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Mix: Motorola, iPod add-ons, Vending machines, Tokyo ads

In response to criticism that its iTunes-enabled ROKR phone holds only 100 songs, Motorola told CNN/Money that future phones may hold more songs. The company said in a statement, “Motorola has a great partnership with Apple… A whole family of music phones is on the way—some might hold more than 100-songs.”

One iLounge reader has snapped a couple photos of a prototype Kubrick holder for the iPod shuffle. “No longer content to merely clutch your iPod, these poseable Kubrick figures can now serve as the USB dock for your Shuffle. Your Shuffle slots into the top of the figure, becoming the figure’s head.”

PC Magazine has an article on the Zoom Systems airport vending machines that sell gadgets such as iPods. “Apple’s iPod has been a rather lucrative channel for Zoom Systems. The company has phased out the iPod Mini, although the Shuffle and Nano versions are currently available (forget the brutal airport mark-ups) at street price. In addition, Zoom plans to introduce the new video iPod.”

The Cult of Mac blog documents a set of Flickr photos showing a large section of iPod nano ads in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. “As part of their rather unique advertising campaign, huge iPod nano posters now adorn the platform walls of Toyoko Line Shibuya Station. As you depart the train you’ll be faced with a stream after stream of 1:1 iPod nano cutouts, in which you can pull off and take home.”

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Comments

1

Hey neat. I’ve always wanted an iPod with kung-fu action grip.

But wasn’t Kubrick a fat, bearded, British director? I don’t see the resemblance (though the black nano IS strikingly reminiscient of the obelisk in 2001).

Posted by Hrothgar on October 25, 2005 at 8:17 AM (PDT)

2

I took some pix of an iPod vending machine in the Atlanta airport.  Here’s some on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/silent-k/53624489/in/pool-ipodusers/

Posted by superape on October 25, 2005 at 11:31 AM (PDT)

3

While an iPod vending machine is a neat idea, I’d never purchase an iPod from it. 

I go nuts when a vending machine doesn’t give me my 75 cent bag of M&Ms;.  Just imagine if it it hangs up on your $250 iPod!  wink

Posted by ucfgrad93 on October 25, 2005 at 1:11 PM (PDT)

4

wait so when you order something does it drop down and land in the area like regular vending machines? i dont think that would be too good for the items.

Posted by sfasd on October 25, 2005 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

5

how about only limiting the NUMBER of songs to the amount of memory?

Posted by IDSmoker on October 27, 2005 at 7:27 AM (PDT)

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