You probably recognize this as the gesture, which pantomimes speaking on a old phone handset, as the symbol for “call me”:
The Hi-Call Bluetooth glove handset now lets you use that same gesture to make a call:
With a speaker in the thumb, a microphone in the pinkie finger and Bluetooth components and indicators near the wrist, the Hi-Call glove lets you make and take calls using the well-known hand gesture. It’ll be good for a laugh when you demonstrate it in front of friends, and strangers watching you use the glove from a distance will think you’re one of those crazy people who talk to themselves (although Bluetooth earpieces have had the same effect for years).
Here’s Engadget’s video, where they give the Hi-Call glove a try:
The Hi-Call should be available later this month for about $70. That’s a bit steep for something that has some joke value but that I probably wouldn’t use normally; if it were priced somewhere closer to the Moshi Moshi Retro Handset, I’d consider it as a joke gift for officemates.