Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Technology Makes Home Just A Heel Click Away

Okay, there's nothing like a good pair of new shoes and there's no place like home, so why not combine the two concepts ala The Wizard of Oz? Thta's what one British designer did, when he created his "No Place Like Home GPS Shoes" that guide you back to your house no matter where you are in the world" (at least that's what the literature that comes with them claims).

And the shoes actually do work by clicking your heels together. That activates a GPS receiver embedded in the heel which in turn sets off a series of lighted arrows that show you which way to go and how many miles to your home.
Sounds cool but I'm guessing they come with a hefty price tag. The video has more about them.

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