Now that would be convenient wouldn’t it? Coming quite close is The Heritage Power Suit, a smart suit that lets you (sorry!) pay your bills with a wave of your hand, quite literally. Quite a genius idea if you ask me, move over 007 Invention Centre.
Get in the the chance to win a Powersuit
The “Heritage Bank Australia’s new smart suit” which is currently being trialed in small numbers will have a tiny chip hand-threaded into the sleeve of your bespoke suit, allowing you to pay with a contact-less swipe of your sleeve. The chip simply is a bank card on the sleeve of your suit and is simple to use – just wave and go, smart.
Like paywave cards, the smart suit has a pay limit of $100 as a safety measure, but that’s quite enough to get me through most of my day-to-day purchases, unless it’s a day that I decide to buy a Television set.
Down to the dirty – the suit can be dry cleaned while the chip is in it and will work perfectly well even after the clean.
There it is then, wearing your credit on your sleeve.
Now back to a suit that really pays your bills without you having to pay – it can’t be that difficult, anybody out there up for a challenge? Meanwhile, I’ll just have to settle for The Heritage Power Suit.
More on The Heritage Power Suit and a video including the making of it here. Onsite you’ll also find information on a charity auction to win a smart suit, so go on and give it a go, you just might be the next cool person in the real smart suit.