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Blinkit iPod safety light debuts

imageIntuitive Devices has introduced the Blinkit safety flasher/flashlight system for iPods. The $30 device, which is compatible with all dockable iPods, is designed for personal safety when using your iPod after dark. “The Blinkit user becomes easily visible from over a hundred yards away,” says the company. “An adjustable mirror system lets users direct light forward or to both sides. Five interchangeable tinted lens caps let users change the color of light emitted. Whether for safety or just fun, Blinkit helps provide personal visibility at night. In addition, Blinkit also flashes along with your iPod, providing a light show synchronized to the beat of your music.”

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So tell me, can I use it at my local Barnes & Noble so that my friends can locate me? If I get other friends to purchase one can we have synchronized, symphonic strobe light show?

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on January 13, 2006 at 10:38 AM (CST)



This just seems like a bad idea. Especially when you can get a similar device for $10 bucks that runs off it’s own power.

Posted by ort on January 13, 2006 at 11:03 AM (CST)


As if the white headphones didn’t scream “MUG ME!” loud enough, you can light yourself up like a chrismas tree to mark yourself out!

Posted by cxmnz on January 13, 2006 at 11:12 AM (CST)


Oh dear this is purely riduclous! I think companies are starting to run out of accessory ideas…

Posted by Weiran on January 13, 2006 at 11:17 AM (CST)


It’s for those joggers who have their iPod on display in their armband-thingy anyway, hum?

Posted by Bad Beaver on January 13, 2006 at 11:22 AM (CST)


I’ve got to agree with ort and cxmnz. this is a bad idea!

Posted by Joe on January 13, 2006 at 11:27 AM (CST)


At least the joggers would have a running start

Posted by rochester on January 13, 2006 at 11:38 AM (CST)


Excellent!  Now I can use duct tape and attach my iPod to the roof of my car!  Now, if only someone would come up with a iPod device that would mimic a police siren.  Wee-woo, wee-woo…

Posted by Obadiah on January 13, 2006 at 12:36 PM (CST)



Posted by v1q on January 13, 2006 at 1:24 PM (CST)


That $30 light bulb better come with a back rub, free dinner, and a coupon for some new kicks…..or else it wouldn’t be worth it.

Posted by Jegero on January 13, 2006 at 4:42 PM (CST)


Looks pretty good to me. I run, and I think this is a good idea.

Posted by snnake on January 13, 2006 at 5:09 PM (CST)


It’s the sort of thing you buy for someone who has nothing left to buy, hey don’t forget it will also run your battery down, so it does have some purpose ... err .. well :)

Posted by MadBob on January 13, 2006 at 5:23 PM (CST)


to the runners…

u run at night?

are u nuts?

Posted by gabe on January 13, 2006 at 6:06 PM (CST)



Posted by thebrain on January 13, 2006 at 7:18 PM (CST)


Turn out the lights…light up a doob…groove to the sights…

Posted by Mr. Strat on January 13, 2006 at 7:34 PM (CST)


OK all i have to say is WOW how desprate have companies become.

Posted by jsanch15 on January 13, 2006 at 8:27 PM (CST)


Wow this IS revolutionary! You can use the light and your headphones at the same time!!

This is an amazing product….and cheap too! Now I can throw out my $5 flashlight and upgrade to this. When will they be in stock? I bet they sell out quickly at just $30!

Posted by Stephen on January 14, 2006 at 12:20 AM (CST)


Hey guys I just found a cigarette lighter that plugs into the bottom of the Ipod….and you can use it with the headphones at the same time! You can check them out at It sells for just $49.95!

Posted by Stephen on January 14, 2006 at 12:23 AM (CST)


This is GREAT!  Turn your iPod into your own personal “flashy-thingy”!  (remember “Men In Black?)

Posted by Jeff on January 14, 2006 at 11:01 AM (CST)


Maybe rescuers can find all those lost hikers and snowboarders if they’re carrying one of these.

Posted by KMBFree on January 14, 2006 at 4:32 PM (CST)

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