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High-end fashion meets iPhone charging trench coat

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With winter approaching and your iPhone battery constantly dying, a Japanese designer – Junya Watanable, one of the world’s most esoteric designer, has come-up with an Avant-grade interpretation of both formal and functional wearable tech. The clothing is in the form of a fall/winter collection 2016. It’s a trench coat with embedded solar panels that can charge a smartphone, and also beat the chill of winter days. The jacket features six solar panels, two up front and four on the back, ensuring the longevity of your iPhone battery through a hidden built-in charging unit. Without compromising the attractiveness of the garment, this trench coat is the perfect example of wearable technology, and inseparable relationship between humans and their smartphones.
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Off the Grid jacket has enough pockets for all your gadgets, even your laptops!

SCOTTeVEST Off The Grid jacket

Having all the fancy gadgets like smartphone, tablets and sleek laptops is a common affair these days. Carrying them around is another predicament that we all face in a tech dominated world. Laptops are one solution to keep all your gizmos in one place, and also carry them around with ease. ScotteVest, however, wants to make that even more manageable with their line of clothing. Their latest innovation is a jacket that is carefully designed to accommodate all your daily use gadgets, even a laptop. Yes, you heard it right, you can fit your laptop in this jacket, and that too without any discomfort. They call it ‘Off the Grid’ jacket, and for good reason too.
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Smartphone-controlled Heated Jacket from Sinapsi Technologies

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Italy-based company, Sinapsi, has taken its smartphone-controlled Heated Jacket to crowdfunding site Kickstater in hope to get backers to fund its €50,000 goal. The jacket features heat-generating panes powered by a removable 8,000 mAh battery pack that can offer heating up to 10 degree Celsius. In a single charge, it can operate for about 10 hours to keep you warm in coldest of conditions. Read More…

Back to the Future inspired self-drying jacket dries completely in a minute

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I am not trying to sound fancy, but there is no denying the fact that Back to the Future props are all the rage amid creators. We have already seen road-legal DeLorean replica, Nike’s own self-lacing sneakers and now it’s time for Marty McFly’s auto-drying jacket. If you always wanted to rock the Back to the Future II look and never worry about getting caught in the storm – self-drying jacket by Falyon Wearable Tech is what you’d been waiting for. Dubbed the SDJ-01, the jacket is not a real-life imitation of Marty’s jacket from 2015; instead it is directly inspired from Robert Zemeckis’ 1989 sequel of BTTF, fitted with more pockets to carry all ‘gadgets people carry in real 2015.’ Read More…

North Face jacket made from spider silk material

North Face  The Moon Parka spider silk gadget

Spider silk is known to be the strongest and most flexible material that you can find naturally. This very material has been the inspiration for bulletproof material design and now it is time for spider silk to be our magic clothing material. Developed after 11 years of intense research and analysis of 10 design iterations and 656 gene synthetic designs, this magic material can now be produced artificially. Perfectly emulating the natural spider silk’s properties, this new material is light-weight, flexible and carries material strength like none other.
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Christmas gift ideas: Gadgets for outdoor enthusiasts

Christmas gift ideas - Gadget accessories for outdoor enthusiasts

This Christmas Eve outdoor adventure is going to be on top of your list for sure. For such outdoor enthusiasts, gadgets are going to be on top of the shopping list to make adventure trips and outdoor activities much more fun. Whether you are going on a hiking trip, trekking adventure or a short outdoor expedition; geeks like you surely want to have these accessories handy with you. Even if you don’t want these gadget accessories for yourself, these make for a good gift this holiday season for friends and family.
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Opening Ceremony Limited Edition Mophie Varsity Jacket charges your iPhone 6

Opening Ceremony Limited Edition Mophie Varsity Jacket

Powering up your battery hungry gadgets can be such a hassle. There are many gadget accessories that vouch for their remote charging capabilities, but only few are practical enough to appeal to the masses. Whether this Opening Ceremony Limited Edition Mophie Varsity Jacket with a charging station concealed inside the inner pocket is practical enough is for you to decide. You can use this iPhone or Android phone charger as a substitute for portable charging stick and it adds to your style statement too, of-course if you are a big fan of retro style.
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Aposematic Jacket wards-off attacker and records the scene in 360 degrees view

Aposematic Jacket

Aposematic Jacket has camera embedded into the fabric to record any attacks

When we talk about wearable technology the first thing that comes to mind is a sleek looking gizmo. This odd but futuristic looking men’s suit is something different however. Developed by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, this fashion crazy suit called Aposematic Jacket might not win you many ladies, but in the event of a sudden attack or attempt of theft, it will definitely come handy. They deem it as a wearable computer for self-defense since it is loaded with lenses that give off a warning signal and vocal message “I can record you”.
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Rescue operation jacket keeps communication at sleeve’s length

Jacket with rolling display

Whenever a natural calamity strikes, time is of the essence for rescue teams from various organizations to save as many lives as they can. Or maybe in a firefighting situation when instant instructions have to be relayed to all units. Whatever the situation may be, you don’t expect the rescuer to carry fancy mobile devices and check the relayed message in critical situation. To get over this problem, ICT researchers at SINTEF are developing a physical interface that can be embedded into the rescuer’s jacket so as to receive message by a vibration alert.
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Cadbury Joy Jacket come to life when you eat chocolates

Cadburys Joy Jackets

PR company Golin Harris has teamed up with Hirsch&Mann (UK based technology firm) to create an interactive jacket that responds to the wearer’s act of eating Cadbury chocolates. For the experiment dubbed as Joyville, these specially made interactive jackets called as Cadburys Joy Jackets only react if the wearer eats either Cadbury + Daim or Cadbury + Oreo collaborations. The technology inside these jackets is dominated by Raspberry Pi + Arduino for control interface, flex sensors, servos for actuating the movement, micro-controllers, LED tape for the spell bounding display, vibrating motors, amplifiers, speakers, CO2 inflators, 18 V battery pack and 3D printers. The eye-catchy display around the chest and cuff area of the jacket sets into motion as soon as you hold one of the specified chocolates in hand and then eat them.
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