The Secret Of Swarovski Crystal Headlights: They're Stupid And Fake

Like many automotive-news outlets, our reporting of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé makes a big deal out of the car's lavish 47-Swarovski crystal headlights. They're much easier than using a bullhorn to yell "I'M RICH!" at everyone, and they help with night driving a bit. Too bad they're not really what they seem. » 2/11/14 4:18pm 2/11/14 4:18pm

I See No Possible Dangers to Embedding Swarovski Crystals in Contact…

Gee whiz guys, why didn't any of us think of this sooner? You know Swarovski crystals, those fancy, shiny pieces of glass that kind of look like diamonds but are much cheaper? Let's put them in contact lenses » 9/02/08 12:00pm 9/02/08 12:00pm! Sure, it's essentially putting shards of glass on your eye, but it's just so looking! Bling bling! Going…

Is It A GirlPurse? Is It A ManBag? No, Silly, It's an Urban Performer…

Hello, I'm a sexy lady who has been Swarovski-encrusted by my PR people in order to publicize something called the Urban Performer Unit. It's basically a handbag with a little pocket for your iPod which enables you to control your music from the outside of your bag. Nice idea, don't you think? There is, however, one… » 4/08/08 7:32am 4/08/08 7:32am

Crystal Icing Give Mario, Bowser SwaroskWii Treatment

Crystal Icing is back with two more additions to their Swarovski encrusted Wii range. They previously bought us the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess edition, which looked remarkable. Well, they are obviously onto a winning formula; just checkout the new Super Smash Bros Brawl inspired Wii / Swarovski overkill… » 3/15/08 11:00am 3/15/08 11:00am

Swarovski-embedded Hello Kitty Laptop Makes Us Wince, Groan, then Vomit…

As if adorning an otherwise fine laptop in Swarovski crystals or Hello Kitty logos wasn't bad enough, NEC has made a laptop with both Swarovski and Hello Kitty, making this the worst laptop we've ever seen. Seriously, we're not even going to bother showing you the specs, because if anybody purchases this thing from… » 12/26/07 5:40pm 12/26/07 5:40pm

iPod nano Becomes Gold-Plated Zune with Gilty Couture

There's a new Swarovski-encrusting, gold-plating organization on the rise, going by the name of Gilty Couture. It's got a wide range of precious metal hard-cases from $55 to $200, with crystals "evoking the Gilded Age of the late 1800s." However, one enclosure in particular evokes something else: it gives the newest… » 12/17/07 10:59am 12/17/07 10:59am

Swarovski-Encrusted Wii Actually Doesn't Look Like Crystalized Poop

We normally avoid posting things coated in Swarovski crystals like Asians avoid SARS, but this particular crystalized Wii looks spectacular. The console has the Twilight Princess Link/Wolf engraved on one side, the TriForce logo engraved on the other and the actual TriForce (with Kanji labels) on the front. We're not… » 12/07/07 4:20pm 12/07/07 4:20pm

Crystal Icing Offers iPhone, Swarovski-Style

Crystal Icing, known for covering various electronics in Swarovski crystals, offers an iPhone given the same treatment. For $295, you can get your phone "iced" with 1,500 regular-sized crystals, or 3,000 really small ones. Patterns range from butterflies to "tons of flowers" to flames. Or even camo, for you tough guys… » 7/05/07 12:30pm 7/05/07 12:30pm

LED Fashion Makes You Look Groovy, in a NYC Skyline Kind of Way

Looks like designer Hussein Chalayan and Swarovski have at last come up with LED clothing that doesn't make you look like an alien (not too much, anyway) or an utterly fashion-blind dork. The dress has two layers, with a translucent fabric covering the LEDs. If you live outside Japan, however, you will have to keep … » 6/19/07 10:05am 6/19/07 10:05am

Philips and Swarovski Launch Active Crystals Luxury Electronics in US



I always look at boring old USB drives and ask, "Why can't these be jewel-encrusted?" Ditto for my run-of-the-mill earbuds, which seem to lack some kind of large embedded crystal. Believe it or not, the Philips-Swarovski Active Crystals collection is due to arrive in the US this August, and we've got the exclusive… » 6/12/07 4:00pm 6/12/07 4:00pm