The WowPod

 - Oct 12, 2008   Updated: May 26 2011
References: & ohgizmo
Russian artists Aristarkh Chernyshev and Alexei Shulgin have designed a super-sized iPod that they've called the wowPod. To add to the novelty quotient, the giant iPod also comes with super-sized earphones.

One would think that the wowPod is just a decorative piece for music, but it actually plays music and video with the same touch-wheel technology found in the ubiquitous MP3 player.

Implications - Many products such as the iPod or cellular phones are becoming smaller and smaller to the point where it becomes difficult to keep track of these gadgets. Companies should consider size when it comes to designing their commodities and recognize that smaller is not always better. Society is looking for practicality as well as convenience when it comes to artifacts.