If you’re like me, you wouldn’t justify buying socks for $5 apiece. Yes, that’s $5 per single sock. And you can’t even wear them on your feet (unless you have very very small feet, that is)! That’s because they’re iPod socks. Coming in packs of six for $29, these soft, colorful socks would fit any iPod (except the Shuffle, that is) for added protection against scratches, bumps, dents, spills or marks.
The first thing I noticed immediately after placing the Nano in the sock inside my pocket and walking around a bit, was that it doesn’t “jiggle” around my pocket anymore. It remains still and keeps my cellphone still also, and since the two of them would sometimes overlap each other, it’s great, because I no longer have to adjust them from time to time. So my general comfort went up.
It’s a very asian idea, cute pretty things with no actual use. (No offense to anyone, I’m asian myself). An idea that gross billions in Asian and with a lot of potential in Northern America, it also works well with Apple’s focus on Asthetics.
The iPod socks aren’t anything revolutionary. In fact, you can use any infants’ socks for the same purpose, and your iPod won’t have to jiggle inside your pockets anymore. They’re more of form over function. It’s nothing like the hard plastic/wooden cases that really protect your iPod from scratches and bumps, but hey, they’re cute! And infant socks just don’t cut it for the cute factor. They don’t come in bright colors with an Apple tag, do they?