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Shuffle de Couple? The iPod shuffle’s first stands

Ask any group of iPod accessory developers to brainstorm in a room, and you’ll hear good ideas, bad ideas, and funny “who knows?” ideas. Griffin Technology has actually manufactured a couple of the funny ones - the iPod iBeam laser pointer among them - and now Japan’s Power Support is sharing one, too.

Meet the prototypes of “Shuffle de Couple,” the world’s first (and only) metal iPod shuffle stand made for two, and the solo Shuffle Fix Stand. Of the two metal iPod holders, only the single version is likely to ever appear as a Power Support product, but there’s something more than a little amusing about the double version. It was developed more as a joke than anything else, but it’s actually pretty cool.



Fans of Power Support will recall the company’s noteworthy metal stands for full-sized iPods and iPod minis, including the Swivel Fix Stand for iPod minis - these are along the same lines. You can use them as industrial-grade stands on a desk, or apply an adhesive pad to the back to mount them in your car. Build quality is high, though of the two, only the solo version currently includes the standblasted silver finish that would appear in a production model.


Both of the shuffle stands are sized to fit iPod shuffles enclosed in the company’s new cases, which are amongst the best we’ve seen. You can use the stands with the USB cap on or off, too. We’re thinking that the Shuffle de Couple could be for a two-shuffle family that wants to mount both in the car and quickly flip between their headphone jacks… but absent demand, it’s not coming out. What do you guys and gals think?

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That sounds pretty cool! its getting people to share music more and more. and the whole family thing would be awesome, apart from the brother and sister arguing whether to put Green Day or Destiny’s Child on. lol. The cases best you’ve seen? I’d like to read the review on those!

Posted by louispavlo in Southampton, UK on March 17, 2005 at 12:53 AM (CST)


Clearly the Shuffle de Couple is ideal for mounting on those double baby buggies that carry twins - so that each baby can listen to his own mix. :o) They are the iPod customers of tomorrow, after all!

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 17, 2005 at 2:49 AM (CST)


As the owner of 3 shuffles (shared between 2 people!) please can I suggest a triple buggy version?

Posted by drevo_uk in UK on March 17, 2005 at 3:54 AM (CST)


Can I suggest a larger iPod?

Why would you want to tired to someone while listening to different songs on two different devices? And if you have 3 between 2 people, maybe you could get a larger iPod. a 4-GB mini is the same price as 2 of the lower priced Shuffles. 1 6-GB mini is less than the price of 2 1-GB shuffles.

This “was developed more as a joke than anything else” so unless you just think it looks cool why buy it?

Posted by croooow in Fairfax, VA on March 17, 2005 at 9:03 AM (CST)


If you have two kids with $99 shuffles, and want to switch between their shuffles in the car, this might make sense.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on March 17, 2005 at 10:01 AM (CST)


They should make a plastic one, make a good armband w/ it, make sure it can fit my ipod shuffle w/ the hard apple case, and I will buy it, b/c shuffle users need a good protective armband that they can exercise with

Posted by THEFORCE on March 17, 2005 at 12:09 PM (CST)


Why not a stackable holder for six, eight or ten, and then develop some RAID software for them?

Posted by thrunobulax in New Joisey on March 17, 2005 at 1:23 PM (CST)


this would be ideal for a shuffle raid. but why a stand? do you live in a very unstable area that jiggles a lot and have no pockets? confusion runs through the streets….

Posted by tumblingwall in u.s. on March 17, 2005 at 7:03 PM (CST)


very cute… reminds me of a midcentury rolodex.

Posted by petro on March 18, 2005 at 12:36 AM (CST)


this is crap, we have some LAnyards included with our shuffle y would we want a stand, Just another way to get out money i suppose. I know that it is annoying tho that there is nowhere to put the shuffle when not listening but just put it in a wooden box-Thats where mine is;-)

Posted by :DANDY:D in England on March 19, 2005 at 11:34 AM (CST)


I think that the shuffle stand on was the best one I’ve seen for a shuffle. It was also cheap!

Posted by i7got7biz in Garland, TX on March 19, 2005 at 7:21 PM (CST)


if i had a family, i would buy a larger GB ipod, then buy shuffles for the kids this would make sense.

Posted by djmipod05 in Akron, OH on March 21, 2005 at 6:20 AM (CST)


sign me up!  when do they go on sale?

Posted by cmac in Boston, MA on March 24, 2005 at 10:20 AM (CST)


Looks like they’re both available in Japan now. They’re called the iPod shuffle Fix Stands; the Shuffle de Couple is a limited edition (~$24) while the single Stand is a ~$18 standard model.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on March 29, 2005 at 1:00 AM (CST)


for what??? like really…do you find the whole thing necassary? i agree with :DANNY:D on this one.

Posted by kabbs in USA on April 5, 2005 at 3:14 PM (CDT)

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