Ten... pieces of tat for Apple fanboys
Obsessive, or what?
Product round-up Apple fans are known to take their obsession to extremes. While that often means queuing outside the Apple store for days ahead of a new product release, some push the boat out further with accessories, clothes, and even tattoos.
Because telling someone you have an iPhone is never enough.
Now that Apple fans have a place to meet and set up iDates, the obsessive Jobsian - or should that be Cook Teasers, these days? - no longer has to worry about putting off the other gender, either.
So here's ten Apple-related goodies that you might be fan enough to stick on your wish list, should a black turtleneck be far too insubstantial.
For some people, snuggling with an iPhone at night isn't enough to satisfy the Apple cravings and it's hardly a salubrious practice, either. Therefore covering beds with an iPhone duvet set could be the healthy alternative needed. There isn't much information about this three-piece kit from China, but it does appear made for single beds only. Is there much point in releasing something bigger?
The obvious way to show support for the Cupertino campus is to don one of those super lame T-shirts stained with a cheesy iLine of some kind. However, Apple clothing never used to be so predictably naff. Check out Apple's own fashion collection from 1986. OK, so it would probably have made most stylists gag back then, but retro is in now, don't ya know? I'd wear one of those awesome hoodies any day.
iPhone users are rarely subtle with their fanboi-ism, so clever manufacturers add something to make their accessories stand out more than the norm. With a pulsating LED run by built-in battery, these 'iCufflinks' mimic the power button on a Mac computer. If you wanted to turn on the ladies, though, there are probably better methods.
One such idea could be to buy a woman jewellery. I'm not sure that a pair of these earrings, made from iPhone home key, would do the trick, though. Still, if you have indeed picked up a fellow fanboi from Cupidtino, such a gift might really push her buttons.
Although refrigerators need to remain cool, owners have no obligation to keep the fridge looking cool. So if you're an Apple fanboi, these iOS app magnets will certainly help achieve the "I'm a loser" look that you so obviously crave. Combined with those magnetic word packs, rearranged to write an array of Cupertino flattering comments, your fridge could really be the epitome of geekery gone too far.
Fridge decoration is far too minor for the Apple ultra-fan, who would probably want his entire furniture collection to be iRelated too. While many may make their own Apple logo-shaped tables, it's all about comfort for me. These apple chairs from famous spherical-seat maker Adelta are a pretty rare find, with only about 60 ever made. Sources say Jobs and co snapped one up themselves in 2005 from Paul Smith's furniture shop in London. I'm no fanboi myself, but I'd love to have one in my room.
iPhone users are rarely concerned with specs. By the time a new handset hits the market, there tends to be a more powerful rival on a nearby shelf somewhere. I doubt there are any true Apple fans, though, who would turn their nose up to a pair of these super-retro Apple specs.
It is believed Woz had 30 pairs of them made by an artisan glasses maker, so getting your hands on a set is fairly unlikely. Still, its something to look out for.
Apple may have sent the lawyers round to shut down the production of Notepods, an iPhone-esque notepad collection, however there are still a plethora of similar products up for grabs. Firebox offers the NotPad, which is essentially a 60-page iPad themed notebook. Not sure how this company bypassed the Cupertino council, but if you're a true fan, perhaps you should act fast before any of them notice.
Steve Jobs figurine
Another Apple-related product that was barred from hitting the market was the Steve Jobs action figure doll, unfortunately killed off out of respect for the former CEO's bereaving family. That doesn't mean to say fans can't get their hands on other Jobs replicas, though. Amazon has a few of them. Ok, they don't exactly look as good as the aforementioned action doll, but could still be an essential piece of Steve Jobs Apple ware for the fanboi mantlepiece.
Fans that have already decorated their bedding with that fugly duvet set mentioned earlier, might like to kit their room out further with these Apple icon-styled cushions. There are six of the fleece-covered pillows to choose from and if you buy all of them, you only pay for five. Save a little bit of money for another app perhaps? Woot woot. ®