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Never Wear Mismatched Socks Again With This High-Tech Pair

BlackSocks are offering smarter footwear with RFID chips, making it easy for you to sort them using your iPhone.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on September 24, 2012.

BlackSocks have created ‘smarter’ socks with embedded RFID chips to make it easy for you to sort them using your iPhone, ensuring you match the right pair and keep track of your socks. This ‘Plus+’ version features a communication button that is a unique identifier for each sock. A Sock Sorter scanner and free iPhone app can be used to pair the socks when they arrive, and you can then view all sorts of details about the individual socks.

The app tells you how often they’ve been washed, which sock they pair with, when it was made, and when you ordered it. It also tells you whether its color has faded and it needs replacing, and whether it is a left or right sock. You can also use the app to manage your sock account and place more orders. The smarter socks cost $189 for a 10-pack and scanner. Take a look at the video below to see the technology in action.

Smarter Socks

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