WOVEN IN TOUCH SENSORS TO CONTROL A PHONE!!!
If you’re forever rummaging in your pocket or bag to see if you’ve got a text, this jacket might help. Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket is the first garment with Jacquard by Google woven in.
Tiny electronics contained in a flexible snap tag connect the Jacquard Threads in the jacket’s cuff to your phone. The snap tag on the inner cuff lets a user know about incoming information, such as a phone call, by flashing a light on the tag and by using haptic feedback to make it vibrate.
The tag also houses the battery, which can last up to two weeks between USB charges. Users can tap the tag to perform certain functions, brush their cuff to drop a pin to mark a favorite coffee shop and get haptic feedback when their Uber is arriving. It’s also possible to assign gestures in the accompanying app and change them easily.
The jacket is tailored with the urban cyclist in mind, perhaps tapping into the hipster image, and features articulated shoulders to provide extra room to manoeuvre, reflectors, and a dropped hem for modesty.