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You want to dress like Captain Picard? Make it so!

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

This jacket is as much like the original jacket worn by Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation show as it can humanly be.  An original, screen-worn jacket that’s been preserved by a private collector was used as the pattern for this replica.  Synthetic fabrics were carefully color-matched to the original, and details, likeRead More…


SCOTTeVEST debuts three new hoodies, including limited edition Knowmatic

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Hoodies are all the rage these days, a standard of casual clothing just about everywhere. SCOTTeVEST has its own spin on this wardrobe staple, recently debuting three new products: The Hoodie-Cotton, The Hoodie-Microfiber, and the limited-edition Knowmatic Hoodie (pictured here), a collaboration with designer jeffstaple. While SCOTTeVEST previously had its Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece, these threeRead More…


Misfit Wearables starts offering shirts and socks with pockets for the Shine tracker

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Misfit Wearables has just introduced their new line of Shine compatible clothing which includes t-shirts and socks. The Misfit Classic Tees and Super Dry Sport Socks feature specially designed pockets that are perfectly sized to hold a Misfit Shine activity tracker. The 100% cotton t-shirts have the pocket located on sleeve and have been designed withRead More…


SCOTTeVEST SeV Revolution Plus jacket review

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

I have always wanted to try a SCOTTeVEST article of clothing for myself. Julie has reviewed many of their creations over the years.  Jackets, vests, pants, etc…all designed to inconspicuously carry your gear with you, giving each article its own space to ride along in.  I finally get my chance, SCOTTeVEST sent me their SeV Revolution PlusRead More…


Add a touch of Rebellion to casual Fridays

on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

These Star Wars Polo Shirts from ThinkGeek lets you show your undying fandom without violating dress codes.  After all, what’s the big difference between wearing somebody’s reptile logo or Boba Fett’s Mandalorian symbol on your chest, other than the coolness factor?  The Imperial insignia is available in black on heather gray shirts, the Rebel AllianceRead More…


Two Guys Bowties – the bow tie you don’t have to tie

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Tulsa, Oklahoma based Two Guys Bowties is bringing something new to sharp dressed men everywhere. Their wooden bow ties are made from a selection of rare and exotic woods such as African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and interesting accent fabrics and leathers. The ties are can also feature laser etched patterns, inlaysRead More…


Dress for success… in the bedroom with Legendary Suitjamas

on Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Inspired by the character Barney Stinson on the hit CBS TV show How I Met Your Mother, Legendary Suitjamas are loungewear/sleepwear that has been designed to resemble a tailored suit. These upscale pajamas are handmade by tailors using the finest quality silk/cotton blend for comfort and breathability. Suitjamas are priced at $99.95 and are availableRead More…


Thirsty? Take a swig from your tie… Ummm what?

on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Remember the Pillow Tie that inflated to create your own little desktop nap oasis? Well, keep that tie in mind if you partake a little too much from the FlaskTie. Each FlaskTie™ comes equipped with a TieBladder™ holding approximately 6 fluid ounces for your drinking pleasure. Located at the end of the back slip isRead More…


The perfect Oxford shirt for tech users

on Friday, June 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

This Summer Oxford shirt from VoyVoy is perfect for the gadget user.  While it looks like a typical Oxford, this shirt has a couple of extra features.  When you use the tail of  this shirt for cleaning your glasses or touch screens, you’ll have a microfiber cleaning patch to make cleaning easier and possible lessRead More…


Toe socks for your toe running shoes

on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

If you’d like to wear socks with your “toe shoes” runners, like the Vibram FiveFingers or the Fila Skele-lites, then check out the Injinji 2012 Performance Lightweight No Show Toe Socks.  They are made of 75% CoolMax, 22% nylon, and 3% Lycra, and they have a “second skin” fit.  They are available in sizes small throughRead More…


Colonel Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt review

on Monday, May 27th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

I am not sure if I should cue the theme to Mission Impossible, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or MacGyver… And we all know if you are considering theme music, it is the start of a fun review. That difficult decision aside, the review item I am discussing is the No. 11 Survival Belt from Colonel LittletonRead More…

Barretts Alley Smugglers Belt

Barrett Alley Smuggler’s belt

on Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

Carrying cash and worried about pickpockets? Need to smuggle that micro-fiche past those foreign border guards? (oops micro-fiche… am I showing my age?)  The Smuggler’s Belt from Barrett Alley may be your friend.   It’s made of 10 oz (4 mm) US vegetable-tanned cowhide, 1.25″ (3 cm) wide and hand-cut and sewn in Texas and has an individuallyRead More…


