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JackThreads redesigns, get your invite and $5 now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Hot Deals, Internet

Jackthreads invite

Our friends over at JackThreads have just given their website a makeover, and we've also noticed that they've started selling more technology and gadgets recently as crazy discounted prices. They also still sell clothing and accessories too, and everything is at a discount that is sometimes up to 90% off. You've gotta be a member to get in on the action, and to join, you need to be invited. Lucky for you, we've got an invite link that you can take advantage of to join JackThreads, and it'll even hook you up with $5 in credit that you can use on anything you'd like.


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Brass Monki: Sneakers transformed into works of art

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Wearables, Design

Castle Crashers Sneakers

What better way to show off your fanboy-ism than by rocking some custom designed kicks based off your favorite video game or comic book?

Designed by a 21 year old by the name of Daniel Reese, or rather, “Sneaker Freaker”, these colorful shoes pay homage to several different facets of nerd and pop culture, such as: web, video games, films, comic books, music, and more. Get a look at more of his stuff after the jump.

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Tokyoflash Optical illusion LED watch

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Wearables, Design, Misc. Tech

tokyoflash optical illusion

New from Design Studios is a watch that will test your vision and make you look sophisticated at the same time. It’s so ‘00s to tell someone who struggles to read an analog clock that they can’t tell time, but with this tricky digital watch you can pretty much call anyone out. Hiding in plain sight within a green and black optical illusion, the time can be revealed to the less perceptive eye with the touch of a button. But don’t tell anyone the secret when they ask you for the time in the mall. Who knew that being nice to someone who doesn’t have a watch could be so much fun?

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Fabrican Spray-on clothing

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Wearables, Misc. Tech

spray on shirt

Scientists at the Imperial College London have devised a way for you to give your clothes that authentic skin tight look that seems to be all the rage these days, with a product called Fabrican. With a simple spray can that looks like any old aerosol can, you will be able to spray a shirt directly onto your body. The amazing aspect of it all is the fact that the material is actually a cotton/polyester/plastic blend that dries up and can be removed from the skin in a non messy fashion. You can even wash it after you take it off and wear it again. We’ve got video of Fabrican in action after the jump.

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Giveaway: Win $150 in free gear from JackThreads

JackThreads invite

Have you heard of JackThreads? In case you haven’t, they’re a super cool clothing site offering discounts of at least 50% off some of the hottest brands in streetwear, surf, skate, and contemporary fashion. All sales are super limited, normally lasting just a couple days, and you’ve gotta have an invite to even join the site to get access to the goods. We’ve teamed up with JackThreads to bring invites to all our readers, and even better, you’ll get $5 in credit added to your account that you can spend right away if you so desire. That was cool and all, but then we thought we could take this a step further, and now we’ve got a full on contest going on. We are going to give away $150 in JackThreads credit to one of you entrants. Here’s how it’s going down:

Here’s how to enter:

That’s it! Remember, you’ve gotta be a JackThreads member, and you’ve gotta be following the Gear Live Twitter account so that we can send you a DM if you’re the winner. This one is only open to residents of the US and Canada. We will be announcing a winner on September 24, so you’ve got til Friday to qualify.


StarCraft II Ghost messenger bag now available from Blizzard

Starcraft Ghost messenger bagFor fans of WarCraft, StarCraft but not Arts ‘n Crafts, Blizzard Entertainment has now released their StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag.  This way, not only can you spend hours and hours playing games online but when you do unplug you can rest assured that this bag will let everyone know that in the fake, make-believe world in your bedroom you are a man to be reckoned with, to be feared; nay, worshiped!  There is a limit to two per person, so you can only get one for you and one for your girlfriend in Half-Life 2; them’s the breaks.  Now where did I put my Skull and Crossbones footie pajamas?

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Monster and Vivienne Tam collaborate on Butterfly in-ear headphones

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Design, Music

Monster Vivienne Tam Butterfly headphones

Damn, Monster Cable is continuing to flood the headphone market, this time going outside of their partnership, and instead doing a collabo with fashion designer of HP netbook fame. The product will be known at the Butterfly in-ear headphones, and each earbud will have colorful butterfly artwork on it, and it’s all finished up with a light gold-brushed finish. They are being positioned as both a music accessory and a fashion piece, which we guess kind of explains the $199.95 price point. So, who’s picking these up when they ship in April?

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Heartbeats by Lady Gaga added to Beats by Dr. Dre line

Heartbeats by Lady Gaga

We’ve known for a while now that a edition of the headphone line was on the way (heck, the Beats Studio Edition appears in every single one of her music videos,) but we must admit, we didn’t know it would be it’s own standalone product! However, that is exactly what Monster Cable is giving us with the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga in-ear headphones. I’ve confirmed with Monster Cable that they aren’t just a rebranded version of the Beats by Dr. Dre Tour Edition, and they they have a sound and style all their own. Apparently, Lady Gaga helped with the design, and we can believe it, just by looking at the product. Other features include multiple eartips to suit all sizes of ear canal, a travel case, and a flat cable design that eliminates wire tangling.

The Heartbeats by Lady Gaga will hit stores in October, with prices ranging from $99 to $149.

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Will Alsop Alessi Daytimer Watch - Polygonize Your Wrist!

Will Alsope Alessi Watch

Will Alsop has been designing buildings and public spaces in chic European locales for decades - Hamburg, Marseilles and London to name a few.  Recently he has begun lending his designing eye to Alessi, an Italian design firm responsible for a wide range of products too high-end and/or cerebral for me to understand much less afford. 

One thing that I do understand, though, is my need for ironic/retro kitsch - and nothing says retro kitsch quite like a neon green polygonal watch.  If you are looking for something cool and ergonomic that reminds you a bit of the 80’s yet don’t want to wave your nerd-flag too high with calculator watch then this is the timepiece for you.  At $118.48 (83 Euro) it is a small price to pay for a modernized piece of your childhood… if you were a child in the 80’s.  Wow, having to preface that makes me feel old.  Now where is my Prince - Purple Rain concert t-shirt?

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Solar Powered LED Necklace

solar LED necklace If you like to make statements with bold jewelry, make statements about alternative energy or just make statements in support of glowing in the dark, we have found the necklace for you! May Yokoyama’s Lux neckace is constructed of solar panels strung with LED bulbs. After two hours of charging the necklace will glow for four hours, ensuring your statement is made clearly and for a long time.

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