For days that are just for you and your iPod (and maybe your keys), this Crossbody iPod bag from hayden-harnett for $26 may be just the thing to keep you light. Available in clear with white trim and black with white trim, this iPod bag with 20-inch strap protects your iPod, while giving you access to the clickwheel. Accessories and earbuds can be stored in the back pocket.
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When I saw this computer picture frame (kind of looks like an ear coming out of the monitor), I got all excited because I thought it was digital. I even thought, silly me, that it might be some sort of electronic clipboard for keeping reminders (a substitute for all those crazy post-its I have all over my computer). But, sorry to say, it's just a picture frame that you attach to the side of your computer monitor - though it does have a mirror on the other side which you can flip to to check your hair or lipstick or whatever before heading out to the next meeting out of your cubicle (of course, you're working in a small space if you need the real estate on the side of your monitor to hang pictures). Whimsically called the "Computer Main Frame," it's $16 at Kleargear.
Aren't these just about the cutest erasers you've ever seen? I haven't even used a pencil in years, and I still want this adorable little box of non-ignitable eraser matches.
The matchsticks measure two inches long and seem fun (though potentially traumatizing) to whip out if you're a teacher grading final exams in front of a group of students. No, I guess that's cruel. How about figuring out a way to stick a piece of lead into the stick end of the eraser instead? That way you could turn the match into a tiny pencil and start a firefighter-themed mini putt golf course or something. The possibilities are endless.
I can no longer walk out the door with a bit of cash and keys in my pocket, since I always need my cell phone. This means I'm usually carrying a bag of some sort, especially during the summer when there's no reason to have a jacket with extra pockets. (How do men manage without a handbag?)
The Celi is essentially a cell phone case with a little extra space for other purse essentials like keys and money and credit cards. You can carry this small handbag in four different ways: as a clutch, on your belt (hmm, not for me, too much like a fanny pack), clipped to another larger bag, or on your shoulder. It comes in eighteen different colors and patterns, all made of Turkish leather, and sells for $60 (or $65 for the textured patterns).
So, seriously, how do men manage during the warmer months without a handbag (those of you who don't get away with throwing your extra things in your wife's or girlfriend's handbag, that is)?
In a perfect world, every device would have at least two distinct functions, like this Sony Mouse Phone, which serves as both a computer mouse and a Skype phone. Unfortunately, for now, it's only available for the Japanese market.