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These clothes are designed to snuff out your smartphone addiction

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These clothes are designed to snuff out your smartphone addiction
Are you addicted to your smartphone? Does the thought of your battery dying, leaving you without a connection to mobile data, make you shake and sweat? Do you go through app withdrawal when your carrier's network goes down for an afternoon? If you are addicted to your smartphone, there is a way to help wean you off a data network.

Clothes from Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga will have you facing the real word again. The new line, called Focus: Life Gear by Trident, includes jackets, shirts and pants made out of material that will block radio waves from reaching your smartphone. Signals from your phone bounce off the clothes just like bullets bouncing off of Superman's chest.

With your phone inside your pants pocket, the device might as well be turned off. We should add that these are not the most fashionable duds around, and in fact they are not yet available in stores.

source: Spoon&Tomago, VisualNews via CNET

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posted on 12 May 2014, 20:36

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Why doesn't he just line the pockets?
I heard that thieves line their pockets with tin foil so that the scanners near the door cannot pick up loot in their pockets

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:40 3

2. eggclip (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)

I appreciate that the point of these is to readjust you to regular life without a phone, but that's kinda hard to do when you look like an alien.

Also you can just turn your phone off.

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:10

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

This is basically the massive overkill sequel to the tin foil hat. It's not for the phone, it's for you. To stop "them" from scanning/probing you. Perfect for X-Files fans :)

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:46

4. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

First the finger enlarger now this. Phone accessories these days.

posted on 13 May 2014, 04:34

5. aksa123 (Posts: 342; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

Sasuga JAPAN

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:09

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Some of the gear looks pretty hot in my opinion.

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:16

7. DisCHORD (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

Lol. Smartphone addiction? At least its not like a headphone addiction. Guys go out and buy a bunch of 1400$+ headphones and spend thousands of dollars on equipment... How many smartphone addicts buy every single flagship with a bunch of accessories now?... Not to mention flagship headphones are anywhere from 1000$ to 5000$.... And there is at least 20 flagship headphones from different companies like sennheiser, akg, Beyerdynamic, etc.

posted on 13 May 2014, 20:27

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

People new to money with too much money never spend it wisely.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 07:56

9. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)

Finally an evolution to the tinfoil hat that we can all wear on our body!

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