Bluetooth Gloves: Because Even Talking Into Your Hand Looks Less Stupid Than an Earpiece

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It's an issue that's plagued cellphone users for years now. You like the convenience a Bluetooth headset promises, but don't want to look like a complete tool walking down the street. So as a happy medium, Hi-Fun has created this Bluetooth glove that lets you make and take calls like you're pantomiming the 'call me' gesture.

As you can probably surmise, the glove's feature a speaker built into the thumb, a microphone built into the baby finger, and a simple set of controls on the back of the hand for pairing and other functions. The folks at Engadget took it for a spin on the IFA show floor and weren't exactly impressed with its performance—particularly since a pair will cost close to £40 when they're available in October. And while they're clearly designed for use in cold weather conditions, it's probably not a good idea to get the electronically-enhanced gloves wet. So forget about calling in reinforcements during a snowball fight.

Bluetooth Gloves: Because Even Talking Into Your Hand Looks Less Stupid Than an Earpiece

[Hi-Fun via Engadget]