Have you seen this shoeless madman? Fond of dropping iPods and other DAPs off of high rooftops, he should be avoided at all costs – especially if you’re carrying your mp3 player! Suffering the indignities of gravity today are an innocent iPod and a Freestyle Audio unit from Shred Ready Inc, the latter somewhat more prepared for the fall since it’s designed to be shock-resistant.
So should we all go out and buy a Freestyle Audio? Well, no, not really. Just as the drop was mis-matched, so are the spec-sheets; only this time the balance is firmly in the iPod’s favour. With just 512mb of flash memory, good for a mere 80 mp3s, it might weigh just 35g, be waterproof and buoyant, but for $199.95 I’d expect a whole lot more storage!
It does come with these nifty detachable headphone ear-flaps suitable for certain helmets in Shred Ready’s range, but I don’t think they’ll get as many approving glances as a simple set of white Apple originals.
Video via Generation MP3