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  • iPod Docks Arrive at Japanese Burger King

    It's a cool idea - and one that, before long, could become a widespread phenomenon at fast food establishments around the world. But don't hold your breath. While the concept of an iPod dock in your booth at a dine-in restaurant is intriguing and possibly a sound reason to actually patronize fast food a little more regularly, for now, Asia is the only place to find these particular eye-catching "musical showers."

    Here's how it works. A dome-shaped, half-cone hangs directly above your head at a table or booth at a fast food restaurant. Accompanied by an iPod dock at your table, patrons can get a beat to go with their burger as they jam out beneath the cone that, supposedly, enables one to listen to their music while eating and not disturbing anyone else - you know, people in adjacent booths under their own musical shower.

    Unfortunately, you shouldn't expect to see an iPod dock at your nearest fast food eatery anytime soon. For now, Burger King is tinkering with the novel set-up at only a few select locations around Tokyo. The fast food giant is taking a wait and see approach with the popularity of this dine-in feature for the time being. If it sticks, expect the concept to expand across Asia, possibly even at competing chains. And who knows? Maybe we will soon rock out with our Whoppers out all around the globe... you know, sort like we can do right now if we own earphones.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPod Docks Arrive at Japanese Burger King started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. rhart96's Avatar
      rhart96 -
      That is completly epic. I would love to have that here in the US
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      i own a restaurant. I would love to do this, but its prob sooo $
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I would love to dock my expensive ipod/phone in a dock that is covered in fry-grease and ketchup!

      Cool idea but I can just see kids getting their greasy grimey hands all over this thing here in the states where parents can't discipline worth a crap! LOL.
    1. stereo313's Avatar
      stereo313 -
      Kinda like a diner jukebox
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Would love to see this in non fast food restaurants. The point of fast food for me is the drive through. Great idea though.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      not a bad idea, but I could see all kinds of issues with this.
    1. EliteApple's Avatar
      EliteApple -
      they also have these in my local subway, just the charger though, so you can charge while your waiting in line
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Would be nice if I couldn't hear other peoples music.
    1. lili4311's Avatar
      lili4311 -
      I'm more of a private person...id rather go eat in my car for music
    1. zcorpi's Avatar
      zcorpi -
      Super Cool!!!
    1. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      It could be cool. But I can already see headlines "man steals docks and speakers from local burger king. " lol
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by lili4311 View Post
      I'm more of a private person...id rather go eat in my car for music
      Must be supersexy music if it's gotta be private I like this though it's a throwback with a techno-savvy twist to the old diner days.
    1. numanair's Avatar
      numanair -
      I would think that many people would forget to take it out when they leave.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Why cant my local burger king look like this?
    1. Daps's Avatar
      Daps -
      Sounds like a good way to walk off and leave your ipod/iphone
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by numanair View Post
      I would think that many people would forget to take it out when they leave.
      I was thinking the same thing . People get very forgetful of the precious toys some times . I was flying to Vegas last month and got to the airport early and saw a guy with his ipad . He must have put it down and put some newspapers over it and then boarded his plane . About 5 minutes later he came busting out of the plane to find it still sitting there 10 feet away from me under the papers . If I had known it was there I would have taken it to the desk . I think this kind of thing happens all the time and as the technology gets smaller the more it will happen .
    1. scooby4's Avatar
      scooby4 -
      I kno if dey put sum from wer i b theyr gunna jackdem
    1. rawfuls's Avatar
      rawfuls -
      Quote Originally Posted by scooby4 View Post
      I kno if dey put sum from wer i b theyr gunna jackdem
      Cool story, now go learn English.

      This could get interesting..
    1. EdmundGerber's Avatar
      EdmundGerber -
      I want one - my very own 'cone of silence'!

      See the Get Smart TV show...
    1. Nightz's Avatar
      Nightz -
      This is pure awesomeness. I love the idea but how many of those dome shaped things are placed in the restaurants? Wouldn't it get annoying to hear that music when your trying to talk to the person across the table?