How many socks have you lost in your lifetime? If you’re like most other average human beings, then you’ve probably lost tons. Don’t even get me started on the times I’ve worn mismatched socks because I was in a hurry and couldn’t find the right pair (either that, or I was too sleepy to care.)
Apparently, this is a huge problem to some people who just can’t stand wearing mismatched socks. If you also have the need to know where certain pairs of your socks are, then you might be interested in the Smarter Socks system, which is comprised of RFID chips, a scanner, and an iPhone. Pretty complicated stuff just for socks, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
Created by Samy Liechti of Blacksocks, the system will track how many times you’ve worn each pair of socks and how long they lasted through the RFID chips that have been embedded into the socks. You can also use it to figure out if the sock is a righty and find out which sock is partnered with which.
The entire system, which consists of the scanner and ten packs of socks, costs $189. What do you think?