Googles Project Jacquard is available on new Levis jackets
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Levis is announcing new jackets with Googles Project Jacquard technology, which turns a portion of the fabric on the sleeve into a touch-sensitive remote control for phones. Both versions are less expensive and much more like the original versions of the Levis jackets theyre based on than the first Jacquard Commuter Trucker Jacket, which Levis released two years ago.
The standard Trucker Jacket will be $198, and a Sherpa Jacket, which adds insulation for colder weather, will be $248. They should also be more widely available than the Commuter Jacket in many Levis retail channels and on its website.
The jackets are much more normal than the Commuter Jacket, thanks to two things: a new Jacquard Bluetooth module thats smaller and…