Our editors have compiled a list of seven iPod accessories you can’t buy, or at least anytime soon. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. “Continue reading” for the entire list.
iPod Nano MAME Cabinet
Scott, creator of the original iPod Nano MAME Cabinet, has followed up on that device with a Ms. Pac Man version, complete with artwork.
A mysterious geek known only as “Scott” has created a meticulously wee foamboard Ms. Pacman cabinet to house his MAME-enabled iPod Nano.
iPod Concerto Table
Designed by Nicholas Lovegrove and Demian Repucci, this piano-shaped table has a built-in iPod dock along with a pair of speakers. It was recently on display at the Apple store in NYC. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. More info here.[Source]
Bulletproof iPod Case
A Japanese modder created this custom 5mm Aluminum A5052 shell for his iPod — which can stop a 0.22 bullet — to prevent it from being crushed by the handrail on those busy subway trains.
The two halves of the case are held together with chunky M3 hex bolts. You’d certainly need some muscle to carry it: at 446gram, it is 2.5 times the weight of a new iPod Photo
The iBrella is “is a special umbrella that acts as an iPod interface.”
Actually, you can ‘emulate’ all iPod commands solely by physical interactions with the iBrella e.g. opening and closing the iBrella refers to starting and pausing the iPod. Furthermore, you can select a random song by wildly shaking the iBrella in the air. Mode switching for different control modes is done by simply ’stabbing’ the iBrella in the air
Sergio Trujillo designed this interesting “iCapOpener” accessory for the iPod Shuffle. It basically slips right onto one end of the player and acts as a bottle opener — great for parties.
We praise him for the time it took to make this movie, but the practicality of the thing leaves something to be desired. Plus, we think the iPod Shuffle is getting replaced by a lower-end iPod Nano come WWDC anyway
The iPod iPod Dock
Andrew Monks has created a strange iPod dock made from a 3rd-generation player. Unfortunately, no other information was provided on how to build your own. More pictures here.
…tearing open his existing iPod dock, jamming it through the top end of his 3G iPod (which we really hope wasn’t still functional), pushing it through a slot he fashioned in the glass of his defunct screen…
iPod DJ Mixer
The click wheel is smaller than a 12-inch analog. Actions on discs are almost same, but the size makes a big difference on usability. To be an iPod DJ, you gotta think about a new interactive controller to operate the players — combining the iPod’s interface as a module for a new DJ system.