Not content with making themselves look foolish on the current iPod ads, U2 has collaborated with Apple to produce a black Special Edition iPod. The player has been rumoured for some time, and Apple has finally released the official announcement along with pics. The 20GB iPod is apparently inspired by the design of the band’s latest album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . Whatever, the bright red scroll wheel seems a tad unnecessary to us – what was wrong with having it all totally black? Plus, the earbuds are white, so it’s all a bit of a mish-mash. We haven’t actually seen one yet, though, so maybe it’s more dazzling in the flesh.
U2 fans will be delighted to hear that the iPod comes with the signatures of the boys laser-engraved onto the back. There’s also a free poster of the band and £40 off the band’s music on iTunes. It will cost £244 (since the normal 20GB version is £219, we’re guessing you do have to pay for those free extras after all).