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T-shirt helps geeks detect Wi-Fi networks

Wearable wireless-finder

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Booting up your laptop only to find there are no Wi-Fi networks nearby is a pain. Thankfully, geeks everywhere can now find a signal for surfing by simply looking down at their apparel.

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Wi-Fi shirt: all the right signals

The Wi-Fi Detector Shirt has a basestation design on its front with signal waves emanating from it that apparently glow according to the intensity of a nearby network's strength. For example, a weak signal may only light up a couple of bars on your shirt, while a stronger signal could illuminate all of them.

The shirt is only compatible with 802.11b/g and runs on three AAA batteries that sit inside a small pocket sewn into the shirt - but which aren't included. If you're a messy surfer, the Wi-Fi decal can be removed so the t-shirt can be washed.

It's a nifty bit of nerd-clobber, although we're not entirely convinced by the retailer's claims that geeky chicks will swoon at the wearer's presence or that people will bow to you as their "reverential Wi-Fi god". Nice thought, though.

The Wi-Fi Detector Shirt is available from ThinkGeek for $30 (£15/€23), in a range of sizes.

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