The Escape Jacket – Wearable Faraday Cage

I’m sure we’ve all been there.  You’re in the cinema, at a concert, or in a meeting or a presentation, and your mobile phone goes off attracting much unwanted attention and many death stares.  Despite all the best intentions, it’s easy to forget to turn off your phone or set it to vibrate.

Well, designer Victor Johansson from London has a concept to stop your embarrassment.  The Escape Jacket contains an inner pocket that acts as a Faraday cage that will block all radio frequency waves, so even if you leave your phone on and someone tries to contact you, your mobile won’t pick up the signal.  A NFC chip embedded in the lining will turn the phone’s antenna off to save power.

I can think of a few situations where I, or other people, could have made use of this jacket. :)

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4 comments… add one

  • RainyDayInterns September 26, 2012, 8:57 am

    Don’t phones all come with a power button?

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  • Mike September 26, 2012, 9:19 am

    If you remember to wear this very jacket, and also to put your phone in this special pocket, why should you forget to just turn it off instead ?

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  • C D Roth September 26, 2012, 1:20 pm

    Really. Do you think those insufferable clowns at the movies or concert give a rats butt whether they bother you or not? I’ll bet they own BMW’s as well.

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  • Tony September 26, 2012, 4:19 pm

    You guys dont get it… lol

    sure you can turn off your phone
    sure you can mute it

    sometimes still has vibration..
    sometimes it takes the phone TIME to turn back on

    well this jacket PROTECTS you from radio waves, blocks callers ( directly to VM), most likely protects your wallet & credit card chips and or passports. Heck will even save your battery from not scanning all the time.

    This is useful, if it isnt for you – move on.

    Where do I buy it ?! :p

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