NASA scientist rolls out his holiday sweaters with ‘dynamic’ features
A NASA rocket scientist making holiday sweaters? Well, by the spirit of Christmas, why not! Mark Rober, who has previously tickled our geek apparel fancy by creating his special Halloween props, has this time made his foray into the realm of sweaters. In normal circumstances, holiday sweaters are quite infamous for all the bad reasons; sometimes due to your granny’s gradual lose of knitting expertise, and sometimes due to their mundane motifs of reindeer and Santas. However, Rober’s designs take a novel technological route by actually incorporating your smartphones into the mix. The results are surely noteworthy, with various ‘dynamic’ features like flickering fires and shifty eyed kittens showcased by the apparels.
Here is how it works – each sweater (under Rober’s brand of Digital Dudz) has an inconspicuous pocket in its front-side that can easily hide your smartphone (size limited by dimensions of 5.5-inches x 3.75-inches). The set-up comes with its specialized app. So once you pop the smartphone inside the pocket and activate the app, the sweater exhibits its graphical prowess.
As we can gather from the size limit, the pocket can hold most of our modern day mobile sets, like iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3. However, as we mentioned before, it is the range of holiday spirited graphical overlays that would really entice users. These dynamic arrangements include – fires that seem to flicker, Santas who are subtly ‘creepy’ and adorable kittens that shift their eyes and open their mouths.
Each Digital Dudz holiday sweater will set your back by $64.95. For more buying details, refer to this MorphSuits link.