GERMANY: Rosner And Infineon Produce MP3 Jacket
A German clothing manufacturer and electronics firm have teamed up to produce a technology-loaded jacket.
Rosner has produced the jacket in conjunction with computer chip-maker Infineon, which incorporates into its design a 128-megabyte MP3 player.
The player is controlled through buttons on the jacket's sleeve, whilst a pair of headphones is built into the collar.
Wearers can also use a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone via the technology in the jacket.
Rosner and Infineon say the jacket is "geared toward technologically progressive, fashion-conscious men."
The jacket will be on sale via the Rosner website from August onwards.
Infineon has also worked on a similar project with outdoors specialist O'Neill.
Dieter May, responsible for strategy and emerging business at Infineon said: "We think it makes great sense to build electronics into clothes, and we are looking forward to develop further clothes with integrated electronic solutions."
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