Headphones + hat = Hatphones

Another triumph of the marketing department will no doubt see copious back-slapping occurring down at Nike Town. The god of all things sport has rekin

Another triumph of the marketing department will no doubt see copious back-slapping occurring down at Nike Town. The god of all things sport has rekindled its affair with Apple to bring us a woolly hat with built-in headphones. The name’s a no-brainer: Hatphones.We can understand the winter-jogging functionality of a beanie with integrated 'phones, but adding a Nano head pouch too? Wouldn't that just look a little odd?Not according to Nike, because not only does it expect you to wear Apple's slimline player on your bonce, it expects you to control it from there too. Sadly not by using special cranial sensors and mere brainpower, but rather by stroking the clickwheel through the pocket's special membrane, all without removing it from your perspiring forehead.The two-tone Graphic (pictured) is the base model, or you can upgrade to Performance, which does away with the ‘pod pouch and adds its own independent clickwheel instead.Surely a must for the Nike+iPod jogger that wants to, er, use their head.

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Nike Graphic and Performance Hatphones Price: £TBA ($55-60 in US) On sale: TBA (Now in US) Contact: Nike Related stories: Nike - iPod = the Speed+ watch