Special Jacket Embedded with NFC Chip to Silence Your Phone


UK designer Victor Johansson has invented a jacket with a pocket that can automatically silence your phone by blocking radio waves.

The Escape Jacket is also embedded with an NFC chip in its lining. When you put your phone inside the jacket, the NFC chip can turn the phone’s antenna off, in this way saving the battery which would otherwise search fruitlessly for a signal.

Maybe some people don’t always wear a jacket, but the idea of a jacket that can shush your phone is really a good one. There are plenty of situations when we need to silence our phones (e.g. watching a movie or attending a meeting) yet we might forget to do so.

Having a way to make it happen as easily as putting the phone into the special pocket can be attracting.