Motorola to build cell phones into ski jackets
Motorola and apparel maker Burton will unveil a line of outerwear that uses interactive cell phone and portable music technology in snowboarding jackets. They will develop jackets, helmets and caps aimed at the snowboarding set, to be released in the latter half of 2005.
The jackets will have a padded casing for a Motorola cell phone and an MP3 music player. They will feature a device on the sleeve that lets the wearer control incoming and outgoing calls, and toggle back and forth to music, sending audio signals to removable speakers in the hood. The new clothes will use Bluetooth technology.