If you're watching 3D content, odds are you're being forced to wear some questionably fashionable glasses — so why not make the most of it? Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D Video Eyewear ($500) connects to any compatible video source via component or composite connections, and uses dual 16:9, 852x480 LCDs mounted in the lenses to create the equivalent of a 75-inch screen that's just ten feet away. Other features include detachable noise-isolating earphones, AccuTilt adjustment to keep your eyes comfortable, and battery life of up to seven hours.
Most solar chargers are gaudy, plastic things that you wouldn't want anywhere near you when you're trying to look your best. The Dunhill Solar Charger ($TBA) is a happy exception. lightweight and fashionable, its built-in solar panel rotates into an aerospace-grade aluminum body when not in use, can provide up to 30 hours of charge time for a phone or player via USB, and comes with a stylish Chassis leather carrying case so you don't have to toss it inelegantly down into your bag.
When paintball just isn't enough anymore but you don't really want to get into the habit of shooting real guns at your buddies — while being shot at, no less — then perhaps it's time to invest in a StressVest ($2,500 and up). Developed for training use by police and military personnel, this high-end version of laser tag delivers either a vibration or an adjustable shock that gets worse with each hit and tops out at 4,500 volts via a specialized vest and a crazy laser insert that goes into a REAL GUN and emits a laser burst every time you pull the trigger. Sure, you've got to register for a federal ID number to own the thing, but that's totally worth it for some realistic weekend warfare, right? [Scouted by Chris]
Whether you're planning on a repeat viewing of Dark of the Moon or you're headed in to see the robotic mayhem for the first time, stay true to your inner child by wearing a Transformers 3D Helmet ($10) into the theater. Available in Optimus Prime or Bumblebee models, they contain the same RealD lenses you'll receive at the theater, letting you look either less dorky or more dorky (depending on your level of robo-love) while you enjoy the 3D action.
When we first saw the latest iPod shuffle, our immediate thought was "make it any smaller and you'll have to build it into the headphones somehow." We doubt anyone was listening, but that's pretty much exactly what has happened with the Sony Walkman W260 ($60-$80). Designed with active users in mind, the W260 is rinsable, wearable, and water-resistant, and offers features like quick charging, a black or white casing, and either 2GB or 4GB of storage.