The Gear Journal

Nite Ize Self Locking Clip

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Here’s an interesting take on a clip for your shit. Essentially, it’s just a self locking mechanism that will attach to just about anything – your iPod, phone, knife, etc… I haven’t used one, but I’ve heard pretty good things about them. You can get yours for $10 from County Comm. Here’s there demo video:

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Fluent Stash

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It’s like origami for your gear. The “Fluent Stash” from Nau opens up to reveal a number of a different pockets and pouches for your gear and closes up to a small and compact size for carrying. Stylish to boot… $80.

The Anti Glass Back

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Another day, another solution to protect your iPhone 4. Unplggd went on cnn.cn and found a metal back for the iPhone 4 manufactured by an OEM cell phone parts supplier in Hong Kong. The result is an iPhone that is still sleek and “Apple like,” but devoid of a fragile glass back. You can follow their mod here.

Hot Rod iPhone Covers

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So, it’s no secret that I’m into hot rods… It’s a world surrounded by an amazing amount of talent and one of the players, Karas Kustoms, has recently decided to do a series of iPhone covers. My favorite is made out of two machined aluminum plates that are spaced with delrin and sandwich the phone using simple button head hardware. It’s a brilliantly simple design that not only protects your phone, but also helps with the famous “dropped call” problem that have made the iPhone 4 famous.

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The M-Clip

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Here’s an interesting money clip alternative. It’s a super strong spring that’s acted through a pair of sliding levers that give you leverage when it’s time to access your cash. They are spendy though. Get yours at Nordstrom.

The Hex Watch Band

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We told ya it wouldn’t be long… and it wasn’t. The Hex Watch Band is a silicone strap that your iPod Nano drops into – making it a fancy iTunes using watch… FOR DORKS! If that describes you, get out your $25. You are gonna need it.

Details here.

The Sprocket Rocket

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This is pretty rad… Essentially, it’s one of those cheap and plastic vintage style cameras that accepts 35mm film. Only this camera exposes your film in a panoramic length. Just as cool, the “shutter opening” is so large that even the sprocket holes on your film are exposed. Hence, the name…

You can get yours for $89.

The Flipside

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I’m more of a leather guy myself, but for those of you into the latest and greatest materials and concepts, the Flipside is all the rage at the moment. Essentially, it’s a plastic vault for your pocket.

Details here.