PERSONAL

Onme Belt

For those days when you need your cell phone, keys and wallet but don’t feel like carrying a purse, the onme bag is a perfect companion. I have one of these and I can’t tell you how many people stop me to ask where I got it or just to say “cool belt”.

These were being carried in Fred Segal for a while but the designer has them made by hand and couldn’t keep up with orders, so I’m thrilled to see them available again.

It’s made in downtown LA of sweatshop free labor from a super soft leather.

Purchase Information:

Price: $220
Availability: Buy Onme Belt here

Nord Bag by Ecsotype

Ecsotype has a new satchel out that fits laptops, and best of all, it can be ordered in a variety of color combinations just like the rest of their collection.

“Our most versatile and multi-function bag to date, ‘Nord’ is a mixed material satchel offered in two generous sizes with accessories to fit. Constructed from two joined panels and fitted with a woven webbing strap, ‘Nord’ combines Nappa leather with sturdy 1000-Denier coated nylon. Currently available in Medium and Large sizes, it will transport laptops, A4 documents and folios, even 12″ vinyls effortlessly thanks to its square proportions.”

Available in Medium (approximately 35 cm x 35 cm / 14″ x 14″) and Large (approximately 40 cm x 40 cm / 16″ x 16″).

Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Availability: Buy Nord Bag by Ecsotype here

Zip It Gear Passport Pocket Sock

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a country where you feared your passport was in danger of sticky hands, but I sure have and I really really wished this was around then…(I think I got one of those thigh strap holders and it sucked, to put it bluntly. It was completely uncomfortable, which I should have expected, but I didn’t know any better. I ended up sticking my passport in my camera bag, which increased my fears about getting mugged on the streets about ten thousand times. A sock would have been much better.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Availability: Buy Zip It Gear Passport Pocket Sock here

Wing Bike Clips

We’ve posted these before, but an update is necessary now that they’re available in the U.S:

“These bicycle clips are made of reflective PVC and shaped like the wings on the sandals of the mythical Greek god Hermes. Easy to put on and take off, they keep pant legs free from the bicycle chain. Set of two.”

Unrolled: 14.5l x 1.25″w
$15.00 ($13.50 Members),
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Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Wing Bike Clips here

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Felt Laptop Sleeve

Smooth and thick wool felt encases your laptop and protects it in your bag. The sleeve is one large pocket with flap, and a wide elastic loop sewn in that wraps back around your computer to keep it safe.

Available for 13″, 15″ or 17″ computers.

Designer: Parkhaus, Berlin
Dimensions: varies
11 available

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $65-$75
Availability: Buy Felt Laptop Sleeve here

Travel Moleskins, set of 3

A Mokeskin set with a built-in travel guide? Yes, please.

“Each guide includes 228 pages – 44 in color – and up to 36 maps, including areas of interest, metro routes and an alphabetical street index. Tabbed sections help organize information on hotels, restaurants or whatever interests you, and there up to 76 blank pages on which to record your thoughts. There are slots for your travel documents. Crafted with a sewn binding, these City Guides fit all the information you need in one compact, durable package.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.95
Availability: Buy Travel Moleskins, set of 3 here

WeSC’s Premium Headphones

Sure, they’ll take up extra room in your carry on, but they’ll look and sound a whole lot cooler than the free ones that come in a plastic bag.

“The Premium is a smooth looking headphone in perfect musical harmony – full, rich sound, coupled with imaculate clarity, depth and warmth. The Premiums will bring you perfect auditory balance. Their versatility and comfort makes them ideal for a long plane ride or short daily commute.”

Green or Yellow.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy WeSC’s Premium Headphones here

Hokey Spokes

Hokey Spokes! Do you remember? It’s the new version! They’ll keep you safe at night (if you’re riding a bike, that is), and, most importantly, it’ll make you insanely happy every time you see them.

“Hokey Spokes are unique bicycle safety lights that allow riders to display computer-generated images and text inside the spoke cages while riding at night. Not only are Hokey Spokes fun and interesting, but they also provide important side visibility, which is mostly unavailable in today’s standard bicycle lights.”

Blades are sold individually for $29.95
Red, green, yellow, orange, blue or rainbow lighted versions available (blue and rainbow are priced a bit higher)

[via the coolhunter.net]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Hokey Spokes here

Kindle: Wireless Reading Device

The jury’s out on whether Amazon’s new electronic book will be a hit or not. I’m a fan of building up my own library, so I’m probably not going to try it out, but I can see the benefits of downloading books immediately for 1/3 the price it would normally cost, not to mention all kinds of newspapers and magazines being handy in a relatively small package. Quite convenient sounding…

-Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
-More than 90,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.

-Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
-Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
-Holds over 200 titles.
-Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed

7.5″ x 5.3″ x 0.7″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Kindle: Wireless Reading Device here

Keyport, Limited Edition

The worlds first universal key fob is now available. Don’t know if you saw this making the rounds a while back, but you can finally buy one for your very own. And, if you’re fretting about your car alarm remote, don’t worry, it looks like they’ve got that built in as well.

“Converting to Keyport is as simple as having each of your keys copied to a compatible blank and attached to the internal slider apparatus. By simply depressing the buttons on either side of the shell you can slide each of your keys as they click into place for use. With an array of technology rich upgrades currently under development, Keyport will be the most sophisticated entry device available.”

6 total keys, 3 each side
Price includes US shipping & conversion for 6 metal keys
Limited Edition Batch Colors: Silver, Black, Pink or Blue

1.10″W x 2.68″L x .58″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $295
Availability: Buy Keyport, Limited Edition here

Happiness Wallet

Yesterday I was walking home after a run and a innocuous looking pre-teen girl holding a camera came up to me, followed by her father by a watchful 10 paces. She was working on a school project and wanted to know if I could help her. So she points the camera at me and handed me the mic and then fired away.

“What makes you happy?” she asked. After stammering and thinking for probably 20 seconds (which is a long time when you think about it) I rambled about how being with friends and family makes me happy.

What a sweet, innocent little school project to make adults question their whole existence.

Anyway, this wallet, although it has a jaded view on happiness, reminded me of that little moment. It may just make you think of what makes you happy the next time you take out your credit card.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.80
Availability: Buy Happiness Wallet here

Dosh Wallet

For anyone that’s dropped their wallet in a puddle or large body of water (yes, it happens sometimes), something like this makes a whole lot of sense.

“It’s a blend of flexible and semi-flexible polymers…that creates an amazingly durable, yet flexible and water resistant wallet. It’s packed with a bunch of really clever features…and has a pretty damn smart ‘Smart Pocket’ that you can use to store all these little things that you carry around…”

Colors: Chocolate, Gray, Orange, White

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Dosh Wallet here

Wishlist Necklaces

Cheeky necklaces which have descriptions of lavish jewelry in a simple font.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Wishlist Necklaces here

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Pack This Pad

How many times have you forgotten something on a trip? This pad will aid you in making sure you take everything you need.

“An exhaustive checklist of everything you could ever need, this organizational tool will help even the most forgetful to arrive and depart fully equipped. Now you only have to worry about getting to the airport on time! The Pack This pad consists of 60 pages that are 80-pound uncoated text stock with chipboard backing and adhesive binding.”

6″ x 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy Pack This Pad here

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Software)

This is something smart- especially for those of us that tend to think in a more visual way.

“The Visual Thesaurus is an amazing piece of software. It’s an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning. You will understand language in an exciting new way. And it’s visually interesting, so you’ll never hesitate to look something up.
A great gift for wordsmiths and students of all ages.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $39
Availability: Buy Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (Software) here