announced Monday that its Kenpo Jacket for iPod will get a makeover for the Spring 2007 Collection, with the addition of Spring and Active Wear jackets. The jackets feature built-in iPod controls in the sleeve, and will cost from $99 – $199 to depending on style and make.
Using “smart fabric” technology developed by Eleksen called ElekTex, Kenpo’s Jacket for iPod touts a five-button switch sensor in the sleeve that controls that let you adjust iPod volume, track forward and repeat, and power on and off. The jacket is compatible with dock connector-equipped iPods, and is machine-washable and dry-cleanable.
The success of the first Kenpo Jacket for iPod has resulted in the development of the Spring 2007 line, said Kenpo Executive vice President Joel Bernstein. “Working with Eleksen has allowed us to develop an accessible interface between wearers and their iPods and we are consistently delighted with the results,” he said in a statement.