Ear Candy
October 13, 2005 1:24 AM   Subscribe

If you wanted to spend $100 on a 512 mb capacity mp3 player with no screen, you could buy an iPod shuffle, or you could get a player in the form of a PEZ dispenser. Developed by a stay-at-home dad who documented the design process on a sadly defunct blog, the only drawback is that it doesn't dispense candy.
posted by kyleg (5 comments total)
Alternately, I hear that you can stick a zip drive in a rubber turd too.

Or a real one, for that matter.
posted by insomnia_lj at 2:13 AM on October 13, 2005

This would be cool if Apple did it.
posted by srboisvert at 3:59 AM on October 13, 2005

Good for him! His story is cool, and it looks to be a solidly built product. I'm always pleased to see people actually DO the things they dream of doing. Unfortunately, the form factor and durability of a pez dispenser are not what I'm looking for in a rugged, easy to slip in your pocket portable mp3 player.

I bet if this guy marketed these in vintage toy and collectible catalogs and newsgroups, they'd take off and sell like hotcakes.
posted by stenseng at 6:42 AM on October 13, 2005

VulcanMike, the guy describes how the altoids mp3 player was one of his inspirations. So i guess that means it's not a rip.
posted by misterbrandt at 8:24 AM on October 13, 2005

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