iPhone control for our jackets

We all know the iPhone with it’s application variety can control almost anything imaginable. So it was only a matter of time that creative minds made the link to clothing. Artistic designer Alexander Reeder in collaboration with Yutaka Takahashi and Junpei Wada link up the iPhone with a jacket that can contain various modules such…

Sessions iPod ready, interactive Winter09 jackets

Action-sport apparel brand Sessions teamed up again with Skullcandy to continue it’s presents in the interactive garment segment with the launch of the Winter ’09 iPod ready jacket collection. The Foxtrot Herringbone Skullcandy Jacket for men features a military construction with urban styling – gorgeous looking jacket for action pure and available via this online…

Worlds first mobile phone – the Telephone Bag

Classified as ‘somewhat relevant’ to our blog topic, the 1970’s Telephone Bag from laPochette is just too cute to pass over once it popped up on my radar screen. Duped as the ‘first mobile phone ever’ the Telephone Bag has been around presumably since the 1970s but I could not find a confirmation on that…

Metallica M4 Jacket with Speakers and iPhone connection

Metallica, the biggest selling heavy metal band in the world is the latest example of how music artist’s embrace wearable technologies joining the likes of Madonna, Bono, Kanye West or OK GO to name a few. A partnership between Metallica and Sessions, a leading snowboard and action sports company selling high-performance snowboard apparel and accessories…

Very smart gloves – AcceleGlove and Peregrine

We haven’t covered smart, interactive gloves for a while but this doesn’t mean there are no new concepts and products surfacing on a regular basis. Judging on the latest releases, these gloves are getting smarter with each version. The latest and most advanced smart glove is the AcceleGlove from AnthroTronix. The AcceleGlove has an accelerometer…

SWITCH (me on) hoodies from Killa

Interactive Fashion specialist Killa is holding up with our informed forecast last October to launch a firework of cool and gorgeous looking interactive apparel in 2009. The latest collection we got work off – and some first photos – is called ‘SWITCH‘ making it extremely chick to switch your iPod/iPhone or other personal device this…

Fibretronic connects fashion with Apple Inc

Great news for owner of interactive clothing and bags fitted with the Fibretronic CONNECTED-wear system. A brand new module is on it’s way to the stores promising great value for a few bucks. The new IPLX module connects via the headphone connector to the iPod and iPhone and not via the dock connector. To our…

KILLA fuses interactive textile technology with classic Hip-Hop apparel design

During the recently held Vancouver Fashion Week one of the most advanced interactive fashion brands, KILLA put up an exiting presentation where models took over the runway break dancing, flipping, and doing the worm in their interactive hip-hop apparel. KILLA uses the advanced eSystem interactive garment solution from QIO Systems which allows the wearer to…

Moda Milano – Catania iPod Jacket

Former Italian Davis Cup Champion Sergio Tacchini launched Moda Milano in 2007 as a premium elitist range for sports apparel and footwear inspired by the 80’s fashion style. The Catania Retro Track-top iPod Jacket with Embroidered Sergio Tacchini logo on the chest, front zip fastening, ribbed collar, cuffs and hem and an outer shell  with…

Small price for Big boys – iPod Bomber jacket

Republic, a UK high street retail chain launched last year under their hip and hot style brand ‘Crafted‘ the iPod Bomber jacket constructed with metallic yarn to give it a unique crinkled appearance and designed for the urban streetwear market, cool and gorgeous looking. The jacket uses Fibretronic’s ‘ConnectedWear‘ audio control technology and works with…

Salomon Surround Pro Jacket

French mountain sport specialist Salomon is another of the top brands combining their expertise in innovative apparel design for skiing, snowboarding and other mountaineering sport activities with today’s digital lifestyle. The Surround Pro Jacket is a gorgeous looking jacket for snowboarder and skier  that connects to an iPod stored safely inside the jacket while giving…

Cool iPod ready jacket from Kolon Sport

Kolon Sport is a Korean based company recognized for their high performance, high-tech outerwear which helps explorers to pioneer the untouched corners of nature in style. By introducing the ‘Smart Series‘ jacket Kolon Sport is challenging the interactive fashion world with a high performance and high-tech fashion product for the coming winter season. Fusing innovation…

QIO Systems launches PANiQ, the first wearable consumer electronic brand

QIO Systems, one of the leader in wearable electronic, announced the launch of its PANiQ wearable electronics system making PANiQ the world’s first wearable consumer electronics brand. ‘We are building the next generation of wearable electronics and interactive fashion at QIO Systems,’ says QIO Systems Co-founder and President, John Collins. While QIO and PANiQ work…

CONNECTEDwear interactive fashion

Fibretronic introduced last year the CONNECTEDwear system that allows consumer to mix and match their interactive clothing with any and every function needed. This system together with ‘CONNECTEDwear ready’ clothing makes the reuse of the electronic part of interactive clothing beyond the current fashion season possible as the electronic part usually will last longer and…

