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By Mark Kaelin
ThinkGeek is offering the WiFi Detector T-Shirt just in time for holiday shopping. If you have any tech geeks on your list, this shirt is almost a must buy. The WiFi Detector T-Shirt will find broadcasting WiFi signals and notify you by flashing indicator lights across your chest. Never be without a WiFi connection again. We took the shirt for a test drive recently to one of our favorite lunch destinations.
WiFi Detector T-Shirt
The packaging is pretty un-extraordinary.
An ordinary T-Shirt
Battery pack pocket
Three AAA batteries required
The WiFi detecting part of the shirt can be removed for washing purposes.
The connector on the shirt goes directly to the battery pack.
We have WiFi
Here I am standing under one of our Wireless router/switches — the signal is strong here.
The Shalimar Indian Restaurant is one of our favorite lunch destinations.
Yep! There is a strong WiFi signal here.
Shalimar's WiFi statement
Buffet here I come
The lunch buffet at Shalimar is slightly different every day.
Time to eat
As I am getting ready to chow down, the WiFi detector blinks.
What does that shirt do
The shirt will attract attention. This is the third Indian waiter to ask me what my shirt was doing.
I got the feeling that they were concerned that the shirt might be attacking their network or something. When I told them what it was doing I got that “Crazy Americans,” look.