The Levi’s RedWire DLX aka iJean is another clothing item that tries to integrate the iPod usage in an unobstrusive and fashionable way.
This is one of the first pieces of apparel offered by a mainstream brand to integrate the iPod technology.
The iPod is connected inside a side pocket. The jean is machine washable once the iPod is removed. The “Hip” remote control is externally designed into the jeans’ watch pocket to enable operation of the iPod. Standard control functions like play/pause, track forward, track back and adjust the volume control are possible without removing the iPod from the pocket.
A retractable headphone unit has been built directly into the jean to help prevent tangles and efficiently manage the iPod earphone wires.
The RedWire part of the type name is explained by the red ribbon with the wires inside, that connects the iPod to its assigned side pocket. A very visible sign of the ‘specialty’ of this Jean but might not always be practical.
As of this writing, Levis is offering the iJean in The Netherlands for 199.- Euro.
To learn more about it on the Bright Techlifestyle Blog (it is in Dutch).