June 17, 2014

The Jammer Cloak of Invisibility

'Cloak of Invisibility' lets you hide from Google: Padded coat blocks radio waves to stop firms accessing your phone's data

Data collection has become a growing concern for many users of smart technology, which can record numerous personal details, some of which is collected without their knowledge.  With that in mind Coop Himmelb(l)au, an Austrian architecture company, created the Jammer Coat to protect the wearer from unwanted data collection. The Jammer Coat is a padded cloak that contains metallic fibres designed to block radio waves, shielding the wearer from tracking devices.

All signals are designed to be blocked from reaching devices once they are stored inside the coat, meaning vital information from important items such as credit cards is protected from those looking to obtain it. This also means it is blocked from WI-Fi networks, mobile providers and more.  And with numerous pockets of different sizes the coat can accommodate smartphones, tablets and a range of other devices. The white coat is also patterned with black spots, which have been designed to mask the wearer’s true body shape.

'The CHBL Jammer Coat is a piece of clothing that enables its user to disappear: Google cannot find you anymore,' said a spokesperson for Coop Himmelb(l)au.  The piece is made of metallised fabrics, which are blocking radio waves and shielding the wearer against tracking devices.  You are no longer reachable on your mobile phone and no information from your credit card can be captured.

 Jammer-Invisibility Cloak

Even though it looks like duvet,  I rather like it, but then I've always liked the elegance of desert robes, especially  their coolness in the summer heat. 

  Lawrence Of Arabia

Posted by Jill Fallon at June 17, 2014 7:20 PM | Permalink