O2 want to make a phone that you can wear like gloves

20 June 2013

phone O2 have teamed up with some artist called Sean Miles to make a pair of gloves that you can use as a phone, made from recycled mobiles.

And it has an irritating name too! This 'Talk to the Hand' initiative sees the designer turning vintage Miu Miu and Pineider gloves with bits of old handsets, supplied by O2 Recycling.

The gloves will have a speaker unit in the thumb and a microphone in the little finger, which will sync with the user's smartphone via Bluetooth, which means you'll be able to make calls without getting your actual phone out.

"I hope that my Talk to the Hand project will get people to think again about the waste created by not recycling gadgets," said Miles. "While these might not be for everyone, there are hundreds of other uses that old phones can be put to - from being reconditioned and used again to being mined for their components."

"If a few more people recycle their gadgets rather than send them to landfill, I think this project will have fulfilled its aim."

We're hoping for underpants that act as a George Foreman grill.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Freebies

5 comments

  • Inspector G.
    Brings new meaning to the phrase "Talk to the hand!" Thank you, I'm here all week.
  • badger
    @ Inspector Gadget You've not read the name of the product, have you?
  • iForgot
    @Inspector Gadget
  • Grammar N.
    Firebox have been selling the same thing for ages now.
  • Cheesey
    Will it dial your Nan when you're cracking one off to Babestation?

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