When Steve Jobs introduced the new iPod Nano, he mentioned that one of his coworkers was going to buy a wrist strap for it and make himself a new watch. With that simple suggestion, he started what seems to be a little cottage industry of Nano wrist straps. Pictured above is the Incipio Linq, but there are lots of others coming out as well.
So is this a good idea? On the one hand, it seems kinda neat to carry your iPod with you every day while it doubles as your watch, but isn’t it a little bit dorky? Who wants to listen to music when the headphone plug is connected to your hands? It seems to me that if you’re actually using the thing, you’d have to take it off of your wrist.
I dunno, maybe I’m just getting old. But this seems like one trend that I just can’t get behind.