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bobob
May 12, 2012, 07:55 AM
...and you thought you were an Apple fanboy!!!

A tattoo dude has surgically implanted magnets in his wrist to create a strapless wrist-mount for his iPod Nano.

http://cultofmac.cultofmaccom.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iWatch.jpg

Here's the YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgB2UiKcgKw). (Warning: Minor surgery!)

Personally, if I was going to this much trouble, I would have sub-dermally implanted the magnets for an invisible attachment point.

Also, there seems to be some controversy (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=187345) over the effect of magnets on iPods, though I'm skeptical with solid state models like the Nano.



JAT
May 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
And you people thought LTD was a freak.

rdowns
May 12, 2012, 05:21 PM
And you people thought LTD was a freak.

How do you know that's not him?

\-V-/
May 12, 2012, 05:23 PM
He couldn't just get an arm strap? :confused:

JAT
May 12, 2012, 11:18 PM
How do you know that's not him?

Wrong country.

Julien
May 13, 2012, 06:30 AM
...and you thought you were an Apple fanboy!!!

A tattoo dude has surgically implanted magnets in his wrist to create a strapless wrist-mount for his iPod Nano....

Personally, if I was going to this much trouble, I would have sub-dermally implanted the magnets for an invisible attachment point...

Especially since we are almost due for an updated model. In just a few months he will likely be sporting an outdated wrist.:eek:

SDAVE
May 13, 2012, 06:56 AM
Welcome to America.

maril1111
May 13, 2012, 07:13 AM
Especially since we are almost due for an updated model. In just a few months he will likely be sporting an outdated wrist.:eek:

if the design stays the same he will just have to buy the new one, if not.... :eek:

bobob
May 13, 2012, 08:16 AM
Especially since we are almost due for an updated model. In just a few months he will likely be sporting an outdated wrist.:eek:if the design stays the same he will just have to buy the new one, if not.... :eek:

I get the impression that this particular gentleman wouldn't be adverse to the idea of punching a few more holes in his body.


(Of course, he could also carry his keys and spare change there instead.)

mushed
May 13, 2012, 10:14 AM
(Of course, he could also carry his keys and spare change there instead.)


Magnets = multifunctional! Imagining him looking for something in a drawer and everything magnetic just clinging to him...

Carlanga
May 13, 2012, 10:19 AM
Misleading title

Should be: dude surgically attaches 4 magnets to wrist

Wonder if the magnets metal is enough for it to sound at airport security...

Starfighter
May 13, 2012, 02:07 PM
This is actually a pretty common body modification called a transdermal implant (http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Transdermal_implant). Nice touch with the magnets, they've tried before with magnets under the skin to be able to feel magnetic fields and what not but it's problematic - with the magnets peeking out through the skin it should be much less (none) skin damage.

smt1192
May 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
That must be fun to charge! :eek:

Shrink
May 13, 2012, 04:33 PM
There's a man with too much time on his hands!!:eek:

PatrickW98
May 13, 2012, 04:37 PM
Ew. Just ew.

Dr McKay
May 13, 2012, 06:53 PM
Let's see it stay on his wrist when he goes running.

jackc
May 13, 2012, 06:58 PM
Would have been cooler to put the whole Nano under the skin then try to read the screen

Artep
May 13, 2012, 07:27 PM
Especially since we are almost due for an updated model. In just a few months he will likely be sporting an outdated wrist.:eek:

We may all have to make a similar decision. Do we want this year's implantable memory chip or should we wait for the next year's model?

Dagless
May 14, 2012, 11:31 AM
And you people thought LTD was a freak.

Don't worry, we still do.

rdowns
May 14, 2012, 12:25 PM
Don't worry, we still do.


Really? So the guy was a crazed fanboy. To me, the real freaks are the anti-Apple people who frequent this forum.

NutsNGum
May 14, 2012, 04:21 PM
Don't worry, we still do.

Amen to this.

Old Muley
May 17, 2012, 10:09 AM
I saw some guy on TV (http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/bluetooth-implant-technology-pitched-on-abc-s-shark-tank) a few years ago who developed an implantable, sub-dermal Bluetooth headset. Maybe these guys should team up?

roadbloc
May 17, 2012, 11:35 AM
...and you thought you were an Apple fanboy!!!

A tattoo dude has surgically implanted magnets in his wrist to create a strapless wrist-mount for his iPod Nano.

Image (http://cultofmac.cultofmaccom.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iWatch.jpg)

Here's the YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgB2UiKcgKw). (Warning: Minor surgery!)

Personally, if I was going to this much trouble, I would have sub-dermally implanted the magnets for an invisible attachment point.

Also, there seems to be some controversy (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=187345) over the effect of magnets on iPods, though I'm skeptical with solid state models like the Nano.

I actually quite like that. You could build up a collection of watches without straps and choose which one to wear on a morning.

MOKHAN
May 18, 2012, 12:25 PM
I threw up.

yinz
May 19, 2012, 11:18 AM
So this is what the iPod forum talks about. I should come here more often. Everyone else is just talking about retina display.. How boring.

paddude
May 19, 2012, 12:45 PM
That is pretty dumb, because what happens when a new model of the iPod nano comes out? He upgrades his arm for even more money?

Starfighter
May 21, 2012, 02:05 AM
That is pretty dumb, because what happens when a new model of the iPod nano comes out? He upgrades his arm for even more money?

He doesn't have to get the new model. And if he does, I bet he can add magnets pretty cheap since he does it himself.

whooleytoo
May 21, 2012, 06:07 AM
Must have an interesting time boarding flights, especially these days...

MacRumorUser
May 21, 2012, 06:40 AM
Read

Dude Surgically Attaches Nano To Wrist! :o


and thought



Eek! So which orifice does he put the charging cable ?


Ouch!

:eek:

Digital Skunk
May 21, 2012, 08:33 AM
Really? So the guy was a crazed fanboy. To me, the real freaks are the anti-Apple people who frequent this forum.

They at least add perspective, which many in this forum lack greatly.

Magnets in the wrist for an iPod Nano . . . . . nah!

Micro computers/chips in the wrist for NFC, security, and all those other things that we talked about in the 90's . . . . BRING IT ON!