[intro]Stop the presses - you can now take your 5G iPod into the shower [/intro]
You had to secretly feel for the people presenting the Ego Waterproof Sound Case for the iPod at the CES preview event. They wanted us to appreciate the sheer engineering genius that has gone into creating their aquatic, Apple-floating marvel. And all we wanted to do was push the Case under the water again, just so we could hear that brief farty sound it made as it went under.
In fairness to Atlantic, the company behind the Ego, it seemed to work - their demo 5G iPod carried on playing during the entire two-hour preview event, despite being dumped into a fish bowl and forced to play Santana.
And the name Sound Case perhaps underplays the fact that this is a fully-fledged iPod boom box, complete with waterproof speakers and the claimed ability to play for up to 30 hours (thanks to four AA batteries). Try throwing your i-Deck into the bath and see how long it lasts (on the other hand, don't).
No word on UK distribution (couldn't hear them over gurgling Carlos guitar solos), but for now, go to Ego's site