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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

pic Mule Design has introduced a rather unique case for the iPod and iPod mini. The Cephal-iPod is a felt cozy in the form of a squid. The ten-armed iPod accessory is available at a special introductory price of $20.

“Your iPod’s glaring whiteness is relaying signals back to the humans. Protect yourself from harmful rays in style with this hand-crafted hip cozy made of (possibly) organic felt.”

The San Francisco-based Mule Design explained to iLounge how the Cephal-iPod came about.

“We’re basically big squid fans,” Mule Design’s Mike Monteiro said. “I’ve got a tattoo on my arm of a squid my son drew. Ever since seeing a documentary on how squids were poised to be the next dominant species on the planet I’ve kept an eye out for squid news. A few months ago I read a study that the squid biomass was now estimated to be larger than the human biomass. Figuring that the cause was lost,” he said facetiously, “and that we hadn’t done a very good job with the planet anyway, we made some shirts.

Monteiro said that caused a squid snowball effect. “Once people found the shirts they started emailing us about their squid blogs, squid bulletin boards, other squid paraphernalia, etc. It smelled like a zeigeist,” Monteiro said. “The name for the case came first. Cephalopod becomes Cephal-iPod way too easily. So we started drawing up ideas for tentacles and searching for the right eyeballs, and voila. Cephal-iPod.”

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Comments

21

This seems clearly marketed for the teen / tween set—kitschy, fun and pointless

Posted by mflat5 in USA on February 17, 2005 at 4:59 AM (PDT)

22

most stupid thing i’ve ever seen. it’s probably marketed for under 8’s with no taste. And how many of them have ipods?????

I supose it could be used as a slapping weapon if u come under attack from ninjas.

Posted by munkyman on February 17, 2005 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

23

Reminds me of Cthulhu. And that is good.

Posted by Promakos in Santa Barbara, CA on February 18, 2005 at 9:53 AM (PDT)

24

^^ LOL, isn’t Cthulhu supposed to be evil and scary as opposed to cute and cuddly?

Posted by ACLeroK212 on February 18, 2005 at 10:14 AM (PDT)

25

isn’t Cthulhu supposed to be evil and scary as opposed to cute and cuddly?

Obviously you have not yet had your mind melted by mere proximity to Plush Cthulhu.

http://www.toyvault.com/cthulhu/images/cthulhularge.jpg

Posted by Demosthenes on February 18, 2005 at 2:16 PM (PDT)

26

^^^ does it hold my ipod??

Posted by ACLeroK212 on February 21, 2005 at 5:25 AM (PDT)

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