We all know that keeping the cellphone in your pocket can boil your sperm by now, but today I discovered it can also make for some interesting iPod (mis)behavior.
My cellphone and the iPod mini was in the same pocket, and all of a sudden, while listening to a song, the iPod stopped for a second, made some static noise, and then skipping to the next song. My first thought was that the song I had been listening to was corrupted, but then I felt the vibration of my phone a second later – an incoming message. Knowing already that it’s easy to tell that people get sms’s when you hear static noise in any set of nearby speakers, this was just too easy.
When the cellphone receives a signal, we all know (or should know) that a signal is, in fact, electricity. Enough to power (or add some power) to a set of speakers, or to make a “flash sticker” (very popular in Europe) flash a little LED when the phone rings. I guess you could try recreating this by putting a battery on your iPod casing (might have something to do with the mini being made out of aluminum or something? Or is aluminum actually not a good lead for electricity? Didn’t think so, but then I’m no pro electrician 🙂 Anyways, interesting experience nonetheless. Let me know if you have experienced anything similar.