Nokia's stance on portable music is transparently obvious

A man walks into the doctors entirely wrapped in clingfilm.  He says to the doctor, "I think I'm going crazy, could it be true?"  The doctor takes one look at him and replies "yes, I can clearly see you're nuts."

Obviously that's a joke that works better out loud than on the screen, but it's the first thing I thought of on seeing Nokia's transparent ghettoblaster – a simple perspex box with stereo speakers, a strap and shelf for your Nokia XpressMusic phone.  They'd like you to think that it's the perfect accessory to take out into the park and broadcast your taste in music with, but I can't help but see it as another case of the Emperor's new clothes.

It'll be launched in Finland when the weather turns nicer.

the cool hunter [via Core77]