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.