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An iPod interface-lift

LIANNE GEORGE November 22 2004
BACK TALK

Style

An iPod interface-lift

LIANNE GEORGE November 22 2004

Style

An iPod interface-lift

Given the iPod’s sleek, minimalist design, it was only a matter of time before the style set started dressing it up. Now, a whole range of options helps you transform your iPod into a personal fashion statement.

TEMPORARY TATTOOS With Hewlett-Packard’s new removable iPod “tattoos,” you can change the look of your MP3 player as often as you change clothes. At www.hp.com, you can download wraparound graphics and images designed by fashion darlings Derek Lam and Proenza Schouler, as well as rock stars like Gwen Stéfani and The Hives. HP sticker paper required (US$14.99 for 10 sheets).

DESIGNER CASES By now, almost all of fashion’s biggest stars have added an iPod case to their collections. Paul Smith’s features bold, multicoloured waves (US$115). Kate Spade sells a fuchsia faux-croc leather model (US$55). For something a little more classic, Burberry offers cases in its signature plaid (US$195).

CUSTOM: JOBS

Recently, Apple teamed with U2 to release the special edition black and red iPod U2 (US$349). Or for those with serious cash to burn, California-based AVA Computers will customize iPods in gold and platinum. (The one they made for P. Diddy was encrusted with 120 diamonds.) And yes, it also plays music. LIANNE GEORGE

LIANNE GEORGE