After a â€™slow startâ€™ earlier this year, Kenpo is getting very serious about Wearable Electronics. Kenpo is flooding the market with 15 new styles in more than a dozen colors. Their newÂ Jackets rangeÂ from bubble jackets (some with fur-lined hoods), sleek sprinter jackets, snowboarding jackets, and windbreakers.
Kenpo has a hugeÂ selection of Ladies and Mens Jackets. With so many variations of styles these new jackets should serve many different tastes.Â
The use of these newÂ JacketsÂ ranges from snowboarding, to a night in the city. The wearers can pause, skip tracks and adjust volume, without fumbling with zippers and gloves, or hard to get to pockets.
The iPod can stay tucked away in the jacketâ€™s inner padded pouch. Thereâ€™s also a new locking feature that prevents the settings from being changed due to accidental bumping. A good user observation and learning on Kenpoâ€™ s side.
The Jackets make use of Eleksenâ€™s ElekTex patented â€œsmart fabricâ€ touch pad technology,Â which transforms the sleeve into a 5-button electronic control panel for use with all iPod models (expect the iPod Shuffle).
As a result of the lack of any wires or a metal contact, the jacket is machine washable, completely self-powered, and best of allÂ requires no batteries.
The greatÂ news: Kenpoâ€™s Jacket for iPod has a suggested retail price range depending on style from $89 to $189 USD.