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Squid cozy for iPod washes up

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

Posted by mflat5 in USA on February 17, 2005 at 6:59 AM (CST)


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 9:09 AM (CST)


Reminds me of Cthulhu. And that is good.

Posted by Promakos in Santa Barbara, CA on February 18, 2005 at 11:53 AM (CST)


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

Posted by ACLeroK212 on February 18, 2005 at 12:14 PM (CST)


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.


Posted by Demosthenes on February 18, 2005 at 4:16 PM (CST)


^^^ does it hold my ipod??

Posted by ACLeroK212 on February 21, 2005 at 7:25 AM (CST)

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