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iPhone and Android to Interact with new Blings, Incorporated Shoes, Thanks to

October 16, 2012

iPhone and Android to Interact with new Blings, Incorporated Shoes, Thanks to

By Brittany Walters-Bearden
TMCnet Contributor

Crowd-assisted funding on has made it possible for Blings, Inc. to create new shoes that will interact with iPhones and Android (News - Alert) smartphones. The new “smart-shoes” are guaranteed to catch everyone’s attention in a completely new way.

This new stylish footwear will feature a multi-functioned light show on your feet that can turn to an on position, multiple pre-installed programs or to a music program causing the lights to flash to the beat of the music – a far cry from the L.A. Lights shoes that were popular in the 90s.

The shoes are paired to a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection and will be synced to an application downloaded on to the phone.

What are quite possibly the most eye-catching functions of these super-shoes are that when you receive a phone call, the shoes will flash blue until you answer the phone and when you receive a text message, the shoes will flash “T E X T” in Morse code three times.

The sides of the shoes are lit with orange EL (Electroluminescent Lighting) lights and blue LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights, located in the heels of the shoe. The shoes will have all leather uppers, though completely waterproof. The lights are flexible, and it is all controlled from the tongue of the shoe.

Harnessing the power of crowd-sourcing, consumers now see the opportunity to have ever more innovative options made available to them. These wild shoes are just one example of the many unique products that are being introduced to the market through websites like IndieAGoGo and Kickstarter. 

To be among the first to wear these shoes, make a $109 donation through IndieAGoGo, which will not only assist in the funding the project, but provide you with a $70 discount, as the shoes are slated for a retail price of $179.

Blings are certain to make an impression, so be ready for some extra flash the next time you’re dancing to the beats of Avicii or Deadmau5. 

Edited by Braden Becker

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