Muji-Smartphone-Pocket

Muji, the Japanese brand that’s always innovating with their products, has released a new line of jeans with a smartphone pocket. Situated off to the side and above the right back pocket, the jeans are designed to allow you to have a permanent space for your phone without having to worry about sitting on it. Like most other Muji jeans, these new 6th Pocket Jeans are made of 100% cotton and available in a number of different washes and fits. They’re comfortable. They break in well. They’re also incredibly affordable. But are they practical? That depends a lot on what you’re doing. Would it be nice to be able to have a quick spot to put your phone in before you accidentally leave it on your desk when you step out for coffee? Sure, but that’s only relevant if you’re not a front pocket phone guy. The biggest downside of these new jeans is the fact that if you wear your shirt tucked in, or you’re traveling, you’re painting a bullseye on your butt for pickpockets. With all that said, if you’re going to buy a pair of comfy, affordable, stylish jeans anyway, you might as well get that sixth pocket.

BlackPods-CM-IF2-2-12

AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.