Engadget has a great story today about a rather strange invention that had me thinking it might be a very early (or very late) April Foolâ€™s joke, but it does in fact seem to be genuine. What we have here is a product called the Hi-Call, which Engadget spotted at the IFA trade show, and which is basically a pair of gloves with Bluetooth capabilities, whereby the speaker is situated in the thumb, and the mic is in the little finger. So when you talk on the phone, itâ€™s like youâ€™re pretending to make a phone call, or making the Hawaiian Shaka sign, all the while youâ€™re actually making a phone call for real. Engadget tested out the Hi-Call glove, and seemed to be a little disappointed with the woolly reception. Sorry! Hi-Call will be available at the beginning of October, for â‚¬49.
Thanks to Super Moderator Gabriel1 for the heads-up on this story.
Source: Hi-Fun's call-receiving Bluetooth gloves, hands-in (video) -- Engadget