Modern technology has created some thorny problems (Can a particle accelerator open up a cataclysmic black hole that will destroy the Earth? What the hell should we do with all of these nuclear weapons anyhow?), but perhaps none is so persistent as a (predominantly) female problem known as the little black dress conundrum. As in, "where will I keep my cell phone if I wear this incredibly form-fitting, irresistibly sexy but pocket-less little black dress?" High-tech high-fashion purveyors CuteCircuit have finally found the solution: a dress that IS a cell phone.
The M-dress is a wearable cell phone with a sim card and antenna integrated into the fabric, and while it's not necessarily perfect, it does make carrying a cell phone around a non-issue. But it also might turn some heads -- and not necessarily in a good way. To answer an incoming call, the wearer lifts her hand to her ear like an imaginary telephone and speaks into her imaginary receiver (we're presuming the receiver tech is actually built into the cuff).
There's no screen and no other interface of any kind, so you won't know who's calling. What's more, you don't have a way to dial out, so you can only pre-program a single number. We suggest you make that number the operator, who can patch you through to any number you like. Then you'll just need to make sure you keep your cell phone with you so you have all your contact info.
She got a big... app store?
you know for making a cellphone into a dress I'm disappointed in the idea that the thing doesn't have better voice commands and dialing abilities. It is an interesting concept though, computers in our clothes
Kind of silly to place it in a dress. So much smarter to simply wear a watch phone.
I have yet to find a woman to does NOT carry a purse or hand-bag... why not put your cell phone in there?
Does the dress have multi-touch input?
why not turn a bluetooth into a phone?
"Does the dress have multi-touch input?"
I see what you did there.
I second redeamed's comment. there's so much more that can be done with this that to present it as is would be shameful.
This is a perfect example of a cool concept executed with no imagination. More likely with no money.
I could easily come up with a simple interwoven light/touch interface on the right thy that would work this close >< to perfectly. That's one example.
I remember an article in 2004 that said they could put a cell phone/radio in a fake F$%k'n tooth!
My point being, I agree with everyone else....
Seriously? I mean REALLY?? Cmon. Maybe a decade ago I would have raised an eyebrow at this thing but now? Jeez. Show me a bong thats also a cell phone!
so i wonder if she will let me use her phone
I agree it's a cool idea but poor execution. you can only receive calls you, don't know who is calling what's the point? and at least give it some bluetooth so maybe you could connect to a headset instead of talking to your hand. Bad execution. Oh well I guess that's why they have those little purses or a husband to hold the real phone.
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Yes but this acorn apears genetically deformed. For the state of the environment it grows it it is far less capable of surviving than it should be. behold evidence of natural selection in the technological world shall unfold before your very eyes.
LOL is it washer machine safe?
most women do carry purses. she could put her phone there. it would be a little silly for her to bring all this attention to her talking to her dress just because she didnt want to carry a cell phone.
having to carry a bag or cellphone is such a pain when wearing a dress. its too bad they couldn't make it able to text somehow. can it be washed?
Okay. I need this. I don't know howwwwwwwwwwwww many times I've been wearing an "incredibly form-fitting, irresistibly sexy but pocket-less little black dress" and not been able to carry my phone. THIS IS SOOOOO KEWL. Techonology nowadays is absolutlely amazing becoming smaller and smaller and more and more ergonomicly designed.
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It would be so funny if someone called youre dress and you wanted the person to talk to someone else. THen you would have to hold youre dress sleve up to the other persons face. Then everyone will be wondering about what is so amazing about this "incredibly form-fitting, irresistibly sexy but pocket-less little black dress." Personally, I think that is one of the most stupid inventions ever.
Wow, really? A dress that's a cell phone? What has technology come to?! Just carry your cell phone! It's not the end of the world if you don't have pockets!