UAL 747s haz new pods

Saturday, February 7, 2009 

Very nice. Lie flat, ac, usb, 10BaseT. No place to keep your laptop during takeoff is an oversight.

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There’s a custom interface for to connect an iPod to the entertainment system. The cable runs $30 and connects the audio/video outputs of the iPod to the IFE so you can listen and watch your video on the 17″ monitor. That’s pretty cool, but one can imagine some interesting moments with unedited films or pr0n.

  • The pod should have room to keep your laptop and other stuff at your feet during takeoff so you don’t have to wait for the seatbelt light to turn off.
  • The LED lights behind the seats are cute but useless – it would be better to have a couple of LED’s under the edge of the center table to illuminate a keyboard or magazine unobtrusively.
  • The iPod interface is a cool idea
  • UAL should run a contest like AC does for student films.  The AC shorts are the best things on the IFE.  But Canadians are pretty funny.

eXport Smart Cable In Flight Traveling Companion for iPod

Related only in that it was on my iPod and I heard it on the plane, the always amusing BBC NewsQuiz had a wonderful moment: “Survey results should be adjusted for stupidity. According to a recent survey one in three Britons believes the world is less than 10,000 years old, but adjusted for stupidity nobody does.”

Posted at 15:00:16 GMT-0700

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