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UV-Responsive Contact Lens Darken Automatically Under Sunlight

November 11, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

UV-Responsive Contact Lens Darken Automatically Under Sunlight

Believe it or not, while glasses that turn a shade darker under bright sunlight have been around for 40 years, only recently has someone developed a pair of contact lens that does the same.
Even better, through the use of some nifty nano-engineering, these photochromic (that’s the scientific term folks) lens perform even better than their traditional, frame-rimmed counterparts. According to the director of the Singaporean institute responsible for this development, the contact lens adapt faster, thanks to the use of a network of really tiny tunnels distributed evenly throughout the lens.
These tunnels contain the dye that automatically adjusts to the …read more

Experimental Underwear Finishes Month-Long Wear Test

August 3, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

Experimental Underwear Finishes Month-Long Wear Test

So your a Japanese company working on the J-Wear, underwear that’s “designed to be anti-bacterial, odor free, flame retardant, static free and water resistant”. How do you test it? Get a Japanese astronaut to try it out on the International Space Station for a month!
oichi Wakata took a big step for mankind, probably breaking the record for consecutive days faced with the same underwear. Last we heard, Wakata is back from space, and his month-old apparel is now undergoing serious testing by (of course Japanese) scientists to determine its effective.
It’s honestly hard imagining for a pair of groin covers to …read more

The Uniform Project: Perfect for Geeks!

June 19, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends, Wearables

The Uniform Project: Perfect for Geeks!

Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade’s boudoir.
The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a …read more

Sound Wave Bracelets: Geeky Support

March 28, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

Sound Wave Bracelets: Geeky Support

The original purpose of The Sound Advice Project is to help parents convey support to their kids in their own special way, apparently to help them avoid falling into (or further into) the drug addiction trap.
But the project’s sound wave bracelets, generated by getting out the waveform of spoken words and turning it around its axis to create three-dimensional beads, is also really cool in a geeky way. In a digital-processing-results-in-a-physical-thing kind of way. Heck, I’d even send these as gifts to those who’ve managed to stay away from drugs. Just say no people, just say no.
Oh, and the bracelets …read more

Win a Star Trek Movie Messenger Bag

March 4, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Storage, Wearables

Win a Star Trek Movie Messenger Bag

Here’s our own special Star Trek related promo, as promised yesterday: get a chance to win the Star Trek Messenger bag pictured above!
So how can you enter?

The F5 Ring

March 3, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

The F5 Ring

A bit late on the uptake here, but has anyone considered getting this F5 ring for themselves or their mates? Conceivably, could this be a not-so-subtle way at breaking up? I’m not really sure, but you can bet the ring’s very nature appeals to gadget geeks everywhere.
Thanks Trend Hunter! Order this ring Etsy if you like.

The Geeky Shirt for Valentine’s

February 11, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

<em>The</em> Geeky Shirt for Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day a couple of days away, this is the perfect shirt for you and your mate:

Raise your hand if you think such a geeky love-oriented gadget can lead to, of course, a geekasm. Cheesy yet comprehensive concept video, plus link to the product page site (how does ThinkGeek continue to top itself?) available to those who continue.

Kickbee Sends Baby Kick Updates Via Twitter

December 13, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

Kickbee Sends Baby Kick Updates Via Twitter

Parental Twitter application: If you’re a dad like Corey Menscher, who unfortunately is “once-removed from the physical knowledge my wife has of our baby and its development” (geek speak for “I can’t get pregnant so I don’t know how it feels”), the Kickbee may satisfy your need to know what’s happening to junior in the womb—and satisfy your geeky need to get things done via technology.

Etretouchy Lets Geeks Finger in the Cold

November 13, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

Etretouchy Lets Geeks Finger in the Cold

Well, finger their gadgets at least. The Etretouchy is basically a pair of gloves with holes that leave both hands’ index fingers and thumbs exposed. It’s easy to see that this geeky sort of apparel will keep hands warm, while allowing reasonable accuracy when tapping or touching your way through a gadget’s features.
Here’s the thing: are you willing to pay £15, when you can just buy a normal pair of gloves for around £5, and cut holes in them? But then again, you’ll be amazed at how many people are lazy enough to pay an extra £10 for convenience.

Bulletproof Casual Clothing for the Rich and Famous

October 9, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Wearables

Bulletproof Casual Clothing for the Rich and Famous

Got $12,000? Enemies threatening to gun you down left and right, but you don’t want to dress up like a walking tank?
Enter this bulletproof polo shirt from Colombian Miguel Caballero, made out of bulletproof fabric. Clients include a Spanish prince and a Venezuelan president. Of course, assuming this works like your typical bulletproof wear, the hurt will still be there, even if the bullet was kept from tearing through your vulnerable body. Bulletproof pants are also available, but what about headshots? Rakishly confident male model sold seperately (dvice.com)

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