Born of a rather peculiar collaboration between whiskey maker Ballantine's and CuteCircuit, a London-based fashion company that specializes in wearable technology, tshirtOS is being billed as 'the world's first wearable, sharable, programmable t-shirt'.
If it enters commercial production, the tshirtOS (yep--with a lower-case T) will take personalization to a whole new level. Currently, the prototype is apparently able to make use of Google Translate, play music videos and songs, utilize Instagram, take photographs, and display social media messages. What brings this all together is an iPhone app and the microprocessor built into the fabric itself.
According to SlashGear, the people involved have claimed that the in-built camera will be the smallest in the world, measuring 2.5 by 2.9 by 2.5 millimeters. The t-shirt will also come equipped with over 1000 RGB LEDs, a USB port, a pair of headphone sockets, an accelerometer, and Bluetooth.
Right now, the tshirtOS is still an exorbitantly priced prototype and no announcement has been released as of yet in regards to a possible release date. However, if there's sufficient interest, you may well be able to see the tshirtOS at your local department store one day.
Should that happen, there's only one question left: Will the tshirtOS be available in black?
Cassandra Khaw is an entry-level audiophile, a street dancer, a person who writes about video games for a living, and someone who spends too much time on Twitter.
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