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Advantages Magazine Mid-December 2012 : Page 82

PRODUCT DISTRIBUTOR PICKS » KUNG POW! Softshell jacket fea-tures allover sublima-tion and a waterproof zipper that goes over the face and through mesh insert over eyes and nose. Includes pockets in side seams and elasticized cuffs. Manufactured exclu-sively for Kotis Design. From Bishop the Gar-ment Co., asi/40585, 800-797-9629. » GET A GRIP. Polypropylene Gripstic seals virtu-ally any consumer bag and doubles as a coupon and mes-sage holder. Pitch to food services and travel compa-nies. From Access East, asi/30275, 419-873-0733. Best in show At each of ASI’s five shows in 2012, suppliers were given the opportunity to display their latest and greatest wares, from wearables, to tech accessories, to gifts, spirit items and more, at a special Distributor Picks booth. Distributor attendees then chose winners in a variety of categories, including Most Unique, Best Bang for Your Buck and Most Popular Wearable. Featured products from 2012 include the allover sublimated Sub Ninja Hoodie from Bishop the Garment Co. ( asi/40585 ) that was named Most Unique in Orlando and the Sports Cowbell from WOWLine ( asi/98360 ), named Best Bang for Your Buck in New York. The iPhone Megaphone from Calibre International ( asi/43442 ), which won Most Unique in Chicago, uses old-fashioned horn technology to amplify your iPhone’s sound without batteries. Check out the glam rhinestone lanyards from Vegas Golf The Game/Foxyware ( asi/87605 ), which won Most Likely to Build a Buzz in Orlando, and the Gabi Sport Striped Lace Hood from Sportco ( asi/88792 ) that was named Most Popular Wearable. But the big winner this year was the Real $0.99 Bag from Kool Pak ( asi/65595 ), named Best Bang for Your Buck at Dallas, San Diego and New York. – By Sara Lavenduski MOST STAYING POWER MOST UNIQUE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK » LISTEN UP. Set of earbuds arrives in a matching triangle carrying case. Price includes one-color, one-location imprint. Choose from a variety of colors, including green, pink and purple. Consider tech, entertainment and media promotions. From AP Spe-cialties, asi/30208, 866-258-6647. ALL AMERICAN. ¼ Water bottle includes easy snap lid with hinge locks, liquid-tight closure, ergo-nomic grips, gradua-tion markings and an integrated loop for taking it on the go. Think schools and sports teams. From Tervis Tumbler Co., asi/90914, 888-508-8859. MOST STAYING POWER MOST UNIQUE » GET TO SLEEP. Lightweight, inflat-able travel pillow is made of soft flock PVC. Available in cus-tom colors. Perfect for long flights and car trips. From Hartleigh Creations, asi/60104, 800-842-1040. 82 "%7"/5"(&4t.*%&#0e;%&$&.#&3


Distributor Picks

Sara Lavenduski

Best in show

At each of ASI’s five shows in 2012, suppliers were given the opportunity to display their latest and greatest wares, from wearables, to tech accessories, to gifts, spirit items and more, at a special Distributor Picks booth. Distributor attendees then chose winners in a variety of categories, including Most Unique, Best Bang for Your Buck and Most Popular Wearable.

Featured products from 2012 include the allover sublimated Sub Ninja Hoodie from Bishop the Garment Co. (asi/40585) that was named Most Unique in Orlando and the Sports Cowbell from WOWLine (asi/98360), named Best Bang for Your Buck in New York. The iPhone Megaphone from Calibre International (asi/43442), which won Most Unique in Chicago, uses old-fashioned horn technology to amplify your iPhone’s sound without batteries. Check out the glam rhinestone lanyards from Vegas Golf The Game/Foxyware (asi/87605), which won Most Likely to Build a Buzz in Orlando, and the Gabi Sport Striped Lace Hood from Sportco (asi/88792) that was named Most Popular Wearable.

But the big winner this year was the Real $0.99 Bag from Kool Pak (asi/65595), named Best Bang for Your Buck at Dallas, San Diego and New York.

KUNG POW!

Softshell jacket features allover sublimation and a waterproof zipper that goes over the face and through mesh insert over eyes and nose. Includes pockets in side seams and elasticized cuffs. Manufactured exclusively for Kotis Design. From Bishop the Garment Co., asi/40585, 800-797-9629.

GET A GRIP.

Polypropylene Gripstic seals virtually any consumer bag and doubles as a coupon and message holder. Pitch to food services and travel companies. From Access East, asi/30275, 419-873-0733.

LISTEN UP.

Set of earbuds arrives in a matching triangle carrying case. Price includes onecolor, one-location imprint. Choose from a variety of colors, including green, pink and purple. Consider tech, entertainment and media promotions. From AP Specialties, asi/30208, 866-258-6647.

ALL AMERICAN.

