Have you seen Knitter's Pride's newest collection? The Mindful Collection's needles feature stainless steel lace tips with nylon-coated stainless steel cables. The cables have no memory, so they will not kink or curl, and they are marked at 1 increments so they can double as a tape measure. And have you seen the cases?
4 tips, sizes US 2.5 to 8, 2 swivel cords - 16 & 22, 2 fixed cords - 16 & 22, teal fabric case, 4 end caps, 2 cord keys, 1 pair of cord connectors, 1 needle gauge, 2 darning needles, 10 locking stitch markers, 10 split stitch markers, 30 round stitch markers.