Levi's and Google Team up on a Smart Jacket That Can Answer Calls and Go in the Wash

Set to release next spring.

By
Tech
4,557 Hypes 0 Comments

During last year’s Google I/O conference, the tech giant announced Project Jacquard in association with Levi’s. This was a smart fabric that could do things like answer calls. Well, during this year’s I/O conference, the final product was unveiled.

The denim jacket will feature built-in smart fabric sensors which will allow wearers to control their music, answer a call or respond to a message. Intended for cyclists who will have their hands tied up, the jacket is a unique piece that can also be washed. The jacket will work with Google apps like Google Maps and messaging, as well as third-party programs such as Spotify and Strava. It’s going into beta this fall, with a consumer release next spring, but no word yet on cost. Google hopes to expand beyond cycling, and bring smart fabric into other clothing lines.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Are Flip Phones Coming Back?
Tech

Are Flip Phones Coming Back?

Motorola brings back the iconic RAZR flip phone.

Michael Keaton to Join 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Cast as "The Vulture"
Entertainment

Michael Keaton to Join 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Cast as "The Vulture"

Keaton joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Behind The Scenes: Jessie Andrews
Fashion

Behind The Scenes: Jessie Andrews

Polaroids and analog shots from our video interview with the adult actress-DJ-jewelry designer.


Did Nike Invest Too Much Into LeBron James?
Footwear

Did Nike Invest Too Much Into LeBron James?

Amid poor sales, will LeBron actually receive his $1 billion USD payout?

Radiohead Deliver Live Debut of 'A Moon Shaped Pool' Songs
Music 

Radiohead Deliver Live Debut of 'A Moon Shaped Pool' Songs

Live and direct from Amsterdam.

Kanye West is Being Sued For Millions Over "New Slaves"
Music 

Kanye West is Being Sued For Millions Over "New Slaves"

The ‘Yeezus’ track just landed Kanye a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.