Water bottle includes easy snap lid with hinge locks, liquidtight closure, ergonomic grips, graduation markings and an integrated loop for taking it on the go. Think schools and sports teams. From Tervis Tumbler Co., asi/90914, 888-508-8859.

GET TO SLEEP.

Lightweight, inflatable travel pillow is made of soft flock PVC. Available in custom colors. Perfect for long flights and car trips. From Hartleigh Creations, asi/60104, 800-842-1040.

A ROLLING STONE …

Rejuvenation basket includes organic tea, chocolate, cotton socks, therapeutic eye mask and sounds CD in moss purse. Ideal for Earth Day and eco promotions. From Wellness Interactive, asi/96330, 973-275-3868.

FOR HER.

Ladies’ shrug is made of a poly/rayon/spandex blend. Features button tab on sleeves, shawl collar and sloping front hem. Available in four colors. From SanMar, asi/84863, 800-346-3369.

JUST FOR HER.

Women’s shawl collar fleece pullover features princess seams, tunic length, thumbhole cuffs and a Velcro media pocket. Perfect for colleges and universities. From Sportco, asi/88792, 800-323-0880.

TAKE A SIP.

Acrylic tumbler is BPA-free and features freezable gel between two walls. Includes screw-on top with polypropylene straw and molded gasket. From Prime Line, asi/79530, 203-331-9100.

GLITZ AND GLAM.

Rhinestone lanyard is perfect for trade shows, conventions and meetings. Available in a variety of colors. Custom charms featuring your client’s logo are also available. From Vegas Golf The Game/Foxyware, asi/87605, 877-241-6134.

MOO!

Metal cowbell comes in a baseball, basketball or soccer ball shape. Perfect for displaying team spirit. From WOWLine, asi/98360, 800-655-6650.

MR. FIX-IT.

Wikki Stix offer a perfect temporary fix for a variety of repair jobs. Simply press and stick. Avoid the residue of duct tape. From Wikki Stix, asi/97539, 800- 869-4554.

CHARGE!

Dual-port USB car charger features fuse protection, LED-powered logo display and offset print epoxy-dome decal. Includes blister packaging with digital full-color printing. Perfect for tech promotions. From BrandCharger, asi/88751, 604-568-1441.

REDUCE, REUSE.

Tote is made of recyclable 900SM and measures 12” x 13" x 8". Imprint area measures 8" x 8". Ideal for ecofriendly promotions. From Kool Pak, Inc., asi/65595, 888-566-5725.

ALL LIT UP.

Cylinder-shape flashlight features dual LED lights. Available in four colors. From Points Of Light, asi/78825, 800-854-8275.

FLASH GORDON.

Flashing lights combined with a logo attract attention. Use it on its own or with regular glassware. From LiteFX, asi/67740, 858-539-3912.

TURN IT UP.

Silicone speaker amplifies iPhone sound. No batteries necessary. Holds iPhone horizontally or vertically. Available in five colors. Think tech, entertainment and media promotions. From Calibre International, asi/43442, 800-707-2757.

JUST DO IT.

Stripe polo features a vivid print and moisture-management technology. Think corporate branding and uniforms. From SanMar, asi/84863, 800-346-3369.

STICK OUT YOUR NECK.

Lanyard is made of smooth polyester web material and features a silver glitter band. Silkscreened imprint. Available with rubber O-ring, bulldog clip, split key ring, swivel J-hook or swivel bulldog clip. From Fields Manufacturing, asi/54100, 800-654-1517.

WHAT A TOOL.

Pitchfix golf divot tool features magnetized ball marker with fullcolor custom imprint. Includes spring-action release mechanism and ABS surface with rubberized coating. Available in 12 vivid colors. From EMT, asi/52263, 800-289-2911.

ON THE GO.

USB car charger includes dual 1 amp/2.1 amp port and LED light around the logo for extra branding. Compatible with any USBpowered device, including smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, iPads and iPhones. From JMTek, asi/63053, 866-438-5655.

WHAT’S THE SCOOP?

Wide-neck scoop tee is made of 95/5 ringspun cotton/ spandex and features a baby doll silhouette. Includes shoulder-toshoulder neck fit and custom rhinestones. From In Your Face Apparel, asi/62494, 866-583-2800.

WRITE THIS DOWN.

Jotter includes five assorted neon sticky page flags, a 3" x 4" white pad with 80 perforated sheets and a mini paper barrel ballpoint pen, all in a recycled cardboard cover. Features tuck-in flap closures. Optional imprint on pen. From Prime Line, asi/79530, 203-331-9100.

LACE UP.

Ladies’ striped lace hood from Gabi Sport is made of 80/20 combed ringspun cotton/polyester. Features A-line styling, hidden pouch pocket, jersey lined hood and secure Velcro media pocket. Princess seams shape front and back. From Sportco, asi/88792, 800- 323-0880.

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