Kenpo unveils spring 2007 line of iPod jackets

Like we need to tell you, it's probably a good idea to keep your iPod out of sight while you're on the subway. Problem: you'll probably have to pull it out to when you want to turn it up or skip over that ska tune that snuck into your hard-rock playlist — inadvertently signaling to all nearby pickpockets exactly where you're stashing it. But your precious player can stay incognito when you're wearing one of Kenpo's iPod jackets, which have volume and track controls on the sleeve. The buttons use Eleksen's "smart fabric" technology, whose other applications include roll-up keyboards. The jackets have been around for a little while, but Kenpo's just unveiled its spring 2007 line, filled with tra-la-la bight colors for anyone who was held back by the dull black and gray initial offerings. The Kenpo isn't exactly loaded with high-tech toys (unlike Burton's Audex wear, which boasts Bluetooth), but it doesn't need any batteries and is machine-washable. The jackets, coming at ya next spring, cost between $120 and $150, depending on the exact style (check 'em all after the jump). I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's worth it to keep those shifty eyes on the A Train at bay.

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