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Neff Knit Headphones

My-oh-my, take a look at these knit headphones. I wonder if they would keep your ears warm too? I think they just made my day.

Premium headphones from skate, surf and snowboard headwear company, Neff, offering a superlative bass-boosted audio experience all while looking stylish with a knit outer. Fully adjustable headband; large and small adapter set included. Imported. Spot clean.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Neff Knit Headphones here

iPhone Decals

Not to overdo iPhone talk, but these decals are pretty funny.

(Note: Retailer doesn’t have a direct link, so you’ll have to enter ‘iPhone’ into their search to find the decals. Just thought I would give a heads up so that we don’t get a bunch of emails saying the link doesn’t work.)

Purchase Information:

Price: CAD2.50
Availability: Buy iPhone Decals here

Ecsotype Sale

Good and bad news, guys. One of our long time supporters, Ecsotype, is taking a sabbatical and selling off all their remaining stock. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Sold out, kaput, no longer available. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that they are offering 25% off on all products for BLTD readers. The discount code is BLTD-NOV09. So, forward that to anyone who might be interested in edgy/interesting bags, or consider it for yourself (or someone you like very, very much) as an early Christmas present.

Shown above:
School Duffel, reg. $230.00, with 25% off: $172.50
Presse bi-fold wallet, reg. $80.00, with 25% off: $60.00
Static belt, reg. $40.00, with 25% off: $30.00
Presse utility bag, reg. $215.00, with 25% off: $161.25
Flag collapsible utility bag, reg. $125.00, with 25% off: $93.75

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 and up
Availability: Buy Ecsotype Sale here

Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case

This is an unlikely collaboration (in my opinion): a Chilewich iPhone cover…I can’t help but think it’s sort of a stretch to have this particular textile on an iPhone, but I guess it is a durable and tactile surface, so it kind of makes sense.

Impact resistant polycarbonate iPhone� covers are the result of a unique collaboration between Sandy Chilewich and Griffin Technology. Chilewich’s signature mini basketweave vinyl textile is adhered to the two piece Griffin EasyDock� design. These covers provide access to all controls and ports, and allow quick docking without removing the case.

Size: 4.75h x 2.75w x .5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Chilewich iPhone 3GS/3G Case here

Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch

Seeing that Jacob Jensen designed this watch, it’s no surprise really that it’s both simple and elegant. It looks like a modern classic.

This square chronograph watch marries the unexpected and sophistication. It features a stainless-steel case, sapphire crystal, a black genuine leather band, and Swiss-made movement. Water-resistant to 100 feet.

Case size: 1.2″h x 1″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00
Availability: Buy Jacob Jensen Square Chronograph Watch here

Nook eBook

Oh, shall we enter into the foray that is the eBook market? Yes, we shall, though you’ll have to go here and here (or here) to get your comparison fix with the Kindle.

* E ink Vizplex electronic paper display reads like the printed page.
* 3.5 inch color touchscreen LCD.
* One touch control and navigation.
* Swipe to browse your library displayed via full-color book covers.
* You can read for up to ten days without recharging with wireless off.
* 2GB (approximately 1500 eBooks)
* Expandable microSD slot (buy an extra 16 GB memory card and store up to 17,500).
* Free wireless from Barnes & Noble via AT&T. *Disclaimer: 3G network not available in all areas
* MP3 player

Pre-order.

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Nook eBook here

w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder

The more you use your laptop on your actual lap, the more you notice the slightly annoying/uncomfortable heat it generates. This board is super light and will give your legs a break as well as providing a (hopefully) more ergonomic angle.

Light as a feather for traveling, this polypropylene board and laptop support holds your laptop computer on your lap or desktop at the proper angle and keeps the heat off your legs.

Designer: Aldo Petillo
Dimension: 14 in.L x 10.25 in W x .75 in. H
Also available in Grey and Black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy w.w.w PC Board Laptop Holder here

Artecnica Stretch Bag

So. This is looks like a great tote bag for a great price. There were some concerns when it first was revealed wondering about the leather version, if it would split or not, as well as how the bag seems to be suitable for only larger items as smaller things would slip out. And, interestingly enough, someone pointed to a similar bag idea that they received at a 7-eleven in Taiwan. Regardless, tote bags are all the rage nowadays, and this one looks pretty handy. If anyone has any personal ‘I’ve used this bag’ comments, please share. Currently it looks like the leather version is not yet available for sale online.

New innovative bag made from recycled billboards! No glue, no stitch, clever die-cut shoulder bag for your everyday needs. Choice of either warm colors (pink, red, yellow) or cool colors (blue, green). 100% advertising campaign billboards.

