You’ve seen the USB drives, but now we bring you some of the most pointless iPod accessories that our editors have ever come across — such as the iBrella (above).

5. ViewSonic ViewDock Display

ViewSonic’s new ViewDock widescreen display is the first to feature an integrated iPod dock. Available in 19-inch or 22-inch sizes, this display boasts an 8-in-1 memory card reader and a four-port USB 2.0 hub. Do you really need an LCD with a built-in iPod dock?

But the real news comes from the connection’s other purpose – a direct connection to use the monitor as the iPod’s display, letting you just plop your iPod in to watch some videos

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4. Elecom’s “Emergency” iPod Charger

Pop in two AA batteries and Elecom’s new “emergency” iPod charger will keep your player running for up to 1-hour.

Someone come quick! It’s an emergency! Oh God, the humanity of it! I just can’t believe this is happening! My iPod, it, it… it ran out of batteries. What, you were expecting something more serious?

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3. Levi’s RedWire DLX iPod Jeans

These jeans feature an integrated iPod dock, headphones, and a special accessory kit. Why not just stick the iPod in your pocket?

The jean is designed to be compatible with most iPod systems and features include a special joystick incorporated into the jeans’ watch pocket to enable easy operation of the iPod

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2. The iBrella

The iBrella is “is a special umbrella that acts as an iPod interface.” Here’s how it works:

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

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1. iBreath

File this under: “Strange iPod Accessories.” The iBreath connects to any iPod and detects “your blood alchohol content level, accurate to within 0.01 BAC.” Will you really bring your iPod to a party and have this accessory on hand?

Just fold out the BAC blow wand and exhale into it for a full 5 seconds. 5 seconds later, this jail-saving gizmo let’s you know if you’re safe to drive. It even houses a timer that can be set from 1 minute up to 4 hours in order to remind you when it’s time for the next test

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