O’Neill Highway 1 iPod Backpack

O’Neill‘s H-Division products for the 2008/09 season have been designed to incorporate your iPod into their design. The Highway 1 iPod Backpack is a cool looking, rugged backpack that will easily carry of the essentials you need to have with you when you’re crossing the snow fields or just catching the bus to University. With…

Christmas bargain – iPod Power Jacket for women

Finding these days full with financial uncertainties a good bargain is highly welcome especially with the gift giving days ahead of us. Right in time I found this fabulous looking iPod Power Jacket from JanSport for an even more fabulous low price of just $44.97 available in six colors via this online store. For this…

Explore Playlist iPod Jacket

‘Made for the iPod’ and ‘works with iPhone’, O’Neill‘s H-Division Explore Playlist iPod Jacket will be the hit this winter. Cool cut with stylish look, O’Neill did a bit of a re-design of the otherwise always straight line of iPod controls in interactive jackets. The O’Neill Explore Playlist has a number of features in it’s…

Luxury iPod jacket from UK – Plutonic by Henleys

The stylish Plutonic iPod Jacket by UK retro clothing brand Henleys adds sophisticated style to the interactive clothing segment. Designed in black pinstripe, the Project Deluxe men’s technical hooded jacket – yeah it’s a awful long, technical sounding name for a classy jacket – has soft touch iPod controls from Fibretronic in the sleeve allowing…

Smart clothing – Summit Wired IQ apparel

Many people use music for motivation and relaxation during fitness and sports activities and many I know struggle with the earphone cord as it comes much too often in the way, removing the earphones rather suddenly and sometimes painfully from the ears. Summit Wired, a young, innovative apparel company that engages in merging smart design,…

iPod Blazer from Park Avenue

Park Avenue, premium formal wear brand from India’s Raymond Apparel is adding to their autumn/winter collection the ‘My Blazer for iPod‘. The iPod controlling e-textile technology for this high quality and exquisite looking blazer comes from QIO Systems which provides fully textile based interfaces for the interactive apparel market. The touch pad symbols are sewn…

Fibretronic rolls out CONNECTED-wear

Fibretronic, one of the wearable electronic system providers for the apparel and soft goods industry, started to offer their range of CONNECTED-wear™ smart modules that hook up to wearable electronic enabled clothing and bags allowing to extend the clothes functionality beyond being just clothing. The great news about CONNECTED-wear’s  modular system for interactive fashion: for…

Interactive fashion from Argentina for the digital lifestyle

Argentine clothing line Indarra DTX created an impressive collection of Interactive apparel ranging from iPod controlling jackets and pants to cellphone charging jackets. Fashion Designer Julieta Gayoso, founder of Indarra DTX said that technology has become today such an important part of life that it is necessary to be available with a person everywhere. Her…

High Sierra BackBeat Compu-Backpack for iPod

We haven’t covered for some time iPod ready backpacks but this doesn’t mean there is no news or no choice out there. On the contrary, brands are adding the ubiquitous ‘Made for iPod’ to bags and backpacks on a continuous basis. It’s no secret that I am a fan of iPod controls on my bags….

Wed’ze snowboarding jackets Made for iPod

Wed’ze, a snowboarding and ski brand from Decathlon is joining the interactive apparel market with their upcoming Fall/Winter 08/09 range of RNJ (Ride and Jump) snowboarding jackets. Featuring Fibretronic‘s five function joystick controllers in the sleeves of the men’s and women’s snowboarding jacket, these Freestyle jacket give full control over the iPod while racing down…

Celio Club Suit – interactive fashion

Celio, a men’s ready-to-wear fashion brand from France is launching the Celio Club Suit, an iPod compatible mens extending their innovative collection of sports and casual wear, a masculine yet relaxed fashion style of its city-wear range, Celio Club. The Celio Club Suit will be the third iPod ready mens suit after Marks and Spencer…

iPod speaker cases for the beach

Your precious iPod is in great danger on the beach. Sand, water and sun creme are natural enemies of our electronic gadgets. Getting some protection for such times of danger might be a good idea. A great looking option comes from Sonic Impact which offers a range of iPod cases with integrated speakers to protect…

Voltage Bags control your iPod

What’s in your Bag? I am sure a lot of essential stuff and if you have an iPod, you should have an iPod protecting and controlling bag. Voltage Bags, a Smart Fabrics Asia Pacific owned bag brand has top quality, gorgeous looking, iPod and iPhone controlling bags you will fall in love. Made of high…

Xara iPlay iPod Warm-up Jacket

Want to carry your iPod in style and let your jacket take control over it? The Xara iPlay iPod Warm-up Jacket might be interesting for you. As unique, sporty and fashionable as the iPlay iPod Warm-up Jacket is as unique is the company which produces this jacket. Xara is a high quality soccer clothing brand…

‘Crafted’ iPod and iPhone Jacket by Republic

UK high street retail chain Republic has released an iPod jacket in a cool looking Bomber jacket style constructed with metallic yarn to give it a unique crinkled appearance. The iPod Bomber jacket is part of the Crafted branded collection by Republic and designed for the urban streetwear market. The iPod keypad controller is built…