Perfect Packaging by Orlebar Brown

Apple’s a master at the complete end-to-end user experience and has elevated product packaging to an art form. Tech companies aren’t the only ones at this; I recently ordered some swim shorts from Orlebar Brown and this nondescript box arrived in the post.

Orlebar Brown Box

Pretty dull on the outside but open the box up and everything is a visual and sensory treat. The inside of the box is a rich red, the swimwear (not shown) is neatly folded within a branded drawstring bag, the clothing tags are quality card, and with Orlebar Brown one doesn’t simply get a receipt stuffed in the box; one gets a receipt in a crisp brilliant white envelope, reminiscent of an invite to an exclusive event. Glorious.

Orlebar Brown Inside Box

In all honesty, I have never seen mail order done better – I’m sold and I’m now customer for life. And that’s before I’ve even put on the swim shorts, which are equally fabulous. Now, if I can just get that six pack sorted over the winter.

Earloomz: Fashionable Bluetooth Headsets

EarloomzEarloomz are the creators of fashion forward Bluetooth headsets. Their Bluetooth headsets have designs mechanically painted on them and each image is digitally set to ensure precise measurements and image quality. They have hundreds of designs to choose from including license products and fashion designs. You can get a Bluetooth headset with your favorite NBA  logo on it or you can make a fashion statement. Along with being fashionable the Earloomz headsets use the most advance Bluetooth technology available and have a sleek design.

The main market for the Earloomz headsets are females in their early 20s and 30s. Designs are chosen based on the latest fashion trends and artistic choice. It is a couple of months from the time a design is chosen until the product is on the market. The retail price for an Earloomz headset is $34.99 and they are available on the Earloomz website and through retail stores such as Best Buy and Fry’s.

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDR News and RV News Net. and by Jamie Davies of the MedicCast and the Health Tech Weekly

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Powerbag at CES Unveiled

Powerbag logoDan from Powerbag shows off the latest in geek fashion, a messenger bag that has a built-in battery and charging system. Up to four different devices can be charged in the bag at the same time. Included are a selection of charging tips, including the Apple connector and USB variants. The battery capacity should charge a smartphone several times, or a tablet once.

Available now for $139 to $249 for a rolling bag with a bigger battery.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast network.

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Jill-e Designs for Colourful and Stylish Gadget Bags

Jeffrey and Esby get fashion tips from Jill Wight, President of Jill-e Designs, creators of stylish gadget bags. From SLR cameras to smartphones, there’s pretty much a bag for every device. But these aren’t boring grey or black – they come in a wide range of bright colours and fantastic patterns.

Although aimed mostly at women, there are some very stylish brown leather bags in the collection (see the Jack range) which would appeal to the men too.

Prices from $30 upwards.

Interview by Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com and Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine Podcast.

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Fanny Wang Fashionable Headphones

Debbie Park and Mariel Mendosa from the Fanny Wang Headphone Company present fashionable headphones designed to appeal to young female consumers.

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Urban Tool – Designer Gear for your Gadgets

Jeffrey talks to Urban Tool, Austrian designers of holsters, cases and bags for gadget-lovers. From running to golf, from iPhones to laptops, these guys have something to put your gear in whatever you’re doing.

On show in the video is a hip holster for golfers that holds tees and balls. There’s also the business holster for storing your wallet, smartphone and security pass under your coat.

Everything comes in a range of (often bright) colours and it’s all very fashionable. Prices from $10 upwards to around $160.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine Podcast.

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Geek Fashion

Just because you are a geek (or a nerd), it doesn’t mean that you can’t be a fashionable geek. Fortunately, geek is in this year as is blue, don’t-cha-know, and the 2modern blog have put together some of the latest accessories that are achingly hip and trendy.

Celebrate your inner geek! Most of the stuff is available from Etsy for not very much money.