Despite the unfortunate juxtaposition of the two campaigns, Sony can hardly be singled out for the superficial marketing ploy of its "Red Collection." February is barely a week away, and companies will be coming out in droves to peddle their wares as Valentine gifts. (Apple announced its own entry with a new Nano, albeit pink instead of red.)
Sony's offering is a $1,000 package that comprises a Vaio CR Series notebook with a 14-inch LCD, Intel Dual-Core processor, 1GB of memory, 200GB hard drive, and built-in Webcam--all in "sangria red, the color of passion." Also included are a matching mouse and case, as well as a Dooney & Burke keychain with heart-shaped charms, according to GeekSugar. We would have settled for the sangria alone--in a pitcher.