I was poking around on Kickstarter and came across this jacket that claims to be the ultimate travel jacket.
The features are definitely comprehensive.
They include (from the listing, bolding mine):
“BASIC Jacket has 18 types of functions, such as CHARGING WHILE IN USE, CHARGER POCKET, BUILT IN EARPHONE CABLE, AUTO-CONNECT FAVORITES, AUTO-MUTE POCKET, AUTO-MUSIC PLAYING POCKET, BATTERY POCKET, NECK PILLOW, SLEEP SHADE, BUILT-IN GLOVES, and VENTILATION ZIPPER.
SMART Jacket is the best choice for smartphone users. It includes bluetooth badge, which has 6 additional functions comparing to Basic Jacket, such as SMART PHONE LOSS PREVENTION, GPS TRACKING, PUSH NOTIFICATIONS, MUSIC CONTROL, MacBook, iPad CONTROL, and SELFIE.
WORKOUT Jacket has 1 additional function comparing to Smart Jacket, such as SAFETY LED FLICKER to keep safe during night workout.
TRAVEL Jacket has 4 additional functions comparing to Workout Jacket, such as ULTRA-THIN BATTERY, KEY CHAIN, SELFIE TRIPOD, and CAP. It helps charge smartphone conveniently and take photos easily with tripod. Moreover, it is useful to prevent lost luggage by key chain.”
The “selfie” feature means it literally has a built-in tripod you can use to take selfies.
The basic version of the jacket starts at $79 and they go up from there.
I would be tempted by this Kickstarter if not for two things.
- The styles really, really aren’t the type of thing I would wear. But they do look like a style many people would wear.
- I just Kickstarted another Smart Jacket that isn’t quite this smart, but is much better for capturing experiences as you travel.
Still, it looks pretty cool, so I appreciate the technology of it.
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Please note, with Kickstarter, you are purchasing something before it is produced. This particular product will ship in December though, as they are far along in the process.
Please be careful with what projects you back. I focus on places that are currently running a business or have had successful Kickstarters in the past. When an investment is risky, I make it knowing I could lose my money. For example, I put some money into a food truck that never ended up being executed on. This is against Kickstarter’s practices, but there’s nothing you can do if a place goes out of business.
Even though this company has successfully released products in the past, there is no guarantee that something won’t happen during this one–so there is always a risk with Kickstarter. That said, I’ve had pretty good luck.
If you back this Kickstarter through my link, there’s a chance I could get credit towards getting the product myself.