“hi-Call glove gives new meaning to gesture-controlled calling”
The hi-Call is paired to the user’s existing Bluetooth-capable phone, which must be no farther than 12 meters (39 feet) away. A tiny speaker is built into the glove/handset’s thumb, a microphone is in its pinkie finger, and a multi-purpose button control on the back allow users to accept, reject or end calls (unlike some previous phone-hand concepts, it doesn’t utilize bone conduction).
To make calls, the phone itself needs to be accessed, unless it is capable of voice-dialing – in that case, calls can be placed using the glove’s button control and microphone. Once a call has been made, subsequent calls to that number can be made from the hi-Call, using its “call last number” function.
There’s a lot to be said regarding the benefits of gestural interfaces (i.e. don’t require a physical object which cuts down on the impact of manufacturing).
That being said, I like this conceptually but still would rather have a handheld banana phone. That way, if I was walking down the street, it’s not like I’d be soliciting everyone to “call me maybe” and instead, hey, I’m just talking on my banana phone.