• Sony's Swarovski crystal-studded photo frames

    For some reason, Austrian luxury brand Swarovski loves cooperating with Japanese electronics makers. Now Sony has announced [JP] a total of six 7-inch digital photo frames for the Japanese market, two of which (the DPF-D75 (WZ) in white and the DPF-D75 (BQ) in black) were jointly designed with the Austrians. Read More

  • Japan gets ultra-cute Hello Kitty music player with sparkling Swarovski crystals

    Hello Kitty is 35 years old now, and she still continues to be the dream cartoon cat of millions of teenage girls. If you’re one of these people and have a penchant for gadgets on top of that, this new and strictly limited music player might be the right thing for you. The so-called Hello Kitty Music Player Crystal [JP] is the result of a cooperation between iriver Japan, Hello Kitty… Read More

  • Hello Kitty is now 35 and gets a $152,000 figure

    Hello Kitty, the cutest cartoon cat in the world and dream of millions of (mostly) Asian teenage girls, celebrates her 35th birthday soon. Reason enough for Sanrio, the Japan-based company behind Hello Kitty, and luxury brand Swarovski Crystal to produce a Hello Kitty figure of a very special kind. Read More

  • Swarovski adds bling to yet another commonplace accessory

    If you’re tired of seeing all those generic Bluetooth earpieces jutting out of people’s heads and you just have to stand out from the crowd, today’s your lucky day! Swarovski crystals adorn this swanky Bluetooth earpiece from LG. If you’re lucky enough to still have a job to be able to afford such a thing, you can announce that by wearing this, too. Read More

  • Round-up: Top 5 of the cutest Japanese gadgets of the last 2 weeks

    Japan released a number of super-cute gadgets and electronic devices in the last days. Here are the top five. Top 5: Fragrance case for earphones Marubeni Infotech has announced the “Fragrance Case for Earphone” [JP], a small box made of aluminum tailor-made for the “Y” part of any given earphone. The box is filled with scented cotton that emits a nice smell while… Read More

  • Would you pay $50 for an 8GB flash drive in 2008?

    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a garish, Swarovski crystal-encrusted anything, much less a USB thumb drive, the Transcend JetFlash V85C. Our cup runneth over! But seriously, there’s really no reason for a self-resecting gadget hound to spend $50 on an 8GB, Swarovski or not. Read More

  • Sony Releases Swarovski-studded Walkman

    As the iPod reigns dominant, the Walkman brand still continues to chug along. Sony today released limited edition Walkman E010s, each with removable caps that are covered in Swarovski crystals. You can get the player in pink, violet, black, blue or gold and in sizes of 1GB for $135, 2GB for $160, and 4GB for $212. Don’t go thinking you can just order one from Amazon Japan or something… Read More

  • Active Crystals: Philips and Swarovski Mashup

    We briefly take you away from your gadget-obsessed world to show you something new: these are called girls. You should find them outside your mom’s basement. Now back to your Xbox. Oh and they’re flossing the latest Active Crystal gear from Philips and Swarovski. Read More

  • $600 Swarovski-encrusted Nintendo DS Lites

    Throw some Swarovski crystals on damn near anything and you’ll generate buzz. Today’s belle of the ball is these Swarovski-encrusted Nintendo DS Lites, found in the Nintendo World Store in New York. It’s the same DS we know and love, just rice’d out like a high school senior’s 12-year-old Honda Civic. They’re even on sale: only $600 separates you from… Read More