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The literal laptop: the next big thing?

Posted on 10/12/2015 by Emma Dadswell

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The latest fashion news to catch our eye is the invention of the keyboard trousers.  And this is no joke; a couple of Dutch inventors have developed a pair of jeans which they have named ‘Beauty and the Geek’ – that really do give a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘laptop’!

The jeans are equipped with a fully functional keyboard & mouse, and even have speakers integrated into the leg.  What’s more, according to the creators the jeans are ‘only a little bit heavier than your regular jeans' and ‘that they enable you to log into your computer and control it without sitting in a closed environment behind your desk’.  The catch? The jeans will set you back £250 and that’s assuming they catch the eye of a retailer willing to sell them.

So could this really revolutionise the way we use our computers, or is the idea seemingly as ridiculous as it first appears? Perhaps we are being too judgemental, but the consensus in our office (especially our resident fashionistas) seems to be that they not only look awful, but with advancements in technology allowing consumers to use a number of different platforms – tablets for example - to achieve the same objective, these are certainly not going to be the next big thing to hit the fashion world.

Let us know what you think by commenting below.