KDDI au have just released a limited batch of branded Coach cell phones in Japan. According to a KDDI press release, the handsets were created to celebrate the introduction of the new Coach Madison Collectionand commemorate Coachâ€™s longevity
The phone is not actually built from scratch. While the casing and display have been styled to reflect Coach sensibilities, the innards are from Sony Ericsson, whose re “Full Change” model was designed with the specific purpose of allowing this kind of customization to look and feel. (Unfortunatly we havenâ€™t received any High-Res picture yet).
1,941 of the phones will be sold for 19,410 yen each at au shops throughout Japan (Coach was founded in 1941).
Vertu have launched in Hong Kong a new collection of Ascent Ti phones inspired by Ferrariâ€™s cars. The Ferrari Ascent Ti collection consists of three phones directly inspired by Ferrari and named after their respective colors; a limited edition phone called the Nero and two special edition phones named Rosso and Giallo.
The Nero phone is an all black Ascent Ti made of titanium coated with scratch proof PVD with a red sapphire crystal pillow. The Rosso and Giallo phones are red and yellow receptively and feature PVD coated battery covers and keys, they feature ceramic pillows. The battery cover of all three phones has been redesigned to resemble the hood of a Ferrari and features a three dimensional Cavallino on the battery cover as well as a smaller one on the front.
The phones feature Ferrari inspired themes as well as ring tones featuring Ferrari engine sounds, only 2,009 examples of the Vertu Ferrari Ascent Ti Nero will be made. They sell HKD 70,000 HKD each ($6000)
Motorola’s going upmarket with its latest phone Aura, a luxury model featuring what the company claims is the world’s first circular display on a mobile device.
The Motorola Aura features a unique design in which the cover twists one hundred and eighty degrees to reveal the keyboard, it has a round sapphire crystal high resolution LCD display. The switch-blade design comes with 2 megapixel camera, 2 GB memory, video capture and streaming capability and about 7.3 hours of talk time.
The case of the Aura is made of chemically etched PVD coated stainless steel whilst the twisting mechanism is made of Tungsten Carbide coated gears and features one hundred and thirty ball bearings meaning each twist is identical.
“The hand-sculpted richness of Aura can literally be felt in its stainless steel housing, textures and patterns chemically etched into its surface,” says Motorola.
The Aura is available for pre-order now and is expected to be launched worldwide beginning in Q4 2008 for a cool $2000. It really looks elegant, but it also costs a lot !
LG have released the second iteration of their Prada phone named the Prada II. The Prada II phone is based on the first Prada phone but features numerous improvements.
It boasts of 7.2Mbps HSDPA 850 / 2100, WiFi, TV-out, FM radio, and a 5-megapixel camera. The side-slider also hosts a full QWERTY keyboard.
LG Prada II also has an FM radio and TV output, together with a full HTML browser. It uses a capacitive touchscreen, similar to that of the iPhone, but without multitouch functionality. Continue reading →
iPhone has been a target of haute couture brands where they grab and slap it with precious stones in order to elevate its exclusivity factor. The honor of the most expensive iPhone is bagged by Amosu Ultimo Diamond but the iPhone used isnâ€™t a 3G version. Even so, we do have a few blinged 3G iPhones like Gold & Diamond from Goldstriker, Diamond studded Olympic iPhone and Diamond-Studded iPhone 3G by Knalihs Athem.
The latter being the most expensive jeweled 3G version till date. Today we have one more company that is aiming to revive the union of gemstones with hyped 3G iPhone. Continental Mobiles, well known for its range of luxurious cell phones, has pimped the 3G 16GB white luxury iPhone with Pigeon Blood Red rubies and white diamonds. It is exclusively and intricately handcrafted. This piece of art comes from England and retails for Â£3099 (about $5,550).
Kamson Diamonte (Part of the Amosu Luxury Group) is working with Crystallized Swarovski Elements to create an exclusive line of Swarovski mobile phones. The phones will be featured in selected stores across the UK as well as sold online.
The company has already created Motorola K1, Nokia N95 Swarovski phones and their latest creation is the Nokia 5310 Xpress music embedded with 364 swaroski crystals. Price tag Â£719.99 ($1,430).
Vertu is the British-based company (Nokia’s luxury division) that produces luxury mobile phones. they are celebrating their 10th birthday and are launching another luxurious series for the event, which is the Constellation Rococo Collection.
The stylish devices are claimed to be inspired by the eighteenth century French art, fashion and interior design movement by the same name. In other words, it’s some kind of new design to attract new customers.
The series of cellphones come with some flower pattern designs, which are obviously targeting those folks who love flower pattern. Continue reading →
One million of Iphone 3G have already been sold since last Friday : if you are among the lucky customers you might want to consider one of these form-fitting Miniot iWood cases made of the finest endangered woods ^_^
Miniot’s form-fitting iWood cases are made from natural hardwoods including oak, cherry, mahogany, walnut and padouk and provides full enclosure for protection – except for a thin sheet of polycarbonate over the screen that allows the phone to be used.
Miniot has already been shipping iPhone and iPod Touch cases for a while now. Expect the iWood iPhone 3G version to be available for purchase in the latter part of July. Continue reading →
Usually, where there are extremely coveted gadget, there are always extremely expensive luxury cases for them ! You think iPhone is expensive ? so what about spending another 2 iPhones to protect it?
Anyways Louis Vuitton thought that there is a market for the kind of folks who can afford it and so they have released a set of four cases for the iPhone: Monogram Canvas, Taiga Leather, Epi Leather and Alligator Skin.
Available only in Louis Vuittonâ€™s Manhattan store, prices begin at $225 from the monogram canvas style to $1,120 for the alligator case.
But all of the cases are pretty inconvenient, because you’ve got to pull the iPhone all the way out to actually use it.