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10 Bizarre iPod Accessories

        Tech | iPods

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Bulletproof iPod Case
Some iPod owners will go out of their way to protect an MP3 player from damage.
Some iPod owners will go out of their way to protect an MP3 player from damage.
2008 HowStuffWorks

One of the more traumatic events in an iPod owner's life can be when he or she drops it onto a hard surface like concrete, smashing to bits the $300 investment. Even worse would be getting caught in the middle of a gunfight, only to have a stray bullet pass through the iPod and cause even more damage.

Fortunately, a Japanese iPod owner took care of both situations. Although rumor has it the owner never actually experienced a gunfight while listening to music, he did drop his model on an overcrowded train and significantly damaged his iPod. This led him to develop a flashy, aluminum case for his MP3 player, which is allegedly strong enough to stop a .22 caliber bullet. If the case's architect did actually get into a gunfight, the iPod wouldn't be completely protected -- he provided the case with openings for the screen and click wheel. The case also weighs about 1 pound (450 grams), which is nearly 2.5 times the weight of an iPod without a case.

For what's likely the most bizarre iPod accessory anyone's ever thought of, read the next page.