iPod Video Camera Dock - Doing it the hard way...

I've blogged about some design "bandaids" before - workarounds for design failures such as the snipped-headphone mute for laptops, or the actual-bandaid microphone wind guard. This one takes it a bit further, to an actual commercially-available product from Acme Research, which puts your iPod screen on your TV by shooting it with a video camera. Whether this is a necessary workaround intended for iPods for which video can't be output via cables, or whether this is the lazy/stupid/Rube-Goldberg way to remain ignorant of that function, I don't know. Either way it's something of an abomination - but at least good for a laugh! Bonus: you'll be broadcasting everything on your iPod screen - not just the content, but fingerprints, scratches, dirt, and grime. Enjoy the show!
[via Engadget]

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