Fashion http://www.stuff.tv/fashion/all en-GB Fully Charged: Acer makes tablet-toting Selfie-Hat, Channel 4 replacing 4oD, and Resident Evil Revelations 2 goes episodic http://www.stuff.tv/acer/fully-charged-acer-makes-tablet-toting-couture-selfie-hat-channel-4-replacing-4od-and-resident- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start powering through to the weekend with our morning tech news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer x Christian Cowan-Sanluis Selfie-Hat" alt="Acer x Christian Cowan-Sanluis Selfie-Hat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-selfie-hat.jpg?1410585137" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer’s selfie sombrero is a garish vision of techno-couture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ready to prove your love of selfies? Acer has seemingly prepared a loyalty test in the form of the Acer x Christian Cowan-Sanluis Selfie-Hat, a device-housing pink nightmare of an accessory designed in collaboration with the 20-year-old fashion student who&rsquo;s worked with Lady Gaga and Rita Ora.</p> <p>However, the handheld device mounted to this garish hat isn&rsquo;t a standard smartphone or even a phablet, but rather a full-on tablet: an 8in Acer Iconia A-1 840, in fact. If folks snapping photos in public with tablets wasn&rsquo;t nauseating enough, just wait until they&rsquo;re wearing a neon sequined hat with the thing permanently affixed.</p> <p>The hat spins 360 degrees, letting you get the best angle - or just look utterly crazed on the street. And if you don&rsquo;t want a hat for yourself, but simply one for your tablet to wear, well you&rsquo;re in luck: Acer and Cowan-Sanluis made 10 matching cases with little tablet hats. Really.</p> <p>Much as this might all seem like a gag, it&rsquo;s apparently a real thing - but you can only purchase it via an appointment and consultation with Cowan-Sanluis in central London. It&rsquo;ll also be available today at the designer&rsquo;s London Fashion Week showing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-gina-smartphone-s-front-flash-makes-it-ultimate-selfie-taker/news">Sony Gina smartphone&rsquo;s front flash makes it the ultimate selfie taker</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Channel 4 replacing 4oD with All 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Channel 4 pioneered the on-demand catch-up service several years ago, and now it&rsquo;s high time for a significant refresh and update. That&rsquo;ll come in the first quarter of 2015, as the network has announced plans to scrap the current 4oD service in favor of a new unified option called All 4.</p> <p>All 4 will bring together all of Channel 4&rsquo;s brands in one app for various platforms (launching on iOS and PC first), letting you pick between On Demand, Now (live TV streams), and On Soon (trailers and other previews) menus to sort through the content. Additional bonus content for shows will also be bundled into the app experience, and those with Channel 4 accounts will have videos personally targetted to boot.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-to-launch-new-digital-service-all-4">Channel 4</a> via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130895-4od-expires-in-2015-channel-4-to-change-catch-up-platform-to-all-4/gallery">Pocket-lint</a> and <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/11/channel-4-replace-4od-next-year/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-streaming-stick/review">Roku Streaming Stick review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="750" title="Channel 4&#039;s All 4 app" alt="Channel 4&#039;s All 4 app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/channel4-all4app.jpg?1410503581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resident Evil Revelations 2 takes episodic approach </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So here&rsquo;s a surprising new tactic for the <em>Resident Evil</em> horror gaming franchise: weekly downloadable episodes that combine to create one larger storyline. That&rsquo;s the plan with the upcoming <em>Resident Evil Revelations 2</em>, which was announced last week for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.</p> <p>Due out early next year, the game features different lead characters than the original 3DS and console entry, with past heroine Claire Redfield joined by newly playable Moira Burton, the daughter of the infamous Barry Burton from earlier games. You can get a first look at in-game action in the above trailer.</p> <p>The game will be split into four weekly episodes for US$5.99 (about &pound;3.69) apiece, or you can pay US$24.99 (just over &pound;15) for the whole package. Or simply wait until it all hits retail in a single bundle and potentially play a more expansive version of the game.