The stylish Plutonic iPod Jacket by UK retro clothing brand Henleys adds sophisticated style to the interactive clothing segment.
Designed in black pinstripe, the Project Deluxe men’s technical hooded jacket – yeah it’s a awful long, technical sounding name for a classy jacket – has soft touch iPod controls from Fibretronic in the sleeve allowing to control the iPod tucked away inside the jacket, protected from the elements like the jacket protects yourself from the cold and wetness outside.
Although the Plutonic Jacket shows the ‘Made for iPod’ logo other devices can be linked to the sleeve controls as well thanks to the modular CONNECTED-wear™ program from Fibretronic.
The amount of new interactive clothing coming to the market right now is very good news for people who like to experience iPod or other portable device controlling clothing. The increasing diversity of styles gives more choices to fit ones personal taste.
The prices for interactive clothing is coming down as well from the ‘sky-high’ levels of $500.- to $1,000.- seen 3 years ago to a much more reasonable level like the retail price of £120.- ($181.40) for the Plutonic iPod Jacket seen on Henleys online store.