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Differently Colored Tie

The same tie - A different color
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This idea is for people who have too many ties, and keep buying new ones. It's a tie that you can modify. You plug it into the computer, pick a shade of color or pattern, the color is sent via infrared to the tie, which changes color, then you put the tie on. All you have to do is buy it, and you have millions of different ties at your fingertips.

Problems include selecting a color, shade, pattern....

Hankosha, May 09 2003

Get a bolo http://www.solaractiveintl.com/laces.htm
...and wear a color-changing shoelace. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

Flexible, pliable display http://www.sciam.co...B9-BDC0809EC588EEDF
Colour and knotability can't be far behind... [friendlyfire, Oct 17 2004]


       "This idea is for people who have too little cash." - how can a color-changing tie with a USB port POSSIBLY be cheaper than picking up a half-dozen polyester jobs in Chinatown? [marked–for–deletion] magic.
DrCurry, May 09 2003

       DrCurry, you would only ever need one tie, so it would almost certainly make economic sense in the long run. However, the initial outlay of the tie and a computer might be problematic to someone with too little cash.
friendlyfire, May 09 2003

       Possibly this tie has an LCD face. And you could program it to change to something sportier as soon as you left the office. Somewhat later that evening, perhaps it could even flash subliminal messages...
pluterday, May 09 2003

       Screw static ties. I want an animated one. Maybe a TV display tie. Or one with a little video camera that shows what I'm seeing. Or fish. I want an animated fishtank tie.
Worldgineer, May 09 2003

       Won't fly with current technology. Any materials that you used to make a decent tie like this would be expensive at best, impractical to manufacture at worst. Think how silly a tie made of a plastic-type material would look...didn't that fad die in the 80's?
Bongmaster, Jul 16 2003

       Whether it looks silly or not, I think this is plausible and don't think it should be MFD. That means you, [DrC] ;-)
bristolz, Aug 28 2003

       I want a colour LCD tie, connected to a little camera attached to the back of my collar. Turn in on and it will look like you are looking right through me!
Cedar Park, Aug 28 2003


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