Would you wear a vibrating tattoo to get phone calls?
How desperate are you not to miss a phone call, email, or text? Desperate enough to wear a tattoo that vibrates every time you get a message? That’s what phone-maker Nokia is banking on: they filed a patent last September for a vibrating tattoo, worn on the skin, that picks up magnetic signals emitted by electronic devices that may be as far as an arm-reach away.
As one who shuns those annoying buzzing ear devices, I say no, but others may be eager to wear the more discrete patch.
Check out this informationweek.com report on the vibrating tattoo and let me if you’re desperate enough to wear one. No word on if or when the tattoo will hit the market, or how much it will cost.
Deborah Kotz can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @debkotz2.
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