Bluetooth Gloves: Because Talking Into Your Hand Looks Less Stupid Than An Earpiece

It's an issue that's plagued mobile phone users for years now. You like the convenience a Bluetooth headset promises, but don't want to look like a complete tool walking down the street. So as a happy medium, Hi-Fun has created this Bluetooth glove that lets you make and take calls like you're pantomiming the 'call me' gesture.

As you can probably surmise, the glove's feature a speaker built into the thumb, a microphone built into the baby finger, and a simple set of controls on the back of the hand for pairing and other functions. The folks at Engadget took it for a spin on the IFA show floor and weren't exactly impressed with its performance — particularly since a pair will cost just north of $US60 when they're available in October. And while they're clearly designed for use in cold weather conditions, it's probably not a good idea to get the electronically-enhanced gloves wet. So forget about calling in reinforcements during a snowball fight.

[Hi-Fun via Engadget]


Comments

    Is this sarcastic? Who the hell wants those? I would rather
    a) continue using my regular headset (if I had one)
    or more likely
    b) just use my actual phone considering my hand is there anyway (making a phone talking hand signal no less?)

    Where do they come up with this shit? Go finish watching Max Smart talking into his shoe!

    I would rather wait for the bluetooth shoe when it comes out. Make a lot more sense and look less silly when holding to your ear.

    How exactly does this help keep your 'hands free', which is the whole point of an earpiece?

    http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Shoe-Phone-Gen-1-Bluetooth-headset/

    So instead of looking like a douchebag, you can now look like an mentally insane person, awesome! quick hand me my credit card! :)

    I actually find this pretty cool, and I don't see why all of you are mocking this, it would be pretty good to use as a prank, and considering the price, using this as a novelty device would be pretty satisfying ! :)

    It's reminiscent of Inspector Gadget!! Just needs the telescopic thumb antenna.. I love it as a novelty. I'm all for random novelty toys and gadgets. I even recently purchased some sparkly, glittery silver platform pimp shoes! Along with some assorted face and head masks, a selk bag and other bits and pieces of randomness that will get random usage as long as they are able to be used.

    My mullet wigs that I purchased some 6 years ago are still in fighting form, still getting the priceless reactions from members of the public.. Especially when paired with one of my Stetsons and a dose of denim!

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