HTC pulls April Fool’s prank with the world’s first ever ‘smart socks’

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Tai­wanese smart­phone maker HTC Corp. ( ) has un­veiled “the world’s first” smart socks that en­able text mes­sage alerts and an au­to­matic hole warn­ing sys­tem — in an April Fool joke.

Show­cased Wed­nes­day on a fake prod­uct page of HTC’s web­site, the HTC RE Sok can re­ceive an alert — or “no­tifeet­ca­tion” — on in­com­ing text mes­sages on a small dis­play placed next to the gum, as well as find lost socks by pair­ing with a GPS mod­ule on the socks.

Also, the smart socks au­to­mat­i­cally de­tect holes as soon as they begin to form and no­tify the owner about this vul­ner­a­bil­ity.

How­ever, the socks are not cur­rently com­pat­i­ble with any wash­ing ma­chines and are not hand wash­able.

“They said it couldn’t be done, but they were wrong. In­tro­duc­ing the world’s first truly smart sock,” HTC touted on the fake prod­uct page. “En­gi­neered from the heel up to be the ul­ti­mate ac­ces­sory. All other wear­ables are sim­ply along for the ride.”

The HTC RE Sok will be avail­able in three colors — mid­night black, stealth black and true black — but peo­ple can’t, of course, buy the non-ex­is­tent prod­uct. April Fool!

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