iPod Shuffle goes swimming

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swimman-shuffle.jpgHow many of you have sometimes wished you could listen to your favorite tunes while clocking up laps at the swimming pool? After all, if joggers and other exercise freaks can have their fair share of music while sweating it out, why not swimmers? SwimMan has given much thought to this dilemma, and to prove the age old adage that necessity is the mother of all inventions, SwimMan has gone ahead and remodeled the iPod Shuffle into a 100% waterproof MP3 player that is guaranteed to thrill swimmers and casual poolside players alike.

How was this possible? For starters, SwimMan engineers took the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle and (presumably) stripped it apart, waterproofing every single part possible. Tests have shown that this modified iPod Shuffle is able to work perfectly fine even up to 10 feet of water. Of course, what is the point of having a waterproof MP3 player when there is no waterproof headphones to go along with it? SwimMan has thought up of the solution as well, making a compatible waterproof headset to go.

I wouldn’t recommend this for competitive swimming though, as having the presence of an iPod Shuffle and a pair of headphones could slow you down by a fraction, underlining the difference between first and second place. Unless, of course, SwimMan does the impossible and builds a wireless audio headset to work with the Shuffle. That is but a pipe dream, so we plebians will just have to settle for this at the moment. You can pick up the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle with SwimMan’s waterproofing technology and a pair of waterproof headphones for $250.

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3 reviews or comments

Mark M. Says: August 10, 2007 at 6:59 pm

I wonder if the Ipod 2nd GEN Ipod isn’t waterproof box stock.
My 13 year old -washed- his in our front loader washing machine AND dried it inside his pants pocket. I, his father now run with it daily. It sounds perfect. I think these cases must be fabuloulsy well sealed straight off the assembly line.
I question whether these units being sold as swim man units are box stock themselves, and the double price just their self-insurance if one fails in the water.
Just my .02
Mark M.

debbi Says: May 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

How come my swim waterproof iPod Shuffle keeps playing the same few songs over and over again, despite my downloading a host of other songs? I have a long playlist of songs, but they’re not playing on my iPod. I tried switching the shuffle button on the side of the iPod to see if that would help, but it did not. Any suggestions?

guy may Says: November 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm

hi im lookin 4 a water proof radio headphone that can record to mp3 thanks

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