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  • Most Useless iTunes Accessory Ever


    So I am not sure if you call this an iTunes accessory or "art," but either way I really do not see the point…

    It's called iShelf and it's designed by Li Jianye and it takes the iTunes Cover Flow idea and brings it to real life.

    Don’t think about it too hard: basically it is a stand with 5 slots in it, that holds 5 CDs upright so that they look just like what you'd see in iTunes cover flow. I guess you then set it on a shelf and show it off to all your friends?



    iShelf is still in the "prototype" stages of design because it's oh so complicated…so you cant run out and buy it just yet.

    After seeing this I just have one question: What are CDs? :-D

    Source: Li Jianye's design brings Cover Flow to life | Crave - CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Most Useless iTunes Accessory Ever started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. gold_hamada's Avatar
      gold_hamada -
      Yes i totally agree !!! its totally useless.....no one has CDs anymore !!!
      though it would be pretty practical if they have a mechanism where it can hold like 100 CDs and revolves !!!
      and we can buy some nice jewel cases and print the art work
    1. Hiram85's Avatar
      Hiram85 -
      hey! you can put your 5 favorite cd's of all time :-)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Will it take my records?
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      it would be interesting if it was a ipod speaker setup with charging dock cleverly disguised as your favorite 5 cds.. if that were the case i would consider
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      It looks nice, but i doubt i'd buy it. Maybe I'll get it as a gag gift or something.lol
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      the sad part is that it will probably sell
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      haha wowww...
    1. dirtygermankid's Avatar
      dirtygermankid -
      it's for nostalgic reasons :]

      kinda like hanging old records on your wall.. (like the old folks say this is what we listened to in the 70s!!! with CORDED HEADPHONES!

      we'll be saying.. this is what we listened to in the 90s.. with discmen that took 4aa batteries! lol.
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Really? Is his a joke? While I still have CDs and continue to buy CDs I don't have a need to display them. I guess someone might find this useful.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      hahaha maybe if it was a electric one that had the cds on a track so you can cycle through them similar to coverflow but unless you have some really fancy cds you wana show of this is trash!
    1. cjgonzales1900's Avatar
      cjgonzales1900 -
      now what would be cool would to have lcd displays on all 5 and have it be a sound dock fo rthe ipod, iphone and play music and whatever cd/song was playing be the front picture and so on for the rest of the songs it would be more useful and you could see what was playing and what was coming up from some distance away i think that would be a cool sound dock for the ipod, iphone.

      this would be great cuz you wouldnt have to have CD's just the album work from you ipod/iphone

      i think this would be useful to artist the most so they can put there 5 biggest CD's for show lol
    1. Happylinks's Avatar
      Happylinks -
      That is so cool!:P It is a very cool idea, they should make a working one:P
    1. Yoyoyo1356's Avatar
      Yoyoyo1356 -
      GREAT!!! Now I have a place to put all my CD's. both of them.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      i think its more of an artsy thing.. I could see if i had a more contimparary set up in my house wanting this somewhere on my wall..

      But wow the idea of them being digital and having what is being played and stuff would be absolutly awesome
    1. seandiego's Avatar
      seandiego -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjgonzales1900 View Post
      now what would be cool would to have lcd displays on all 5 and have it be a sound dock fo rthe ipod, iphone and play music and whatever cd/song was playing be the front picture and so on for the rest of the songs it would be more useful and you could see what was playing and what was coming up from some distance away i think that would be a cool sound dock for the ipod, iphone.

      this would be great cuz you wouldnt have to have CD's just the album work from you ipod/iphone

      i think this would be useful to artist the most so they can put there 5 biggest CD's for show lol
      That's an awesome Idea! I would so Buy it!

      As it is by itself, it's a ridiculously stupid idea.
    1. thurman's Avatar
      thurman -
      Useless. I will go make a ham sandwich and watch my CDs.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      I'd really like an iShelf for 8-track.
    1. snakedoc12's Avatar
      snakedoc12 -
      It would be pretty interesting to put some pictures in there. Put the pictures in CD cases and put this on a shelf.

      Would look pretty nice I think. For pictures...not actual CDs.
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      WTF man this would be a waste of money come on its only for 5 cds and then what...

      I can set up my CD's if I can find any on my glass cabinet and set them up that way..!!!
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Haha, I would almost buy it for the humor