Measures approx. 26″ x 21″ when flat.
Holds up to 33 pounds.
Design by Studio Artecnica.

Update (10/20/09): The leather bag version is available from iloveuma.com for $95.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Stretch Bag here

CarryMe DS Bike

Lightest and smallest, that’s quite a claim to fame nowadays in the folding bike world. I do have to say here in London I seem to see folding bikes pretty much everywhere, which hopefully means they are becoming less of a novelty and more of a standard mode of transportation.

The lightest and smallest folding bike in the world. George Lin, inventor of many radical bicycle innovations, created the CarryMe to easily carry on a train, bus, or plane. Customgears, freewheel and a micro chain were designed to achieve the speed and cadence of a full size bike. To further optimize this little folder, a Swiss 2 speed Schlumpf Speed Drive unit was added for increased speed and gearing range.

Designer: George Lin
Folded: 32cm(H) x 25cm (W) x 91cm(L)
Weight: 9.2kg

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy CarryMe DS Bike here

Alphabet Bags

Totes plus text equals more fun than plastic bags, period.

Each heavy weight cotton tote bag measures 16.5 by 14 inches and has been lovingly screen printed and stitched in the UK. Our bags have mid-length straps which are ideal for being carried by hand or over the shoulder!

[via Love It A Lot]

Purchase Information:

Price: 10.00
Availability: Buy Alphabet Bags here

Source: Via

Money Cufflinks

Awhh-yeah. Instead of the glitter, show off some bills (or should I say billz?) for a change. Umm, yes, they are one dollar bills, so maybe it’s not the most expensive, but it’s a set of six that you can mix it up however you want, which is a nice option. But $180, you say? Hmm…if it was a hundred dollar bill would that make the price point easier to swallow?

Get creative with your cash and your cuffs with this set of six mix-and-match cufflinks. Taken from different parts of the one dollar bill, this set of six cufflinks can be mixed and matched to spell different things or send cryptic messages (like “eye” “do”). Made in Canada. Comes in a velvet jewelry box.

Materials: copper, metal
Size: .75″ L x .75″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Money Cufflinks here

Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches

Faceted and fabulous, this watch keeps time in cubic style.

Designed by Wil Alsop and rugged at a glance, the Daytimer feels comfortable with its good fit on the wrist, while its 3D display naturally catches attention. Organic EL Display: The high-luminance organic EL display simply shows time, a date, and a day of the week. Graphic display starts by pressing the “A” button. 9 different graphics are displayed every time, followed by time and a day of the week. Architectural Design: This unique cubic style, like an architectural structure on the arm, was generated based on architectural methods to pursue a cubic object. The glass is made of acrylic.

Designer: Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini
Display Digital OLED

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Daytimer Watch by Alessi Watches here

Pencil Socks, Notebook Socks

This might lean towards the slightly-inappropriate-for-work category (much like those wacky ties that are so bad they’re good, or sometimes just so bad they’re horrible), but these socks are just too good not to share. Even if you just wear them around the house, they’re funny enough to be forgivable. Also, check out the Kick the Habit Socks (not shown).

Pencil Socks, $22.00 AUD, Buy it here.
Notebook Socks, $22.00 AUD,
Buy it here.
Kick the Habit Socks, $22 AUD,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD22.00
Availability: Buy Pencil Socks, Notebook Socks here

Eco Cup

From the same company that brought you the “I Am Not A Paper Cup” comes the Eco Cup. It’s the same sort of idea except it’s a single-walled (non-thermal) porcelain cup with silicone lid and sleeve to keep your fingers safe.

Stop using disposable cups for your coffee! Great for the whole office, our Eco-Cup is a porcelain cup with silicone lid and heat-protective sleeve.
The silcone lid can withstand temperatures of up to 230 degrees celsius (446 F) and helps keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold.
The porcelain Eco Cup holds approximately 450ml of your favourite beverage and the silicone sleeve will ensure your fingers don’t get burnt whilst enjoying your drink.

Colour: white porcelain cup with white or brown sleeve (sleeve colour is random)
Care: microwave and dishwasher safe

$9.95, Buy it here.

£9.99, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Eco Cup here

Travel Luggage Scale

Now you’ll know if you’ll be hit with fees or not, or maybe you’ll just get some satisfaction with knowing exactly how much weight you’re lugging around. (Sometimes it helps to be precise when looking for sympathy: ‘Wait up, this thing weighs 25.7 pounds!’, ‘Ack, my back is killing me, I carried around 19.5 pounds through three different airports today!’ etc.)

Upto 77lbs(35kg) Including Tape measurer 39″(1m)

$10.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Travel Luggage Scale here