For several years, Smooth Technology has been enhancing events with their fashion technology. Back during Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour, her light-up LED dress was their design. And just recently during the 2020 Grammy’s, Billy Porter walked the red carpet with their creation: a hat with beaded blinds that open and close at random.
While we all want to get our hands on their designs, most of us can’t because — as of now — they don’t make products for the everyday person. Perhaps some day, but for now we have to acknowledge that we aren’t Janelle Monae and we won’t be getting a blinking eye dress for our Met Gala debut.
That being said, although fashion tech remains somewhat limited to most people, there are still products that are available to those who are always looking to try the newest things, as well as products that companies are working towards bringing to the public. And these available and soon-to-be available products can help you change up your cam time and add a unique aspect to your streams.
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While vibrating panties are a thing and have been a thing for a little while, your options for vibrating clothing are getting bigger. The Nadi X vibrates to guide you through yoga stances by connecting to an app on your phone. It will vibrate to show you how to move and where your body should go.
You can make your own routine by picking poses, which means that you can pick moves that are a little more fun to watch. There’s a whole section of cam shows that are women doing yoga. In this way, you get to do your workout, give your fans a show with your moves and add the benefit of a little vibrating pleasure. Though the lowest setting for the vibrations is rather low, you can make it quite a bit higher.
Clothing and Accessories That Display Messages
To get your fans in on the fun, you can display their messages on your clothing and accessories. CuteCircuit makes handbags that can display messages and tweets. They can also display animations if you so choose instead. It’s a cute way to add something unique to your shows and, if you’re showing off your fans’ messages, it’s a good way for your fans to feel more connected to your show.
There are also shirts and jackets available, but at the moment they can only show animations, not messages.
Clothing With Touch Sensors
Another CuteCircuit design is the Hug Shirt. This shirt has undergone a lot of changes over the year and the current iteration is now available for preorder.
Using haptics, your fans can send you touches on your Hug Shirt. Your fan can download the Q App, which allows them to create a hug or touch that can be sent directly to your shirt. Of course, this would result in a lot of touches from your audience, so you can use this as a special incentive to certain high-tier fans.
Textiles That Control Your Surroundings
It can be a pain to have to fumble with your computer and speakers during your show. With Google’s Jacquard, you’re able to make basic changes that you would normally have to do on your phone or computer with just a touch of your clothing. By combining the Jacquard Tag with Jacquard-enabled clothing, all you need to do is download its app and you’ll be able to control quite a bit just through your touch. You can change a song, take photos, change lighting and even access your Google Assistant for any additional controls you may need.
Taking photos is a particularly awesome feature because, outside of your shows, you of course also want to be able to build up a presence on your social platforms and share additional content on your OnlyFans and other sites. Gone are the days when you would need to struggle to take photos alone or have to worry about a timer. Now you can just tap a sleeve and get a gorgeous photo immediately.
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Jacquard Tag is seamlessly embedded into the design of every product we help to create. Whether it’s a jacket, a backpack or a shoe, this tiny computer connects to Jacquard app and translates your interactions into commands that Jacquard app can execute. Start your Jacquard connected journey by downloading our app (link in bio) to learn how you can link the physical and digital worlds using your favorite products from world-famous brands. #jacquardbygoogle #googleatap Image shot by @sashasamsonova the model @mayemusk is wearing @levis Sherpa Trucker Jacket
JackieMichele is writer and marketer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, Food and Wine and the Huffington Post. She’s been an editor, an influencer strategist and ghostwriter, a librarian and a teacher. Follow her Instagram at @jackie_gualtieri and contact her via email@example.com.
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