February 1, 2009 15:56

Elton John launches range of crystal-encrusted iPods for charity

Share of profits will go to Rocket Man's AIDS Foundation

Elton John launches range of crystal-encrusted iPods for charity
Elton John has launched a range of crystal-encrusted iPods to raise money for his AIDS charity.

John personally oversaw the design of the limited-edition £400 music players, and had his signature lasered on the back of each one, according to the Daily Record.

A share of the profits from the sale of the iPods will be handed over to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

"Elton does not usually put his name to a product but this is exactly the kind of thing he loves. It's extravagant and glamorous just like him. And, as everyone knows, his AIDS charity is very close to his heart," his spokesperson told the newspaper.

Elton has already raised over £100 million for the charity.

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