These clothes are designed to snuff out your smartphone addiction

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



1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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

2. eggclip

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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 :)

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

5. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Sasuga JAPAN

6. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Some of the gear looks pretty hot in my opinion.


Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 25, 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.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

9. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

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

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