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.