A jacket with built in headphones, speakers and control system that allows wearers to skip, pause, play music as well as answer and hang up calls has been launched at Debenhams today (18 November 2012), just in time for Christmas.
The coat – a world first – is designed by C.VOX (Communiqué Vox) and combines a stylish jacket with a top of the range sound system and hands free set, that is completely machine washable.
Its introduction will be welcomed news to many as according to official figures recently released, street muggings and pick pocketing, where mobile phones were stolen, has risen by 25% in three years. In the first eight months of this year, 264 mobile phone thefts were reported each day – an increase of 7 percent compared with 2011 figures*.
Paul Baldwin, Head of Menswear Buying says; “We are thrilled to be offering such an innovative product to our customers. The range incorporates fashion, technology and practicality at a competitive price.”
“It is the perfect, safety conscious way to conceal gadgets whilst still being able to freely use them in public, it’s the must have item for any commuter.”
Features include; a connector point in the pocket which is compatible with all mobile phones and MP3 players and allow the wearer to connect and conceal the devise.
A built in washable speaker, microphone and control system on the sleeve allows the wearer to skip, pause and play music as well as answer and hang up calls.
Earphones are wired through the jacket and concealed in the collar to avoid any unnecessary tangling.
The jackets launch in stores and online today and Debenhams is saying it will be a must have Christmas gift.
Peter Layzell spokesperson for C.VOX says; “The C.VOX range has been created to push the boundaries in functional technology and fashion. We look forward to developing and launching new clothing lines with the latest innovations and trends for the coming seasons.”
The C.VOX range for men and kids includes jackets, gilets and hooded sweatshirts which all incorporate the groundbreaking technology.