Tagged: jacket

Google and Levis announce smart urban cycle jacket


16 years after the Philips/Levi’s jacket, Levi’s have returned to electronic garments. Together with Google they have announced, at the recent Google I/O, a smart jacket for urban cyclists. The jacket uses the touch pad developed by Google’s project jacquard to enable gesture control of a bluetooth linked smart phone. In the following video an urban cyclist heading through San Francisco puts the jacket through its paces. (more…)

Alarm jacket to keep women safe


Fashion design student Po-Ching Chiu (邱柏菁) has developed an alarm jacket with female safety in mind. Using a combination of flashing LED lights and startling loud sounds the garment gives the impression of giving an electric shock while being perfectly safe. The design includes a convenient pull tag to quickly activate the alarm when under stress. (more…)

Solar charging with Tommy Hilfiger jackets


Tommy Hilfiger, together with solar experts Pvilion, have created a line of solar charging jackets; banishing flat phones and laptops. The solar cells are integrated into panels which can be attached to the jacket. (more…)

Be seen…LED motorcyle jacket


The impulse motorcycle jacket is not the first jacket to use LED’s to improve the safety of two wheel riders, but it is the first to tightly link to the bike’s brake and indicator lights (more…)