Focus Life Gear clothing is made to block your smartphone signal
A new range of garments has been launched in Japan which aims to give the wearer a kind of digital isolation. Focus Life Gear clothing has specially designed pockets and panels that can hold your mobile device and render them connectivity-less. You could always toggle flight mode to achieve the same thing before pocketing your smartphone but these clothes mean you don’t have to think about it.
The clothes range is the result of a collaboration of Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga and clothes manufacturer Trident. Mobile blocking ‘fashion’ apparel includes jackets, dresses, shirts, skirts and trousers. So that’s a good range of clothing to fit almost any occasion except for the beach or bedtime…
The clothes admittedly have a unique look which tends to accentuate the pocket areas which must contain electromagnetic shielding material too their special job. Morinaga, the clothes designer, says that blocking smartphones this way is good as they “distract us from the things we really want to focus on like pursuing our goals, enjoying a moment with friends, appreciating the world around us”.
So readers, have a look around at some of the designs on offer from Focus: Life Gear clothing and ponder – would I wear this? It’s not just about the look with these clothes it’s about do you want to render yourself incommunicado when you pocket your mobile. On balance I think there should also be one non-EM-shielded pocket in each of the garments – just in case you are waiting for an important call!
Some sites say these new clothes might cure you of a smartphone addiction however I think such people would keep their mobiles in their sweaty palms even more if their pockets deactivated the devices.
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