Category Archives: Phones

Freehands gloves keep you warm and in touch!

As the days of November get steadily more frosty I, as a touchscreen phone user, am finding it hard to keep my hands warm and work my phone.

You all know what I mean. You have your woolly gloves on, you are rushing down the street to work, trying to text your friend on your iPhone/Samsung/HTC creation or maybe a Blackberry phone with those fiddly, teeny-tiny keys.

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The next thing you know you have mispelt the whole message or even worse (like I did the other day) you have flung your precious baby onto the floor in your desperation to Swype!

This may seem like a rather small issue to be moaning about, but it it still an issue nonetheless. But I have discovered a solution thanks to a friend of mine. Freehand has a collection of gloves specifically designed to make texting, typing and Swyping a whole lot easier!

The simple design involves PVC palm dots for grip and detachable index finger and thumb tips. These tips are held back and out of the way by small magnets too – how cute!

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These gloves are available for men and women in a range of colours and styles; prices start from as little as £10.16! To browse the collection visit the Freehands website!

Sony Ericsson launches X10 Mini Pro in white!

White has become the must-wear colour this summer, proof of which can be seen in the fact that the LWD (little white dress) has become the choice over the classic LBD!

little white dresses

Sony has managed to stay on top of the trend and has just announced the launch of the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro in white.

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro in white

This handset is petite and très chic, measuring less than 10 cm long – the perfect clutch bag size, thank you Sony. Style icon Jade Jagger has even named it on her  “white accessories wishlist”!

It is available on Google’s  Android operating system, exclusively on Three. It is a touch screen  phone but also has a full sliding QWERTY keyboard, ideal for those who like the option of both.

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro in white

It comes with  a five megapixel camera and features Sony Ericsson Timescape™ which is basically a live feed off all your texts, emails and social media posts.

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro in white is  available from Three stores on The One Plan, offering 1GB of Data, 5000 texts, 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three to Three minutes for £30 a month. See in stores for more details.

This is a very stylish phone and in the simplest way. Sony, Fashionology approves!

D&G loves the iPad

Of late, fashion labels have really started tapping into the latest technology trends what with Gucci and Chanel releasing iPhone apps and Burberry streaming a 3D catwalk show. Everyone is raving about the iPad, I know that Net-a-Porter had just released one but no one has been more excited about its uses, it seems, than D&G.

dg ipad display

It currently has a D&G Fashion Channel available on iTunes and live-streamed its 2010 shows on Android phones and iPhones but thinks went further during the 20th anniversary menswear show that took place in Milan last month.

Coating the walls in the Palazzo Marino, Milan’s 16th-century city hall, were 28 iPads displaying images that celebrated two decades of Dolce & Gabbana for Men (above).

There was also a video-sculpture made of approximately 100 monitors of various sizes that showed images of Dolce & Gabbana menswear fashion shows from 1990 to 2010.  It was the perfect combination of fashion and its history portrayed on the most of technologies.
wall of screens

The digital theme did not stop there however, as in the nearby Piazza della Scala, an installation made up of  four large multimedia cubes which comprised of nine million luminous LEDs, broadcasted images of life in Milan , of Dolce & Gabbana’s menswear collections and of the events inside the Palazzo Marino in a loop.

The top off this very fashionable digital event, guests were given postcards containing QR codes that led to extra info that could be downloaded to smartphones!

What is more, D&G has also brought out a line of iPad cases – see an example below…

Via Wired

Festival fashionology: wellies that charge your phone

If you are worried about how to keep in contact with friends/boyfriend/parents when you are at a festival, Orange has developed an ideal solution- ‘welectricity’!

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The Orange Power Wellies are a must-have this summer – they keep your feet dry and generate renewable energy that can be used to rejuvenate your mobile phone.

The power is collected through the “power generating sole” so around twelve hours of dancing around at Bestival this September will provide you with enough power to charge your mobile for one hour!

The science of it is as follows; inside the sole of the boots lie thermoelectric modules constructed of pairs of p-type and n-type semiconductor materials forming a thermocouple.

The thermocouples are electrically connected to form multiple thermocouples which are then placed between two ceramic layers.

welectricity

So when heat (from you foot) is applied to the top side of the layer, and a cold surface (the ground) touches the underside, electricity is generated.

If you don’t get the technical part, all you need to know is they are practical, classic festival chic and they keep your phone alive. One festival dilemma solved!

The wellies were showcased as a prototype at Glastonbury this year, so let hope they bring them out in time for all the festivals to come!

Via gotwind.org

LG Fashion Touch party

I announced not long ago the ad campaign for the new LG Fashion phones, fronted by Eva Longoria Parker and Victoria Beckham and now here are the pictures from the launch party in Los Angeles.

Victoria and Eva, the faces of the LG Fashion Touch

Sisters, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Jessica Simpson turned out for the event.

Vanessa Hudgens stood out in her bright blue mini dress.

Jessica Stroup, star of hit TV show 90210 wore a classic white, one shoulder mini.

Twilight star Anna Kendrick donned a classic LBD avec strappy sandals.

Stylish iPhone covers

If you are not content with Apple’s sleek design of the iPhone, which lets face it, is a tad simple for us fashionistas then why not try out an Ultra-Case.

I stumbled across this website today, which sells amazing iPhone covers, for both guys and girls.

One of my favourites is the Spark (see below), a cover with glitzy finish and special pattern, available in three colours, blackout, copper and a vibrant purple. It is made from a gauze-like fabric of rayon material, which is durable and fadeless.

Spark iPhone cover

The aptly named Vogue cover, is stylishly decorated with a unique gradient colour, in either blue, green or orange, and a transparent anodized coating which provides a mirror-like surface.

There are so many cute and stylish designs, it’ll be hard to choose; from a jewel encrusted World Cup edition, to faux reptile skins, floral carvings, sparkly spider webs and woven leather.

All Ultra-Case iPhone covers have cut outs for the docking connector, power switch, headset port and speaker and the screen is left uncovered for easy and convenient access. They are suitable for the 3G and 3GS iPhone.

Lady Gaga, Queen of Fashionology

Ok, so a few weeks ago I named Hussein Chalayan as the King of fashionology and now it’s time to announce the Queen. The crown goes to Lady Gaga.

This girl is a lot more involved in the technology industry than people may realise. She is the creative Director for Polaroid, has her own Beats by Dre headphones and even more recently released a Bluetooth head set with her picture on it (see below).

To top that she even sings about telephones and video phones, I think she is closet gadget geek!

Gaga is more famous, however, for her very bold fashion statements, and of late, they have been taking more of a Fashionology shape. Back in March when she appeared on the Jonathan Ross show she wore a telephone on her head – crazy but it worked, as do most of Gaga’s ensembles.

But the dress that really had the wow factor, the one that is possibly my favourite is ‘The Living Dress’ that she debuted at the Echo Arena in Liverpool earlier this year. She announced via Twitter that she would be debuting the latest creation from the Haus of Gaga, one inspired by our very own Fashionology King’s shape shifting dresses.

The Living Dress, was a beautiful and extravagant, iridescent creation which mechanically parted at the front to reveal her legs. It featured moving wings and a headpiece that made Gaga look almost angelic as she sang “I’m So Happy I Could Die.”

We eagerly await more Fashionology exhibitions from our Queen Gaga!

Living dress image credit: Luke

Bluetooth headset via Engadget