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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    Helter, 20 Apr 2006 @ 7:39pm

    well...

    As odd as it sounds, I'd probably be first in line for this. I regularly find myself in places where either the ambient noise is too loud to hear a phone, or I can't have the ringer one, yet I don't always notice the vibration in my pocket.
    something that delivered a mild electric shock would be hard to miss, but also wouldn't draw attention like a loud ringer.

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