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‘Is that an iPad in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?’ If you’re wearing the latest gadget jacket from geek clothing firm Scottevest then your answer will probably be the former. ipad_jacket Scottevest's Travel Vest: the World's first iPad compatible coat? That’s because the company’s Travel Vest - North …
It's just a jacket with pockets- I fail to grasp the excitement.
A PROPER iPhone/iPad jacket would have earphones that pulled out of the collar so you don't have to wire yourself up every time you put it on. Also, it should have thin-film solar panels everywhere and connectors in the pockets so you can charge as you go. *unimpressed*
...would swell as tweet. The gear-jacket has been around for a long time, a couple years ago, at the NAB convention, Panasonic gave away a very nice one for the Video Crowd.
Most hiker/camper dealers have versions with solar cells for keeping your batteries topped off.
I recall carrying my VELO in the inside pocket or a regulation suit coat. The real design issue is how small a screen you can tolerate for your pr0n.
It should also be beerproof.
I carry a million gadgets every day, and I have to stuff what pockets I have full. I'd love something like this, but it's just so....ugly. Give it some sleeves, add a bit of length, make it a looser fit, make it out of leather....
So yeah, just take a proper jacket and sew some more pockets in it. Damn, I should try that. I could make money...
No, thank you very much. That would be very uncomfortable to wear.
If I want to drag around a kg or so in a pocket it ain't going to be a vest. It will be a trenchcoat or french style raincoat (the kind you can see Alain Delon wearing in a couple of flicks) and it would be more useful kg or so. The one I have has pockets big enough to accommodate a netbook or a Desert Eagle depending on your personal preferences.
Me coat, the one that looks out of place in a British pub.
There's another prototype jacket which does it right.
Flexible photovoltaic panels for recharging, really clever conductive fibres carrying power and Ethernet data and (no surprise) big enough pockets for the gadgets.
It's designed by some British chaps who had to go to Canada to get backing for the R&D, because business won't pay for innovation here anymore.
...is a consideration. Your device probably won't melt the jacket but it will malfunction if cooling is interrupted. Maybe it's time to give a new meaning to "fanny pack" - have a pocket or satchel with its own cooling fan.
Also: very robust screen protection.
Spend a fortune to Impress your mates with your vast collection of iGadgets, and then spoil it all by dressing like a train spotter. The only thing missing is the pocket for the flask of tea.
Being seen in public wearing one of these things will surely mark you as a lucrative target for muggers.
I already have a common or garden denim jacket actually hung over the back of my desk chair right now with inside pockets big enough to hold an Eee PC (yes, I've tried and done it, though it also sort-of fit in a mildly generous workaday trouser pocket). I don't see the fuss. A slightly larger cut-out in the design, oh wow.
Also seconding the sentiment as to just why you'd need an iphone, pad AND crackberry, particularly when the pad seems more of a stay-at-home or at least stay-in-the-suit/briefcase device. How about a more traditional phone that then has room for a decent built in camera, negating some of the need for the dedicated one? (I'm not going to be fool enough to suggest it as a full replacement, but even the fairly rubbish one in my Nokia beats the Apple ones - Sony models are even better). I have been known to have dedicated mp3 player, phone, and camera when on a trip, but those occurrences are getting less year on year as convergence progresses. The (non-i, non touch) phone, particularly, is rapidly reaching the point where the old 20gb 1.8" disk based mp3 is looking a bit of a dinosaur; I'll be able to get a 32Gb microSD for less than the bargain basement price paid for the whole player, soon, AND the phone has a built in FM transmitter and bluetooth wireless headphone compatibility...
And where are the sleeves?
Seems like the kinda trendy thing Ms Hilton would enjoy though.
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