By Anu Passary | Sep 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
With technology evolving everyday, consumers have been inundated with innovative devices, which may have a practical use or may be merely a fad. For instance, Italy-based company Hi-Fun has developed a pair of Bluetooth-enabled gloves, Hi-Call, which enable users to make phone calls by simply speaking to their hands.
Hi-Fun, the brains behind the accessory, presently retails only in Europe and makes third-party accessories for iPod and iPhones. Reports suggest that the company is looking to expand its reach and is looking for a U.S. distributor for its Hi-Call offering.
The Hi-Call glove imbibes all the elements found in a traditional Bluetooth earpiece. A speaker is sewn into the thumb and acts as the earpiece, whereas a microphone fitted in the little finger picks up what the user is saying. The controls for receiving or rejecting calls are located on the wrist.
The Hi-Call gloves are compatible with all phones that support Bluetooth connectivity. The unusual accessory also has capacitive technology, which allows users to control touchscreens easily even with gloves on. What's more, the gloves operate wirelessly. However, they need to be charged via the in-built miniUSB port and come with a microUSB-to-USB charging cable.
The Hi-Call gloves are expected to hit the shelves in October and will be available in in black and gray color variants for both men and women. Currently, the gloves can be pre-ordered online for about $65.
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