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
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?
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
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
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