IPOD KILLER!!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by crazytom, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, ha. Made you look! :D

    But seriously, I saw this today and it looks really cool:

    Oakley Thump

    A bit pricey, though. $395 for the 128Mb and $545 for the 256Mb model. I like Oakley sunglasses, but that's out of my league!!!
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I was like WTF? And people say the iPod cost a lot?!

    But then I saw this:

    So there glasses, eh? Interesting concept.
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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  4. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty neat Crazytom!

    Though a bit strange to use it when indoors. If it was BOTH sunglasses and regular glasses (in addition to the music) that would be cool.

    But still like the iPod, so not really a killer. Just my two cents though...
     
  5. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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  6. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    I have one and only one thing to say about these pieces:


    YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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  8. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    These have been out for a while now. They are way over priced, and not the greatest to use/ wear. A bad idea in general if you ask me.
     
  9. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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  10. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    And some dental work too. What is all that crap in his mouth? Between that picture and the shot of the supertattoo dude, I'm guessing we can discern the target demographic.
     
  11. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Another stupid idea that some sad person will buy because they have too much money and want to try and impress people. Very sad.
     
  12. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Trying too hard to catch the train to Coolsville. Stumbled and got run over instead.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I think I stick with my custom sunglasses and my mini for a while longer... those "things" were almost as ugly as the models they've chosen... :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bonsaichop macrumors member

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    Actually, they're quite irritating, and rather annoying. Ive tried a pair on, and after fidgeting for an hour to get the distance right, as soon as i started walking, the earphones would move out of position and give you horridly unbalanced sound. Not to mention the poor quality earpeices.

    It sorta reminds me of the Sony Glasstron (i believe) basically, goggles with lcd panels in them and earphones, horribly expensive, horribly heavy, horribly... well just plain horrible!
     
  15. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure why anyone would even want to try them on.. both of the models look like they're in excruciating pain.

    It looks like an R and D project that got in little too far, turned out to be crap but they throw it on the market anyways... anyone who'd pay $200 for a pair of Oakley's in the first place couldn't be too bright.
     

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  16. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Silly me I read the text... and saw the following...

    "Iridium®"

    How the @#@$ do you trademark the name of an element.

    Marketing droids get lined up against the wall some time between lawyers and accountants.
     
  17. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Aren't sunglasses those things you either lose or sit on?
     
  18. Lacero macrumors 604

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    My last pair of sunglasses, I left on the top of my bugatti and drove off. It was only $30 but I was still pissed. If I lose a $300 pair, I'd be in a murderous rage.
     
  19. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    man -- so far i've lost since 2001

    Prices are in Canadian Dollars

    265$ pair of oakleys that i spent an additional 125$ to have the scratched lenses replaced with Polarized ones <-- lost them in a shopping mall

    215$ pair of Boley sunglasses with interchangable lenses for varies ski conditions <-- fell out of my shirt pocket in an airplane

    200$ frame + 100$ sunglass clip + 200$ for perscription lenses total 500$ <-- lost them swimming in the ocean

    Now -- you would think that would teach me, to either pay more attention, or buy cheaper sunglasses

    but no ... i bought another pair of 200$ maximize sunglasses last year after i lost the Oakleys (i love polarized lenses)

    CONCLUSION <-- i'm a stupid, stupid man
     
  20. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Not to be a devil's advocate or anything but...

    How the @#@$ do you trademark the name of a fruit?
     
  21. technocoy macrumors 6502a

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    They are not...

    trademarking the name of the element. they are trademarking the use of the name of the element in reference to any variation of their product.

    just FYI..

    technocoy
     
  22. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Holy crap, man! Over a $1,000 Canadian bucks in sunglasses!? Thats like $200 US dollars, or like $50 Euros. :D

    Just kidding. I can can totally relate. I've owned maybe two pairs of expensive sunglasses in my life and I just lose them within a week or so. Now I refuse to buy the expensive ones. I just drop $10 bucks on them and if I lose them, no big deal. Hopefully I get a couple of weeks out of them.
     
  23. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Regardless of how fast i would lose or sit on them. I think it looks kind of un-cool to wear sunglasses when the sun doesn't shine. Even flipped open [​IMG]
    We don't get that much sun here in .be.

    Just buy yourself another pare of oakleys for in car use. I do hope your car has a decent sound system you can use with the top of. :p
     
  24. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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  25. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, this is old news... This was introduced last year I believe. Anyway, it's still overpriced. To save a few hundred, simply buy a good pair of sunglasses and glue an iPod shuffle on the side. Easy..........
     

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