Glove manufacturer Swany, known worldwide as an innovation leader for high-tech sports gloves and Texsys GmbH, a Research and experimental development company from Germany presented during ispo winter 2008 the next generation of Interactive Fashion in form of the G-CELL™, a glove with integrated Bluetooth cellphone link.
This revolutionary glove has a microphone and speaker integrated as well as the call and end button, a light to give visual indication of an incoming call and a vibration function to alert you of a caller.
Set up is easy: pair the G-CELL™ gloves with your Bluetooth enabled cellphone like any other BT accessory and your are good to go / speak. Over are the time you have to rummage through your pockets to get on your cellphone only to discover your caller lost patients and gave up. With the G-CELL™ you are always one hand gesture away from your face to pick up all the important calls.
Some technical data of the G-CELL™ gloves:
- Bluetooth 2.0 complient
- Voice Dialing compliant
- Vibration and Visual Alarm
- Standby around 240 hours
- 48 hours talk-time
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
- Waterproof electronic system
While this concept is a great example for interactive design and fashion, the use will be limited to ski slopes considering the design of the gloves. I can not imagine anyone will use such gloves beside winter sport activities.
The cost of this high tech G-CELL™ gloves is not known at this moment but I guess people hat have to stay connected and expect to make or receive important calls while skiing will not mind the additional cost.