This past weekend I was traveling for a conference and was feeling rather impish. Perhaps inspired by the fear mongering rhetoric of the junior president, I decided to test out some security defeating technology I got a number of years back. I wanted to pit this rather old school technology against the terrorist predicting computers, ultra-sensitive bomb sniffers, and bleeding edge x-ray machines. Could I defeat the heightened security measures of the most powerful nation on the planet using technology that was created at the start of Gen X? Could I outsmart screeners, sniffers, marshals, scanners and fear itself, using little more then my brain, some aluminum foil, duck-tape and a paperclip?
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I’ve got a decent size music collection. According to my MP3tunes stats I could listen to music continuously for 6 weeks straight and not hear the same song twice (dare i say my drives are well endowed). Depending on my mood, the phase of the moon and amount of sugar in my system, I could listen to everything from Alison Krauss to Zero 7. So why does Pandora insist to be calling me gay? Not even a manly gay figure like Rock Hudson or Big Gay Al, but a chanting, new-agey, lesbian.
So what do you get for the guy or gal with every iPod accessory on the planet? Why the iBuzz of course. Billed as the iPod accessory that lets you "Feel the music in a whole new way!" This device, offered by Condomania for $60 bucks has to qualify as the be the funniest iPod accessory available. However, the device may not be as entertaining as the press release that announced it to the world.
From the press release:
"Already a best seller in Europe, the iBuzz is a small capsule-shaped device that vibrates in sync with the music on your iPod or MP3 player. It can safely vibrate inside or outside of you or your partner with his and her attachments included. Turn up the volume, turn up the vibrations! iBuzz comes with a headphone splitter so you can listen on one end while, well, vibrating on the other."
While I have no idea what the "male attachment" could possibly be or do, the very idea of folks walking around listening to "Good Vibrations", while feeling vibrations is a bit much. This is technology that can truly touch the lives of many lonely people in very personal ways and I for one am glad to see it available in the US.