February 28, 2007
Put your iPod in the trash. Throw away your Zune (that’s a joke… you don’t really own one, do you?). Detroit Pistons center Dale Davis is set to dominate the mp3 player market with the launch of “BlingTune,” which he describes as “an MP3 and radio encased in a jewelry piece.” Davis says BlingTunes will mostly be marketed to an urban audience “because it’s jewelry.” Solid. Here’s more from the Bling Daddy, courtesy of Justin Rogers over at Full Court Press:
“Just looking at the emergence of what iPod did and the market in general, if you look at a product like BlingTune, all it is, it’s a little more flashy, it’s a little more hip. It goes in line with more of an urban product because it’s jewelry. And by the built-in market already being there with MP3s and iPods, we thought it would be a good idea to kind of attack that market, the urban market. It’s an MP3 piece for the urban market.”
We’re anxiously awaiting official pricing and release details. I already have my little niece penciled in to get one for Xmas this year, and, heck, probably grandma too. For more info, including specs and photos of the BlingTune, visit the official BlingTune website.