February 14, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
There’s a very fine line between foxy and fugly. iLuv dove over that line, with a slew of portable device accessories in hand.
Designed to funk up your iPhone, iPod and other portables, the i80 series includes very sparkly earphones, cases and clips. It’s almost like wearing jewelry—really tacky jewelry.
The i83 ($39.99) is a set of jeweled earphones. An extra $30 will get you the same headphones with an in-line volume control and holster case. Holster case? I guess you need to be ready for those dance-offs…
The i82/i81 ($69.99) offer shiny and hands-free control of devices, as well as a microphone for talking or practice for your “American Idol” tryout. The i82 must be the cream of the crop, at $80. That price will score you an iPhone holster case (dance off!), allowing for syncing and charging without having to remove the device from its sparkly surroundings.
I guess there’s a market, but I would just go for the Bedazzler. At least it says some effort was involved on your part.
A few of the models are available now in time to entice last minute Valentine’s shoppers. However, the i80, i81 and i82 aren’t available until next month.
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