Convergence is an interesting concept. We’ve seen the integration of many kinds of technology in the most unlikely of places. It’s not uncommon to find a LCD TV inside a refrigerator or a camera inside a calculator. This latest pairing, however, is decidedly odd.
Here is an MP3 player shoved into some BRATZ-branded lipstick. Yup, you can smack your lips and then jam away to “Gimme More” by Britney Spears. The core features — of the MP3 player part, not the lipstick — are pretty lame with a backlit LCD display, 512MB of memory, and a voice recorder.
What I find even more disconcerting is that lipstick is inherently a product that you use and throw away. What happens when the lipstick runs out? You just get a fancy stick of an MP3 player, losing that dual functionality that you enjoyed in the first place.