Adrienne Sauvage Partners With Microsoft to make phone-charging Trousers!
Technology never ceases to surprise me…Ghanian British Designer designer Adrien Sauvage partnered with Microsoft to create the world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers will be unveiled next week Tuesday.
That’s right friends, wearable Technology its called, and its going beyond watches and glasses.
The prototypes have now been developed and will be modelled tonight in
as part of the A. Sauvage spring/summer show at London Collections...we just cant wait to see this..
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Engineering the trousers involved a lot of “trial and error”, he added. “Having something that you could wear without the technology feeling cumbersome was a challenge. It was also difficult to distribute the heat so that the wearer wouldn’t feel like they were in a sauna.”Although these difficulties were successfully overcome, Mr Sauvage failed to make the trousers machine washable.
The A. Sauvage charging trousers will now be available to buy for the next three months through Amazon’s fashion store. The online giant recently launched a dedicated wearable technology store to tap into the market for hi-tech clothing, selling smart watches, fitness trackers and wearable cameras.
The price point has yet to be set, but Mr Sauvage predicts that the trousers will cost, “over $340”.
“We don’t see a mass-market opportunity for wireless-charging trousers,” admitted Adam Johnson, head of marketing for Nokia Devices, which supported the project. “We’re just having a bit of a hack, trying to move the wearable technology concept beyond smart watches. This is a world first.”