Reppo II – the boombox backpack

Industrial design student Joonas Saaranen added his view on the 21st Century boom box by creating the Reppo II backpack with a pair of full-range speakers and an amplifier. Unlike the growing number of sound backpacks we have covered so far, the Reppo II is a urban hardshell backpack with conventional speakers as compared to…

Spyder adds sound to the new Groove backpack

NXT is for sound integration into soft goods what Eleksen is for the integration of textile control buttons into all kind of clothing and soft goods. NXT’s concept of using existing materials and styling elements of bags and backpacks to transform them into a sound radiating speaker is great innovation. Spyder is launching the Groove…

Quiksilver premium bags with NXT sound system and iPod control

Quiksilver has launched a range of backpacks with integrated sound system from NXT and ‘made for iPod‘ label. The Quiksilver models Day Pack, Surf Pack and Snow Pack feature the finest materials, sophisticated technical construction and embedded technology. All three models have weatherproof NXT flat panel loudspeakers which are formed from EVA foam. Employing NXT…

Firefox Sound Bag

Our Web-browser of choice is Firefox from Mozilla. It’s by far the most stable, platform independent and expandable Web-browser every created. The iPod is a well known portable audio player and one of our life enhancers during the long hours awake. Now – where is the Wearable Electronic component coming in? This is not a…

iMainGo for your iPod on the go

The other day I strolled through one of the shopping malls nearby and came across a range of sound bags, small and large, different styles and colors. There has to be for sure a market otherwise they would not display them in a first class (and high prized) shopping mall. Among the selection in the…

The Sophisticase from G-Tech

Another smart product from G-Tech: the Sophisticase Computer Briefcase. This model has as seen already in other G-Tech products, the NXT flat panel speaker technology integrated into the bag, invisible. As we said on the computer Sleeve, a very desirable ‘must have’ for the powerful multimedia presenter on the road, away from the fully equipped…

Musical Textile

We are always on the look out for enhanced textiles, textiles with added functionality, in short: Smart Textiles. The Music Textile created by Maurin Donneaud (Industrial designer) and Vincent Roudaut (Interaction designer) is a highly interesting concept. The Musical textile is a large tactile interface for playing electronic music. The performer plays it simply by…

Cool Gadget – Computer Sleeve with Sound from G-Tech

G-Tech is very active in producing and introducing Wearable Electronic products. They have a huge range of Bags, Backpacks and now a sleek Computer Sleeve with seamless, invisible integrated flat panel speaker from NXT. The benefit of this integration is very obvious, as we mentioned on the post about the Marks & Spencer computer bag….

Soft sound from a stylish Textile Headphone

Wearable Electronic might not the correct description of the Philips Neckband Headphone HS850 but it shows that with some fantasy and creativity a simple item packed differently can create a product that adds style to it. Point in case: many of us are used to have for most part of the day the famous earplug…

G-Tech Professional Messenger bag – iPod Control & Speaker

We have an update on the Professional Messenger Bag we have posted back in October last year: the Professional Messenger Bag from G-Tech is now available and ready to ship. Short summary of the Professional Messenger Bag: A iPod remote control keypad based on Eleksen‘s ElekTex ‘smart fabric’ is integrated into the shoulder strap to…

Marks & Spencer launches NXT-enabled laptop bag

Wearable Electronic keeps growing this year, as we predicted earlier. This time, a so called ‘household name’ is joining the trend: Marks & Spencer (M&S), the renowned UK high street retailer. NXT, a provider of unique sound solutions and best known for its flat panel loudspeaker technology, announced M&S has introduced the Enterprise Workbag with…