/2017/09/google_levis_jacket

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anonymous:
"And this jacket looks even worse compared to AirPods"

What?
6:54 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
anonymous:
i think he mains comparing the functionality of this shitty hipster jacket with the functionality of airpods.
7:01 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
Broken Clock:
I agree with John's hot take. Google doesn't understand how people will use the garbage they create. Google Glass was dumb, too, in some of the same ways. Wearable tech will need to get a lot more useful, unobtrusive, and cheap before it has any kind of meaningful uptake.
8:01 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
Mac Pro is Dead:
I thought this jacket had electrified fabric or some shit, which is exactly what they want you to think from their press release. Turns out it's just a stupid button in the sleeve.
8:03 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
anonymous:
> All of Jacquard's tech is limited to the left sleeve, though even that is more subtle than you'd think. The end of the left sleeve is made of a slightly different denim material that's been specially woven with conductive thread, allows the sleeve to act as an interactive touchpad for the jacket.

so, sort of electrified fabric.

but it's fucking stupid, because it's limited to this one piece of clothing. i'm not replacing all my clothes with smart ones when i can just put on a watch.
8:30 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
anonymous:
>the jacket looks just like a normal, stylish denim jacket.

That's where you're wrong, pal.
8:30 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
Le Marquis:
During her keynote presentation Angela Ahrendts was wearing a prototype of Apple's upcoming smart stiletto heel boots. Little known fact.
9:27 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
Hairy Lime:
I knew a guy at the MIT Media Lab who was working on this stuff 15 years ago. Aside from that cheesy Bluetooth shoplifting tag, this isn't much different.
11:22 pm — Monday, 25 September 2017
yawn:
in the left sleeve?

BUT I'M LEFTHANDED
12:33 am — Tuesday, 26 September 2017
anonymous:
> in the left sleeve?
>
> BUT I'M LEFTHANDED

Just put it on backwards. Not that different.
2:09 am — Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Mars Rambler:
Does anyone have a recent pic of Gruber? Sounds like he's been working out a lot.
2:11 am — Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Gruber the Booger:
From the article,

>The Bottom Line

>>Levi's Jacquard-enabled jacket feels like a glimpse into the future, even if it isn't for everyone just yet.

Sounds about right.
5:33 pm — Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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