10. 20. 2005
iPod bed, slippers, and bikini
I know the response to this will be, "well duh!", but I'm finally realizing that the frenzy for iPod "fashion" is more about retail desperation, a longing to be part of the accessories craze, than any real need for iPod coddling. I really thought I was missing that people were truly anthropomorphizing their iPods, feeling a need to baby them and name them and dress them up. I love my iPod and would be very upset if I lost mine, but I'm also ready to throw it aside for the 5th gen iPod so I can watch Lost while I'm driving (I'll only look at the screen when I'm in traffic. No no, I'm kidding, not in my car..). I doubt that'd be so easy to do if I had outfits and toys and thought of the thing as a pet. I understand that novelty items are just that, things to amuse us which don't necessarily have deeper meaning, but there seems to be such a wave of electronic products that are supposed to be friends, not just toys. When they're as complex as Aibos, I understand, but so much of this is just pure silliness and hey, nothing wrong with that.
So if you want to embrace the nonsensical, here are some of the most frivolous (but totally fun) new accessories for your iPod. Along, with the bikini, iattire carries a whole wardrobe for the entire iPod range. Their Halloween lineup is extensive. You can get a cowboy getup for your Shuffle, a cabaret dancer-style feather boa, or for the lazy iPod who doesn't want to exert a whole lot of effort, a set of six paper masks.
If you want to immortalize a big moment in iPod's life, then a velvet painting portrait will soon be available from iattire (I don't think they're kidding).
After the Halloween festivities, your iPod will need to retire to bed in comfy slippers. The pink bunny slippers aren't just cute, they are screen cleaners but you'll need an iGuy to give your iPod feet to put them on.