No coal in iPod’s stocking

Ipod_theband_1It was about a year ago that I first noticed the increasing anthropomorphism of iPods when I got one for Christmas. With that frame of reference in mind, I now have to conclude that in terms of booty, it was a very, very good Christmas for iPod, and a so-so one for me. iPod received Monster’s iCarPlay Wireless Plus for iPod ($79.99 at retail), which allows him to play through the speakers in the car, making previous gushing over the car’s 6-CD capacity sort of pitiful. But best of all, iPod got the Bose SoundDock ($299), which allows him to broadcast his whole song catalog through the dining room. (What I got for Christmas was a shirt.)

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor