Technology products with a celeb stamp of approval have become a plague on the gadget landscape. Here are some of the most over-the-top celeb devices ever marketed.
Sometimes celebrity tech is like an onion, and you get layers of branding. Famous Olympic runner Usain Bolt lent his image and style to these SL300JAM Usain Bolt Signature Series headphones by Soul Electronics. Soul is the line of audio products from rapper Ludacris. Unfortunately, the Bolt headphones won't make you run any faster.
This sort of double branding is becoming popular with Soul. It announced a partnership with Korean singing sensation Psy to develop his own branded headphones.
Celebrity-branded apps have become hot commodities, for better or worse. This Alicia Keys Photo Booth app is sliding toward the worse side of the scale. It costs 99 cents and lets you load photos and then slap your choice of Alicia Keys images alongside yourself, without having to deal with Photoshop.
The iOS app is a particularly interesting choice considering Keys' endorsement and work with rival BlackBerry. It also has one of the most hilarious descriptions in the App Store, reading, "Take or choose a picture from your iPhone or iPod Touch, choose one of many Alicia Keys pics, and put him in next to you!" I'm sure Alicia Keys would be surprised to learn she's now a "him."