Giorgio Armani Samsung handset with built-in rape alarm could save your life
The Giorgio Armani Samsung handset, unveiled at Milan Fashion Week before the designer’s spring-summer fashion show, uses cutting edge technology to ensure the world’s most safety-conscious mobile. The credit card size designer mobile phone comes with an in-built ‘rape alarm’ function which can be activated from a pocket or even handbag. Described as a ‘ground-breaking’ achievement, the new phone automatically sends an SOS text message to five pre-programmed family or friend phone numbers, alerting them to danger. By pressing an easy-to-locate volume control button four times in quick succession – which can be done through jeans or any heavy material including leather – an automated emergency text is sent. Received within seconds, the recipient can then call the phone, allowing them to gauge the situation and respond accordingly by calling the police. From here, the mobile’s GPS tracker system can be activated to locate the owner’s exact position.
Giorgio Armani Samsung handset also has a tracker system which significantly improves the chances of recovery if the phone is lost or stolen. Once the SIM card is removed and replaced from a stolen handset, a secret SMS is sent to three pre-set numbers containing the new phone number of the unauthorized user and thus helping to track the lost device.
Just 10 millimetres wide, Giorgio Armani Samsung handset weighs less than a Mars bar and comes with a host of other innovative features including a 3-megapixel camera, full internet access and ‘uGo’ – an adaptive interface that automatically responds to the user’s environments. Displaying a landmark picture of the owner’s local city, the picture adjusts to display depending on whether it is day or night. The £375 Giorgio Armani Samsung handset costs approximately $758.