Is it a gadget or is it a t-shirt? Proving that what you wear can be multi-functional, or perhaps that our compulsive obsession of finding Wi-Fi signal has literally taken over, this handy shirt helps you to keep track of the strength of your nearest wireless hotspots. If your t-shirt bars are all bright and illuminated then your connectivity is at an all time high, but if you’re stuck in a field with some sheep in a remote corner of Wales, or currently in my house by the sea which is struggling to access the outside world, then it’s unlikely that any bars will be glowing and you’ll have amuse yourself with scrabble or a tricky jigsaw puzzle instead. It’s nice to be kept informed though.
Maybe it’s more useful as a portable chest-torch than an accurate technological gadget but it does give us a glimpse into the not so distant future of intelligent fabric. You will need to accessorise this particular piece with a battery pack, and maybe it would be best to avoid going swimming in it, just to be on the safe side. But as far as fashion goes to being a public service, you’d be well on your way wearing this t-shirt…yeah, the only down side I can see is that you’d have to carry a mirror about to monitor your glowing bars, but the other signal seekers on the street won’t be able to take their eyes off you![Buy at Firebox]