Archos Music Beany: This is wearable tech, right?

Bizarre? Brilliant? We're not entirely sure
Hats-off to the Archos Music Beany

When we started Wareable we were excited about the dawn of a new tech era, an era of the connected self, quantified personal data, and a range of yet-to-be-invented device form factors that would change the face of social behaviour across the world.

And then this happened....

Yes, the Archos Music Beany is here bringing personal music kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Or something like that.

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If you haven't already guessed, the Archos Music Beany is a Bluetooth-enabled woollen hat that syncs up with your smartphone to offer wireless music and a warm head, all at the same time.

Apparently, Music Beany engineers "paid extra attention to the sound quality of the earphones located within the beany", which is great because usually with woollen hats the sound quality is awful.

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We think we might be scraping the barrel by classifying this as 'smart clothing' but we've got to give the emerging category a leg-up every now and then.

The Archos Beany will arrive in a range of colours in October and will cost £29.99

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