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iPod Socks begin shipping

piciLounge has received shipment confirmation from Apple for a set of the company’s iPod Socks. The $29 accessories, which should also be in Apple retail stores soon, were originally projected to ship in early December. The iPod Socks come in a six-pack of vibrant colors—green, purple, grey, blue, orange, and pink. Watch iLounge for a full review of the iPod Socks in the coming weeks.

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Comments

1

i cant wait to hear the review for these over-priced pieces of junk….

Posted by StinkieDMB in Pittsburgh, PA on November 20, 2004 at 11:35 PM (CST)

2

...because it might change your opinion?

Posted by ike00 on November 21, 2004 at 12:37 AM (CST)

3

  I worked as a knitter in the textile industry for over 25 years and saying
overpriced is a huge understatement.
  I would say a price of about $5US
per *dozen* (2 packages of 6) delivered would be about the price Apple is paying, and that’s a high estimate.

Posted by arno on November 21, 2004 at 4:29 AM (CST)

4

Offcourse it’s overpriced. Every brand-product is overpriced. It’s like buying an Armani sweater: the production costs are very low, but still the sweater is expensive in the shops, only because of the brand’s name on it.
These Apple-socks are just the same. You don’t pay for the socks, you pay for the Apple-logo on them.

Posted by Ketsjap in Brussels, EU on November 21, 2004 at 7:04 AM (CST)

5

ipod socks…i don’t get it.

Posted by realworlder on November 21, 2004 at 7:59 AM (CST)

6

I do not think that the pricing is that bad for these soft cases, six of them for thirty bucks, or five a piece isn’t that bad when you put it up to comparison with some other rip off cases out there.

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on November 21, 2004 at 8:49 AM (CST)

7

what the dont you get?  you put your ipod in it.  it well keep it from getting scratched.

apple making an overpriced product??? NO WAY!

i think it would be a helluva lot smarter for apple to sell them individually.  no one wants all of them.

Posted by zip22 on November 21, 2004 at 10:14 AM (CST)

8

I agree with zip22, If I was to buy an iPod sock, I would only want one! The gray and dark blue are the only ones that appeal to me…

Posted by DiZASTiX on November 21, 2004 at 10:20 AM (CST)

9

based on these socks, and the people on the front of the 40gb ipod photo box, looks like apple is targeting the same people as the ones who work and shop at Abercrombie.

Posted by nexpos in USA on November 21, 2004 at 11:07 AM (CST)

10

first of all, what does abercrombie have to do with ipods marketing? 

second, even if they were targeting “people who work and shop at abercrombie”  why would those people like to buy ipod socks?

Posted by zip22 on November 21, 2004 at 12:08 PM (CST)

11

I think he is trying to say that the people on the photo ipod box are preppy white people…

Posted by DiZASTiX on November 21, 2004 at 12:54 PM (CST)

12

I can’t see many people wanting 6 of these.  But I could picture a little rack by the regester at any Apple Store.  6 pegs, one for each colored sock, and charging $5.95 or even $6.95 each.  Those would sell fast, as impulse buys.

Posted by jwc110869 in Rochester, NY on November 21, 2004 at 1:00 PM (CST)

13

Why Coke when you can get a generic brand for more than half the cost? Why buy Levis when you can buy from Walmart? Why buy a Mercedes when you can buy a Saturn?

If you don’t like it or you think the price is too high, then don’t buy it. Not every iPod product is going to appeal to you, so get over it.

And the guy waiting for a review? Give me a break! A review on socks!? What is this world coming to!?

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on November 21, 2004 at 1:37 PM (CST)

14

Seriously, everyone just tell your grandma you want an iPod sock for Christmas, and she’ll make one for you. :) Make Apple realize they’re being ridiculous. Did Martha Stewart get in contact with Steve Jobs or something??

Posted by kainjow on November 21, 2004 at 2:26 PM (CST)

15

OK think about it.  Will 16 year old girls with pink Minis think that these are cute? YES!!! At least most of them will.

Posted by Zac Shuck in United States on November 21, 2004 at 10:01 PM (CST)

16

Give this to your grandma:

With 3.5 mm/size 4 needles and worsted-weight wool, cast on 46 stitches. Work 2x2 rib for 5 1/2 inches. (Change colours at 4 1/2 inches if you want that Apple look.) Cast off loosely in rib. Sew back seam. Sew bottom seam.

It’s not that hard. You’re on your own for the tag; maybe a rubber stamp, fabric ink, and grosgrain ribbon.

It is kind of a stupid product, especially at that price. $39 Cdn for six of something that every buyer is likely to hate half of?

Posted by pyramus in Moncton, NB, Canada on November 22, 2004 at 8:13 AM (CST)

17

One would expect apple to come up with something stylish. these things are just tacky.

Posted by marski on November 22, 2004 at 8:31 AM (CST)

18

How is this MORE overpriced at $5/pair than lots of OTHER iPod cases/sleeves out there?

If you don’t like them—I don’t—don’t buy them.

If you wish you could buy just one (makes sense to me) tell apple: http://apple.com/feedback

Meanwhile, they do seem to be selling anyway.

Posted by Nagromme on November 22, 2004 at 10:05 AM (CST)

19

Can iPod pantyhose be far behind?

Posted by Capnquirky in Shell Pile New Jersey on November 22, 2004 at 10:16 AM (CST)

20

The idea is cute—the price isn’t. Personally I think they’re tacky and I can’t imagine how these socks could possibly offer any decent protection for the iPod. I do see these as the season’s novelty item (at least for most iPodders) that people will be tossing out by the time New Years comes along.

Also, to compare these socks to a Mercedes is just plain absurd. If you want the Mercedes of iPod cases, get a Vaja case. These socks just seem like something you would get at Target.

Posted by puppyKicker in Las Vegas on November 22, 2004 at 10:42 AM (CST)

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