Touch screens love Agloves

With the begin of the cold season many users new to the world of touch screen cellphones, Music player and iPad style tablet devices might not be aware that operating this devices is not possible with gloved hands. Taking a call or checking up some infos on the tablet means taking off the gloves, putting…

Hoodie with build-in earbuds

Adding a bit of technology, even if the technology is very basic, to clothing is a fascinating field that has been triggered by the wearable technology movement. Point in case, the HoodieBuddie™, a hoodie which uses the drawstring as carrier, as concealment for in-ear headphones. Why should one do that you may ask. As user…

Jackets that change your songs and pick up your phone

The Winter Olympic are in full swing (although physically I am far away from Vancouver) I revisited the iPod enabled jacket market to check out what is available right now for people watching the winter games on the spot. The first pleasant surprise is the prices of interactive, iPod ready jackets came down again this…

iTouch gloves

Just in time at the eve of the iPad launch, new gloves technology could be seen on the MacWorld last week. iTouch gloves are different to all the other touch screen compatible gloves we have seen so far. The iTouch leather gloves don’t have any style interrupting dots or conductive squares that make the fingertips…

Textile iPod controls going mainstream

While the market of controlling an iPod or iPhone via clothing is spearheaded and dominated by companies like QIO Systems with their PANiQ controller, Fibretronic with CONNECTEDwear and Skullcandy with the AMP’D system it seems the time is near where traditional textile companies add this material to their product portfolio. During my search for news…

Soft-shell hoodie controls the iPod from the hips

Sessions added to their technology enabled clothing range a soft-shell hoodie with a Skullcandy custom made soft keypad not as usually placed on the sleeve but on the waist line. That’s a nice and refreshing twist in placing the soft touch iPod controls to some other place than the sleeve which is used in 99%…

Spyder Destroyer Jacket with sound control

Spyder is one of the brands making use of the Skullcandy wearable electronic system we posted about a few days ago. The Spyder Destroyer Jacket is available in the colors black and red-white with a Skullcandy electronics compatible exterior. Integrated into the jacket is a flexible keypad and the eTextile cable system which provides a…

Rockin jackets from Columbia Sportswear

The last time I blogged about Columbia Sportswear‘s techno clothing collection I was ‘wondering’ what comes next after their launch of heated boots, heated jackets and the music super charged backpack. Now we know – Columbia Sportswear added the Rockin Out jackets for men and women. The Rockin Out jackets have of course the technology…

Techno chic – Cole Haan handbags for women

Luxury fashion brand Cole Haan launched what must be the best looking interactive handbag for women, featuring a touch sensitive control pad on the front pocket of the handbag. The soft eTextile controls from QIO Systems have been beautifully integrated into the style of the handbags, radiating classiness technology embracing  fashionistas will love. The handbags…

Dr. Z Windbreaker jacket with iPod control from Zoo York

Zoo York‘s range of apparel which are inspired by the New York City graffiti art and skateboarding culture jumped on the interactive fashion skateboard trend and released the limited edition, iPod controlling Dr. Z Windbreaker jacket. Featuring the PANiQ eTextile control system from QIO Systems, the Dr. Z Windbreaker jacket comes in black, has waterproof…

Urban Tool – icaseBelt and ihipHolster for iPod and iPhone

Urban Tool, I like that name and their grooveRider shirts, has upgraded it’s famous carry gear for urban professionals with iPod and iPhone controls integrated into a multi functional belt and their trademark hip-holster. Called the ‘icaseBelt‘ and the ‘ihipHolster‘, both products feature Fibretronic‘s CONNECTEDwear controls. No need to take out your devices, change songs,…

Ecko Unlimited Audio Hoodie

New York urban brand, Ecko Unlimited, has joined the growing fashion segment technology enabled clothing by introducing to their fall/winter 09 clothing range the Audio Hoodie. The Audio Hoodie uses Fibretronic‘s CONNECTEDwear keypad controller integrated in the sleeve and comes with the iPod control module but it is compatible with the full range of CONNECTEDwear…

Sailing jacket with iPod control

One of UK’s biggest action sports company Gul joined the technology enhanced apparel market with the introduction of the Limited Edition Coastal Vigo iPod Control Jacket as part of their range of sailing apparel. The interactive jacket features QIO Systems textile control area on the jackets sleeve and comes with the PANiQ iPod control module….

FMF Element Ride Jacket – motorcycle jacket connects to iPod

Motorbike fans can now chose to spice up their clothing with soft touch controls on the sleeve to connect to personal electronic devices like iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player or cellphones. US brand FMF Racing launched the ‘Element Ride Jacket‘ equipped with Fibretronic‘s CONNECTEDwear technology and iPod control module. If you don’t have an…

Have you already upgraded your jacket to version 2.0?

Finally there is a solution available for everyone who want’s to upgrade his / her favorite piece of clothing to technology enabled Fashion 2.0 to play in sync with the many electronic lifestyle items in our pockets: iPhone or BT cellphone or iPod. A company called RNK Distributing is marketing a product called the ‘My…

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…

Stylish cool Commwear Jacket from Kjus

Even though many people spend these days on a beach there are folks who enjoy skiing right now. For all those cool people we found a great looking, iPod compatible jacket from the Norwegian company Kjus Skiwear. Popular among fashionable, high end skiers, this company makes one of the coolest looking yet functional ski clothing…

Interactive Fashion Hoodies from KILLA

Canada’s innovative fashion label KILLA launched their latest and hippest interactive fashion collection, the SWITCH hoodies. KILLA interactive clothing uses QIO Systems e-textile controls in soft, lightweight hoodies to bring iPod ready clothing into the city life style. Until now interactive jackets have been mostly introduced in the winter outdoor segment for snow boarding, skiing…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The North Face eTip Glove

The Wall Street Journal picked up in a recent review by Willa Plank the growing need of high-tech gloves capable to allow the operation of hand held touchscreen devices without having to take off the gloves each time an adjustment or phone call is made. Among the products reviewed (we had some covered on talk2myShirt…

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…

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…

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…