Category Archives: Clothes with a switch

2013 is supposed to be the breakout year for wearable computing (hello, Pebble). We’ll see how it actually goes.

Constrvct makes clothes custom-fitted to a 3D model of your body, in your own custom fabric.

One of the top tech trends we talked about for 2013 is personalization– the ability to make things completely customized, on-demand.

A fascinating group of business models is emerging in response to new print and visualization technologies, and one of them is Constrvct, a custom clothing company created by two programmers on the East Coast.T324-Logo-on-Constrvct-dress

The Constrvct concept is that you upload images to create a fabric design and enter your measurements into an interactive 3D model of the garment you choose.

The garment is previewed live in your measurements with the design on it. You can spin the model around to see how your design appears from all angles!

If you like it, you order it, and Constrvct custom digitally prints the fabric, then cuts the pattern- with a laser or plotter- and sews the garment to your measurements. Continue reading

Does a Dick Tracy watch mean the future is finally here? 68,000 Pebble backers think so.

I don’t know if I want to talk to my watch. I don’t even like to talk to my phone. But if you’re going to…

If you think about it, a watch makes more sense for Siri-type technology than a smartphone does. With a smartphone, it’s still very easy to type commands. Many people avoid talking to their phones when they’re not on a call so they don’t look like asshats who are talking to their phones.