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/2014/09/11/resident-evil-revelations-2---first-trailer">Capcom Unity</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-new-resident-evil-and-dragon-quest-games-announced-nasa-s-air-traffic-co">Fully Charged: New Resident Evil and Dragon Quest games announced, NASA&rsquo;s air traffic control system for drones, and themes finally coming to PS4 and Vita</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PeAnjk1q4XU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/fully-charged-acer-makes-tablet-toting-couture-selfie-hat-channel-4-replacing-4od-and-resident-#comments Acer Fashion Film and TV Gaming Tablets Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1447398 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The bejeweled smart fashion accessory will debut at New York’s Fashion Week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " alt="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-mica-01.jpg?1410261826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel has made its first foray into the wearable tech market&nbsp;&ndash; and it&#39;s taken a slightly different tack to its rivals.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dedicated follower of fashion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from looking a bit special, it syncs up with your smartphone to display SMS messages, meeting alerts, and other notifications. Intel also says it will feature communications capabilities and wireless charging support;&nbsp;further details about its features will be disclosed at a later date.</p> <p>MICA will go on sale in the US at selected Barneys and Opening Ceremony stores by the end of this year; the tech-savvy fashionistas of Singapore will just have to wait.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-smartwatch-3-and-smartband-talk-hands/review" target="_blank">Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk hands on</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " alt="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intel-mica-02.jpg?1410261826" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel gets fashionable with MICA smartband </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news#comments Fashion Intel Wearable tech Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:13:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1446579 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft’s wireless charging trousers: the most stylish way to top up your phone’s battery yet? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-s-wireless-charging-trousers-most-stylish-way-top-your-phone-s-battery-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British designer A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers-3.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft and Nokia&rsquo;s latest piece of wireless charging gear is just a little bit different from what&rsquo;s already out there &ndash; for starters, it&rsquo;s something you can wear.</p> <p>Microsoft has collaborated with British fashion designer A. Sauvage, and consequently his 2014 &ldquo;Modern Man&rdquo; collection features a pair of chino with built-in (or sewn-in) wireless charging capabilities. Slip your phone in a special front pocket and it&rsquo;ll start charging.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sauvage has essentially torn open Nokia&rsquo;s DC-50 wireless charging plate and stitched its inductive plate technology inside the strides. The power comes from a 2400mAh battery, which can be charged via USB (or via another DC-50) at home before you head out for the day.</p> <p>Unlike many such tech and fashion collaborations, these trousers will actually go on sale at some point in the not-too-distant future. Sauvage claims they&rsquo;ll be available for &ldquo;over $340&rdquo; (that&rsquo;s &pound;200) within the next three months.</p> <p>If you do end up buying a pair, just make sure you don&rsquo;t toss them in the washing machine with your socks and jocks &ndash; the wireless charging tech won&rsquo;t take kindly to a soapy soaking.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cota-ossia-makes-wireless-charging-easy-wi-fi/news">Cota by Ossia makes wireless charging as easy as Wi-Fi</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers-2.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" alt="A. Sauvage is making great strides with his charger-equipped chinos" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-microsoft-wireless-charging-trousers.jpg?1403336379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-s-wireless-charging-trousers-most-stylish-way-top-your-phone-s-battery-yet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fashion Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:45:42 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439642 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Glass gets its first real designer frames http://www.stuff.tv/glass/google-glass-gets-its-first-real-designer-frames/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diane von Furstenberg delivers a more stylish range of smart specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DVF&#039;s Shiny Elderberry Jave frames for Google Glass" alt="DVF&#039;s Shiny Elderberry Jave frames for Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-glass-dvf-1.jpg?1401970220" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From 23rd June, they&rsquo;ll be a few more style choices available to wearers of Google Glass.</p> <p>New York fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has announced the &ldquo;DVF | Made for Glass&rdquo; range, consisting of five new frames and eight new shades. They&rsquo;ll be available through the Glass site and net-a-porter.com. But probably not in the UK, where Glass still hasn&rsquo;t officially launched.