This one ups the ante on all other sleeping bags with the ability to inflate. That's right, you get to float your coat, and it even rhymes. The Inflatable Sleeping Coat by designer Lin Tsui-Wei is one hardworking, multipurpose piece of survival gear--it's a raincoat, sleeping coat, sleeping bag, and even mattress rolled into one--that would have even Bear Grylls of "Man vs. Wild" heartily approving.
In addition to letting loose a string of expletives, those who have lost a phone or been a victim of phone thievery have probably reacted with the following: "Nooooo! My contacts!"
The gadget has the potential to save your items and the valuable information they carry, like contacts.
How exactly does it work? Attach Nio to your keys, laptop bag, or other belonging … Read more
Most camera bags these days can hardly be called a fashion statement. Many look drab, though Crumpler has a couple that sport psychedelic colors. Still, at the end of the day, all these bags shout, "I'm a camera bag!"
A photographer/blogger on Daily Relish saw the need for a more fashionable alternative, and worked on a line of bags for female photographers who want both style and function. According to her, it took two years of research, including trials, before she came up with the final design.
Looking more like handbags that woman would tote along … Read more
Your friends call you a klutz, Mom calls you careless, and you beat yourself up every time you drop your phone in the toilet or step on your MP3 player. We can't help you with your overall clumsiness, but there may be a solution for your soaked devices.
The Bheestie Bag is a small, lightweight pouch that draws moisture out of personal electronics using small, liquid-absorbing beads. After the device has been soaked or spilled upon, take the battery out, dry the device, and place it in the bag for 24 to 72 hours. The beads absorb water in … Read more
Lowepro has recently added to its lineup of all-weather camera bags. The new bags all share Lowepro's All-Weather construction, with built-in rain covers for when conditions change. Some bags have removable laptop sleeves; one even has a flip-up sunshade. From smaller, stealthier bags, to holster-style cases and full-size backpacks, there is something to meet the wide array of needs of professionals and photo enthusiasts.
The Pro Trekker 300 AW, 400 AW, and 650 AW are professional-grade backpacks designed to carry large amounts of gear. The model number refers to the largest focal-length lens that can be on the camera when it is inserted in the bag. The bags have removable waist belts that can be used as work belts, and they have hydration-ready side pockets with seam-sealed pouches.
Sharing some design elements with camping backpacks, there is a cap that covers the top of the backpack and can be cinched to tighten up the bag. The top cap can be removed and converted into a belt-pack. All three bags come with a removable foam laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15.4-inch-screen laptop. The Pro Trekker 300 AW sells for about $240, with the Pro Trekker 400 AW going for $280, and the Pro Trekker 600 AW for $320.
The Magnum 200 AW, 400 AW, 650 AW series are black and designed for the professional photographer as a durable, portable toolbox. One piece of foam frames the cases all the way around to strengthen corners to protect against impacts. The 650 is the largest in the series and features a removable laptop sleeve with a built-in sunshade for location work. The Magnum 200 AW sells for about $150, with the Magnum 400 AW going for $200, and the Magnum 650 AW for $250.… Read more
We've heard that the recession is waning. But our gut tells us something different. Today we examine gadgets that appeal to our recession-warped minds.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 157 SanDisk on Sansa: Value is our top priority Gilt on the Go iPhone app… Read more
Updated at 2:40 p.m., July 9, with correct name of inventor, Adam Harvey.
If I were a popular Hollywood celebrity, chances are the paparazzi would be staking out my house and jotting down notes on what I had for lunch. Alas for commoners like me, Adam Harvey's invention won't do much.
Harvey, a New York University graduate, conceived a fashion clutch (no, not the pedal you step on for manual transmission Read more) that can help scandal-stricken stars steer clear of the spotlight. His Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag includes a small microcontroller, LED lights, and a sensor that …
This week was FILLED with conceptual ideas that were sometimes pure genius, and sometimes pure WTH. Seriously, Pornisonic, we are talking to you! Natali Del Conte and Gknee join the party to make this extra-long episode 80 percent female, 20 percent male. Has this ever happened at CNET before?!
Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 142 Programmable doorbell blends soothing chimes with real wood craftsmanship Panasonic’s limp remote concept is both cool and unsettling
Food storage bags have revolutionized how we store edibles for longer periods of time, divide bulk bags into healthy portions, and pack lunches for workdays. The problem is that we use millions of them every year, and many of them end up in oceans, rivers, and landfills. Since they're not biodegradable, they end up staying there for a long time.
I'm certainly guilty of using the bags: on any given day, I'll use at least one, whether it's in a packed lunch or to bag dinner leftovers. I try to limit my use of them, but … Read more
Although this laptop holder looks typical of any other run-of-the-mill bags, there is more to it than meets the eye.
The Skylark LTD. is designed and created by RedCamper's Maura Gramzinski. The first thing you'll notice is the use of photographic slides to furnish the front and sides of the bag. These slides are actual vintage images taken by Gramzinski in the past, and each picture is carefully chosen by her.
Other than the old photographs, the designer also sourced 1970s Read moreupholstery to make the Skylark LTD. The adjustable strap of the bag is modeled after a …