03. 20. 2008
iPod shuffle acrylic holder
While it's often true that the best ideas are the simplest ones, the reverse is a bit of a crap-shoot. Case in point: this ridiculous iPod shuffle holder. It's a piece of wall-mounted black acrylic designed to hold both the tiny shuffle and those stock earbuds that, contrary to popular thinking, really only prove that your ears are undiscerning (and that you want everyone to know you have an iPod).
Although I kind of like the idea of having dedicated holes to stick a decent pair of headphones in, it's insane to pay $30 for something that does nothing that a belt, cardstock, box edge, magazine, purse strap, hanger, jacket can't already do for free. The shuffle's built-in clip can clip onto just about anything; that's part of its marketing (you know, that whole "most wearable iPod ever" thing).
The holder could be nice as an artsy DIY project, but that's about it.
Via The Uber-Review.