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-gets-hands-google-glass/feature">Stuff gets hands-on with Google Glass</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Glass with more class </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DVF and Glass already have a bit of a history: the designer and her models wore the headsets when debuting her A/W 2012 collection, allowing the public to get an insider view of a catwalk show.</p> <p>Google&rsquo;s unisex Titanium Collection was the company&rsquo;s first foray into a designer version of the specs, but that was created in-house. DVF&rsquo;s collection (designed for women) is the first collaboration with a big name designer.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://www.google.com/glass/start/">Google</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/eyeing-glass-rivals/feature">Google Glass and its rival smart glasses: everything you need to know</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DVF&#039;s Graphite Aviator frames for Google Glass" alt="DVF&#039;s Graphite Aviator frames for Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass-dvf-2.jpg?1401970220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Glass gets designer frames </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Fashion Glass Google Wearable tech Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:28:19 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438537 at http://www.stuff.tv Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look http://www.stuff.tv/summer-sunglasses/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beat the heat and bear the glare with our pick of the smartest sunnies on sale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" alt="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/summer-sunglasses-main.jpg?1398054794" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the weather becomes moderately agreeable for a few weeks, it&rsquo;s high time to kit yourself out with a new pair of sunnies. But what should you go for? Well, that depends on who you want to be. We&rsquo;ve picked out 11 looks and the sunglasses that&rsquo;ll help you achieve them.</p> <p>Descriptions for each image run from top to bottom.<br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Act One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Festival Bro &ndash; Antony Morato White Out<br />&pound;40, <a href="http://uk.morato.it/">uk.morato.it</a></strong><br />It&rsquo;s late July. You&rsquo;re hot, dehydrated and hopelessly hungover, you&rsquo;ve subsisted on nothing but Pringles and overpriced Tuborg for three days and your entire lower body is caked in dried mud &ndash; but you don&rsquo;t care, because you&rsquo;re wearing these and you&rsquo;re in a yurt watching a dreadlocked Bristolian play the best bongos you&rsquo;ve ever heard. #bliss</p> <p><strong>The Carnival King &ndash; Oakley Frogskin<br />&pound;90, <a href="http://uk.oakley.com/">uk.oakley.com</a></strong><br />Oakley&rsquo;s Frogskins are classic sunglasses and these yellow-lensed stunners are the ideal choice for anyone who demands attention. Best used to accessorise a day-glo string vest, a can of Red Stripe and a box-fresh pair of Jordans.</p> <p><strong>The Skate Punk &ndash; Adidas Originals Malibu
<br />&pound;75, <a href="http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/">sunglasses-shop.co.uk</a></strong><br />Perch the Malibus on your face and you&rsquo;ll be of a mind to pull some sick ollies, grinds and fishbones (did we get that right?) in the nearest drained swimming pool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1301" title="Top to bottom: Morato White Out, Oakley Frogskin, Adidas Malibu" alt="Top to bottom: Morato White Out, Oakley Frogskin, Adidas Malibu" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sunglasses-p1.jpg?1398054794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Act Two </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Cabana Boy &ndash; Maui Jim Kawika<br />&pound;215, <a href="http://www.mauijim.com/shop/en/uk">mauijim.com</a></strong><br />Hawaiian sunglasses brand Maui Jim offers a wide range of shades, but none more beautifully and elegantly retro than the Kawika. Putting on a pair will transport your brain instantly to a poolside bar, pina colada in hand and bellowing &ldquo;Mahalo!&rdquo; to bikini-clad passers-by.</p> <p><strong>The Reader &ndash; Bailey Nelson Wallace<br />&pound;100, <a href="http://baileynelson.co.uk/sunglasses/mens-sunglasses">baileynelson.co.uk</a></strong><br />Bringing to mind the bookish cloisters and sun-dappled quads of a red-brick university, these will make you look dashing, inquisitive and intelligent &ndash; even if the last thing you read was a BuzzFeed list whilst sitting on the toilet.</p> <p><strong>Spy Hards &ndash; Hardy Amies Clifton<br />&pound;280, <a href="http://hardyamies.com/">shop.hardyamieseyewear.com</a></strong><br />Angular 1960s elegance is the name of the game here. It&rsquo;s a weekend in Prague tailing a double agent (keep your receipts), it&rsquo;s umbrellas with poison tips, it&rsquo;s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In our humble opinion, the sharpest pair of sunglasses here.</p> <p><strong>Dictator Chic &ndash; Serengeti Aerial<br />&pound;215, <a href="http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/">sunglasses-shop.co.uk</a></strong><br />Coming out like a pair of rimmed Aviators, the Aerials have something of a 1970s banana republic about them. Think stellar cigars, swaying palm trees, good rum and rampant corruption at all levels of government.