Blacksocks Plus+: Overview & Review
The Blacksocks + are dubbed the ‘smartest socks’ in the world. This is because they are the only socks that contain NFC (near field communication) technology sewn onto them.
NFC, which is the same technology used for Apple Pay, allows the Blacksocks + to connect and share data with a sock sorting device and mobile app. Once connected, you scan each sock for an initial inventory. From there you can locate exact matches as well as look up specific information such as wash count and when the socks were made.
You are probably wondering why? The number of connected products grows every day, and now goes all the way down to the socks. Most connected products have been developed to solve a major problem or make your life easier.
Blacksocks + present an interesting idea and definitely create a conversation starter, but won’t likely ease your life or laundry day.
The Blacksocks + are a fun product for anyone techy who enjoys experimenting with new and different types of gadgets.
Blacksocks +: Features & Specifications
What’s in the Box?
- Blacksocks + Socks (Starter Kit Has 10 Pairs)
- Sock Sorting Device
- User Guide
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- NFC Button
- Made in Italy
- 81% Peruvian Pima Cotton
- 18% Polyamide
- 1% LYCRA Elastane
Blacksocks +: Mobile App
The socks require downloading the Blacksocks + app which then connects to the sock sorting device.
The app allows you to pair each of the smart socks by scanning them on the sock sorting device via the NFC chip which is sewn near the top of each sock. From there you can scan the socks to find the exact match.
The app will also tell you the total wash count of the socks. This is assuming you scan the socks every time you wash them.
The app even has a section for measuring how black your socks are (haven’t you always wanted to know!?). Through the smart phone’s camera, the app will show you where on a scale your socks fall and whether or not they need to be replaced.
Blacksocks+: Pros and Cons
Learn more about the Blacksocks + from creator and founder Sammy Liechti.
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