Many people use music for motivation and relaxation during fitness and sports activities, and a lot of them struggle with the earphone cord as it comes much too often in the way, removing the earphones rather suddenly and sometimes painfully from the ears, and sometimes even damaging the earphones themselves.
Summit Wired is a young, innovative apparel company that engages in merging smart design, technology and apparel to create enhanced clothing for workout or leisure activities. Their first collection sets out to solve the above problem of earphone wires and music (iPod) handling for action loving folks.
Especially interesting for us are the IQ-enabled items, like the Grey Pullover Hoodie and the Ultra Fit long sleeved shirt.
Both have, in addition to the earphone cord management, integrated super soft e-textile buttons from QIO Systems for iPod control. Summit Wired’s apparel makes the wires and iPod ‘disappear’ from the area of action but still lets you make quick changes to the motivational and inspirational music collection on your iPod.
The good looking unisex IQ apparel comes at a very reasonable price of approximately 90 US dollars for the Pullover Hoodie and a little bit over 110 US dollars for the long sleeve shirt.
I like the clever and practical design as I do spend always time finding a ‘good’ place to tuck away my iPod, getting the wire reasonably stored away on my outfit to feel free for the action. Still, skipping or repeating a song means most of the time stopping, getting out the iPod, switching and starting again my workout or I just don’t change the music.
These are compromises one can do if there is no other choice, but with the availability of this smart hoodie and shirt it is definitely about elevating the whole workout/fitness experience.