Now, Swarovski lays claim to the Walkman
Once-venerable music icon gets some cheap accessorizing.
Say it ain't so, Sony. The standard bearer for decades in defining good taste in consumer electronics has goneon us.
It's hardly the first design leader to fall under the garish crystalline spell. First Walkman Abiste" model. As if that weren't bad enough, Digital World Tokyo says the Swarovski-studded stick players will be available in blue, gold, pink and violet, as well as black, when they're released in September on the Japanese market., then the and now Sony's E-Series MP3 players have fallen victim to the trend with its "
Other than the rocks, the Abiste is basically like any other, with capacities ranging from 1GB to 4GB at $128 to $200. Sony at least resisted whatever temptation it may have had to cover the entire player in crystals--unlike gadget makers that have sold their rhinstone-clad souls.