iTie is Without a Doubt the Worst Piece of e-Fashion Ever Made

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Maybe I am just speaking for myself here when I say that the iTie is the Jump to conclusions mat of gadget wear; but I don’t think so. The iTie is essentially just a necktie with a pocket in the back big enough to stick an iPod Nano or a credit card, and with a clip to fix it to your shirt so that it doesn’t flap around.

There are a range of colors, or if you are crafty you can order the pockets and install them yourself, though one suspects that if you can install a pocket you can probably make one and save yourself the cost of this ridiculous product.

Price: $45 – $80 ($35 for a pack of six pockets) [iTie via Craziest Gadgets]

 

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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and reporter at large for Uberreview and We Interrupt. He currently resides in a sleepy basin town in the Japanese countryside - where both his bank balance and the lack of space in his home are testament to his addiction to all things shiny.

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  • Robitj

    Guessing the Nano won’t fit in the pocket due to the pocketprotector being too full?
    If this is to disguise the nano, the earbuds kind of give it away…

  • http://www.theitie.com Joe

    Actually, you can wear your speaker wires under your shirt and tuck the earbuds into your collar when not listening. In addition, the pocket is meant to store business cards, credit cards, money, but it happens to hold an iPod or other Mp3 players quite well. Put nothing in the pocket at all and The iTie still does more than any other tie out there by staying in perfect position. Thank you for your review…I’m guessing you do not wear a tie on a regular basis.

    Joe

  • http://www.uberreview.com C. S. Magor

    On the contrary, I wear a tie on a daily basis.

  • Robitj

    Joe, I’m guessing you do not wear trousers on a regular basis because most trousers for men have pockets for the aforementioned credit cards and money. I actually can see carrying the ipod in the tie as it will preclude the “Do you have an ipod in your pocket or are you just glad to see me” jokes. I seriously doubt I would carry credit cards in my tie.
    All in all I like the tie if one, you wear one AND you work in an IT Dept. AND you cannot live without having your music close at hand. Wear this in a straight business environment and you better be working in the mailroom or you can look forward to it.

  • http://www.theitie.com Joe

    Do you ever get sick of your tie getting in the way or flying over your shoulder? You don’t have to put anything in the pocket, it stays in perfect position regardless. It is more than just “efashion”, it is the World’s most functional necktie. By the way, I have put up a special offer, $20 for those who are hurting in this economy and would like a 100% pure silk necktie that stays in perfect position.

  • Robitj

    Tieclip. Express yourself AND keep the tie in perfect position.

  • http://www.theitie.com Joe

    The tie clip, tie bar or tie pin only keep the upper portion of the tie in place and are considered tacky and old fashioned in most cases. The iTie keeps the ENTIRE tie in perfect place. I can understand if you think it is a gimick, but coming from someone who wears it everyday and constantly gets amazing feedback from my customers, I believe fully in my product.

  • Robitj

    The tie clip is not ‘tacky’ or ‘old fashioned’. They may be not be GQ but walking around with an Ipod stuffed in the back of your tie is hardly the stuff of boardrooms. If you came out of your cave you would know that. I think that piece of garbage you make is most likely made of cardboard and so explains why it does not move.

  • http://www.theitie.com Joe

    Rob,

    I get it, you are not a fan of The iTie, that is fine with me. So other’s aren’t influenced by your negative comments, the iTie is made of pure 100% pure silk, not made of cardboard. I also states that not everyone will like it, so you don’t have to. I keep business cards in the iTie pocket and do not wear an iPod on a regular basis, just so happens an iPod or Mp3 player will fit. I suppose there will always be people who just don’t get it, but I do my best to make it easy to understand. Best of luck to you Rob, look for me in GQ by the end of the year.

    Joe

  • http://www.uberreview.com Matt

    It was interesting to come across this blog/review of the Itie. My company is a major buyer for a national chain of restaurants in the U.S. We have just signed a deal to utilize the Itie for all of our wait staff in 30 of our restaurants. Our restaurant chain is known for high quality food and service. This ingenius invention has allowed our servers to keep their neck ties to their self and not touching our customers or dipping into the food we serve. This product has proven to a benefit our restaurant chain.

  • http://www.figaro.com firdy

    I personally like the idea of a tie that stays in place – a nice twist on the necktie! The pocket seems a bit superfluous.

  • firdy

    I saw this product feature on The Late Night Show with Conan O Brien! Its so funny when this happens..someone trashes a product, and then it becomes a hit leaving egg on the face of the critic. I guess the old adage holds true: If you cant say anything nice…

  • Robitj

    firdy
    Jun 26, 2009 at 4:05 am

    “I saw this product feature on The Late Night Show with Conan O Brien! Its so funny when this happens..someone trashes a product, and then it becomes a hit leaving egg on the face of the critic. I guess the old adage holds true: If you cant say anything nice…”

    Yes, it’s right up there with the Short Sleeved Dress Shirt.
    First I could care less if that moron O’Brien (goes for his ‘fans’ too) has sex with the designer on live TV. My original post has to do with carrying a Ipod around in your tie. Try reading it. If the tie ‘stays in place’ great. The original article is about carrying an Ipod in your tie. I still think carrying an Ipod in your TIE is an idea only an idiot would think is great. If fact a ‘secret pocket’ to carry anything in your tie is moronic. Business cards, a pen, a condom or whatever is as nerdy a move as you could make unless of course your an out of work Magician. Bet you got a decoder ring too. By the way ferdy, those laser swords in Star Wars are not real. I know…they LOOK so real.
    The tie stays in place? Wow. Egg? LOLOLOL. Boy, am I ever chastised…

  • http://www.uberreview.com C. S. Magor

    Firdy – why would I have egg on my face for criticizing something that I think is just plain stupid? I would first have to care about what other people think and I would then have to hold my own opinions as so worthless that they should be changed as soon as someone disagrees with me.

 

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