Gadgets are a personal thing, in my opinion, especially since I also believe that technology is as much a lifestyle choice as a technical one. You can be geeky and have all the state-of-the-art, top of the line gadgetry, or you can be just any simple Joe and have what basic gadget you need. It’s all the same to me. And whether you have the most basic iPod shuffle, or the most expensive of the bunch, if you appreciate your gadget and can maximize how you use it, then you’re a true blue techie.
iPods, being the most popular digital music player to date, has good aftermarket support for accessories. Third parties have come up with all sorts of accessories, from casings, speakers, lanyards, necklaces, chargers, wall mounts, and all things imaginable.
While there are iPod cases for every personality, ranging from the cutesy to the macho, there are also iPod accessories for the not-so-conventional. I’ve read about the iPod toilet paper holder (for when listening while in the bathroom or the loo, perhaps), but these are just crazy. I came across some novel iPod accessories (and accessory ideas) from mytechlist.com.
The iPod Muff – The fuzzy dock is, well, fuzzy. If you’re into cutesy, fuzzy stuff, then the iPod Muff is for you. Comes in any color as long as it’s cute.
iBelieve – Calling all devout Christians. The iBelieve is a replacement lanyard for the iPod shuffle. You basically convert your shuffle into a cross–excellent for those who want to tell the world about your faith. Oh, it probably goes best with Gospel tunes, too.
iBreath – Don’t drink and drive. But if ever you find yourself in a situation when you’ve drank a few glasses and you have to drive, you can use the iBreath breathalizer accessory to see whether you’ve gone over the limit.
Concerto Table – It looks just like a baby grand piano. But look closer, and it’s actually a dock for your iPod. You can now blast out your tunes in style and good quality. You should expect that from a $8,000 dock!
iRon – The people behind the iRon probably thought that the best fashion statement are well-ironed clothes. Oh, the irony of it all!
The iPod Bra – Here’s my favorite among the bunch: the iPod bra. Guess how the creators market it. “Keep abreast of your music.”
Is there a market for this weird stuff? Well, weird people, of course. I’ll take an iBra, please.