Samsung blings up its Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S with Swarovski crystals
Everyone loves a bit of bling. At least that’s what Samsung thinks as the South Korean tech giant partners with Swarovski and adds its crystals to special editions of its newly announced products including Gear S smartwatch straps and Galaxy Note 4 covers.
“One of the key aspects in wearable devices is providing diverse options for consumers to freely express their own taste and style,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung. “Our ongoing collaboration with Swarovski as demonstrated in the new Gear S Strap, allows us to stay ahead of trends and on the cutting-edge of design and style.”
The glitzy accessories are now part of the “Swarovski for Samsung” Collection, and the smartwatch strap also present a new Swarovski product named Crystal Fine Mesh, where crystals are embedded directly into the metal mesh of the strap on the Gear S smartwatch.
The Crystal Fine Mesh is, according to Samsung, already being used by “top brands in the fashion industry”, and the Gear S strap will be the first advertised application of the product utilised on an electronic device. This crystal meshed Gear S strap will be available in Samsung’s online stores and its Experience retail store next month. However, pricing details for the smartwatch are not yet available.
The company’s new flagship Galaxy Note 4 announced last week is also receiving a sparkly makeover, with a Swarovski cover available at launch, according to Pocketlint, who also provided us some close up looks of the new product with photos taken at IFA. The cases will replace the faux leather back cover of the Note 4 in gold and silver colours.
Of course, it will be up to each individual whether these accessories are their cup of tea. With availability being limited, we are sure there will be a market of Swarovski-crazed fans willing to fight for them.