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