Sony goes green with... er... leopard skin look laptop
Apple may have completely left the planet with its nebulous, spaced-out Leopard branding, but thankfully folk who favour the fake feline look can still rely on Sony, which today rolled out a leopard-skin print laptop - the special edition 'Spotted Life' Vaio FZ.
The machine is part of what the Japanese giant calls its "Graphic Splash Eco Edition" line-up: four machines with bizarrely named yet "natural" (eh?) colour schemes that the company believes will appeal to consumers concerned their environmental credentials.
But not, it seems, their taste...
Sony's Graphic Splash Eco Edition 'Spotted Life' laptop
So, say hello to 'Caribbean Water' - which sounds like the sort of holiday resort twentysomething visit to get laid - 'Bloom' and 'Clay Earth' - porn-star screen-name, anyone? - as well as the aforementioned 'Spotted Life'.
'Spotted Life?' 'Spotted Dick', more like. That would be a better a name and one, I'd venture, more suited to appeal to the British buying public. We could even have a 'Custard' model to go with it...
Alas we Brits don't (yet) get a look in. These "eye-catching notebooks [that] set you apart from the pack and demonstrate your dedication to protecting the environment" are only being foisted on greens in the US.
But what I'd like to know is which bright spark at Sony decided to aim a notebook at eco-sensitives by equipping it with a cover that looks like it's the product of the fur industry? PETA-friendly, it ain't...
That said, it is commendable that Sony will give one per cent - a whopping $13.91 - of the purchase price of each laptop to www.onepercentfortheplanet.org, a body that uses "market forces to drive positive environmental change by inspiring companies to give". What's given goes to "more that 1500 environmental organisations worldwide", the website claims.
Zepto do something similar as a feature a couple of years ago?
You could even send them graphics of choice and they'd put it on the laptop for you - for a fee and a small Op' for thr Style gland removal for the user.
i notice they aren't offering on their site it recently...
seen the light methinks..
Man, those things are ugly... The alleged leopard print does not really look realistic to me. The Caribbean whatever is the less bad, methinks -- but I wouldn't get one, thanks. Anyway, hard to see who would carry one of those leopards around -- the people I could visualize doing that are not usually seen with laptops...
Thinking again, it might be a good theft deterrent, who knows...
says one sony exec to another... "If we can't run their brilliant new operating system, lets put a leopard skin print on our laptops too... that way when someone says leopard they'll immediately think sony"
I think the words in the board room that day were.
That Peta-Byte crack
Well its a bit wuff innit :p
Speaking as a furry, I wouldn't mind having a laptop with graphics like "Spotted Life" (although I would rather prefer tiger stripes, of course). Still, much like Dell's offerings of multi-coloured notebooks, anything that deviates from the realm of black-grey-white laptops is a nice thing to see.