Interactive Fashion bargain

At time where money supply is tight, getting some savings is always good news. We have been looking around for bargain prices for high tech fashion and our first choice is the Jansport Power Jacket for men. This soft shell jacket resists light precipitation which might just be ready to welcome spring 2009. The Power…

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…

Fashionable illuminated sports wear

Connecting to our previous articles about visibility enhancing clothing, which is an important factor for fitness enthusiasts like cyclists and runner, here is another example how wearable technologies and techno textiles allow fashionable yet functional clothing. illumiNITE®, a US based company has a cool and interesting technology packaged into gorgeous looking sport apparel that give…

Fashionable heated jacket to beat the cold

Heated jackets are still in fashion as winter is not yet over in some areas. Today’s most fashionable heated jackets use carbon fiber materials making heated garments lightweight and allow slim designs unlike ‘old fashion’ heated clothing that’s bulky or contains cumbersome heating cables. Brookstone added a chick looking heated jacket for women, a soft…

Burton Audio Stroll Down Jacket review

We have introduced Burton’s Ronin Audio Stroll Down Jacket back in November as one of the first jackets with integrated sound system enabling you to rave down the hills to your favorite soundtracks but still lets you hear any danger around you as you don’t block your ears with headphones. Brian Lam, editorial Director by…

Endura Luminite cycling jacket

Following up on the Illuminated Running Apparel from yesterday which is still at the concept stage, the Endura Luminite 2009 cycling jacket is maybe not as sexy as the NR4 but ready for the action if you are into cycling. Cyclists have similar safety issues in low light condition as runners – they are easily…

Heated garments made from recycled carbon fiber

Hong Kong based Pensonic Technology has developed in close collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Hong Kong University a line of heated garments ranging from jackets and vests for street wear and motorcyclist,  gloves and more. The uniqueness of Pensonic’s ‘Volcanic Heat range‘ is the use of recycled carbon fibers giving them a second…

Fashionable heated ProGression jacket

Winter is not over yet and the cold is still biting people for a while that’s why looking around for additional sources of warmth might be a good idea. Heated clothing, a hot item this winter season where many brands launched their latest designs has been joined by Miles Fashion from Germany. Their new ProGression®…

Zegna Freeway JKT

Zegna‘s Spring/Summer 2009 Sport collection fuses sport inspired design with urban style and technological innovations. Innovative design and performances are the DNA to the Zegna Sport ethos which has seen in the past seasons gorgeous looking jackets with iPod and Bluetooth controls or Solar panels in the collar to get some extra juice for cell-phones….

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…

Stay connected with Rome Snowboards jackets

Rome Snowboards, a young, dynamic and innovative company founded in 2004 sets itself away from the pack by putting design at top priority into their snowboard range as well in their outerwear designs. The tech outerwear collection for this winter season includes the men’s ‘Vagrant‘ jacket and the women’s ‘Swagger‘ jacket both incorporating Fibretronic‘s joystick…

Chic and comfy warm – Burton’s Dream Jacket

Looking to the extreme low temperatures in parts of US and Europe I was looking around for jackets that keep comfy warm in the most extreme temperatures and look cool/chic. Heated clothing comes to my mind but many of the products on offer are kind of bleak and black. Burtons LTD Heated Dream Jacket for…

O’Neill launched the NavJacket

What better, bigger start into the new wearable electronic year could there be as to announce the availability of the ‘king of interactive clothing’ the long awaited NavJacket from O’Neill. The NavJacket is not only cool, it is uber cool as this sophisticated jacket comes with an sophisticated social networking tool that allows the uploading…

Quiksilver Last Mission Jacket – interactive winter fashion

Quiksilver launched their second interactive winter fashion line with the Last Mission Jacket that incorporate Fibretronic‘s CONNECTED-wear technology allowing to add any of the growing number of modules to control MP3 players, advanced iPod control or Bluetooth phones. The Last Mission Jacket comes with the CONNECTED-wear AC2 Volume Controller Module and are compatible with any…

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…

Fashionable heating jackets from Polartec

Heated clothing is hot in demand this time of the year but so far, heated clothing could not be really classified as fashionable, okay looking but fashion and fit was second to function = keeping warm. Polartec® is putting the fashion element of heated clothing on an equal level with function. Their newest line of…

Interactive Fashion from Korea

Korean fashion designer Kim Jin Hyung created a line of interactive clothing especially for women. Up to now most of the ready-to-wear interactive fashion designs have been targeted towards the male audience with some styles ‘transformed’ to women’s styles with rather simple cuts. Kim Jin Hyung designed specifically for women’s body form, aesthetically, sexy with…

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…

Carbon Fiber Heated Jacket

Feeling already the cold? Winter is just around the corner so we prepared another hot tip to stay warm while outdoors. The relatively new material of carbon fibers specially treated to make them electrically conductive with high resistance level and woven to textiles, creating heat generating fabrics allow apparel designer to create slim, invisible integration…

Fashionable sound – Burton Ronin Audio Stroll Down Jacket

Burton has a long tradition in fusing technology with textiles by launching the first commercially available backpack with integrated remote control (designed for Sony’s MD player) back in 2002, a revolutionary new concept at that time. For the winter 2008/09 season, Burton is pushing the boundaries of interactive fashion again by launching the Ronin Audio…

Autograph Long Sleeve Jacket for iPod

Marks & Spencer extends their interactive fashion collection with the launch of the Long Sleeve Jacket for iPod under their premium sub-brand of modern, sophisticated designer clothing ‘Autograph’. Using Fibretronic’s iPod control ‘Fiddler’ which can be discretely incorporated into the design yet being easily accessible for a quick change of tunes or volume adjustment, this…

NavJacket – GPS Jacket navigation for winter sports

O’Neill prepares to launch the NavJacket for the winter season 2008/09. Introduced end of last year, this ground breaking intelligent jacket proofs once again the innovative leadership of O’Neill’s H-Division team in the wearable electronic market. The final version of the NavJacket has a slightly different arm display than the prototype seen before, a more…

Ardica Power Jacket system

Our coverage around wearable power in the consumer space is usually about heating of gloves and other garments. The wearable power system from Ardica is adding a new dimension/function to heated clothing by using the available power to recharge most of the gadgets everyone is having in the pockets on a day out in the…

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…

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…

KILLA interactive fashion season 2009

KILLA will be one of the leading interactive fashion brands in 2009 by offering the most advanced e-textile solution integrated in a wide range of jackets and coats. The 2009 collection is based on QIO Systems eSystem interactive garment solution which offers a wide range of modules allowing the customer to select a mix of…

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…

Rossignol Hit Jacket keeps you cosy warm

Rossignol, French manufacturer of alpine and snowboard equipment as well as related outerwear, joined the growing market of heated apparel by launching for the 08/09 winter season the Hit Jacket. Skiers know that after the adrenaline rush of a downhill race one has to line up at the ski-lift to go up again. Especially when…