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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

aluminum folding coat hanger

What will they think of next?

“Folding Coat Hanger helps keep the wrinkles away. No more folding your suit jacket or looking for that clear hook to hang it on. With this travel solution, you can arrive to the meeting looking as fresh as you did when you left home.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Availability: Buy aluminum folding coat hanger here

Filson Luggage Collection

This luggage collection looks like it could belong to Indiana Jones. It’s both utilitarian and elegant, which is kind of hard to pull off, so it deserves consideration if you’re thinking about updating your traveling gear.

“This durable luggage collection is made with industrial-weight rugged twill that’s densely woven and soaked in paraffin wax. The result is a strong material that’s highly water repellent, even in arduous conditions. Brass fittings resist corrosion in fresh or salt water and full-grain, vegetable-tanned bridle leather provides comfortable, durable straps.”

100% cotton twill; paraffin wax coating; cowhide straps.

Canvas Duffle Bag, H 14″ W 25″ D 13″, $255

Canvas Padded Laptop Bag, H 14″ W 16.5″ D 7.5″, $275

Canvas Tote, H 14″ W 14″ D 6″, $98

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $255
Availability: Buy Filson Luggage Collection here

ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks

These dry sacks are noteworthy for several reasons. First, they’re designed to keep your valuables and electronics dry, perfect for backpacking trips where rain could be involved. The sacks also feature an easy-to-open recycled aluminum valve on the side which twists open and closed to purge trapped air inside bag, helping to reduce bulk.

Most notably though, is the fact that it’s made sustainably:

  • Constructed with a non-dyed, single-coated bamboo fabric, these durable dry sacks will keep your gear dry and the world around you clean
  • Bamboo is a highly renewable resource that is easily grown without fertilizers and pesticides, resulting in far less impact on the environment
  • Pacific Outdoor Equipment purchases environmentally friendly wind power to offset the carbon created in the production of the sacks

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy ECO Pneumo Dry Sacks here

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Porcelain Memory Stick

“…a 1 GB memory stick in a handmade porcelain case featuring USB 2.0. The Porcelain Memory turns the traditional notion of a memory stick on its head and offers a hand crafted, beautifully glazed piece of technology in a non-tech body, and the presentation really shines when the operating LED starts glowing through the china.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy Porcelain Memory Stick here

Lucky Flask

This is a rather unique flask- perfect as a gift for anyone who appreciates a tall tale or a warm drink.

“At 3.5″ x 4.5″ x 1″ (7,5 x 11,5 x 2,5 cm) it holds enough Glenmorangie to warm your heart on a cold winter day…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Lucky Flask here