05. 24. 2005
Wear your iPod
DelaPod bags frame your iPod in a little vinyl showcase so muggers can check for musical compatibility before snatching your purse. No no, it's supposed to help keep your iPod safe from the hazards of handbag contents as well as keeping it easily accessible. There's an opening for the cord of your headphones. DelaPods come in four styles and many colors and prices start at $49, going up to $99 for the backpack style AccessPak. (via Engadget)
Mari Dade makes really flattering workout clothes (such nice fits and cuts they make you think you don't need to exercise) and the spring collection includes long-sleeved supplex workout shirts with a built-in pocket for your iPod. The idea is that it's less cumbersome than wearing an armband and lets you move more easily while exercising (or shopping... or eating). It's the first piece of iPod clothing I might actually wear. They're available at Bliss for $105.
These specialized pockets are all fine and good, but they don't eliminate the winding, easily tangled headphone cord that I fear will strangle me to death one day as I'm jumping off the subway.
Ten Technology's NaviPlay doesn't actually cut the headphone cord, but it lets you keep the iPod with the bluetooth transmitter attached within 20 ft. and you only need to be tethered to the just over 1 oz. remote. If you have a bluetooth mobile phone, you can use the same remote/headphones for phone calls as well. The NaviPlay is $200 at Dr.Bott.