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Burton Announces Amp Pack and New Jackets

pic Burton has released the rumored Amp Pack backpack and three new jackets for use with iPod. The Amp Pack, Ronin and Shield men’s jackets, and the Radar 2 women’s jacket all use “SOFTswitch technology, which allows the iPod to be controlled through a soft, flexible control pad” (located on the shoulder strap on Amp Pack and on the sleeve for jackets). The new iPod line of Burton products are available in very limited quantities in November 2003 at Burton’s new online store, Apple Store online, and authorized dealers in North America, Europe and Japan. No pricing information has yet been announced. The Burton and Apple websites have not yet been updated with the new Burton products.

Press release:

Burlington, VT-Following the successful launch of the limited edition Burton Amp jacket at the 2003 Macworld Expo, Burton Snowboards introduces a new line of Apple

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Comments

1

i must get this bag.

Posted by noname in Ottawa on November 3, 2003 at 2:17 PM (CST)

2

sign me up, i’ve been wanting one of those jackets ever since i got an ipod. maybe this time it won’t be $500.

Posted by zelig2 on November 3, 2003 at 3:12 PM (CST)

3

Don’t count on it, first of all, it’s a high quality snowboard jacket, and second it’s made by Burton.(Pricey)

Posted by Ipodforlife on November 3, 2003 at 6:11 PM (CST)

4

When is it going to be available on the websites?

Posted by MonsieurL on November 3, 2003 at 7:14 PM (CST)

5

woohoo! I hope those backpacks aren’t so expensive!  And why on earth aren’t they selling them in Australia?? :(  bleh!

Posted by camson in Melbourne, Australia on November 3, 2003 at 8:18 PM (CST)

6

i heard the backpacks are 200 us.

well worth it imho

Posted by noname in Ottawa on November 3, 2003 at 9:03 PM (CST)

7

i think 200 is way too much for the backpack… a decent backpack alone is worth at most $70USD. 130 for the ipod compatability? sure its a cool toy is it really worth that much? i’d rather just keep the money and use a remote. still a very cool backpack though

Posted by adam on November 3, 2003 at 9:25 PM (CST)

8

considering my current bag (jansport) cost me 130 us without a remote… i’ll definatly be selling the jansport on ebay some time shortly..

Posted by noname in Ottawa on November 3, 2003 at 10:45 PM (CST)

9

anyway, the goods are still unavailable on the websites :/

Posted by MonsieurL on November 4, 2003 at 1:51 AM (CST)

10

www.burton.com has been updated with all the new gear! check it out!

Posted by touch sensitive on November 4, 2003 at 8:26 AM (CST)

11

jackets ?
here :
http://www.burton.com/Burton/gear/products.asp?productID=728
and here:
http://www.burton.com/Burton/gear/products.asp?productID=729

Posted by grimmet on November 4, 2003 at 8:38 AM (CST)

12

Nice^^ Any news about the back pack?

Posted by MonsieurL on November 4, 2003 at 1:23 PM (CST)

13

Neverw
mind, it’s on the websit

Posted by MonsieurL on November 4, 2003 at 1:28 PM (CST)

14

Monsieur - I like this line too:  “No – it can’t make you fly, land a 720 or help you disappear when the music pirate police start banging on your door, but it does let you switch songs on your iPod™ just by pressing a button on the shoulder strap.”

Posted by ha! on November 4, 2003 at 2:12 PM (CST)

15

Just visited the Burton site and the jackets and bag are listed as “out of stock”.  Is this because they are sold out, or not released yet??

Posted by Andrew on November 4, 2003 at 3:40 PM (CST)

16

not sure, but I’m guessing the latter?

Posted by ha! on November 4, 2003 at 4:37 PM (CST)

17

what “out of stock” usually means on Burton’s site is that only a limited amount were made, all of which have been ordered already by shops.. and I’m guessing they may be reserving the rest of the stock for apple.com… I doubt we will get a chance to order from burton.com

Posted by touch sensitive on November 4, 2003 at 8:43 PM (CST)

18

Will these work with 2nd gen ipods?

Posted by Cal on November 5, 2003 at 9:52 AM (CST)

19

Apple’s website says that ipods are intended to be used above 10,000, has Burton thought of this.  It would be a real bummer spend money on this and not have it work above 10,000 feet, there is a lot of great riding up there, anyone have any experience?

Posted by Joe Snowboarder on November 5, 2003 at 10:43 PM (CST)

20

I talked to a rep at Burton and they said that the burton amp stuff was shipping to stores this very moment and should be availbe next week, and possibly this week online :D

Posted by Jtsolo7 on December 9, 2003 at 5:12 AM (CST)

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