In the pantheon of phone straps and trinkets, this one stands above the rest on so many levels. This "DS Cell Phone Charm" is a miniature replica of Nintendo's DS Lite, complete with functional clamshell lid and navigation buttons, but it opens up to reveal a geek's version of an old-fashioned compact mirror. In place of the real thing's double LCD screens is a "Double Mirror" that will come in handy, as GeekSugar says, so "you can check and make sure your lip gloss is popping before making a call." Or, … Read more
We'd pretty much given up on posting any more items about USB storage keys--not because we have anything against them, mind you, but we just couldn't keep up with their kudzu-like proliferation. (Except for the poker chip versions, of course.)
But leave it to those insane-asylum escapees at Brando to come up with one more that we couldn't pass up. The "USB Neck Strap" has a built-in flash drive with 2GB of memory and can also hold a variety of other items that are prone to misplacement, such as keys and even a mobile … Read more
Of all the brands on the fashion world's A-list, Bulgari has always seemed to stand apart. You've got to admire a company that insists on using the Latin spelling of its name (BVLGARI) hundreds of years after the language was pronounced dead .
So we think it's noteworthy that the storied Italian purveyor of luxury goods has joined the hypercompetitive fray of designer phone straps. Bulgari's version is detachable, turning into a cube pendant of palladium when the handset is separated from the black calf leather strap, according to Sybarites. (Who says luxury accessories aren't practical?)… Read more
As the Wii travels the world and gets increasingly challenging, we cringe at the thought of how the next fool will inflict injury (on self or others). Some accessory makers are coming out with safe-gaming products that take the form of pint-sized sports equipment such as tennis rackets, golf clubs and baseball bats, but a simpler solution is now available.
The "Retractable Wii Sports Cuff" is a plain old adjustable band that attaches to the Wiimote and wraps around your wrist to keep the controller from flying off the handle, so to speak, for just $6. Kotaku says … Read more
OK, so you think $842,000 is a wee pricey for a cell phone strap (tightwad). All you bargain hunters out there may be pleased to know that you can get a cheapo alternative for chump change-- just $250--that features a 24k gold charm as seen on Tokyomango to commemorate the "Year of the Boar" (or pig, if that seems more appropriate for this bit of conspicuous consumption). If you're so inclined, you can even get a set of genuine gold and silver USB keys as the perfect accessory. And at this level of decorative wastfulness, it'… Read more
We try not to be too judgmental about luxury items here at Crave, being of the capitalistic ilk ourselves. But this is one example that even we find galling: a diamond-studded cell phone strap.
Renowned Japanese jewelry designer Diaddict has created a one-of-a-kind strap that boasts a 6.02-carat yellow diamond, .61-carat blue diamond, .36-carat pink diamond and 2.1 carats of white diamonds, according to Luxist. The price: 100 million yen, or about $842,000.