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Mix: Gourds, PortalPlayer, iPod prototype, 5.11 shirt

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, November 15, 2004
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pic Japanese company Bird Electron is offering limited edition iPod speakers that are handmade from actual gourds.

PortalPlayer, which makes components for Apple’s iPod, plans to go public this week, selling 6.25 million shares at $11 to $13 a share.

Wired’s Leander Kahney found the fIRSt evEr prOTotyPe dDArwIng Of tHe IPOd.

One music fan shows that the 5.11 Tactical Shirt is perfect for storing an iPod.

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Martha Stewart loves Gourds, she would love this as well. When she escapes.


Posted by narco in Burbank on November 15, 2004 at 1:51 PM (PDT)


I continue to be absolutely flabbergasted that PortalPlayer *still* is not a profitable company, despite this incredible iPod boom.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on November 15, 2004 at 1:58 PM (PDT)


What if the gourds get really smelly or something. Or maybe your pet chews it up?

Oh yeah, I Am Shahid, Who Are You?

Posted by Shahid in New York on November 15, 2004 at 3:13 PM (PDT)


can anyone say MS Paint for the prototype…wElL cAn YoU?

Posted by Matty C in Australia on November 15, 2004 at 11:40 PM (PDT)


why did that supposed prototype make it on here? for a laugh?

Posted by iamazero on November 16, 2004 at 6:13 AM (PDT)


How much are those gourd speakers and where would you get them? At 80 units, they must cost quite a pretty penny.

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on November 16, 2004 at 9:04 PM (PDT)

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