HoodiePillows = Hoodie – Jacket + Pillow

on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

I saw the HoodiePillow Pillowcase pitched on ABC’s Shark Tank last Friday and thought the idea of a hood built into a pillow was a pretty silly idea. I still do. But the same company has another product that isn’t so silly and one that I would even use. It’s their Travel HoodiePillow. It’s aRead More…


Triple Aught Design Artemis Hoodie review

on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Triple Aught Design aka TAD recently offered to send me one of their Women’s Artemis Hoodies for review. I happily accepted because I’ve been wanting to try something made from Merino wool for quite a while. This particular jacket takes its name from the fearless female hunter of Greek mythology who used her bow andRead More…


Stop tying your shoes with shoe HICKIES

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

When my daughter was learning to tie her own shoes, we found some stretchy shoe laces that made it a bit easier for her to get her shoes on her feet without her having to loosen/tighten her laces, too.  The older lady who lived next door wanted some of those laces so she could getRead More…

Chewbacca Bath Robe

Be a big walking carpet

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Another day, another awesome Star Wars item.  Today’s offering is a hooded, 100% polyester robe that suspiciously resembles everyone’s favorite Wookie.  Although I’m fairly sure it’s not a licensed LucasFilms (Disney?) product, it looks pretty accurate, complete with Chewie’s bandolier stitched across the chest (front AND back) and large pocket to mimic Chewie’s pouch.  ARead More…


Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves review

on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The first official day of Winter is still more than a week away, but sub 30 degree temps are already here in Southern Indiana. When it gets colder than 50 degrees, this gadgeteer breaks out her gloves to combat cold hands. I have a lot of different pairs of gloves in all sorts of colors andRead More…


HoodieBuddie protects your kids’ hearing while keeping them warm

on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Your kids won’t be losing their earbuds with the HoodieBuddie jacket in kids sizes because they won’t need earbuds.  These jackets use HB3 technology to build audio technology directly in.  There’s a 3.5mm plug in a zipper pocket to plug in an MP3 player or phone and speakers in the hoodie.  Your kid can hearRead More…

You’re always prepared when you wear a Col. Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt

on Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

The Col. Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt is a belt that any MacGyver wannabe would appreciate. First of all, it’s a regular belt made in the Col. Littleton Workshop (Lynnville, TN) of native American steer hide with solid brass hardware. The belt has hooks that adjust to fit waists sizes 34-48. In addition to holdingRead More…


Magnetie – Reversible magnetic neck tie for the sharp dressed man

on Friday, October 19th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m not a man and don’t wear neck ties, so I don’t know how much suffering has been going on out there as far as ties that flap in the wind or hang haphazardly on your chest. I’m sure it’s a tragic condition and for that fact I’m going to offer you the Magnetie solution.Read More…

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Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Work Pants Review

on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Pants?  On a gadget review site?  Well, how else are you going to carry all your toys?  Today let’s look at a pair of tricky trousers, the Fire Hose Work Pants from the Duluth Trading Co.


SCOTTeVEST Gear for Women

on Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m happy to see that SCOTTeVEST continues to expand their product line to include more women’s items. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to review 2 of their jackets and love them both and can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can start wearing them again. See links to those twoRead More…


Stuffa Jacket – Fit More In

on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Julie loves her SCOTTEVEST products, but they’re aimed at the Gadgeteer in all of us, with pockets for all your electronic gadgets.  What if you’re one of those minimalist travellers or need to “beat” those airline-imposed carry on luggage limits?  The Stuffa Jacket might be the solution.  With 12 compartments for stuffing in your long weekend’sRead More…

The Scrubba Washbag Review

on Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Any traveller will know the dilemma of balancing the right amount of clothes with the additional weight and space required to carry those clothes.  When bushwalking you’re extremely limited with how much you can carry on your back, when motorcycle touring you’re constrained by how much you can fit into a tail bag or pack. Read More…


SCOTTEVEST Lola Women’s Jacket Review

on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Although it’s the middle of May here in Indiana, we are still having a few 40 degree mornings. Instead of dragging out my winter coat, I’ve been enjoying the comfort and gadget storage of the SCOTTEVEST Lola Jacket. Wearing this jacket allows me to hide all my gear in the jacket and leave my shoulder bagRead More…