Winter will soon be upon us, and those of you with touchscreen devices may have to choose between risking scratching them with ordinary gloves or going inside to use them. Dots Gloves are an inexpensive, simple alternatives. They promise to keep your iPhone, iPod or other device smudge and scratch free. Available in two sizes and four colors, a pair can be yours for $13.00. Their Ragg Wools are also available in black or white for $18.00.
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In our quest to find the gaudiest clothing around, we couldn’t resist this Love Meter T-Shirt. When you move closer to someone, you grow more bars. Of course the other person has to be wearing one, too. Go to a party where everyone dons one and it becomes a veritable lovefest. There is an on/off switch in case your preferred mate is of the wrong sex, and it comes in 4 sizes. Made of cotton, the tee has a removable battery pack that needs 4 AAAs and is priced at $47.34.
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When you take your new Olympus Stylus Cam up north, you might as well pick up some Swany Gloves to go with it. A Red-Dot Award Winner, the g. cell gloves have a fully integrated Bluetooth capable cell phone. Incoming calls will give your wrist a vibration. Take the call by pushing on the back of your hand. The insulated, water repellent gloves also feature voice command dial out. Expect 12 hours standby and 4 hours talk time. The Swany should be out for the holidays with a $495.00 price, so you might want to invest in a couple of parka hooks.
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Torsopants is getting into the Guitar Hero action with their Band Geek Hero line of t-shirts. Choose between Accordion, Triangle, Kazoo, Bagpipes, and many more including our favorite, Cowbell Hero. (After all, you can never have enough cowbell.) The tees come in male and female adult sizes in several styles starting at $19.00 and have recently become available in kids’ sizes. Even if you are not shopping, their site is a minor riot and we suggest you go play on it for awhile.
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We think that the Massage me Jacket must have been designed by a couple of women whose men wouldn’t leave their gaming consoles. Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi are behind the clothing made with a hacked Playstation Controller that takes two to use. One wears the jacket and the other treats the users back as a gamepad, since it has soft, flexible buttons. As long as the game lasts, the wearee earns the real bonus. The duo tells you give you some DIY tips on their site. We’ll take several, please.
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If you are the type that wears a cap just to look cool, the iLogic Sound Hat will certainly add to your sophistication level. Plug in your iPod or MP3 player through its 3.5mm jack and listen to your tunes via the integral speakers located inside the cap. Made from polyester with a fleece lining, it is washable once you remove the speakers and is suggested for those over 8 years old. At the very least it is a lot more comfortable than earbuds and one less cord to tangle. The Sound Hat is available for £14.99 (~$30.00.)
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More hype for the new Batman movie means more bucks for the producers, so it is little wonder that we found this Dark Knight light-up tee. The shirt is made of 100% cotton and has a small unplugable battery pack for washing. The clever t-shirt goes from glow to pulsating and requires 2 AAA batteries (not included.) There is also a Joker version available. Temporarily out of stock, you can pre-order each of the shirts for £19.99 ($~39.00,) in time for the movie premiere in July.
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We have seen lots of clothing for catching WiFi signals, so it is no surprise that Nike Dunks have the same built-in. Named “A Step in the Right Direction,” the sneakers were designed by MSTRPLN and Ubiq. There are 3 LEDs on the flap enclosure that will go solid when it registers a signal up to 50 meters. These are not the kind of shoes to wear on a rainy day, we suspect. Contact Nike for price and availability.
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If you are looking for a baby present, but the kid is too young for an iPod, what would be better than a Onesie to get the little nipper in the correct frame of mind? Unfortunately, it won’t change itself if you push a button and there is no mute. The American made garment is screen printed and available for $25.00 in a size of 6 to 12 months. Those greedy 3 to 6 month olds bought up all of them in the smaller size but you can pre-order for when they are back in stock. Of course, by then the infant will have outgrown it.
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We’ve brought you other crime-prevention apparel and gadgets in the past, such as the No-Contact Jacket and the Cell Phone Stun Gun. Joining the ranks is the meshy Knife-Proof T-Shirt. It’s made of “ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber”—akin to the “aramid fiber” used to create body armor. With that caliber of fabric, we’re pleasantly surprised to learn the tee is also machine washable. The potentially life-saving tee will be available in Japan during June in both a short-sleeve ($190-$522 USD) and long-sleeve ($220-$590 USD) versions. However, the manufacturer, Nihon Uni, does not seem to have a website to order from.
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