Tech Accessories

Leather Budy seeks to partner with disgruntled earbud wearers

Perhaps the item that should be given the distinction of the eighth wonder of the world is the item that most effectively keeps earbud wires untangled. It seems that this particular unsolved mystery is one which nearly every creative and inventive person seeks to unravel, and Leather Budy is no exception. The newly emerging earbud wire taming gadget attaches to a button on a shirt or blouse to help keep earbuds in place when in use. Then the wires can be folded into the holder to keep them from getting tangled so that they are easily unwound and quickly available for the next use. It’s made of 100% Italian leather, and comes in multiple colors.

Great idea as long as one doesn’t wear anything without buttons down the front. Interested backers might also want to check out the Mous Musicase, MagClip, and earMC campaigns. This campaign seeks to raise €2,800 (~$3,500). Early bird backers get their very own Leather Buddy for €9 (~$11) with an expected delivery of February 2015.


Latigo is a simple strap to keep your bike hanging around

35aabd0d864bd6f2fe5b751e5c302da1_largeBuying a bike rack eventually crosses the mind of most cyclists, because leaving your prized possession outside at the mercy of the elements and of possibly being stolen isn’t the most comforting thought. Bike racks take many forms, but never like the LATIGO by Plain Leather LLC. Technically speaking it isn’t a bike rack, but rather a leather strap that hangs from the wall to hold your bike. Even though there are bikes everywhere in the sparse campaign, this product could be marketed as pretty much anything else. Those convinced can get one for $25 — just watch out for dirty walls. The company is looking for a $7,500 for their leather dream.

Cell Phone Accessories Wearables

NFC bracelet lets you get things started with leather

NFC bracelets are a quick and easy way to interact with smartphones and other devices to share information or interact with a specific feature, but they can be flimsy and don’t always look stylish. The NFC Leather Bracelet does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a leather bracelet with a button snap that contains three different NFC chips for multiple functions. The simple brown leather is more stylish than a neon silicone band, and the snap makes it easy to put on or remove, not to mention how much harder it is to break.

The three chips are located at different parts of the bracelet, so as to avoid accidental tripping of unwanted activity. Compatible with NFC software available on most major app stores, the Leather NFC Bracelet is easy to set up and easy to customize as needs change. The bracelet requires no batteries, and so it doesn’t ever need a charge. All orders are being custom-sized to fit any backer’s wrist. The NFC Leather Bracelet needs €1,600 (~$2,000) for supplies and packaging. A bracelet will be sent out in October 2014 for just €10 (~$12). It’s simple, but it gives owners function without sacrificing style.