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Phone Glove: Inspector Gadget’s Thumb & Pinky Phone Realized

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Usually new things here at Bit Rebels come from futuristic movies and series like Star Trek and Star Wars, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes a new technology can be spawned from something as insane as an animated movie as well. Even though it might look weird and not fit in with the way we do things, sometimes a gadget just has to be made. That’s exactly the case with the phone glove spawned from the epic devices of Inspector Gadget.

The phone glove is an innovation from the ingenious mind of Sean Miles, the director of prototyping for Windsor-based company Designworks. You might think it would be a somewhat straightforward task to incorporate a phone into a glove, but it’s not quite that easy. To make it look like a real glove, yet include all the ordinary features of an old school cell phone, it takes both skill and dedication.

The phone glove was, according to BBC, a project meant for O2 Recycling, a corporation that pushes for sustainability by encouraging consumers to recycle their gadgets and devices for cash.



There are no groundbreaking features incorporated into the phone glove, but the glove can be charged using a USB connection. Once the phone glove is charged, it works completely wirelessly and can be used just like a normal cellphone. As you might understand, future production of the glove is unsure since there might not be a big market for such a gadget. The project was more meant to bring life to yet another gadget that we have just seen on the silver screen. Think of it as a “because we can” kind of project.

Sean is no stranger to realizing quirky and odd gadgets since he was the inventor of the Internet sensation Smartphone Shoe a while back. What Sean will come up with after this phone glove is for anyone to speculate. We here at Bit Rebels are sure that it will be as epic and quirky as any of his previous realizations.

Sean Miles’ Inspector Gadget Phone Glove

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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