People Like Their iPods On The Toilet (But Not In The Toilet)

from the bring-back-the-iLoo-for-the-iPod dept

While some are considering laws that would ban driving while iPodding, it seems that iPodding while in the bathroom has at least a few proponents. Unlike talking on your mobile phone, using your iPod from your porcelain potty is a more solitary act -- one less likely to offend others. Apparently, it's become a big enough deal that someone has created a special toilet paper holder that is actually an iPod accessory. It may be one of the first toilet paper holders that requires an outlet nearby, but then you'll be able to hook up your iPod and play music over its 4 waterproof (of course) speakers as you go about your business. It also recharges your iPod, so you can stay awhile. Of course, hopefully the iPod is locked into the docking part pretty tightly, because apparently it's really bad news should your iPod ever get clogged in your toilet. That's what happened to the bathroom at one local university, which discovered that the damn thing is nearly indestructible -- and did quite a job clogging up the pipes for the entire semester. Getting the iPod out was no easy feat: "crews simultaneously flushed as many toilets as they could and they turned on every sink. That caused a water surge which pushed the iPod into a larger more accessible pipe. Next, a water company was hired to blast water into the pipe in yet another attempt to get the iPod out of the pipe. That effort worked, but at the same time, the blast of water along with a build-up of air caused geysers to burst from the second floor toilets." Not mentioned in the article is whether or not the iPod was still working.


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    BigEd, Jun 15th, 2006 @ 11:49pm

    Cool.....

    Someone really realized where ipuds belong. The next question is ... was there anyone sitting on the second floor toilets when the guisers hit them???

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 15th, 2006 @ 11:54pm

    I have nothing to say in response to this article other than "Bravo." Developing a product such as thing one is simply put -- capitalism at its finest. To quote "Office Space:"

    MB: You think the pet rock was a great idea?
    MS: Well sure it was. The guy made a million dollars.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 2:45am

    Hear hear, no. 2.

     

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    Strider, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 4:40am

    dropped in toilet ipod

    My mother dropped her ipod in the toilet and it worked as soon as it was retrieved except for the display. The display started working again as soon as it dried out. so apparently they are "dropped in toilet proof."

     

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    ZA, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 5:11am

    Music to Poop By!

    The last thing I want to hear is somebody else's idea of good music while I am sitting on the pot. Poopin' to P-Diddy...

     

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    WTF, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 5:13am

    HUH

    Whats the point of this article? Who really cares about this shit.

     

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    jh, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 5:49am

    The toilet paper holder is definitely not the first one to require an outlet nearby. A friend of mine has had one with a built-in radio for a few years.

     

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    SPR, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:08am

    Flush the iPod!!

    Anyone that hooked on music needs to get a life. Can you say iPod withdrawal and iPod rehab?

     

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    Anonymoos Coward, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:32am

    Re: HUH

    Hahahaha! Thats a good laugh :)

     

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    yotis, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:35am

    holy macshit macman

     

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    Ronde, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:55am

    Re: Flush the iPod!!

     

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    Ronde, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:59am

    Re: Flush the iPod!!

    That says it all. I mean how long does it take to go to the bathroom? Do you think you could go 5 min. without music and your ipod? If not, then you have one messed up problem.

     

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    Daniel (profile), Jun 16th, 2006 @ 7:09am

    Gameboy

    personally i'm a gameboy fan myself, can't beat a 20 minute stint of tetris on the loo, then you need another 5 to lie down till the pins 'n needles stop.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 7:15am

    What would they call that? An iPoo?

     

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    wwsean08, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 7:26am

    the ipoo

    like the name, they should copywrite that

     

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    Yooperbacker, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 8:41am

    Outlet near by

    I don't believe it needs an outlet. It does say it contain rechargeable batteries so it can recharge your iPod when it is in the holder. I don't think it is that bad of an idea. You can listen to your iPod while at the toilet but you could also listen to it while in the tub, at the sink combing your hair, putting makeup on, etc.

     

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    al, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 8:56am

    Re: Outlet near by

    Great - now someone needs to invent a little water turbine that charges the rechargeable batteries every time the toilet is flushed.

    Think what you could accomplish if you could harness the methane...

     

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    SPR, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 10:35am

    Re: Re: Outlet near by

    Just don't ignite the methane!!

     

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    Lee Amberson, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 10:54am

    This is not the worst

    What about the stupid Nikes that will change your music based on how hard you are running. I think that is worse than sitting on the pot listening to music.

     

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    Alex, Jun 16th, 2006 @ 6:12pm

    Re: Re: Flush the iPod!!

    I personally like to drown out the sounds of other people doing a number 2.

     

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