Core77 gets all philosophical about the iFrogz Tadpole, a rugged, fun-looking iPod case for kids that's perfect for letting your kid watch videos at "the car, grocery store, bus stop, doctor's office, stroller and more!":
could this be an indicator of our escalated adaptation to and obsession with technology working hand in hand with an omnipresent worship of materialism? If so, then iFrogz has cleverly infiltrated a lucrative market--one where future-savvy parents bombard their young'ns with the hippest, hottest, latest and the greatest anything and everything.No kidding.
Frankly, I'd be more impressed with the Tadpole if it were designed to fit older iPods, not the latest and greatest. Figure that many iPod junkies order them at the rate of one a year, that means there's a shoebox somewhere with some perfectly decent 5, 10, 20, even 30Gb iPods which have been deemed obsolete. What a waste of resources.
Why not find a way to recycle these players into something actually fun and or useful for a kid, rather than promote the purchase of yet another iPod, especially a top-of-the-line video model? Hell, they could sell you a Tadpole and throw in a 4Gb reconditioned iPod for free. How much music does your kid actually have, anyway?
the iFrogz Tadpole is available in 30Gb and 60/80Gb sizes for $25 [ifrogz.com via core77 and dt reader naomi]