Sony white with envy over iPod?

Sony's PSP game player is itself considered a pretty hot gadget, but it appears the Japanese electronics firm is still suffering a severe case of iPod envy.

Sony headphones for PSP
Credit: Ina Fried

The sleek device has its own unique design and a nifty screen, but there is one touch that appears an obvious play toward Apple. The white headphones make little sense with the black device, other than to emulate Apple's hipness.

The whole point of the white headphones is to let the world know that you have an iPod. By going with Apple's look, Sony is giving the iPod the appearance of even more dominance than it already has.

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