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1422" title="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" alt="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sunglasses-p2.jpg?1398054794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Act Three </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Yacht Rockers &ndash; Silhouette Adventurer<br />&pound;175, <a href="http://www.sunglassesuk.com/">sunglassesuk.com</a></strong><br />These pilot&rsquo;s shades are timeless &ndash; although if you want to channel a linen-suited Don Johnson circa 1985 perching them on your schnoz they will do you no harm whatsoever.</p> <p><strong>Riviera High-Rollers &ndash; Bollé Clint<br />US$100, <a href="http://shop.bolle.com/">shop.bolle.com</a></strong><br />Chuck these tortoiseshell stunners on as you slide into the spotless white leather interior of your Bentley Continental Convertible and prepare to cruise along the Monte Carlo waterfront. You&rsquo;re a playboy and you&rsquo;re wearing a $100 pair of sunglasses. Boom.</p> <p><strong>Only 90s Kids &ndash; Oakley Breadbox<br />&pound;105, <a href="http://uk.oakley.com/">uk.oakley.com</a></strong><br />These Oakleys have more than a whiff of the early Van Damme action movie about them: bold, brash, bulky, yet possessed of an unmistakable late 80s/early 90s charm.</p> <p><strong>Hungry, Hungry Hipsters &ndash; Ray-Ban Leather Wayfarer<br />&pound;250, <a href="http://www.vanmildert.com/">vanmildert.com</a></strong><br />The perfect shades for culturally clued up residents of hip, rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhoods. Wayfarers are a bona fide classic, of course, but the twist here is that these ones are leather-clad. Guaranteed to get your some dirty looks as your stroll into that new pop-up vegan microbrewery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1504" title="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" alt="Shady summer: 11 pairs of sunglasses that’ll transform your look" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sunglasses-p3.jpg?1398054794" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Fashion Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:56:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435655 at http://www.stuff.tv Gore Cosmo cycling jacket http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reversible Cosmo promises to be hi-vis biking jacket by day, and a socially acceptable coat by night. But does the convenience come at too high a price? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="460" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gore-bike-wear-cosmo-ii-jacket_0.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you commute regularly by bike, you soon realise it's better for your health if you help drivers spot you quickly. </p> <p>That means bright lights and either a dodgy-looking hi-vis jacket or an even dorkier reflective sash. Until now, that is, because Gore Bike Wear's Cosmo jacket brings some much-needed style to the world of two-wheeled commuter clobber.</p> <p><strong>Clever design</strong></p> <p>The jacket is the result of collaboration between Gore Bike Wear and Evans Cycles (which has the exclusive on it), and you can tell a decent bit of thought has gone into its development. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It's pricey, but Gore Bike Wear's reversible, waterproof Cosmo jacket successfully blends cool looks and intelligent design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review#comments Cosmo cycling jacket Fashion Gore Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14158 at http://www.stuff.tv LG GD910 Watch-phone http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-gd910-watch-phone/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, the watchphone revolution has arrived. But does the LG GD910 fulfil our boyhood gadget fantasies? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="482" height="567" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/orange_lg_gd910_watch_phone_2-467x479_0.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="589" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LGgd910watchphone_0.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="529" height="380" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LGgd910watchphone2.jpeg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Holographic 3D projections aside, pretty much nothing rates as highly on the gadgetometer as a watchphone. Bond had one. Dick Tracy had one. Even Blake's Seven had them. And now you can have one, courtesy of LG. </p> <p><strong>Size doesn't matter</strong></p> <p>The GD910 is a big watch, but in this age of oversized G-Shocks, it doesn't feel ludicrous. And, unlike most gadget watches, it's stylish – the only downside being the dull standby display. </p> <p>A scratchproof face and water-resistant body are also on hand to deal with any Bond-esque escapades you happen upon. &nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expensive and gimmicky, but brilliant nonetheless. What better way to wear your geek credentials on your wrist? