Forget Vibrate, What About Shock Mode?

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Mobile-phone maker Motorola has received a patent for a system that uses electric shocks to let somebody know when they're phone is ringing, rather than the usual ringtone or vibration. The user wears a small pad with electrodes on their skin that's connected wirelessly to the phone, and get a shock -- which can be personalized, depending on the caller -- when they're called. It's hard to see this system really taking off, but especially not with users on the Great Wall of China, where phone users are supposedly already being electrocuted.

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    JL, 20 Apr 2006 @ 6:40pm

    You won't miss someone calling...

    I do like the customized shock however. Maybe if it catches on, you could download new shocks, or as they'll probably call them, shocktones! Oh man... being electrocuted to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 sounds like loads of fun!

    In all seriousness, I wonder how convenient people will find putting the pad on though...

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