We love when technology and fashion come together, and in 2019 we’ve come to realise that anything is possible. Case in point: Google’s smart jacket. The tech wizards at Google have teamed up with Levi’s to put a spin on their classic Trucker Jacket, infusing it with Google’s Jacquard technology via a Bluetooth-enabled touchpad that fits right in the sleeve.
By using this touchpad, you can control music, answer phone calls, get an overview of your schedule and even check what the traffic is like. And, unbelievably, that’s not all. You can use gestures to take selfies with your phone or talk to your Google Assistant, and, if you’re someone that frequently loses their phone, the jacket’s ‘Always Together’ feature will alert you – via vibration – when you’re separated from it. Ironically, the feature is meant to make us focus on our phone less by giving us an alternative way to access our information, though we’d say we’ve definitely just taken phone addiction to a whole new level.