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/lg-gd910-watch-phone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-gd910-watch-phone/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-gd910-watch-phone/review#comments Fashion GD910 Watch-phone LG Fri, 04 Sep 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13175 at http://www.stuff.tv Addict Festival Jacket http://www.stuff.tv/addict-festival-jacket/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Addict jacket is a stylish but basic lightweight waterproof with convenient carrying bag. Perfect for festivals, then… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="780" height="585" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/addict_festival_jacket_07.jpg?1364299599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite a recent law banning Travis from performing ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ at UK festivals, the risk of precipitation remains. Addict's Festival Jacket promises to be a fashionable alternative to decking yourself out in one of those free ponchos (also know as bin bags). &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Basically dry </strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £65.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It won't suit hardcore walkers or mountain climbing types, but for festival frolics it's ideal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/addict-festival-jacket </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/addict-festival-jacket/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/addict-festival-jacket/review#comments Addict Fashion Festival Jacket Mon, 18 May 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12501 at http://www.stuff.tv Oakley Crowbar Signature Series http://www.stuff.tv/oakley-crowbar-signature-series/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oakley’s stylish Crowbars come in a range of designs and sport anti-fog protection. Are they the ultimate snowboarding goggles? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="480" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oakley-signature-series-goggles.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although your limbs can take a mighty battering on the slopes, your eyes need just as much protection – not only from the sun’s rays, but the wind, ice and, if you’re going off piste, branches. </p> <p>Sunglasses aren’t really up to the job, so you need some sturdy goggles, like Oakley’s iconic Crowbar series. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A comfortable pair of goggles and stylish to boot, if a little expensive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/oakley-crowbar-signature-series </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oakley-crowbar-signature-series/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/oakley-crowbar-signature-series/review#comments Crowbar Signature Series Fashion Oakley Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11766 at http://www.stuff.tv Dakine Heli Pro 20l Pack http://www.stuff.tv/dakine-heli-pro-20l-pack/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dakine has just launched the latest generation of its backcountry pack. Is it a snowboarder’s best friend? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="650" height="650" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dakine-helipro.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £64.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comfortable and functional, this is a classic backcountry pack that keeps getting better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/dakine-heli-pro-20l-pack </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/dakine-heli-pro-20l-pack/review#comments Dakine Fashion Heli Pro 20l Pack Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11749 at http://www.stuff.tv Gore Phantom http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With its versatile zip-off sleeves, is this the mythical ‘all-year-round’ cycling jacket we’ve been looking for? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="1013" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GOREphantomjacket.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gore’s Phantom is a fairly water-resistant softshell jacket and outer layer designed for cycling. It also has a neat trick – the arms zip off revealing small t-shirt sleeves for maximum all-weather versatilitiy. </p> <p>In the winter, the WindStopper fabric does what it says on the tin. And short of a sustained soaking, it's fairly water-resistant too. Combine the Phantom with two light layers (or even just a merino wool base layer) and you're warm and dry enough for most winter rides.</p> <p><strong>Warm, cold, warm</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost the perfect all year round cycling jacket, but can’t quite handle the extremes</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gore-phantom </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review#comments Fashion Gore Phantom Fri, 09 Jan 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11581 at http://www.stuff.tv Pantone Universe Bag http://www.stuff.tv/pantone-universe-bag/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leather satchels not colourful enough for you? This official Pantone bag should dazzle you and get knowing nods from design geeks… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="1066" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PANTONEuniversebag.jpg?1364299769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Crumpler is the go-to name for messenger bags with a dash of geek chic, Pantone has come up with a colourful new range that could well tempt bike couriers and design nerds.