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Swarovski disease infects Bluetooth

The crystal-covered gadget is a part of the Philips-Swarovski "Active Crystals" collection and sports five hours of talk time.

The "Swarovski disease"--as former Crave master Mike Yamamoto dubbed the jewelry company's tendency to bedazzle every gadget the tech world holds dear--has struck us right in the ear.

Is it an oversized earring or a slightly gaudy Bluetooth headset? Swarvoski

But with several hands-free laws on the book, it was only a matter of time before more blinging Bluetooth headsets made it to market.

In a way, it makes more sense to have a Swarovski-crystal-covered Bluetooth headset than to have other gadgets dripping in Swarovski. Since the device is hung on the ear, it may be mistaken for a giant piece of jewelry.

The company says its Breeze Black Bluetooth 2.0 headset is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, and offers up to 5 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time.

The gadget is a new addition to the Philips-Swarovski "Active Crystals" collection. The jewels were set in the Swarovski Pointiage technique, meaning they were applied by hand instead of using prongs and glue.

The headset costs $260 and can only be purchased at Swarovski stores. I know what you're thinking: "That would look great with my diamond studded Olympic iPhone!" Is there a cure for this affliction?