Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/08/wifi_shirt/
T-shirt helps geeks detect Wi-Fi networks
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.
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.