</p> <p>The company, which started as a small manufacturer of colour swatches that designers use as references, has quickly noticed the marketing potential of its seemingly infinite tints. Wallets, notebooks and cup sets have followed, and now it’s come up with this new range of bags.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>Bold statement</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £50.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want a blindingly colourful and tough bag to impress your design geek friends, this is it</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pantone-universe-bag </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pantone-universe-bag/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pantone-universe-bag/review#comments Fashion Pantone Universe Bag Mon, 10 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11282 at http://www.stuff.tv Eclipse Nova Solar http://www.stuff.tv/eclipse-nova-solar/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This solar bag promises to re-charge your camera and flash while protecting them from the outside world. Is it a shining light? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="550" height="581" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ECLIPSEnovasolar.jpg?1364299830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Digital SLR cameras are as fragile and valuable as they are heavy on batteries, so it’s a good idea to protect them. But an even better idea is to carry them in something that will protect them and charge their batteries – something like the Eclipse Nova Solar.&nbsp; </p> <p> This nifty satchel takes the camera bag to the next level by incorporating a solar panel capable of re-juicing your snapper and all of its attendant accessories while it remains safely stowed away.</p> <p> <strong></strong></p> <p> You’ve got to bag it up</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A gadget’s best friend, the Nova Solar will both charge and protect your shiny trinkets</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/eclipse-nova-solar </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/eclipse-nova-solar/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/eclipse-nova-solar/review#comments Eclipse Fashion Nova Solar Wed, 03 Sep 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10805 at http://www.stuff.tv Doro WT89 http://www.stuff.tv/doro-wt89/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our childhood dreams have finally come true - this is a proper pro-grade 466MHz walkie talkie crammed into a watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="915" height="686" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1031_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're pretty sure that if we'd known as children that one day we’d own a set of walkie talkie watches, we'd have been much happier, more well-adjusted youngsters. And thankfully, these Doros – as used by the Norwegian Winter Olympic team, no less – are the business.</p> <p><strong>Huge range</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £35.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frankly, this is brilliant. Easy to use, robust, great sound quality, huge range – now you just need to find a reason to actually need a walkie-talkie watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/doro-wt89 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doro-wt89/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/doro-wt89/review#comments Doro Fashion WT89 Fri, 23 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8551 at http://www.stuff.tv Nike ACG Soaker http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-acg-soaker/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanks to the Soakers’ anti-flood system, watersports nuts now have an alternative to buying sci-fi sandals for their wet antics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/img56853562_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Waterproof footwear isn't renowned for wowing the catwalks with its style and grace. And while Nike's new Soaker won't be to everyone tastes, it does mark the dawn of two innovations – one for you and one for the environment, which seems like a fair deal.</p> <p>The one for you is an anti-flood system to keep your feet dry. Look past the breathable textile upper and you'll see a perforated footbed sending water to the 'bowels' of the shoe and releasing it rapidly via tiny portholes in the Phylon midsole. A bit like Das Boot's dramatic moments in miniature.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £45.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Soakers will keep your feet dry in the deepest of puddles, although their design is firmly in Marmite territory </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/nike-acg-soaker </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-acg-soaker/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-acg-soaker/review#comments ACG Soaker Fashion Nike Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8591 at http://www.stuff.tv