Dave Hurban calls it an iDermal–a strapless watch that attaches an iPod nano to your wrist.
And, on first glance, the idea of iPod magically attached to your wrist as if it’s being held by magnets may sound sleek. Problem is, Hurban, the iDermal’s inventor, did have to insert four magnets into his arm to get the desired effect. So, no, that doesn’t sound that cool anymore. Unless you can endure what looks like no small amount of pain and a bit of blood, you won’t be “wearing” an iDermal.
Not that the Hurban, no stranger to body modification, apparently cares. He wasn’t trying to make a statement, he told tech website Digital Trends in an interview. Essentially, the only reason why he implanted four magnets into his arm in order to create a real strapless watch: “I just thought it would be cool.” At least he was honest.
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