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Moxiemike
Jan 4, 2003, 11:49 AM
So, my cousin, who lives in europe (denmark) sends me a snippet from an article in "the Independent" apparently its an article on how snowboarding and skiing are getting more and more high tech. It's from today (he dated it 4.1.03.... euro dating.)

Goes like this:

Still more space-age is the Analog clone jacket made by the pre-eminent snowboarding company, Burton. Even if you wanted to buy one – at a whooping $999 (£619) – you couldn’t: made in a very limited edition of 100, the jackets have all sold out. The price includes a free Sony mini-disc Walkman; but that wasn’t the main gimmick. Vermont-based Burton describes the Analog Clone as “a jacket with a built-in sound system” because of its use of SOFTswitch™ technology. Printed on the left-hand sleeve are six “buttons” to control the mini-disc player, which is tucked into the chest-pocket: the wearer can change tracks and adjust the volume-level by pressing the sleeve. No wires are used; rather the fabric of the jacket has “electronic switching materials”, whatever that means. The jacket is also waterproof, seam-taped and machine-washable. (The washing instructions, along with the usual symbols, also specify the removal of the mini-disc player.)

Although the jacket is sold out, Burton promises that new garments using the same sort of technology are to be launched next week, intriguingly enough at the Mac World trade show in San Francisco.

Here is burton's link:

http://www.burton.com/community/default.asp?newsID=55
Im searching and trying to find tha actual article online. But to no avail. (maybe they post news a day after on their site? I'll check tomorrow for sure.)

But could this mean the iPod is gonna be integrated into a jacket somehow????

That would just be plain sick. Thoughts???

Akira
Jan 4, 2003, 12:18 PM
Sick indeed..

You should watch out for your mom, before shel'll throw it in the washing machine :p

Moxiemike
Jan 4, 2003, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Akira
Sick indeed..

You should watch out for your mom, before shel'll throw it in the washing machine :p

The jacket is also waterproof, seam-taped and machine-washable. (The washing instructions, along with the usual symbols, also specify the removal of the mini-disc player.)

mangoman
Jan 4, 2003, 02:02 PM
Wow. That's a rockin' idea--good lookin' jacket, too.

ibookin'
Jan 4, 2003, 02:08 PM
I'll just stick with putting my iPod in my jacket pocket. Compatible with any jacket and iPod:D