updated 11:20 am EST, Mon January 16, 2006
BlackCoat Work for iPod
Koyono today unveiled its new outerwear designs for spring of 2006 that include integrated controls for Apple's iPod digital media players. The first design to be available is , a lightweight jacket made from water resistant stretch cotton. The fabric interfaces which enable the embedded controls are made from ElekTex--a unique five-layer laminate of electrically conductive materials that transforms fabric into an electronic touchpad. Additional designs include coats dubbed Sport and Minimal, as well as a surprise garment innovation for summer with prices ranging from $150 to $1,000. The made-for-iPod BlackCoat Work jacket is scheduled to debut in March, and will be priced at $180.