctor and Gamble. All proceeds from the sales will go to the St. Bernard Project, which is endeavoring to build 10 houses for New Orleans’ families. We realize that not everybody wants to sport a shirt that turns you into a walking billboard, but maybe you could just purchase one for your Uncle Malcolm for Father’s Day and keep the reward, should you win one, for yourself. The promotion is open until June 25.
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Not everyone wears their cellphone clipped to their jeans. Some of us keep our phone in a tote or handbag, and are thus unable to hear it ring. The folks at BlueQ invented a solution: the Bluetooth Vibrating Wristband, which—you guessed it—vibrates whenever your stowed-away bluetooth-enabled phone receives a call. But wait, there’s more! You can design your own wristband on the company’s website. Just upload the photo of your choice, which will then be printed and applied to your BlueQ. Pricing is not yet available, so stay tuned…
A couple of months ago, we told you about the Tunebuckle, a sleek belt buckle that also stores your
iPodnano. Well the clothing-iPod synergy continues with iWear. How does it work? The iWear is back casing for your Nano, placed behind an article of clothing (say a pant leg), and then fit you your iPod into the case from the front side. Since you only see the iPod and not the case, we think the effect is odd-but-cool-looking, and is a rather convenient way to store your nano, especially at the gym. Available now for $25 USD.
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If you can find a more aptly-named item than the “Show Off T-Shirt” we’d love to see it. This tee actually has a graphic equalizer panel that is sensitive to sound, so that the red, yellow and green lights actually move to the beat of music playing nearby. Luckily, the shirt’s small, detachable battery pack has an on/off switch, in case you suddenly decide normalcy isn’t so bad after all. Requires 4 AAA batteries, which are not included. For better or worse, instant (if fleeting) fame can be costly, as the $92 USD price for this tee can attest to.
So we recently suggested some fascinating but very expensive Mother’s Day gifts, such as this Windows-Powered Sewing Machine. Here’s another cool gift idea for you non-Trumps: it’s the Women’s Digital Photo Wallet, which includes a removable photo viewer, able to store up to 55 color shots! You just transfer the photos via USB, and the battery is rechargeable. The 1.4 inch display is a tad small, but hey, it’s for a wallet, and it guarantees Mom will have the coolest gift to show off to her posse the next day. That alone is worth the $50 USD, isn’t it?
Another day, another use for retro Nintendo byproducts and cool Transformer and Star Wars replicas. The belt buckles come in three designs:
- Transformer Optimus Prime, 2.75 x 2.5-inches wide and will fit a belt up to 1.5-inches wide - $14.99.
- Nintendo, 2 x 4.5-inches wide and will fit a belt up to 1.75-inches wide - $14.99.
- Darth Vader 3.5 x 3.5-inches and will fit a belt up to 1.5-inches wide - $24.99.
All three are available online at ThinkGeek.
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Have you ever had a terrific t-shirt idea but didn’t have much start up capital? Spreadshirt is the answer to your entrepreneurial dreams. They offer a free shop with a simple color print and one line of text for €3 (~$6.00.) You set your own price plus commission for each clothing article that is purchased. Set up a premium account and you can add more features, such as more intricate designs or more colors. Spreadshirt will even donate 3 Euros (~$4.00) for each shirt sold through May 16 to Earth Day International in honor of Earth Day, which is coming up April 22.
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We love the 80’s, and if you’re a certain age, you’ll remember the 80’s were the era of boom boxes, Walkmans and cassette tapes. That’s why the Gold Cassette Belt Buckle brings a poignant tear to our eye. It’s a shiny, 18K gold-plated/filled real cassette tape, and the insides actually twist! Comes with a black or brown belt. At $210 USD we think it’s a little pricey, but just think of the wistful smiles you’ll generate as you strut down the street.
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Okay, we know it’s March and Spring is just around the corner. But as cold as our floor gets at work, we think this item could be used all year long. They’re wool USB gloves, which once plugged in, actually warm up your hands by 10 degrees in five minutes! There are two levels of heat, and finger holes for typing ease. Unfortunately, you will need to use two of your precious USB ports to plug in the gloves. And ladies, not only are they stylish, but they make a great conversation piece while you’re typing away next to that hottie at your local cafe…
Available for $23 USD.
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