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The Music Mug, for sale through the MoMA Store, is an iPod speaker designed to look like a white ceramic mug. The mug, designed by Masato Tokuno, has a mini plug you insert into the iPod’s headphone jack for audio playback. Power is provided to the Music Mug by the iPod. The product is currently selling for $42.

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Comments

1

if the iPod provides the power for the speaker, it can’t be terribly powerful. I wonder what the point of this is? The shape is hardly travel friendly

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on March 22, 2007 at 3:58 PM (PDT)

2

Now, there’s a product the world has been waiting for. I mean, most iPod products help to power the iPod, but what we’ve been waiting for is a travel mug that you can’t drink out of that you need your iPod to lend battery power to.

*must have*

Posted by chad_l on March 23, 2007 at 6:26 AM (PDT)

3

Yeah, I have to agree with the two above posts. I am still trying to figure out the point of this. I thought good design was supposed to use something in a novel, creative way . . . not in a pointless way. This is just dumb. I’d love to hear a response from someone who saw this and thought, “I have to have that”.

Posted by urbanslaughter on March 23, 2007 at 8:12 AM (PDT)

4

Hey… It’s from MoMA.  The place that let Duchamp put a urinal in the corner and call it art.

Posted by jonesc42 on March 23, 2007 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

5

Hey this is a nice idea (though rather expensive) for your iPod to fit in vehicle cupholders. I think you could just use a regular cup and some foam rubber for a more cost-effective solution though…

Posted by Trace on March 23, 2007 at 9:11 AM (PDT)

6

Hmm, be careful that you dont accidently fill this with Diet Coke while your iPod is sitting inside!

Posted by Robert on March 23, 2007 at 9:34 AM (PDT)

7

Now that would be a waste of some perfectly good Diet Coke!

Posted by entogeek on March 23, 2007 at 12:44 PM (PDT)

8

This is clever commentary… more about statement and design than functionality

Posted by Chris G on March 27, 2007 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

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