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Brixwear 1000 T-shirt magnetically holds iPod shuffle

pic PodBrix has announced its first apparel item — the Brixwear 1000 T-shirt for iPod shuffle owners. The T-shirt features an integrated magnetic clasp to hold the tiny music player to the front of the shirt, which features PodBrix’s signature mini figure in the style of Apple’s iPod silhouette ads.

“No modification is needed to your iPod shuffle,” PodBrix says. “Simply place it over the clasp area of the shirt and it locks into place. The shuffle stays firmly attached even with vigorous activity. A quick pull easily removes it from the shirt.”

The Brixwear 1000 is a signed limited edition of 300 units and will go on sale later today (approximately 9:00 p.m. ET) for $28.99. It’s available in medium, large or x-large sizes. Click “Read more” for larger photos.




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I thought magnets and computers were a bad mix?  Does this not apply to flash media?

Posted by jblakeh1 on March 21, 2005 at 8:52 AM (CST)



Posted by J400uk on March 21, 2005 at 9:25 AM (CST)


Won’t that magnet be problematic for folk with a pierced nipple?

Posted by Magic Rabbits on March 21, 2005 at 9:44 AM (CST)


Low intensity magnetic fields should not be a problem, and usually only with magnetic storage devices, such as hard drives. From the image, it appears the magnetic clash attaches to the USB cap of the shuffle, keeping the magnet away from the bulk of the sensitive parts.

Posted by Chris VandeVenter on March 21, 2005 at 9:44 AM (CST)


well, magnets and hard-drives don’t mix.

i’m assuming they won’t harm the shuffle though or they’d be insane to sell this.

Posted by ACLeroK212 on March 21, 2005 at 9:44 AM (CST)


Regardless of magnets and their effect on hard drives—Tomi is at it again, anyone want to guess how fast these sell out?

Posted by calvinkronenberg on March 21, 2005 at 9:52 AM (CST)


Wait, magnets aside, that thing doesn’t look like a secure way to tout around your Shuffle… And anyone can just easily snatch it off your chest. Cute shirt, but stupid way to secure your Shuffle.

Posted by FallN on March 21, 2005 at 10:09 AM (CST)


Not really a shirt for girls. Particularly the well endowed (bleh! iPod shuffle hanging off your right boob)

Posted by MirandaKali on March 21, 2005 at 10:47 AM (CST)


No, magnets will not harm flash media which has its information in a nonvolatile state—only can be changed when the memory is “flashed” electronically.  No, piercings are typically made of non metallic metal.

Posted by NeoteriX on March 21, 2005 at 11:42 AM (CST)


Non-metallic metal??

Maybe you meant to say non-magnetic metal? ;)

Piercings typically use surgical steel, which is non-magnetic.

Posted by Kloan on March 21, 2005 at 1:43 PM (CST)


This thing is ridiculous.  Might be funny as a gag.  Once.  But I sure wouldn’t trust my shuffle to be secure on this thing.

Posted by sechannell on March 21, 2005 at 2:06 PM (CST)


Great! One more reason for guys to grab at a woman’s right teat!

I can see it now… “No officer, honest! I wasn’t trying to sexually assault her or grab her right breast! I was grabbing for her iPod Shuffle! I swear!!!”

LMAO! :)

Posted by FallN on March 21, 2005 at 2:14 PM (CST)


T-shirt = $28.99,
Once again, proving you’re a dork whose far too into his electronic gadgets than girls = priceless.

Posted by Derek on March 21, 2005 at 3:29 PM (CST)


“The shuffle stays firmly attached even with vigorous activity.”

Can you define vigorous activity? Like a normal stroll?

Posted by IPOD DUC on March 21, 2005 at 10:38 PM (CST)


Magnets zap your data?

For venerable floppies, this statement holds true. We placed a 99-cent magnet on a 3.5-inch floppy for a few seconds. The magnet stuck to the disk and ruined its data.

Fortunately, most modern storage devices, such as SD and CompactFlash memory cards, are immune to magnetic fields. “There’s nothing magnetic in flash memory, so [a magnet] won’t do anything,” says Bill Frank, executive director of the CompactFlash Association. “A magnet powerful enough to disturb the electrons in flash would be powerful enough to suck the iron out of your blood cells,” says Frank.

The same goes for hard drives. The only magnets powerful enough to scrub data from a drive platter are laboratory degaussers or those used by government agencies to wipe bits off media. “In the real world, people are not losing data from magnets,” says Bill Rudock, a tech-support engineer with hard-drive maker Seagate. “In every disk,” notes Rudock, “there’s one heck of a magnet that swings the head.”

Posted by Galley on March 21, 2005 at 11:48 PM (CST)


I really like the products they feature on their website.
Especially the “LEGO look-a-like” figures.
They just do bring good childhood memories.

Oh wait!
I am only 16.

Posted by Anton J on March 22, 2005 at 12:39 AM (CST)


I may be mistaken, but won’t a magnet mess with the memory or the function of the shuffle???  I know that in a computer they say to keep magnets away from harddrives, and the memory is essentially a had drive, right???  Other than that the shirt is pretty sweet looking, love the graphic.

Posted by dlroto on April 4, 2005 at 1:17 AM (CDT)

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