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joetronic
Oct 14, 2005, 09:50 AM
Not sure if anyone has seen this, but thought I would share. this is freakin awsome.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbisson/12619332/

stoid
Oct 14, 2005, 09:54 AM
Yum! Refrigerated electronic goodness!

*WARNING! Do not eat the iPod shuffle!* :p

Sun Baked
Oct 14, 2005, 09:54 AM
They were showing some of the newest vending machines a couple of months ago.

Much more interesting that the machines of the past.

Sdashiki
Oct 14, 2005, 10:36 AM
Those arent specifically for iPods. They are in airports as last minute gift things. Flowers and Ipods and chocolates are in most.

Whyren
Oct 14, 2005, 11:14 AM
And you thought it was annoying when your candy bar got stuck in the machine.

devilot
Oct 14, 2005, 11:21 AM
There's a machine just like this at the San Jose Intl Airport. At least the one in the picture has two mini colors; at SJ there were only silver minis. :p

UMHurricanes34
Oct 14, 2005, 03:57 PM
There is one of these at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport in ATL, very cool stuff. It has everything you need, iPods, accessories, headphones. Its a very cool idea and I hope they continue

dornoforpyros
Oct 14, 2005, 04:30 PM
Now THAT is a vending machine worth jacking

I'm kidding of course, but it is more appealing then the beat up coke machines that seem to get ransacked.

UMHurricanes34
Oct 14, 2005, 05:39 PM
Now THAT is a vending machine worth jacking

I'm kidding of course, but it is more appealing then the beat up coke machines that seem to get ransacked.
Imagine THAT eating your bucks! :eek:

Xephian
Oct 14, 2005, 05:56 PM
Lol, never thought they would put something that expensive in a vending machine.

dops7107
Oct 14, 2005, 05:59 PM
How about waiting for that 1-in-a-hundred event when you get two for the price of one? :D

Abstract
Oct 14, 2005, 06:24 PM
They're also selling Mac Minis in that machine? Isn't the fall going to hurt, or does every Mac Mini now come with a new dent?

mad jew
Oct 14, 2005, 06:28 PM
They're also selling Mac Minis in that machine? Isn't the fall going to hurt, or does every Mac Mini now come with a new dent?


Aren't they just iPod minis? :)

w_parietti22
Oct 14, 2005, 06:36 PM
They're also selling Mac Minis in that machine? Isn't the fall going to hurt, or does every Mac Mini now come with a new dent?

It has a robot that takes them down and puts then through the slot for you.... thank god! iPods don't deserve to fall.

jakochampolska
Oct 14, 2005, 06:54 PM
How about waiting for that 1-in-a-hundred event when you get two for the price of one? :D


that would rock so badly!

iDM
Oct 14, 2005, 06:59 PM
Think the any of the rocking machine till it falls, unplugging replugging works on this machine? I doubt it.

I was just through Atlanta's airport in September and definitely did not see this, i would have for sure taken a picture.

Cool idea i like it, it's shocking to me that something i value so much and care for so much like an ipod can not be obtained through a machine, what a novel idea!

PlaceofDis
Oct 14, 2005, 07:04 PM
saw this a few months ago, i wonder how successful they really are though

Abstract
Oct 14, 2005, 07:33 PM
Think the any of the rocking machine till it falls, unplugging replugging works on this machine? I doubt it.

I was just through Atlanta's airport in September and definitely did not see this, i would have for sure taken a picture.

Cool idea i like it, it's shocking to me that something i value so much and care for so much like an ipod can not be obtained through a machine, what a novel idea!

An iPod and a chocolate bar are just as easily accessible. Kinda lowers the brand value of the iPod, doesn't it?

Aren't they just iPod minis?

No, look at the Mac Minis in there as well. Those things weigh a bit.

9.8 N/kg * 1.32 kg = Big azz dent.

It has a robot that takes them down and puts then through the slot for you.... thank god! iPods don't deserve to fall.
Ok, vending machines can do that! :eek: Do I still live in 1998?

UMHurricanes34
Oct 15, 2005, 09:17 AM
Think the any of the rocking machine till it falls, unplugging replugging works on this machine? I doubt it.

I was just through Atlanta's airport in September and definitely did not see this, i would have for sure taken a picture.

Cool idea i like it, it's shocking to me that something i value so much and care for so much like an ipod can not be obtained through a machine, what a novel idea!
Were you going on an international flight or just an in nation flight? I believe at the ATL airport they only have it in the international terminals because flights that long are a pain in the ass without something to take your mind off of it

xraydoc
Oct 15, 2005, 09:33 PM
Were you going on an international flight or just an in nation flight? I believe at the ATL airport they only have it in the international terminals because flights that long are a pain in the ass without something to take your mind off of it
But unless you've got a laptop with you, you wont have much fun listening to a blank iPod. And I hope you've got a long time before your flight, too, since charging it will take a little while. But, hey, in Japan they sell nearly anything out of a vending machine, so why not in a US airport.

mariahlullaby
Oct 16, 2005, 04:53 PM
My dad wanted to get an iPod Nano before his trip to Japan next week, but he didn't have enough time to go by the Apple store or have it shipped here. Maybe he found his solution? :p

UMHurricanes34
Oct 16, 2005, 06:26 PM
But unless you've got a laptop with you, you wont have much fun listening to a blank iPod. And I hope you've got a long time before your flight, too, since charging it will take a little while. But, hey, in Japan they sell nearly anything out of a vending machine, so why not in a US airport.
I think they're mainly for gifts. You could always play brick for the 30 minutes its pre-charged :p

EJBasile
Oct 16, 2005, 07:33 PM
Just insert 996 quarters for an iPod Nano 4gb

jeffzoom
Oct 16, 2005, 10:03 PM
i have actually walked by that machine....."vend,vend,vend,....fall...thump.....later opens......wtf? why won't it sync?.....

If there ever is a roll up OLED display, they that, a mac mini, and an ipod and you can get yer kid a computer on the way home from that biusiness trip and fit it all in your carry on bag :eek: :D :D ;) :D