Introduction: Wearable Media Player in 20 Minutes



This is a quick way to embed a media player into your favorite article of clothing. Play mp3s, view videos, and read .txt documents in any article of clothing for $60.

Step 1: MATERIALS / PARTS LIST

(1) Agio UW-F029 wristwatch media player: $60, $75, $80
(1) Article of clothing (anything not too thick will work)
(1) Used anti-static bag.

Step 2: REMOVE GRAPHICS / BRANDING (optional)

Because I wasn't feeling the graphic design on the watch I decided to scratch it all off with a knife. If you do it carefully (more carefully then I did) it turns clear and reveals some of the guts.

Step 3: VOID WARRANTY

Unscrew the four screws on the back side and remove the back cover. Take the watch band and store it in a safe place in case you ever want to turn this thing back into a wristwatch at some point.

Step 4: CUT STATIC FREE PLASTIC

Using the watch base as a guide cut a piece of the static free bag leaving enough room to completely cover the unit.

Step 5: POSITION ON GARMENT

Pick a location to install the media player. Once in place create four holes large enough for the screws to fit through. I used a mechanical pencil to mark the points and then made the holes with something similar to a nail.

Step 6: EVERYTHING IN PLACE

Position the static free plastic on the top of the four holes in the garment and stick the screws through from the backside.

Step 7: SCREW IT ALL TOGETHER

Place the media player over the proper screws and screw it in place. Your done. I did it in a vest because that's what I've been wearing lately but it could work equally well in sweatshirts, coats, hats, socks, underwear, etc.

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delgan (author)2011-02-15

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odinthecrab (author)2007-11-08

This rocks. Although, what do you have the player wired to? Does it have speakers built-in? The intro made the sound being heard like it was loud enough to spread clear-sound around a 10-foot radius. Is it really that loud, or do you have it wired to battery-powered speakers in that vest?

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FixedHDD (author)2007-11-04

em..i thinki better buy an ipod shuffle for under 70$ on ebay. i can clip that at my jacket, too! and if i must wash the jacket i can simply unclip that mp3-player.

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jackfr0st (author)2007-02-02

yeah u go 2 a friends house, and be like dude, wheres an outlet i need to charge my vest lol

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Crash2108 (author)2007-01-18

Excellent. I don't know about screwing the back on on the other side of the fabric though...

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LasVegas (author)Crash21082007-01-19

Unless you want the screws pulling through the fabric, the original backing makes a very good anchor.

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tchdrgn1 (author)2007-01-18

I think that I would try sewing in some velcro on the clothing, and then using some adhesive backed velcro on the mp3 player. That way it would be easy to remove for washing or upgrading, or even use the same player on multiple items of clothing at different times. You could even do this with a cell phone or a small digital camera..

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crapflinger (author)2007-01-18

this would be a bit more devistating than washing your pants with money in them... but the principle is there....now all you have to do is either wire in some small speakers up near the neck of the vest (with a small amp maybe?)...or route your headphones up there

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royalestel (author)2007-01-18

Cool! Didn't even know there was an MP3 watch.

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marcdbl (author)2007-01-18

Err, what happens when you want to charge it or sync it?

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fi5e (author)marcdbl2007-01-18

There is a mini USB port on the top of the unit.

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