It seems the most unlikely products want to be iPod-compatible. That’s how powerful the Apple iPod brand has become: it’s now a selling point for companies wanting a little boost in their sales.
Here are just some of the examples of products that have made it a point to please the MP3 player giant:
Pause: iPod-Compatible Bed
The Pause by Design Mobel is the world’s first bed that lets you play your iPod with it. They also call it the “world’s most comfortable iPod Dock”.
See also: Lomme, another iPod-friendly bed with a futuristic feel.
iQ: iPod-Compatible Piano System
The iQ by PianoDisc is a system that lets your piano play the melody of the song playing on the iPod. (It can also play songs from CDs/DVDs or iTunes, record songs you play from the piano, and integrate with a home theater system.)
See also: The Concerto Table by LoveGrove & Repucci, a multi-purpose table with the “elegant curvature” of a grand piano and plays music from your iPod.
GIPod200: iPod-Compatible Grill
The GIPod200 by George Foreman is an indoor/outdoor electric grill and roaster that plays music from your iPod, too.
iCarta: iPod-Compatible Tissue Holder
The iCarta Stereo Dock for iPod with Bath Tissue Holder by Aetch Flash Technology lets you listen to your iPod while relieving yourself. It even has a logo that proudly says “made for iPod”.
See also: iCarta Plus “with built-in rechargeable battery”, whatever that means!
I actually like the Lomme and The Concerto Table because they look great and were born from a great idea or two. The iPod support is just a bonus!