Best smartphone-friendly clothing you can buy today


When it comes to what we wear, nothing's what it seems to be anymore. Wristwatches are tiny computers, eyeglasses house embedded heads-up displays, and now Google's Project Jacquard is weaving touch-sensitive materials into regular-looking fabrics. Levi's just revealed its upcoming Commuter jacket, which taps into Jacquard to allow wearers to use its sleeves as touch interfaces for connected gadgets.

While that Levi's Commuter jacket looks pretty cool, and we're sure that Project Jacquard will deliver all sorts of similarly impressive wearables in the future, the jacket's not quite available just yet – we're set to see a beta version land in the fall, with the full commercial release not following until the spring of next year.

Even if you've got a while to wait before you can check out that Jacquard action for yourself, there are plenty of existing garments that are designed with today's busy smartphone user in mind, offering all sorts of customizations to support your mobile-gadget-driven lifestyle. Let's take a look at some of the most interesting wearables (with a capital W) you can pick up today.


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6 Comments

1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

How about just making pants and shorts with a smart phone pocket?

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Isn't that just a normal pocket lol.

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

A lot of jeans have shallow pockets now really secure for larger smartphones. I wear tactical pants that have two hidden pockets built into the main pockets secured by a zipper so I can place my phone in one my wallet in the other. The cargo pockets also contain gun magazine slots which is also handy for portable batteries or slimmer smartphones. There's also a dedicated pocket for phones and ID cards but it's velcro locked and not zipper locked so it just holds my MetroCard.

2. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Yeah underwear with a slot for the butt great on vibrate for the @nally constricted lol

3. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Get on of those haier or toshiba pencil phones can work on vibrate as a toy for the front or the rear if ur that way inclined

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

wish these companies would go on shark tank so i can watch them get chewed out in front of their face for being stupid...

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