Technology products are not only meant to make your life easier. At the same time, they can be state-of-the-art visual statements, which express your tastes and personal interests. For years, such everyday products as hairdryers, telephones, TVs or even coffee machines were designed to be expressions of certain styles like Art Deco or Art Nouveau. Since such products as smart jackets are combining the functionality of a clothing with a technology product, their aesthetic value can be very innovative and unusual.
The aesthetics of smart devices
Let’s take a quick look at IoT (Internet of Things) devices — smart lamps, thermometers, fans and so on. One of their main characteristics is that they’re almost exclusively designed to be minimalistic. This choice is not only an aesthetic one — it’s also a business-driven decision.
Let’s not forget that smart devices are meant to be functioning potentially in every home in the world. Too many statements in their visual design, in other words, too much aesthetic substance would create the risk of mismatch between them and the average household’s furniture and other design choices. Although the visuals of smart devices may seem “impersonal” and empty to some, it’s probably the best possible solution for them to be as minimalistic as possible.
But with clothes, especially smart jackets, it’s an entirely different case. It looks like you can find every possible style in them — some look exactly like normal clothes, some tend to be minimalistic like most smart devices, and other ones represent specific styles, like steampunk or broad style inspired by video games.
Smart jackets — the most representative products of IoT clothes
High-tech jackets are probably the most innovative products in their category. They’re versatile, commonly used, and are based on a product that we all know and use. That’s why they are a good basis for high-tech development, which can introduce new, smart functions to the customers.
One of the best examples of smart jackets are the ones made by Jay23. As we know, products of this category allow manufacturers to look for new means of artistic expression. Jackets in the Jay23 PRO series are made with gamers in mind — not only the professional ones participating in esports, but also their wide audiences. The design choices have been made after numerous consultations within the gaming community — that makes them very modern, functional and distinctive.
Satisfying visual aspects is achieved not only by the aforementioned aspects, but also by the choice of materials. They are resistant to many factors, such as water and wind. Being made of high quality microfiber cloth, Jay23 jackets’ lifespan is very long, which is another important factor in choosing any type of clothing.
Visuals are great — but what about the functionality of smart jackets?
That’s where the true high-tech solutions step in. First of all, most smart jackets have smartphone-charging features — either by wireless means, or with traditional cables. This process is provided by a rechargeable and powerful li-ion battery, which is embedded inside of the jacket. The battery makes another great feature possible: pocket heating.
Heated jackets as such are not a particularly new invention — first products from this category were developed around 20 years ago. They were quite heavy, controlled with a special thermostat, and provided heat in the back part of the jacket. But rapid evolution of heating technology has made it possible to develop two important new functions: heating pockets only (since our hands are usually the most susceptible to cold), and controlling this feature via smartphone. In a specially designed app for Android and iOS, the user has direct access to the battery information, as well as various heating options.
Smart jacket with a heating feature is a bit like controlling weather — when using it, long walks during low temperatures become a tech experience, and not a burden of feeling cold. If we’re so used to smartphones, smartwatches, smart bands, lamps, fans, kettles and vacuum cleaners, why not expand this “smart” trend in our life to the clothes, too?