A Touch-Sensitive Belt Lets You Subtly Control a Wearable Display

The first time around, Google Glass wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. But the technology behind it will certainly be improved to the point where it can eventually be integrated into a regular pair of glasses. And for when that day gets here, there’s now a novel and subtle way to navigate your wearable display using the… » 4/23/15 10:15am 4/23/15 10:15am

Hydrophobic T-Shirts Are Miraculous—Until You Wash Them

A few weeks ago, an Australian startup offered to send me a T-shirt. I'm not normally on the T-shirt beat, but this one was special. The 100-percent cotton garment featured "patented hydrophobic nanotechnology" to make it super stain-resistant. "I'll be the judge of that," I thought, and a few days later the… » 2/26/15 10:10am 2/26/15 10:10am

Highly Reflective Clothing Turns Paparazzi's Camera Flashes Against Them

Even if you're not a celebrity, some of us just don't like having our picture taken and spread around social media. Until now, assaulting the person behind the camera was the only way to make it stop, but Betabrand's new Flashback clothing turns the photographer's gear against them by reflecting the light from a flash… » 2/09/15 9:30am 2/09/15 9:30am

MIT's Well On Its Way To Perfecting Auto-Zipping Zippers

Sneaker freaks have their fingers crossed that Nike will be able to deliver power laces in time for when Back to the Future II predicted we'd all be wearing them. But what about the rest of our clothing? Who wants to be bothered zipping up a jacket when your shoes automatically lace themselves? So Adam Whiton and… » 2/06/15 4:21pm 2/06/15 4:21pm

This Samsung Washer Has Its Own Built-in Sink For Pre-Treating Stains

In a perfect world every stain and spill would come out of your clothes after just a single wash. But the same way a dish washer works best after you've scraped the plates clean, pre-treating your clothes is the only way to help guarantee a stain comes out. And for homes that are lacking a sink in the laundry room,… » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

Start Your Astronaut Training With This Fake Spacesuit Sweatsuit

Even if you've watched movies like The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Armageddon so often you can recite them by heart, NASA isn't even going to look at your resume if you're not in shape. So start your unofficial astronaut training with this sweatsuit that's printed to look exactly like Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11… » 12/26/14 11:40am 12/26/14 11:40am

A Spacesuit-Inspired Jacket Protects You From Winter's Vacuum of Warmth

The spacesuits worn by astronauts protect them from the vacuum, extreme cold, and increased radiation of space. And while Spacelife's spiffy new jacket doesn't provide quite as much protection, it will help you live out your astronaut fantasies while at least keeping freezing temperatures at bay. » 12/15/14 12:25pm 12/15/14 12:25pm

The World's Ugliest Christmas Sweater Includes a Working Toy Train Set

Try as you might this holiday season to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable, you're not going to be able to top YouTube's bd594's creation this year. It's got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation. » 12/08/14 12:30pm 12/08/14 12:30pm

Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer. » 12/05/14 5:45pm 12/05/14 5:45pm

Wear Any City You Like With Custom-Printed Map Clothing 

The appeal of maps lies in just how personal they can be. Your childhood street, your first big city apartment, your first house—these are all places we look back on with irrational fondness. There are plenty of stylish maps for your wall, but Monochrome lets you custom-print your favorite place onto tanks, t-shirts,… » 12/03/14 5:00pm 12/03/14 5:00pm

The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good at Bikes, Bad at Suit

You can't ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you'd have to show up early. And stinky. Parker Dusseau has a different idea:… » 11/26/14 5:30pm 11/26/14 5:30pm

A Jacket That Transforms Into a Neck Pillow Is Perfect For Traveling

Break the endless cycle of having to buy a new neck pillow every time you fly because you forgot to bring the last one with Tumi's Patrol Travel Puffer Jacket. Hidden in the collar is a pouch that you can stuff the entire puffy jacket into, creating a comfy neck pillow to make your holiday flight or bus trip… » 11/26/14 3:30pm 11/26/14 3:30pm