updated 12:40 pm EDT, Thu May 25, 2006
BlackCoat iPod clothing
Koyono today announced that it is taking a new approach to fashion for Spring and Summer in 2006 with new additions to its BlackCoat technology-enabled line of outerwear for men. The new outerwear forms, named Work, Sport, and Surf carry the Made for iPod label. Along with the "high-performance" materials, each garment includes ElekTex, a smart fabric technology from Eleksen Group that is integrated into the lapels as iPod control pads. The ElekTex allows users to leave an iPod tucked away safely inside a specially-designed pocket while providing full control over all aspects of the iPod, including volume, track changes, and the power switch. Each of the four new jackets includes water protection and pocketing for commuting or travel. BlackCoat Surf is priced at $200, BlackCoat Sport ships for $300, BlackCoat Work (shown at right) is available for $250, and BlackCoat Work Premiere retails for $275.