Syte Shirt T-Shirt Holds Your iPad, But Why?

Apple claims that their iPad is highly portable. That it can be taken anywhere and used anywhere. But it's not nearly as portable as the iPod touch or iPhone, two devices that easily fit into a pocket. But there's now a way that your iPad really can be just as portable as the iPod touch, if only you're okay with buying a new shirt. That's right, a new t-shirt.

Syte Shirt is a new start-up company that's offering one of the strangest products to surface this year in the consumer electronics realm. The self-titled tee is an iPad holder at heart, but doubles as a standard t-shirt that's needed for admittance into most establishments. The company makes a huge deal about what all it can do, but it's really just a t-shirt with an iPad pouch. However, the pouch was actually well thought-out. The window on it still allows touch functionality, and there's ports open for the dock connector and the headphone jack. So you could actually use your iPad while having it in your shirt. Not sure why you would want to, but now you can.

The only problem, aside from looking totally strange, is the high price. The company is asking upwards of $50 for this, and of course, there's no iPad included.

New Start-up, Syte Shirt, Launches Hands-Free Interactive iPad Clothing

Don't carry your iPad. Be seen with it.

San Diego, CA - July 22, 2010: If you are one out of the millions iPad users out there, it's likely that you have purchased an accessory to go with your iPad. However, it's also likely that your accessory does not let you carry your iPad hands-free, allowing you to do other tasks. A new start-up in San Diego named Syte Shirt is looking to change that. Syte Shirt manufacturers an interactive shirt that lets you safely carry the iPad hands-free on your chest while allowing you and others to fully interact with the iPad through a transparent window. Not only is it an accessory, the shirt is also a fashion statement for those that want to show off cool designs, photos, movies, or animations while trotting around town. It's the first shirt that has a constantly changing design!

The functional and comfortable Syte Shirt is made from 100% pre-shrunk heavyweight cotton and features slits on the inside of the window to give you the ability to plug in your headphones or charge the iPad conveniently without having to remove it. The inside and neckline of the shirt are designed with areas of support that distribute the weight of the iPad to prevent any distortion. The placement of the iPad on the shirt also allows for lots of mobility whether you are sitting down or walking.

Some example of Syte Shirt usages:
• Play movies or interactive games to entertain your kids while keeping your hands free
• Show off your photos with a group of friends
• Broadcast a football game while enjoying a tailgate party
• Promote your artwork, music, and other multimedia anywhere
• Advertise your business by playing promotional content while speaking to customers
• Tech-savvy educators can grab students' attention by creating interactive lessons
• Trade show vendors can run product demos while working in the booth
• Businesses can hire people to be mobile info booths to display interactive info and maps

"We think of the Syte Shirt as a platform for wearable computing. The possibilities of this product are only limited by the imagination of its users, and I really think we're going to be amazed by the ideas our customers come up with for this great product. We encourage our customers to be creative and send us photos of how they're using their Syte Shirt to," says founder, Joseph A Young.

• Displays your iPad in landscape mode
• Capacitive-transmitting vinyl screen allows for full iPad functionality (water and dust-resistant)
• Hidden zipper for secure retention and convenient access
• 2 hidden port holes on the inside for headphones or charger
• Internal supports distribute weight of iPad across the body to prevent shirt distortion
• Full mobility whether you are sitting down or walking
• 100% pre-shrunk heavyweight cotton
• Machine washable
• Hang dry overnight
• Unisex
• Color: black
• Sizes: S – XXL

The Syte Shirt is available for $49.95 (S/M/L/XL) and $54.95 (XXL) at The Syte Shirt will be on display at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-25, on the show floor or out in the streets. The Syte Shirt's exclusive retailer at Comic-Con is Jay Company Comics ( They can be found at booth #331. Stop by for a demo and see it in action.

About Syte Shirt
Syte Shirt crafts functional clothing for iPad lovers. Design and manufacturing are both done in San Diego, California. The Syte Shirt team consists of Joseph A Young, founder, JoAn Craig, designer, and various friends lending their time towards the project. Joseph received his M.B.A. from the Rady School of Management at UCSD. For more information about Syte Shirt, visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
Via:  Syte Shirt
AKwyn 4 years ago

Man, I can just imagine the people wearing this shirt.

Kinda makes me shiver actually.

acarzt 4 years ago

Some nerd is gonna walk around with porn playing on it and get himself arrested lol

Someone should make a costume and an app that simulates crang from Teenage mutant ninja turtles

inspector 4 years ago

LOL, like the idea acarzt.

Also, its attracting little kids...

The overall idea of this is just retarded though. Does anyone really want to walk around with a ipad in their shirt? also makes it heavier to ware and making you look strange :D

acarzt 4 years ago

And you know someone is gonna try to steal it lol

What if someone gives you a hug? They might break it lol

Also... is this dry clean only? lol

fat78 4 years ago

If you are wearing this shirt you got bigger problems then worrying about if your ipad is going to get broken if you get huged with it on. ( If you are being huged with it on its probably out of pitty)

ClemSnide 4 years ago

Good lord, you can turn yourself into a Teletubby.


Some (other) example of Syte Shirt usages:

• Get people to stare at your chest
• Pick up women, or somewhat passable transvestites, at SF conventions
• Make yourself the most muggable guy on the subway
• Pretend you're a robot in ways that go far beyond Shields & Yarnell
• Download app that indicates where other iPad users are, wear it at SF convention, realize the only other people using app and shirt are middle-aged men with let-it-just-grow beards
• Display custom T-shirt messages, just like $10 shirts available at any mall kiosk
• Show how desperate you are for Facebook friends
• Order pizza by touching your nipples

acarzt 4 years ago

Judging by the pictures.... it's pretty convenient for picking up small children too... lol

Inspector 4 years ago

Thats what i said acarzt. xD


@ClemSnide, walk around selling advertisement! :D lol

acarzt 4 years ago

oh lol Whoops, I'm posting on so many threads I lose tracks of such things lol

It's like trying to hold 20 conversations at once lol

fat78 4 years ago

yea this shirt is a major chick magnet.

realneil 4 years ago

It's a fashion statement for sure,........I can see some kids buying one of them for Daddy and then he actually has to wear it for them. (walking around cringing)


digitaldd 4 years ago

lets see get punched in torso, lose $200+ go to fail.. LoL!

acarzt 4 years ago

$200?? Uhhhh the cheapest iPad is $500!!

That would be a very expensive punch to the gut lol

At least it might not hurt so bad :-)

animatortom 4 years ago

They left the "H" out that is supposed to go after the S!

That guy in the photo even looks like he's is making sure the parents arent around?

Why not just take a 50c Sharpie and write DORK on your forehead if you are that starved for attention!

Like Cartman said, the only ones who need that much attention are 16 year old girls and You Guys!!

acarzt 4 years ago

Yea.. he's got the movie up playing on the ipad... and it looks like he's pulling some candy out of his pocket while suspiciously looking around for witnesses

This guys intentions are clear.

Run little girls run!

ClemSnide 4 years ago

You know, though, that if we had the money we'd all buy one. I mean, I have equipment that cost five times as much that I never use...

acarzt 4 years ago

If I had $500 to blow right now... I would not be on an ipad lol

hollanders 4 years ago


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