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JanSport debuts line of iPod-ready backpacks, jackets

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imageJanSport has announced a new collection of products with integrated iPod connectivity and controls, including six new backpacks and 10 new jackets for men and women. To handle the new iPod features, the company has launched the proprietary LiveWire system, which comes in three options—LiveWire, LiveWire+, and LiveWireBT.

LiveWire, available in the backpack models, simply connects to an iPod via the headphone jack and offers a pocket for the player, but no control pad. LiveWire+, available in the backpacks and jackets, connects via the dock connector and has a soft-fabric key pad with five-button control of all iPod features. LiveWireBT utilizes Bluetooth technology to link a mobile phone and an iPod for hands-free use when carrying a backpack.

imageBackpacks include the Alt Pack (shown), Kingpin, Lo-Fi, Trinity, Audio Pack, and Dreamer. LiveWire jackets for women include the Wired Puffer, Wired Shell, Denim Jacket, Power Jacket, and Power Hoodie, while the men’s jackets include the Wired Puffer, Power Jacket (shown), Power Hoodie, Velocity Jacket, and Denim Jacket. Pricing ranges from $125-$300.



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Comments

1

Those are so cool

Posted by Jonathan Keim on January 17, 2006 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

2

wow. that sweater is totally cool! I am not normally a fan of such blatant geekiness, but the control actually ADD to the style, and don’t just seem like an after-thought. I’d buy it.

Posted by Mondayne on January 17, 2006 at 8:57 AM (PDT)

3

I’ve owned several Jansport backpacks and jackets, and they are all very well-made, excellent quality.

Posted by eric on January 17, 2006 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

4

Very well done.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on January 17, 2006 at 9:06 AM (PDT)

5

Holy crap.  How about putting it in your pocket and save yourself 300?

Posted by job bob on January 17, 2006 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

6

Their website uses WAY too much scripting for its own good.  If NoScript+FF is going to protest so much, I clearly don’t need to visit their site.

Posted by flatline response on January 17, 2006 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

7

If i had the money i’d totally by them!

Posted by ipoder555 on January 17, 2006 at 8:15 PM (PDT)

8

Target sells the same backpack for $60!

Posted by Shopper1 on July 19, 2006 at 8:32 AM (PDT)

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