Barbie is on-tech (or rather, on trend)


Always one with her finger on the fashion pulse, Barbie’s wardrobe just got an interactive makeover.

Barbie makes an on-trend fashion and tech statement with the brand new Digital Dress doll. Combining fashion, sound-activation and the latest LED and touch-screen technology, Barbie fans can create their own customised and animated digital designs which appear on Barbie’s dress.

The Digital Dress doll’s black frock uses a small touch panel embedded with more than one hundred tri-color LEDs. The dress works in a few ways – create your own design, use the ready-to-go graphics or switch into what I will call ‘disco’ mode, and watch the designs respond to sound and music. Yes, it’s like a wearable flashing dance floor.


Digital Dress Barbie is expected to go on sale in the US in August, priced at approximately US$50. Stay tuned for an Australian release.

(via Gizmag)



Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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