Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/11/mp3_smart_jacket/

The MP3 speaker jacket

No headphones here

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 11th January 2008 08:02 GMT

The New Year brings about resolutions to get fit and lose weight. So, if you’re still struggling to get up of the sofa, a jacket with built-in MP3 capabilities could be the motivation you need.

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MP3 Smart Jacket: like jogging with a ghetto blaster

Although jackets integrating MP3 players are nothing new, this is the first we’ve seen that makes wearers look like they’ve just washed up from a shipwreck. It also has built-in shoulder speakers, which should mean you don’t have to continually readjust your speakers while, say, jogging.

Your MP3 player is zipped into a secure pouch, should you trip over an errant shoelace and there’s also a spare pouch for your mobile, pedometer, or bag or crisps. It has volume and track adjustment buttons on the arm and is available in a selection of colours, including ‘night safe’ bright orange.

The jacket is available online, but no price has been given yet.