Motorola/Burton Audex Techno-Jackets

nym | 12:53 PM
Now I can't really wear these jackets since I live in a place that isn't on the frozen tundra, but I still like that the fashion industry is trying to innovate by embedding more technology. Basically this Motorola/Burton Audex Jackets include controls on the sleeve that can be used for audio players and to respond to your cellphone. Cool, yeah, but even better the jacket has speakers and a microphone built into the hood. It will set you back 600USD, but it won't be long until the price on these things start to settle.

We've been covering these kinds of items a lot on igargoyle recently, and it's nice to see something that isn't aimed primarly at the iPod, but I really dislike the fact that much of these are jackets!

On the other hand, I did just report on the iPod work shirt and Levi's iPod RedWire DLX jeans, which both break that standard. I think 2006 will be a great year for wearables, if only because products like these are going to be flying off the shelves.

[ Link via engadget ]


I think the main reason why you're only seeing these types of devices in jackets is because they don't really need to be washed. Have you heard of any of this integrated circuitry to be waterproof and washing machine proof?

Posted by: jay at January 22, 2006 10:23 AM
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