Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Dress up your iPod
I love my iPod. It absolutely deserves these must-have accessories.
Fredflare.com will give your iPod moveable arms and legs. How can you possibly consider another day without arms and legs for your iPod?
Of course, if you are more worried about your iPod during the long, cold winter, then you need this iPod 'hoodie' (also from Fredflare.com)
For even more personality, Chuckles Central has these lovely knitted bunny numbers.
However, if you want to create something more personal for your iPod, apparently knitting iPod holders is very fashionable right now. If you're so inclined you should try Lionbrand.com's iPod sock
or SskeinS' iPod cover.
I do, in fact, have a point here. One of the emerging trends in relation to mobile technologies is the capacity to personalize them. You can bling your mobile phone, knit for your iPod, decorate your laptop.
This is an interesting and important phenomenon linked, i think, to the important role that digital technologies play in social practices, social networks and constructions/portrayals of identity in contemporary society. The Guardian recently reported on the rapidly increasing uptake of mobile technologies by women, however the practice of personalization extends beyond this group.