One of the things I’d like to do with IGotNewsForYou is add many more tech-related stories. I think there would be a certain appeal to having technology, blogging and social media-related stories in the mock news pages. So, about a month ago I started trying to write tech stories and came up with one related to using your iPod in the bathroom; where the toilet would have an iPod docking station (envision your name in the story, since IGotNewsForYou personalizes the mock news pages for you):
Trying to catch the growing wave of business surrounding Apple’s iPod, a new company, PoopTech has released the iPot, a specially-designed toilet with an iPod docking station. The toilet was recently made available to a test market in Montreal, where Ben Yoskovitz was one of the first customers.
“I’m in love with my iPod. I can’t live without it,” said Yoskovitz as he fondled the device amicably. “And, if I can, I take it wherever I go. And now, I can take it whenever I go!”
According to PoopTech, the iPot has a number of unique features. Spokesperson Steve Rubel noted, “The iPot detects when a loud noise is about to emanate from the person sitting on it, and alerts the docked iPod to increase the volume.” The company also claims the iPot will vibrate according to the mood of the music, although several early adopters, including Yoskovitz, have experienced problems with the feature. Yoskovitz said, “I was listening to some ripping techno beats and the iPot nearly shook me off the seat.”
Well, as is often the case, life imitates art (if you consider what’s written above to be “art”) and lo and behold I’m sitting on the toilet reading Maclean’s magazine (a must read for Canadians if you ask me) and I come across a short blurb about an iPod toilet roll holder!
It’s called the iCarta and it’s available at Atech Flash Technology. Looks like it’ll be available for purchase tomorrow in fact.
I don’t even own an iPod but I think I’ll have to buy the iCarta anyway. Dang.
So poop away my friends! And jive to the wicked tunes on your iPod at the same time (just don’t jive too much…)