Nokia shares a Windows Phone wearable, but this ain’t no smartwatch

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Wearable tech? So hot right now. Whether you’re talking about headgear like Google Glass, smartwatches, or any variety of fitness tracker, manufacturers are eager to embrace this rapidly expanding field, where our interactions with technology become more intimate, more pervasive, and hopefully end up enriching our lives. This year’s expected advancements may be focused on Apple’s iWatch or a second-gen Galaxy Gear from Samsung, but today we get to look at something wholly different, checking out a smart… skirt?

OK, we admit that we may have led you a little astray there, as this isn’t even what we’d call “connected clothing,” something on the level of those stride-correcting smart socks. Instead, this is the work of the designers at Fyodor Golan and Kin, who fashioned a one-of-a-kind skirt out of thirty-five Lumia 1520 phablets.

Custom software on the phones lets them change their display output in a synchronized fashion, generating shimmering waves of color intended to mimic the look of actual fabric. All the individual handsets are carefully aligned at a precise angle to create the overlapping effect, all supported by an internal frame (below).

This 1520 skirt is certainly not hitting the racks of boutiques anytime soon, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most eye-catching ways we’ve seen to declare your love for smartphones.

1520-skirt-4Source: Nokia
Via: WPCentral

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!