Ok, first thing that flashed in my mind “Why didn’t I invent this!”.Â Such a cool concept from Japanese designer Yuta Watanabe.Â He calls this as the “peg pencil”.Â It’s his version of a mechanical pencil made of spring activated (and re-modified) clothe’s pin.Â You can all see most of his recent work on his website http://www.yutawatanabe.com/.Â Really creative work showcasing the Japanese creative mind.
Ayayay!Â I wonder how Yuta thought of the peg pencil.Â I am arround clothe pins all my life and yet it has never come across to me that this can morph into something really cool.Â Step up for Yuta and loud high-fives.
Anyway, back to tech stuff.Â Did you know that Apple has once again upgraded their clip iPods?Â Their 1GB model now retails for $49 while their new clip iPod 2GB model retails for $69.Â Not sure if it’s in apple stores yet, but yes, I will be in line for one of the 2GB babies the moment it hit shore.
Now the only thing that I am yet to discover is if I can juggle all these iPods I have on a single iTunes program/account.Â I think I read from somewhere before that it’s a tricky setup.Â I have the 512MB 1st Gen iPod Shuffle, an 80 GB 5th Gen video iPod, a 4GB nano… yeah yeah… many pods there, but we’re three in the family and you know how it is.Â Sometimes one just ain’t enough in this dang multi-tasking world.
Fearless prediction:Â by the end of the year the clip iPods will reach 8GB at $69 a pin.Â Tech is getting cheaper as we speak, is it a good idea?Â For the early adopters… hahaha (wink wink).