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Hands Free Gestures Coming To Pantech’s New Vega LTE Smartphone

We have all been there. You are making a meal, hands all covered in beer batter, and all of a sudden you have an important call coming in. You aren’t going to touch your phone with those nasty hands are you? The future of hands free technology doesn’t think you should have to either. Shortly, Pantech is going to deliver the Vega LTE which features hands free gesture control. Wave your hand in front of the camera and control your phone’s actions. 


Not only answer/ignore calls, but you could also swipe through your gallery, pinch-to-zoom a photo, etc. The possibilities are endless. The Vega LTE is a Korea destined device, but we can hope that a manufacturer will bring this sort of gesture technology to the States sooner, rather than later. On an unrelated note, girl handling an assault rifle at a carnival? Hot.


Via: All Things D

  • Dumbest new phone feature ever. I would really rather try and swat that fly while using my mobile. I takes the same amount of time and distraction to wave a hand as it does to touch something. Remember that bluetooth head set we all bought cause it was so awesome. Where is it know? Doesn’t my mobile have a speaker on it… huh!! An as far as that important call goes, it can wait 5 extra seconds. And even if they hang up that’s why we have Caller ID folks!!!!! What about true voice control like… Answer… End…. Message Back… things like that.

  • Spc Hicks09

    There are already apps that can do this. Check out “Prox” in the market.

    • I have tried Prox. Stupid in every way.

  • Potential privacy issues?

  • NfamousCJ

    Not to bash Pantech but has anyone actually owned one? Our store just recently began carrying the Breakout and at least half of those sold have been returned with various software issues as well as charging port issues. $99 4G phone?! Awesome! It’s not going to work next week? I have a two year contract? You’ll switch it a dozen times with the same reconditioned model? I could have purchased a Revolution for only a $100 more? $50 more than that for a Bionic….? Crap.

  • Anonymous

    like anyone is actually going to use this. napkins were invented for a reason.

  • Anonymous

    I laughed SO hard at the creepy guy in the picture at the end (as well as the reaction to it).

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  • Anonymous

    I Like it. 

  • Anonymous

    Because Pantech is known for making high quality products…

  • Scott Willenborg

    I refuse to learn how to wave in Japanese…

    • Sad

      then you can learn to wave in Korean since the phone is made in Korea. ;p

  • Anonymous

    How is it hands free if you have to wave your hands for it to work?

    • Anonymous

      Uum hands free means you don’t have to touch it to work.

      • johnny

        why can’t people pick up on subtlety anymore?

    • Sirx

      my head exploded, bro!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Bad Ass

  • Anonymous

    wouldn’t it be just easier to speak to the phone and have it do what you want it to do? If I had that much dough on my hand, I wouldn’t want to waive and get that dough all over my phone.

  • Anonymous

    WTF was the deal with the stalker? O.o

  • Jason Purp

    I find this stupid. I don’t know why this can’t be done right now with the normal front-facing cameras. I’m sure it could be.

    Next they’ll be adding rainbow LED lights around the perimeters of screens just for the sake of calling it a new advancement.

  • Anonymous

    Looks very impressive.

  • PyroHoltz

    Without watching the video….I’m confused as to what’s on her hands…


    Cool tech though.

  • Anonymous

    Suck on that Siri.

  • Ray

    really cool

  • Dr Piranha

    Way to step up your game, Tim-O. Well written article.

  • Jikhead

    What in the world is a guy doing with a day bed and pink shit, plus the gay pink and white bunny?

  • kinda like that prox app, but built in. cool

  • I’m pretty sure I can already setup Tasker to do this.  It has access to the proximity sensor in my phone.

  • The second video with the creeper in the back of the one video kinda freaked me out

  • Anonymous

    creepy stalker is creepy…

  • DroidzFX

    Sorry Apple already patented Waiving. Try again. 

    • Anonymous

      I can see this hands free gesture thing getting some people into trouble. lol Doing something you shouldn’t be doing or in a private conversation and accidentally having the phone come on because the device thinks you want to answer your phone. 😛 Technology Geez!!

    • trumpet444

      They are sort of applying for that right now. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20110261213.pdf Real time video processing using handsfree gestures, but they’ll probably use this against any handsfree gesturing not sanctioned by the almighty apple

    • NfamousCJ

      Correction: Apple already patented answer your phone. Unfortunately in the future you’ll be required to leave a series of voicemails with each other in a game of voicemail tag. It’ll be like holding a conversation with someone by mailing them self recording birthday cards.

      In other news my kitten just pranced by with her pack of kitty treats I hid on the fridge and now she’s desperately trying to tear into them.

      • Kakashiisagod

        Give it up Apple patented touching a screen or pressing buttons. Touched your monitor before? Apple says you owe them money.

    • Anonymous

      I heard about that.  My understanding is they are suing every beauty pageant, parade, and foreign dignitary getting off of an airplane going back the last 10 years.  

  • Why not just…… touch it? o_O

    • LiterofCola

      “You mean you have to use your hands??? That’s like a baby’s toy.”

  • Very Cool, but also a battery eater if every time you get a call or text your camera kicks on.

    • Anonymous

      there are a lot of other ways to do it other than using a camera