IBM is not famed as the fashion guru of the IT world but the computer giant has decided to come out of the closet and wear its PC openly.
This stylish little number offers all the power of a midrange laptop but is wrapped up in a unit of approximately the same size and weight as a Sony Walkman.
The screen is viewed via an LCD eyepiece giving the impression you're looking at a 17in screen, while the mouse takes the form of a nifty little handheld roller ball unit. By accessorising with voice recognition software, such as IBM's ViaVoice 98, you can control the PC by dictating commands and text directly into applications.
The Wearable PC sports a Pentium II 233MHz processor, bedecked by 64Mb of RAM and set off with IBM's petite 20g, 340Mb MicroDrive.
Expected to hit the streets in 12 to 18 months, the ensemble will initially be worn by hunky aircraft engineers to avoid the need to carry around weighty and unflattering maintenance manuals.
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