An app that sorts socks? Will this forever change how we do laundry?
Technology finally solves the missing sock mystery.
We’ve all been there. You throw a bunch of socks in the washer, and by the time you take everything out of the dryer, a few have lost their “sole” mates. Well, thanks to microchip technology, socks will never lose sight of their partners again.
Swiss company Blacksocks, a luxury sock manufacturer, believes mankind was made for greater things besides sorting you-know-what. The company just released a line of classic calf socks that can communicate with your iPhone.
This innovative foot garment system uses socks embedded with a communication button. Once scanned, it functions as a GPS device so you can easily pair socks.
But wait, there’s more.
The iPhone app also calculates the number of times socks have been washed — plus, it comes with a “black-o-meter” so users can measure fading.
The iPhone app is free, but the starter kit costs $189, yes, $189. It includes 10 pairs of chipped socks and a scanner. FYI, the company says the socks are also hypoallergenic.
Sorry, ladies and kids, we’re being left out of the fun. This system only includes men’s socks at the moment. But I think only suit-wearing dandies would be interested in this anyway.
Is this marketing ploy or a genius idea that will change how future generations do laundry? You decide. All I know is that my father would have loved this. But he also ironed his socks.
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By: Deirdre Sullivan
Published: October 12, 2012