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80s Wearables: Puma & Adidas Were Ahead of the Game

Bad perms were norm when wearables born
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Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   1/27/2014 9:24:24 AM
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DMcCunney   1/27/2014 1:17:26 PM
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And the blog post notes the outfit that did them was started by a couple of former Commodore employees,  The C64 came out in 1982 , which makes the choice of the Apple IIe as the host computer you would upload the data to a bit surprising.

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Max The Magnificent   1/27/2014 3:20:54 PM
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It would never have struck me that something like this was available so long ago -- I wonder what the guys who were working on that technology think of the stuff we have available to us today (like Bluetooth and the micro-miniature MEMS sensors)?

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Caleb Kraft   1/28/2014 2:49:51 PM
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Just venturing a guess here, but I suspect they're probably working on similar things now and LOVE the new tech!

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No mention of...
seaEE   1/29/2014 1:23:50 AM
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Hmmm...no mention of the Sports Illustrated shoe phone. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZfbN02_9Jw

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Max The Magnificent   1/29/2014 10:34:07 AM
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@seaEE: Hmmm...no mention of the Sports Illustrated shoe phone. :)

I bet that was so cool back in the day ... when was this?

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seaEE   2/3/2014 1:25:06 AM
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That would be the early 1990's for the shoe phone.  Sports Illustrated had a promotion where if you subscribed to the magazine, you would get a free shoe phone.  This was an important accessory to anyone's stylish apartment.  While the shoe phone was laughed at at the time, it appears they are now commanding up to $35 on EBay.  In a few years they could be worth thousands of dollars.  I think they should relaunch the promo and also do a new commercial with a Seattle Seahawk phoning his mom news of their victory on a shoe phone.

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Max The Magnificent   2/3/2014 9:25:09 AM
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@seaEE: This was an important accessory to anyone's stylish apartment.

I still remember when I saw my first cordless phone -- I think that must have been in the late 1970s -- we all thought that was really cool.

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I like the original shoe phone
betajet   2/3/2014 9:46:24 AM
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I like the original shoe phone, invented by Mel Brooks: Wikipedia Link

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