You’ve seen our strangest accesories list, now check out the “Top 10 Coolest iPod Accessories and Projects. Which ones are your favorites?
10. iLuv i1055 iPod Screen Dock
The iLuv i1055 turns your 5th-generation iPod into a 7-inch portable media player, with support for “DVDs, VCDs, CDs and MP3 CDs”. Features include OSD (On-Screen Display), S-Video output, and a built-in Ni-MH rechargeable battery. Available now for $249.95 in black or white colors. [Source]
9. Nike+Apple iPod Sports Kit
Nike and Apple have teamed up to bring you a special edition iPod Nano sports kit, which allows it to communicate with Air Zoom Moire sneakers for the “ultimate running experience”.
“We’re working with Nike to take music and sport to a new level,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The result is like having a personal coach or training partner motivating you every step of your workout.”
8. iPod Shuffle Altoids Case
Have a broken iPod Shuffle laying around? Why not put it to good use and make a stylish new Altoids case from it. You’ll need an Xacto knife, Altoids, broken Shuffle, pliers, glue, and a few hours of hacking. More pics after the jump. [Source]
7. Ultimate iPod Case
For those who want the ultimate iPod case, then check this out. It features slots for just about every iPod produced– including the U2 special edition, two Nanos, and even a pair of DJ headphones.
“The only ones i’m missing is the 1G (back in 2001, in my oppinion 5GB was too limited) and the G3, the one with the four buttons above the clickwheel (the ugliest design of iPod), i never figured out why they came with that model.”
6. Levi’s RedWire DLX iPod Jeans
These Levi’s RedWire DLX jeans combine form and function — offering an integrated iPod dock, headphones, and a special accessory kit. Slated for a Fall 2006 worldwide release.
Designed for both men and women, the jeans seamlessly integrate iPod plug and play technology giving music enthusiasts the most innovative and fashionable way to enjoy music on the go. 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
5. iPod Nano Tie
Here’s a first: a tie with an integrated pocket for your iPod Nano. Pink’s Commuter Tie is made from 100% silk and features an extra fabric loop to hide those unsightly wires. It’s available in navy/red/pink colors and priced at $85.
According to Pink: “It’s the latest solution for today’s busy man who needs to carry more than one gadget at any one time”.
4. 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. More pics after the jump.
A mysterious geek known only as “Scott” has created a meticulously wee foamboard Ms. Pacman cabinet to house his MAME-enabled iPod Nano.
3. World’s Largest Functional iPod
MacDailyNews spotted the world’s largest functional iPod (powered by an iPod Shuffle) in Columbus, Ohio.
Visitors walking down Third St. have been gawking at this thing for the past couple of days. The 25 ft. iPod is attached to the side of the Unizan Bank building across from the state house. Not only does it look like an iPod, but it actually plays music!. We chose some of our favorite local musicians that had submitted songs to the online jukebox and we added them to the ipod playlist
2. iPod Shuffle NES Controller
This follow up to the first NES controller MP3 player builds on the premise of that device, but uses an iPod Shuffle instead. Aesthetically, everything has remained intact, other than the modified start/select buttons.
A brief description of the controls: Up/Down: Volume up/down. Right/Left: Track forward/backward. Select: contains a 3-way switch for continuous play, shuffle play, and off. Start: contains a switch for hold. A Button: play/pause. B Button: absolutely nothing
1. 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.
Honorable Mention – RAZER Keyboard with iPod Dock
RAZER, known for their gaming mice, will soon release a new keyboard with an integrated iPod dock. All the standard features – such as programmable keys and USB 2.0 connectivity – should be there. It’s just as functional for work or play and will be priced at around $99. No word yet on availability. [TUAW]
Honorable Mention – The $60,000 iPod Ad
One of the coolest projects we’ve come accross, this Tekserve advertisement took over $60,000 in iPod players to make — achieving a “Rube Goldbergian domino effect”.
The ad is for Tekserve, a large, independent Apple specialized store in New York City. That’s iTopia in the background, their store-within-a-store dedicated to iPods and iPod accessories.
Honorable Mention – iPod Vending Machine
Though not technically an accessory or project, this iPod vending machine is still a interesting device none the less.