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Wireless Tech for Feet?

Opinion
Mar 15, 20061 min
Cellular NetworksData Center

You could have guessed such a thing was going to appear but only if you were in the thrall of a fever or otherwise out of it. Yes, it is what the world has been waiting for: The inevitable, inescapable, and somehwat incongruous marriage of footwear and wireless technology …

Dada Footwear announced on April 6 the introduction of Code M “a proprietary, patent-pending wireless technology for footwear that delivers both audio and data … the Code M System from Dada brings excitement back to the athletic footwear industry!” And of course they describe the creation of the shoes as a “feat.” The shoes not only contain a bluetooth transmitter bu also have built-in speakers so you can share your groove with those around you … whether they like it or not (a sharp kick in the ankle should put paid to that problem). Thanks to Jim Sterne for the link.

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Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at http://gibbs.com/mgbio

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