Why?: Vibrating Tattoo Alerts You To Calls & Texts

March 22, 2012

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Inb4 why do all patent drawings look like something out of a 70's science textbook?

Nokia recently filed a patent for the technology that will allow a user to be alerted to an incoming call/text message/email via vibrating tattoo. Because God forbid you have to rely on your actual phone vibrating. What is this, the middle ages? (If yes, we should hunt a dragon)

Nokia is using magnetic waves to create the effect and noted in the patent application that its technology could be extended to an invisible tattoo for those who don't want to show their phone-friendly ink walking around town. In a more likely scenario, the technology might also be applied to a visible image, sign, or badge.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Stick one of the tats to your privates and post your cell phone number in the Geekologie comments?" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -- God you have PROBLEMS. Because that is exacty what I was thinking.

Want a vibrating tattoo that alerts you to a call? Nokia does [cnet]

Thanks to John and Evil Ares, who don't like setting their phones on vibrate because they when they go off they always think they're being tazed. You too?!

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