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No strings attached: Man inserts magnets into wrist to hold iPod (PHOTOS)

Published time: May 12, 2012 13:58
Edited time: May 12, 2012 17:59
Still picture from Dave Hurban`s video on kaleidoscopekreative.com

Still picture from Dave Hurban`s video on kaleidoscopekreative.com

How far can you go to worship your favorite Apple device? A man from New Jersey demonstrated whimsical creativity as he inserted tiny magnets into his arm to hold his iPod Nano.

­Dave Hurban, a tattoo artist and body-piercing lover, has performed surgery on his arm to insert four magnets. These were placed on his left wrist – just where you would usually wear a watch.

“Those magnets are actually called micro-dermal anchors,” Hurban explained, “and in body-piercing they are very common. The tops are actually just 5-millimeter magnetic tops.”

He said that the magnets are strong enough to hold an iPod Nano as one walks and runs. 

“I can go for a run and it won’t come off. I’ve already taken it to the gym and jogged with it on,” he said.

The inspired surgeon called this technology iDermal, posting the video of the procedure on Youtube.

The clip went viral, causing a wave of critical commentaries with most viewers condemning the idea – some for moral and some for technical reasons. “Will your arm get stuck on the fridge every time the Nano isn't on,” one commentary read.


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