Slim jacket from Levi's and Google

Clothing company Levi's will be launching a denim jacket in the coming autumn with the feeling technology of Google. With one hand gesture the wearer turns the music on or off, or he takes a phone call. Handy for when you are walking or cycling and you do not want to constantly conjure your mobile

Clothing company Levi's will be launching a denim jacket in the coming autumn with the feeling technology of Google. With one hand gesture the wearer turns the music on or off, or he takes a phone call. Handy for when you are walking or cycling and you do not want to constantly conjure your mobile.

As soon as he is in the store, it's a Levi's Commuter Trucker jacket that you're asking for. Googles experimental hardware division ATAP supplies the so-called Jacquard technology, the conductive substance used in clothing. Of course that is possible just as well in furniture or other upholstered products.

Specifications
Tech: woven in the conductive material
Input: touch & gestures
Output: haptic, LED, sound in dust or telephone
Combination of: alloy and fabrics such as denim, silk or cotton
Available: in the USA
Price: $ 350
Site: atap.google.com/jacquard

* This article appeared earlier in the May issue of Emerce magazine (# 158).