I got these at the Stitches West 2014 and the colors are fabulous. The colors are slightly more muted than its picture here.. so the colors compliment and I think either gender will like it my guys do not like bright socks and I do not like manly colors. I got two skeins... :-
I love how the cords swivel so it does not 'fight' you as you knit. Also, the extra long cords is nice if you do magic loop knitting. The connectors do loosen if you swivel the needles a lot in your hands but you know it and simply tighten. The smoothness of the connectors is the best of all brands.