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Wi-Fi Hotspot-Spotting T-Shirt Will Not Get You Dates, Makes You Look Like A Dweeb

The new Wi-Fi detecting T-shirt from ThinkGeek may help you find a Wi-Fi hotspot, but I think Dr. Love would give it a serious thumbs down. At least for anyone over the age of 12.
The new Wi-Fi detecting T-shirt from ThinkGeek may help you find a Wi-Fi hotspot, but I think Dr. Love would give it a serious thumbs down. At least for anyone over the age of 12.Black lights had their heyday. So did glow-in-the-dark sneakers. But a T-shirt that begins to glow as you approach a Wi-Fi hotspot? Useful? Um. Maybe. But it should also come with a repel-o-meter that shows you how likely you are to get a date with anyone in eyesight of the T-shirt. The brighter the Wi-Fi signal on your shirt, the less likely you are to get a date.

If you think all those stares from the Starbuck's baristas are because you're sexy, think again.

Walking around town, I suppose one could live with the giggles and snickers, depending on your level of self-consciousness. But the negative effect would be amplified in any social situation. Especially a bar or party where Wi-Fi signals might be leaking in and lighting up your chest.

Nothing says "I'm Hip" like a T-shirt that can signal certain types of radiation nearby.

Oh, and ThinkGeek should probably recommend that this T-shirt not be worn at airports. You never know what kind of mood those security guards will be in...

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