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Nokia's wireless charging trousers takes wearable tech to a whole new level

These days there is a lot of hubbub about “wearable technology,” which is considered to be the next big thing. While the word wearable is generally associated with smartwatches or Google Glass, No

Wireless-charging

These days there is a lot of hubbub about “wearable technology,” which is considered to be the next big thing. While the word wearable is generally associated with smartwatches or Google Glass, Nokia (or Microsoft Mobile) is trying to completely redefine the word. Enter the first ever pair of trousers that can wirelessly charge your smartphone.

These trousers have been designed along with British fashion designer A. Sauvage and the charger in question is Nokia’s DC-50 wireless charging plate. These trousers have been designed as a part of Sauvage’s ‘Modern Man’ of 2014 collection. The designers removed all the bulky packaging and sewed the charging plate into one of the front pockets of the trousers. So the moment you place your smartphone in the pocket, it starts wirelessly charging the smartphone. Talk about wearable technology!

Interesting though it may sound, it does beg a couple of questions. How will you charge the wireless charger when it runs out of juice? You simply can’t be seen in public standing near a power socket with your pants connected. Safety risk aside, you are bound to get weird looks from the people around you. Another question is about heat. Smartphones tend to get warm when being charged and health experts have always harped on about how extreme heat around that region is likely to affect your future family plans!

Despite these concerns, if you are still planning on buying these trousers, you can pre-order them on Amazon UK.

  • Published Date: June 19, 2014 1:37 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 19, 2014 4:05 PM IST