Today Apple announced the iPod photo, an iPod that will allow you to view pictures as well as play music. But they also introduced a new product that's getting less attention: the iPod sock. The socks, priced at the non-bargain price of $29, will come five to a pack, each sock in a different color. Their purpose will be to "keep your iPod warm"
. According to the Mac Observer
, "Those in attendance offered Mr. Jobs a round of enthusiastic applause when it became clear that this was indeed a real product."
I'm not so sure. An iPod sock? That's got to be a joke. First of all, it doesn't allow you access to the controls, so it's entirely useless. Second, if it's real, why is there no mention of it on Apple's site? And third, there's already a well-known (and far superior) iPod sock already on the market: Maneesh's Super Case
. CNET has a picture
of the iPod sock warming an iPod.
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Despite being a strange first choice for accessory, it's a nice and quirky way of releasing a branded line of products. Here's for hoping.
(the fact-checking reference wasn't meant as an offense. 😊
Second, I remove my iPod from the case maybe once or twice every two hours or so.
Third, keeping your iPod warm is a good idea. Sure it's warm when its running but, when it's in sleep mode letting it get cold can often require a reset to get it started again. iPods don't like the cold.
I prefer my foofpod as the superior 'sock' original
It's actually made it out of the clothes department and into my pocket.
dirtymouse - (co creator of foofpod)
All in all, I don't have any definitive proof I'm not lying, except for a lighter wallet, but they exist. My father usually keeps the grey and blue ones around, and my sister has taken the pink, green, and yellow ones that came with it and put them to various uses, like a change purse. Useless invention, I've got to say. But cute nonetheless. I was surprised to see it up here though.
I'll say one thing for the sock. It cements my believe that apple cares only about style, look and feel, rather then functionality. Nobody seems to care that the socks is worthless, they buy it because "it's cool". It's not cool, it's retarded.
anyways i like the iPod socks because they are just cool to have. i don't know why but its nice. and actually its not that big of a deal to take out the iPod and change songs. i mean i usually am waiting for the tram or on the tram waiting, once again. and its not like i have anything else to do.
finally i just think its pretty damn expensive. but if you got the kind of cash to spend it on this kind of stuff i would say do it. if not go to Wal-Mart and get it for 5$.
oh and i haven't figured out how to wash it yet. i'm scared it will shrink badly.