Cool Stuff

by anna on July 22, 2009

Meet mophie.

People, I offer you just a few bits and pieces from the world of commodity fetishism today. I am kind of swamped with crap to do, so you’re going to just have to drool over these things and let that tide you over until I report from BlogHer View definition in a new window later in the week. Listen, I don’t want to hear any bitching out of you two. You two readers that is. I know for sure there are at least two of you. And you both better keep your traps shut about me not writing a more substantive post today.

First of all, how cool is this:

Crappy photo quality courtesy of iPhone 3G. Do you like the arty inclusion of my running shoes' reflection, though?

That’s right, Equinox is now offering refrigerated, Eucalyptus-infused towels to members right on the weight-room floor! All for the benefit of Mr. Kite me while I’m sweating like a pig and working out. And oh yes, me likey the cool towels, especially since it has been beastly hot around these parts lately. Now, does it justify them raising our monthly rates earlier this year? Hardly. But it’s still a nice touch. Brava, Equinox!

Next, let me introduce you to the Mophie “juice pack” iPhone/iTouch case (front view is pictured above):

Mr. Right-Click bought me this new device called a Mophie, which is an iPhone/iTouch case that is also a battery pack. When it’s fully charged, it can nearly double your iPhone/iTouch battery life, and of course works as a protective case (something I need because I’m often dropping my iPhone). It’s pretty cool and I haven’t had any problems with it yet. It does extend the thickness of the iPhone slightly, but I can still fit it in my pocket, and I had already been used to the size of a plastic case for my iPhone anyway. I highly recommend it for extending battery life at BlogHer View definition in a new window and beyond, and it looks like the people at Mophie are having some kind of giveaway between now and the end of July, too, so check it out.

Finally, some socks.

Not only do these socks by lululemon come with “L” and “R” embroidered into them, they are very cushiony and colorful. But the more exciting part is their inclusion of silver thread in the lining, which is a naturally antimicrobial substance and as such it discourages bacterial-related stinkiness in your socks. Which, you know, maybe isn’t an issue for everyone. But let’s just say I find it convenient. For some reason, they don’t have them on the website, but if you check your local lululemon store, you should be able to find them in the running section.

{ 5 comments }

Tricia 2 July 22, 2009 at 7:22 am

oooh, I like the mophie toy. I am sorely tempted by the iphone, but as of yet cannot justify its purchase. Mostly because I am not tech-proficient enough to make it work.

And listen, LA girl – what are those of us who do not have a local lululemon store to do? A little consideration for your readers stuck in the wilderness, please!

Kerry July 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

No complaints from me—I like the consumer fetishism posts. I am wearing that La Dolce Vita lipstick right now.

I did laugh at “your local luluemon store” though. Around here, you can buy your socks at Target, Kohl’s, or Boston Store (which is kind of like the old Broadway stores). We don’t have any stores that start with lower case letters.

Jana July 22, 2009 at 11:19 am

I will take one of each please. Now you have three (3) readers! :)

May July 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I am a reader too. Now you have four.

anna July 23, 2009 at 4:38 am

Awesome! I rock.

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