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Eleksen-Enabled iPod Jacket Hits StoresKenpo Integrates ElekTex (December 12, 2005)
Eleksen Ltd., a top developer and manufacturer of smart fabrics for an extensive range of consumer products, has been selected by Kenpo Inc., a leading manufacturer of apparel, to produce the Kenpo Jacket for iPod. The jacket, recently released in stores including Macy's, Dillard's and CompUSA, is taking the '05 holiday season by storm.
Designed to keep wearers completely en vogue and in control of their iPod without fumbling with zippers, gloves or pockets, the coat utilizes a patented smart fabric touchpad technology that transforms sleeves into a 5-button electronic control panel. The unique touch sensitive fabric, ElekTex, developed by Eleksen, creates an easily accessible interface between wearers and their iPods, allowing wearers to play, pause, skip tracks and adjust volume.
ElekTex is a unique five-layer laminate of electrically conductive materials that transforms fabric into an electronic touchpad. The technology replaces the hard touch pads, flexi-circuits and polymer switches that have limited the growth of the wearable electronics market. ElekTex, which is lightweight, flexible, durable and washable, is revolutionizing design across the consumer electronics and wearables sectors.
The Kenpo Jacket for iPod is available in four men's styles, has a suggested retail price of $275 and is available at leading department stores as well as online. The jacket is machine washable, requires no batteries and is completely self-powered. Pricing and availability varies by market. Visit http://www.kenpofashion.com for details.
For more information about Eleksen offerings, please visit www.eleksen.com.
Eleksen Ltd. is the world leader in touch sensitive interactive textiles for electronics interface design. The company's core technology, ElekTex(R), is a unique electro-conductive fabric touch pad optimized for the creation of flexible, durable and rugged fabric touch screen interfaces. ElekTex(R) is used in applications ranging from wearable electronic controls for consumer electronics and industrial wear to lightweight, low-power touch interfaces for CE accessories, telematics, military, transportation and space suits. It replaces the hard touch pads, flexi-circuits and polymer switches which have limited the growth of the wearable electronics markets. Eleksen licenses ElekTex(R) and reference design to manufacturers for use in custom electronics design and also markets a range of ready-to-integrate solutions for garment, bags and accessories manufacturers.
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