For a company that makes jeans, it's strange to see Levi Strauss & Co launch a mobile phone. Then again, everyone's making phones these days. If you like novelty products, then the Levi's phone won't disappoint, but don't expect all the bells and whistles.
It's available to buy from the Carphone Warehouse for free on a monthly contract or around £200 on pay as you go.
Designed by ModeLabs, the company behind the Hummer phone, the Levi's phone is very similar to but looks less like a calculator and more like a cigar case or a fancy lighter.
It's relatively small and thin, making it perfect for stuffing into a pair of jeans. The stainless steel casing is sturdy and features the Levi's logo on the back plus small screws on the edges to give it a more industrial feel.
As if that wasn't enough to remind you that you're holding a Levi's phone, it comes with a chain that you can attach to your jeans. When attached, the chain protects the phone against getting smashed on the floor but it looks slightly out of place if you don't normally wear a chain.
Thanks to its design, using the Levi's phone isn't a horrible experience. The keypad is small but very usable and the screen, while petite, lets you read out text messages fairly easily. Viewing pictures on it isn't exactly enjoyable, so don't buy it if you like showing off photos to friends. Equally, the 2-megapixel camera on the back isn't spectacular and produces average shots.
The Levi's phone is much more about style than it is substance and while it is easy to use this is a fashion focussed phone and not meant for gadget freaks.
The Levi's theme continues on the inside with a variety of Levi-based icons and screensavers. The user interface isn't as snazzy as we expected but it's easy to understand.