The accessory will allow its owner to control the smartphone using the Smart Touch sensor in the left shoulder strap.
In 2015, Google announced the start of work on a sensory fabric project designed to make clothing and accessories smarter. Two years later, the tech giant partnered with Levi's to present the first results of these experiments, a $350 denim jacket equipped with multi-touch sensors that allow the user to control their smartphone without taking it out of their pocket. For example, it was possible to answer phone calls by simply pressing on the sleeve.
This time around, Google partnered with a French fashion house. Yves Saint Laurent, which resulted in the emergence of a "smart" Cit-E backpack. The backpack can be connected to any Android or Apple iOS smartphone through the Jacquard mobile app. The presence of sensors in the left strap allows the user to use special gestures to perform actions such as changing the volume of music, answering calls, launching an application, etc. The user has the ability to customize actions. Inside, the Cit-E is a regular backpack with several compartments, including one for a laptop and a smartphone.
The cost of the "smart" accessory is $995, it is already available for pre-order. A lot, but we must not forget that it was created by Yves Saint Laurent. The creations of this fashion house often cost even more, without having any additional features.
At one time, the Levi's jacket received mixed reviews. Some users were delighted with it, while others shrugged their shoulders in bewilderment, stating that there was very little benefit from this smart clothes. Let's see how things will be in the case of Cit-E.