Those iPod elves just don't sleep! Apple has updated the U2 special edition iPod, keeping it in line with the 5.5 gen iPods. $279 gets you the signature black 30 gig iPod with a red scroll wheel. Sure, that's a $30 premium, but if you like U2 (or red) then it is a small price to pay.
I wonder why Apple has limited this concept of special edition iPods to U2, I'm sure there are other bands out there that would like to get into this action (not to mention I am sure fans wouldn't mind sporting an iPod that shows the world what they like).