Unsightly Sidekick has Swarovski disease

Sheer ugliness can cost as much as $1,700

Crystal Icing

For every elegant phone design it seems that there are hundreds of bad ones. If you have any doubt, just take a look at the prolific work of Crystal Icing.

Just as it did with the iPhone a few months ago, this bling service has victimized T-Mobile's Sidekick with a customized version that Luxist says is "covered in amber, 24k gold and dipped Swarovski crystals." The "Signature Limited Edition LUX Sidekick" even comes with its own cleaning kit, which probably isn't a bad idea by the looks of this heavily encrusted monstrosity. However, we'd find it hard to believe that people who spend $1,700 on one would actually do their own cleaning.

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