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A T-Shirt with a glowing Wi-Fi signal strength display

By on January 1st, 2009 
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Yes, A tshirt that detects and displays the strength of the nearby available wi-fi signals, and displays them right onto your t-shirt. The glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11gand automatically switches to the strongest available network.

The Tee is Black 100% Cotton on which the animated Decal is mounted with hook and loop fasteners, and thus can be removed for for Easy Washing. The Battery Pack ( three AAA Batteries run the thing for hours ) that powers the entire setup is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt. The complete set-up is priced at USD 29.99. For more details about the product, the ThinkGeek site page at http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/illuminated/991e/ (Opens in a new window/tab). Another similar product of interest is the T-Qualizer Shirt (opens in a new Window/tab) , priced at 39.99USD.

Verdict: In a country like, India where broadband penetration is so less, and thus wi-fi networks stay out of question. Such a gadget won`t be of any use for the normal junta, except for a few rich geeks, I mean yes the T-Shirt is worth 1200 INR. Thats high, plus the 120 INR for the battery pack, and add to it the shipping charges and the taxes levied. Gosh, It will cross 2500 bucks Indian!!!.

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A T-Shirt with a glowing Wi-Fi signal strength display was originally published on Digitizor.com on January 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm (Indian Standard Time)