Ever had the problem of how to hold your Nano, or where to place it, securely?
If you’re simply sitting or lying down while listening to music, there really shouldn’t be any issue. However, if you are the kind who uses the Nano while walking, jogging, running, cycling, or whatever it is that you like doing, then you probably have had your share of shopping for wristbands, straps, and other contraptions to hold the mp3 player in place.
Now, if you are anything like me, you probably have not found the perfect holder. I have just settled for using the built-in clip – for the life of me, I cannot imagine wearing a HEX band or something similar. This guy from Gloucester County had a totally different idea, though: magnet implants on his arm!
Depending on how you want to look at it, Dave Hurban can be a hero or a dumba$$. The guy is a tattoo artist by profession, and he embarked on a project which he labeled “iDermal”. The idea is straightforward: embed magnets on his arm so that they will hold his iPod Nano in place.
Hurban explains that his iPod Nano magnets are not that uncommon at all, at least in the world of body piercing. Apparently, these magnets are called micro-dermal anchors, which are about 5 mm.
As for their effectiveness, it looks like Hurban has hit a gold mine. He says that using his iPod Nano magnets, he has been able to run – even go to the gym – and the mp3 player did not even slip.
So, silly or brilliant?