Little black dress that's also a phone
A little black dress that doubles up as a mobile phone is to be launched in Britain.
By Heidi Blake
Published: 9:00AM BST 31 Aug 2010
The M-Dress. Wearers can make and receive calls from the garmant by lifting their hand to their ear.
The garment, branded the M-Dress, lets wearers make and receive calls by slipping their sim card under the label, allowing them to keep their usual numbers.
Gesture recognition software allows users to pick up a call by raising their hand to their ear and end a conversation by letting it fall to their side.
The M-Dress, designed by the London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, will ring when an incoming call is received and different ringtones can be assigned to different numbers.
But the garment can only call a limited number of pre-programmed contacts, according to Mashable, the technology website.
The dress is described as being made of "a dark, richly textured, form-fitting silk jersey" and will be released in 2011. Its price remains undisclosed.
The antanna, described as “super-tiny”, is stitched into the bottom hem of the dress, which rests at about knee-height, to reduce the amount of radiation that the wearer is exposed to.