Gadget of the week – WiFi cufflinks

Our gadget of the week will help you look smart and stay connected.

Über-geeks have been postulating a future of wearable computers for a while now, and it seems their techno-fantasies have become reality in the form of these WiFi cufflinks.

Calling all cufflinks ... ckhhh!

The silver (yes – real silver!) cufflinks conceal a two gigabyte memory key and a device that when plugged into your laptop creates a WiFi hotspot. We think the idea is that these become your cufflinks of choice when travelling, as the memory means you’ll always have a USB key in an emergency while the hotspot lets you share a single laptop’s internet connection among several machines.

The cufflinks are a bit pricey at $US249 a pair, but if you can do without the WiFi there’s also memory-only alternatives at $US99.

Don’t forget that you’ll also need shirts with French cuffs. Then all you have to do is master putting on cufflinks without someone else’s help. And even the smartest geeks struggle to do that.

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