Avi's Gadget Yarmulka
Update 6/26/08: I've been wearing Gadget Yarmulka 2.0 to trade shows since earlier this year, but it finally made it out on the internets now. I had promised engadget an exclusive on my next gadget yarmulka (yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but you wouldn't believe how competitive these guys are) and even programmed "engadget" into it and looked for Ryan back at CTIA but we never hooked up. Gizmodo got the scoop last night at the Digital Experience event in NYC by literally stalking me from behind.
To answer all the obvious questions:
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Male Orthodox Jews wear yarmulkas (or, in Hebrew, a "kippah") to show deference to God above us. Many Jews choose the specific fabric of the yarmulka to identify with specific religious or political sub-groups; I have chosen a design to identify with an iPod, a Treo, and a PSP. God help me.
My wife Leah spent three months crocheting the gadget yarmulka based on a design I created for her. She is not pleased with the idea that I'm going to want a new one with different gadgets - maybe a WiMAX logo? Nokia 8801? Motorola PEBL? - in a few months.
The Bluetooth functionality of my yarmulka is non-functional. Some have speculated that this is because my wireless carrier crippled the Bluetooth support and will not allow the yarmulka to support OBEX or DUN profiles.
Note: This is a custom-made yarmulka. While the requests for purchase are flattering, we are not going into the custom yarmulka business, no matter how lucrative (or not) it may appear to be.