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Man implants iPod docking station in his arm

Some do-it-yourself projects involve running speaker wiring through the walls, or adding a built-in dock to your desk. One man, however, had decided to implant an iPod dock in his arm.

In a video that’s going viral (viewer discretion advised!), Dave Hurban “modifies” his arm so that he can wear the iPod nano as a watch, and not have to wear a wristband.

Admittedly, the end result looks kinda cool and futuristic. But the whole process is a little painful.

Body modification is exactly as it sounds – changing a human body with, well, stuff. In this case, it appears Hurban made four tiny cuts, and then inserted four tiny magnets.

After some patience, some pain and obviously some blood, he clips the iPod nano to his wrist.

The wristband is no longer a nuisance. Who knew it was in the first place?

In any case, Digital Trends was able to ask him why he did such a thing. The answer? “I just thought it would be cool.”

There’s no word on what he plans to do if Apple phases out the iPod, as sales of the music-only device have been sinking

Would you do something like this?


- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets




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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.