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Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday 5/7

iCouldCareLess

We’re quickly becoming an iWorld.  iYep.  You name it, there might just be an iSubstitute for it.  iTV.  iBook.  iHome.  iKitchen Sink.  iArtificial Leg.  iEye.  iBreakfast Cereal.  (i . . . think I made some of those up.)  It’s exhausting, for me at least, to see the most obscure off-brands come up with something iPod compatible.  Thanks iCarta, for the iPod dock/toilet paper holder (yes, that’s real!)  I personally feel like the Apple brand gets relentlessly cheapened by the onslaught of iPod docks, clocks, and . . . I don’t know, rocks, that keep hitting the shelf.  If you can stick an iPod on it, you can sell it!  Where do we draw the line?

Well, I think this one takes the cake:

Crap!  A perfectly-formed, not-so-steamy pile of, you guessed it, crap!  I only wish this was real.  (You know, Billy Mays could probably sell this if he were still alive.)   

Even though this is a joke, it does, in fact represent a lot of what is being sold out there under the i-name.  Crap.  Case in point, I bought some cool, triangular iPod speakers some time ago and all they did was suck dry some perfectly good batteries and get blown out at half-volume. 

Do yourself a favor.  If you have an iPod, and you’re considering buying a fancy gadget to go with it, don’t do it.  It’ll just fuel the iPhenomenon.  Besides, don’t iPods come with speakers?

By: S. Cole Garrett

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is kind of annoying, all of the i stuff. What does that "i" stand for anyway.

Cole Garrett said...

The i originally came from the iMac personal computer. i, meaning internet. It was so catchy that Apple continued to slap it on future products, most notably, the iPod and iPhone.

Dr. Heckle said...

iEye Cap'n.

Chris said...

New Rule: Twitter didn't save Iran. Iran saved Twitter. I'm happy that information is getting out there, but admit it, Twitter users, if anyone had asked you two weeks ago what "Iran" was, you would've said it was the new treadmill from Apple.

- Bill Maher in his “New Rules” segment

Cole Garrett said...

LOL. I'll bet someone who heard that is mulling over the idea of an i-treadmill-something-or-other right now.

Seems natural, I guess. Pretty much everyone listens to music while they're working out. Ear-bud-free would indeed be nice. (I hate those things.)

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