Review: Scott-E-Vest

SCOTTEVEST makes innovative, versatile, technology-enabled clothing -- jackets, fleece layers, cargo vests, pants, shorts, shirts and more, all designed to help you store, manage, and carry your electronic gadgets and other gear essentials.

Linux Journal's Gadget Guy, Tom Cruise, er, Shawn Powers, shows us how the Scott-E-Vest assists him with his super spy lifestyle. Check it out!

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Great video!

Sandi Bird's picture

I have to admit, I've never read the Linux Journal before, but I linked to your site off of Scott Jordan's Facebook post. As a loyal SCOTTEVEST fan, I enjoyed your video a lot. It kept me laughing! I could relate to the part about being able to feel an item, but not knowing how to get to it. That was so true. I now have a system as to which of my 22 pockets things go in so I can find them again!

I do have ONE problem with your review though...It was so good that now I have yet ANOTHER site to have to keep up with on a regular basis! Darn you! Where am I going to fit you in? Lol! Thanks, Shawn!

Thanks!

Shawn Powers's picture

Thanks Sandi!

I must admit, this is still one of my favorite videos. :)

Also, to give Scott additional kudos, when my home recently burned down, he sent me a care package full of his product. So yes, his products are awesome, and he is too.

Thanks again for the kind words,
-Shawn

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Shawn Powers you looks very

Cristiano's picture

Shawn Powers you looks very funny and the video is also funny. Bu I agree with Carlie Fairchild who have said : "I was a little nervous when I got to the nude scene but I know, I know. It's art."

Yes, It's art.

Best Regards.

I don't see the point

Anonymous's picture

You really didn't do anything to sell this sweater or jacket or even promote it in any way.
I see nothing special about either one, other than that they have some pockets somewhere that were not even shown.

Wow, pockets, I'm going to get myself one of those and be a spy just like you when I grow up!

I thought the video to be very lame, worthless, stupid, childishly immature and a huge waste of time.

I hope none of your other videos are this bad.

Wow, I think someone needs a

Fiona's picture

Wow, I think someone needs a lesson in the definitions of the words 'parody', 'sarcasm' and 'review'.

It's not his job to sell the sweater, nor is it necessarily his job to promote it. He tests the product, then gives his honest opinion on the object. Therefore, the disbursement of his experience with said product is a value to someone looking for more information to better help them make an educated decision on whether or not to purchase.

Infusing it with abit of fun never hurts, either.

Get a sense of humor, will you? Furthermore, next time you post, have some guts and state your name. I find people who post anonymously to be very lame, worthless, stupid, childishly immature and a huge waste of time.

I enjoy your videos, can you normalize the sound?

Anonymous's picture

Hi Scott,

I enjoy your videos, can you normalize the sound?

When watching the videos, I need to keep a hand near the volume control. Some of the segments' sound level is low while others are high.

Keep up the good work.

JeffV

I'm Working On It

Shawn Powers's picture

Thanks for the comment, Jeff. Ironically, audio is something I'm working on:

http://www.brainofshawn.com/2008/03/08/look-its-me-on-tv/

-Shawn

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Umm.. yeah

Hemo's picture

Wow. Living proof of what northern exposure to frigid temperatures can do to a person. Seriously.. what ever happened to the guy stuck behind the snowbank? Was your CAT5 enough to save him? The last time _I_ was stuck behind a snowbank without Wi-Fi I missed a very important web conference. It was horrible. And that nude scene.. whoah! You got skills man! I've never seen someone balance so much stuff on their head! Does the ScottEVest have velcro that helps hold it to your scalp? What about those of us without hair? Can the jacket strap around our chin or do I need to get some anchor points mounted at my temples?

Oh Great... just great...

candyb's picture

so far I've managed to live without an iPod, but now... NOW I gotta go buy one so I can get one of those hoodies.

(grabs credit card)

BTW, you crack me up, Shaun! "You just know... you just... you just know" -- your stuff should come with Depends.

Candy Beauchamp

Super Spy Magnets

Anonymous's picture

How does super spy keep the magnets from demagnetizing the magnetic strip on the back of credit cards and the like?

Super Spy

Shawn Powers's picture

Super Spies don't need credit cards... ;)

Honestly, that's a great question that I don't entirely know the answer to. The magnets in both jackets are positioned far away from the pockets themselves. They really don't sit next to where a wallet or credit card might sit for extended periods.

I've been using the jacket for a few weeks, and while I don't keep a credit card in the pocket all the time (I'm a wallet on my rear end kind guy), I have kept them in there a few times with no adverse effects. Except... my account seems to constantly lose money. I suspect it's not the magnets though, and rather my Starbucks addiction. :D

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

For the Record...

Shawn Powers's picture

This video was really fun. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Nude scene

Carlie Fairchild's picture

I was a little nervous when I got to the nude scene but I know, I know. It's art.

Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

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