Unfortunately not everywhere we go comes with free WiFi. In fact research has shown that perhaps using public WiFi might not be the safest idea, especially if you’re trying to send confidential files or have data you’d rather not have intercepted. That being said, you can create your own hotspot using your phone but that drains battery, so what else can you do? How about the BB.Suit?
The Bb.Suit is essentially a jacket in which through a special 3D technique is used in the knitting process, it leaves space for WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS connectivity which would turn the wearer into a walking hotspot! In fact the BB.Suit doesn’t look geeky at all and could totally pass off as a regular hoodie.
The idea was cooked up by fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk and was shown off at South by Southwest where the not only could the BB.Suit be tracked via Google Maps, users could also upload songs onto it to create a playlist of sorts. It’s a pretty interesting idea and according to Akkersdijk, he plans on improving it by working with tech companies to create a smart clothing platform.
But what about smartwatches and head gear? Well according to him, he feels that such devices are too ungainly, which we have to admit is true to a certain extent. After all if you did not know any better, you’d probably think that the BB.Suit is just another regular hoodie, which is kind of the point, especially since we’ve seen such hostility towards Google Glass wearers.