Somehow I missed this (or ignored it) when first announced earlier this year, but Levi’s RedWire DLX Jeans seem to be one step closer to reality with the first photos now starting to appear on the Net.
Levi’s original press release for the RedWire DLX Jeans claimed that they would have an iPod dock and remote control built-in to the pocket, and would come complete with a set of retractable headphones. The photos seem to confirm all of this, but holy cow!! — Is it me, or does anyone else think it looks like a complete mess? What’s the point of having shuffle-like control buttons sewn into the pocket if you still have to wear a white plastic brick on your waist? Why not just use an iPod Radio Remote instead? And what’s up with the gratuitously long, red connector cord? It’s the very opposite of the seamlessly integrated experience one should expect form this type of solution. Instead, it just looks like a bunch of unnecessary crap that they stuck on a pair of jeans. Lose the white plastic brick, lose the integrated headphones, lose the long red strap, and just give me a set of controls that I can easily access while the iPod is in my pocket. At $200 I honestly don’t know who Levi’s thinks the market is for the RedWire DLX jeans, except for maybe the most fashion-blind, conspicuous consumer. I can’t wait to see these in person.
Thanks to GadgetTV.net for the link.
Thanks to Levi’s for the laughs…