BLINDED BY THE BLING
Wallis Simpson once said, “You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much Swarovski Crystal bling on your mobile device.”
Ok, Simpson didn’t say that last part and for good reason- you CAN have too much Swarovski Crystal bling on your mobile device. We’ve got the proof!
Seriously, look at this…
Now I’m all for the cute concept of a handset that plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack on your mobile device. It is silly, fun, an attention grabber and, oh yeah, it keeps your phone’s proximity sensor from acting wonky. NativeUnion sells it in multiple colors for under $30. So go ahead and get one. Even if you only use it for a day the conversations you’ll have while using will be worth the money. But this… this is over the top not to mention tasteless.
Later the month Native Union and ICE London will release the Crystal POP phone. It is
a sparkling handset that transforms everyday phone conversations into luxurious dialogue. Available in five brilliant colors—pink, black, red, purple and silver—the Crystal POP brings elevated style and red-carpet glamour to the widely popular handset.
Yes, it comes in five different colors, costs just $600 and… is friggin’ ugly.
Wallis Simpson once said, “You can never be too rich or too thin.” Some time later an anonymous person said, “What were they thinking??” Good question.
You can read all about it here.
All that Glitters: Native Union Launches Limited Edition Crystal POP Phone
Conversations Sparkle with Swarovski® Crystal Handset for Mobile Device Communications
Hong Kong (Sept. 7, 2011)— Native Union, a company driven to reinvent the art of conversation, today announced in conjunction with ICE London, a gifts company known as the crystal specialists, the launch of the Crystal POP phone, a sparkling handset that transforms everyday phone conversations into luxurious dialogue. Available in five brilliant colors—pink, black, red, purple and silver—the Crystal POP brings elevated style and red-carpet glamour to the widely popular handset.
Already a celebrity favorite, the POP phone now comes adorned in hundreds of brilliant Swarovski® crystals and is a twinkling consumer electronics accessory, bringing A-list appeal to an otherwise regular mobile or smartphone. Compatible with most mobile devices including iPads, iPhones, and Blackberrys, the POP phone connects to each device via a 3.5mm audio jack and protects users from cell phone radiation by 99 percent. The Crystal POP phone also embodies old Hollywood glamour with its retro rotary style handset design.
“The Crystal POP phone is a truly lavish accessory for the user who wants to feel like a star,” said John Brunner, managing director, Native Union. “Users will experience luxury and glamour during each conversation, as well as a more convenient and comfortable talking experience, all while making a statement about their personal style.”
Available in late September on the Native Unionwebsite, the Crystal POP phone retails for $600.00 and joins a collection of unique handsets that capture a period in time when the art of conversation really mattered. For more information on the Crystal POP and the entire line of retro handsets, please visit www.nativeunion.com/us or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nativeunion.
About Native Union
Native Union is inspired to reinvent the art of conversation with chic, consumer-friendly accessories that make talking more fun, comfortable and exciting. Comprised of a team of internationally acclaimed product designers, Native Union is dedicated to developing beautifully crafted products that are stylish and highly functional for the home and office, further enhancing smart and simple communication in a complicated world. Visit www.nativeunion.com for information and images.