These Shoe Phones Are Made for Walkin' (...and Talkin')

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Apparently a shoe phone similar to this was a really big deal in some dumb movie or TV show. But now the thing actually exists, using common cellphone gear and a hollowed-out heel.

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Australian Paul Gardner-Stephen originally created his Gen 2 prototype shoe phone for his church group by carving out the heel of a dress shoe and stuffing in parts of a cellphone, along with a bluetooth headset. As a result, Gardner-Stephen is able to place calls using voice commands, and use a handful of controls using makeshift buttons he created by punching holes in the heel.

Illustration for article titled These Shoe Phones Are Made for Walkin (...and Talkin)
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The only problem is that Gardner-Stephen says he wants to produce the shoe for the medical industry and help people by using it to relay data from biosensors and other crap. Um, what?! If globalthermonucleardynamic espionage isn't your primary objective with this thing, Mr. Gardner-Stephen, I believe you're missing the point. [Gen 2 Shoe Phone via Instructables via Crave]

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92BuickLeSabre

Oh you young people and your lack of deep-seeded love for Maxwell Smart.