These Microsoft-backed trousers can wirelessly charge your Lumia Windows Phone handset

These Microsoft-backed trousers can wirelessly charge your Lumia Windows Phone handset
Microsoft recently teamed up with British fashion designer A. Sauvage to create the world’s first trousers that can wirelessly charge a smartphone.

Showcased in London earlier this week, the trousers use technology from Nokia’s DC-50 portable wireless charging plate, and they can charge a compatible Lumia Windows Phone handset when the device is placed inside a pocket.

The innovative trousers will be available to buy “soon” via Amazon (only for a limited time, though). Their price hasn’t been announced, but, according to Business Insider, their designer believes it will be “over $340”. The problem with these pants is that they can’t be washed - so you’ll probably not want to wear them too many times. They’re more like a prototype for now, but one that’s going to be commercially available.


So, what do you think about these wireless charging trousers? If you like the idea, Nokia allows you to win a pair - but only if you're based in the UK (see the second source link below).


sources: Nokia Conversations, Nokia UKBusiness Insider

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18 Comments

1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Recockulous.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At $340 each. Not to mention its made only for some Nokia lumias smart phones. They better not make a lot of these. Its not like these things are going to fly off the shelf.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Better hope no fail safes, fail.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Seems kind of inconvenient to have to carry around a battery in your pants. BTW, would this work with a Nexus 5?

4. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Man,this is true innovation.Hope that someday the trousers will be washable

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

yes and not the 350

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ohh my gawd... Kudos to MS, Thats why MS is my favourite company.

7. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

its probably the last thing i want to buy for my phone! some pants full of signals or whatever to just charge my phone!!!!!

8. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

How ridiculously stupid. You can just carry a battery charger in ANY pants you already have and can wear any appropriate shirt with it. And you dont have to worry about the pants charging signal going into the wrong hole!!

9. Sid91 unregistered

Uhhhh..... don't know what to say really,

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Where's the men's version?

11. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Yeah right - like I REALLY want more magnetic fields that close to the family jewels!

12. Looser99

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Can't be washed ? Is this a joke ? How about when i go on a trip and it suddenly starts to rain ? How about when my baby takes a piss in my $340 trouser ? People who needs this product are people who travel a lot. And travelers will often face rainy, stormy weathers and not to mention dusts. And when the pants become dirty and smelly with their sweat, they are just supposed to spray a whole bottle of DAKKAR NOIR and move on to using it again ? Man, sounds nasty to me :D Or just don't EVER use it and put it inside a glass box to show off your friends :p

13. TruthSpeaker unregistered

21st century male contraception? :/

14. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 261; Member since: May 15, 2013

The comments to this article are absolutely pathetic. 1. Everybody wants innovation but when they get it they take a crap on it and say that it's ridiculous and it won't ever work and blah blah blah. 2. If you don't like it don't buy it. I swear some people criticizing these products seem so upset that you would think somebody's forcing them to buy it...

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah, because $350 pants with a built in battery pack are innovative. Put your money where your mouth is and go buy a pair...

16. Sid91 unregistered

Are you referring to the pants or a certain male anatomy :/

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

As you see the biggest hatters, and trolls, will always reply to common sense... If these were made by Google then certain idiots would be jumping for joy... Sure I wouldn't waste money on somthing this stupid, but that's not the reason the rats always come out....

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