Tom Bihn sent us a couple of their bags to review, and also one to give away to one of our readers. While we haven’t yet completed reviewing the bags (they will be put to the test in a couple of weeks at E3), I can say that people have stopped me to ask where I got the bag on the streets. We were able to sit down with Tom to discuss a few aspects of the company and what makes their bags unique. The questions are actually from you guys, as we received a bunch of email when we were running the bag giveaway.
What are a few things about a Tom Bihn bag that sets it apart from another?
All of our bags are completely American made. We are very proud of that. They are very streamlined, with appealing aesthetics with highly functional designs. Looking at them, you will also see that we use bold colors in our materials. One of the nicer things, though, is that the bags are extremely durable. We had one customer actually complain to us that his bag, after seven years, has yet to wear itself out!
A few weeks ago we reviewed the SLEEPTRACKER watch which aims to change one’s life by improving the start of their day. We got a lot of questions from readers who wanted more information on the background of the product, so we decided to go straight to the source. Lee Loree is the Managing Partner of Innovative Sleep Solutions, and the mind behind the SLEEPTRACKER. We were able to chat with him about the function of the device, as well as the success it is enjoying.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself, along with what your position is at Innovative Sleep Solutions?
I came up with the idea for SLEEPTRACKER as I lay reading in bed one night. My wife had been asleep for a few hours when she rolled over. As she rolled over I said something and she responded. We spoke briefly then she went back to sleep. I waited about 10 minutes and tried to speak to her in the same tone and she did not respond. I found that exchange interesting so I started spending evenings in libraries and on line researching sleep. From there I had meetings with doctors in the sleep field to access our idea and work to build our model.
Our Tom Bihn Brain Bag Giveaway ends tomorrow, so we wanted to let anyone that may have missed it in on the contest. All you need to do is tell us what gear you have to have with you on a daily basis in the comment area of the original post. We choose the winner completely at random - US residents only.
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Podbrix brings you a new type of t-shirt that may be used as a holder for your iPod shuffle. By using a magnetic clasp, the lego-styled figure printed on the shirt will hold the shuffle in place, even under vigorous activity. The website marks the t-shirt as being sold out and the description says only 300 units will be made - however, we can expect other manufactures to follow suit. Now if only the figure actually clasped its “hands” around the iPod Shuffle – now that would be sweet!
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Update: If you think the SLEEPTRACKER watch is cool, check out our video of the SLEEPPHASE Alarm Clock!
A few weeks ago we told you about a product called SLEEPTRACKER. The SLEEPTRACKER watch is unique in that while it tells you the time and has a built-in alarm like every other digital watch, this one actually monitors your sleep and wakes you at the moment that your body would best adjust from moving from a sleeping state to being awake. Does it live up to the hype? Find out after the jump.
People have always said “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” (at least they say it on TV a lot). Spam has certainly been a thorn in the side of just about every Internet user in this modern age. Instead of getting upset, how about stealing those catchy spam email subjects and making shirts out of them? That is exactly what SPAMSHIRT allows you to do. You can now sport all your favorite spam subjects, like “Fr-e.e Ci@l1s 4 U!”, right on your chest.
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Could lighted underwear be the next big thing? Back in November we told you about GloThong, a glow in the dark thong. Now we bring you LED underwear by Puff-Buff. Much like the GloThong, expect to see these designs on the night club scene in the not so distant future. If clubbin just ain’t yo thang, perhaps using the garment as a night light for some late night reading would be a more viable alternative.
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My geek meter went right past the 11 mark when I saw the Pilot Watch, which has a built in slide rule. If you didn’t know, a slide rule is a device made obsolete by the invention of the electronic calculator. For those of us who want to get nostalgic or flaunt their supergenius, the slider helps you solve time, distance and speed equations, provide currency conversions, multiply, divide, and perform any conversion of a linear nature such as ounces to grams, kilograms to pounds, miles to kilometers, etc. Impress your date and calculate tips at the same time! It retails for $250.
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Adidas is gearing up for the launch of its new sneaker, which features a microchip that helps to adjust the fit as you engage in various walking/running activities. Small cables inside the shoe adjust the heel cushion as the microchip senses the pressure on the sneaker. At $250, I was expecting it have a wireless MP3 player built in too. The worlds first “smart shoe” will hit stores on March 18.
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Behold, the Anti-Panti. Those polka dot looking things up there are actually 4” discs of cloth which are sticky on the underside. The point here is that the ladies will be able to stop wearing panties altogether, and instead stick these things in the crotch of their pants. No more panty lines, because you are no longer wearing panties! It’s like wearing a pad all the time, but with designs like Tiger, Camoflauge, and even Jesus. Wow.
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