From iPhone covers to fashionable headset accessories – we’ve always looked for ways to personalize and accessorize our daily used tech toys. But did you know that Apple may have just skipped the sterile look of technology altogether and created it’s most fashionable tech accessory to date?
This design is based on work by a designer named Gopinath Prasana, it is a mockup of the real thing. Prasana has dubbed it the future, and called it the iBangle.
Imagine a future iPod in which the devices have become jewelry. The basic premise that this could happen is actually years old. This design came from back in 2008. Prasana imagined it with a thin piece of alluminium, a multi-touch track pad, and an inflatable cushion inside the ring to fit multiple sized wrists comfortably.
The NYTimes recently reported that there is a very small group of Apple employees part of an industry-wide push for wearable tech. Giving way to the iBangle design of yesteryears. However, don’t expect it to come out next month. With the high priority of Apple products being the anticipated iPhone 5 and iPad 3 – we’ll probably have to wait until later this year until we see these fashionable bangles flying off of store shelves and onto the wrists of techionistas everywhere.
Have you had abnormally over-heating iPod and if your iPod Nano has been getting hot, really hot, you might be in for a free replacement. Apple recently acknowledged that in rare cases, the iPod Nano battery (first generation) can overheat — so much so that it poses a safety risk to its users.
The defective models were sold between September 2005 to December 2006.
Here’s the warning message from Apple:
This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.
Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.
Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod. To find out more visit Apple.com