Thursday, June 21, 2007

Crystal-encrusted electronics

Those of you who are bored with traditional silver, black or white electronic gadgets, will be able to buy headphones and USB drives encrusted with Swarovski crystals later this summer.

The Active Crystals line from Philips includes ear buds, ear-hook style headphones and a pendant–style set of ear buds designed to be worn around the neck, all with Swarovski crystals. There are also four 1GB USB drives concealed in wearable lock- and heart-shaped crystal-encrusted cases.

The accessories are aimed at the gift market, with suggested retail prices expected to range from $79 to $179. They'll be carried in department stores, electronics chains and Swarovski stores beginning in August. Or, you can wait until November and get them at dollar stores, flea markets or

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