May 8th, 2014

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I’ve never been one to oppose beautiful stone-studded phones for those who can afford them. Swarovski crystals and rocks aren’t diamonds, mind you, but they still do add a very stunning look if used right. I’m sorry to say that Samsung most certainly hasn’t used it right for the Swarovski Collection of Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear Fit devices.

The former has its case completely covered in rocky materials that have been “enhanced” to give it that crystalized look. It’s cluttered, ugly and nonsensical. It doesn’t look much better than those knock-off back covers you can buy from the mall kiosk. And I imagine it doesn’t feel too great in the hand, as well.

The hookup for the Gear Fit is a bit more tolerable — these come in the form of charms that can be attached to the wrist strap. Still, I couldn’t help but feel like an adolescent with $10 to spend at the mall whenever I look at these. Perhaps you feel differently, and if you do then by all means share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Interested in getting one? Samsung says they go on sale in Korea starting today, with availability extending to the United Kingdom shortly afterward.

[via Samsung Tomorrow]

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