Your Hoodie Just Updated Your Facebook Status

In Electronics, Fashion on April 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Who would have thought that you could accept a friend request on Facebook via your hoodie? That concept is so “back to the future”, along with hover skateboards. Well I guess the future is here!

Ping, developed by Jennifer Darmour (Seattle-based user experience designer), is a social networking garmet that allows you to stay connected with your facebook friends off screen.

The technologically advanced garmet connect you wirelessly and perform functions on facebook simply by performing natural gestures that are built into the mechanics of the garments we wear. You literally just have to lift up a hood, tie a bow, zip, button, and simply move, bend and swing to ping your friends naturally and automatically. No phone, no laptop, no hardware. Simply go about your day, look good and stay connected.

This garmet almost seems too good to be true. Does it really keep you connected to the internet and performing “friend requests” while you cruise the mall or drive to work? How do you visually see what you are doing on Facebook? I would hate to “poke” someone I don’t know or deny a friend request because I accidentally lifted my hood over my head.

If this concept does work, in theory and in practice, will the mobile device soon become extinct and we stay connected via our pashminas?

I am excited to see what develops in the wearable technology world!

Check it out: Electricfoxy

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