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British Navy just launched its latest destroyer class ship, HMS Daring. The $800 million 150 meter ship that has been fitted with a state of the art anti-air missile system, but its most amazing feature might be an iPod charger. Mess decks are replaced by individual […]

British Navy just launched its latest destroyer class ship, HMS Daring. The $800 million 150 meter ship that has been fitted with a state of the art anti-air missile system, but its most amazing feature might be an iPod charger.

Mess decks are replaced by individual cabins, each with their own I-pod charging points, CD player, internet access, five channel recreational audio and larger berths.

I get a feeling, at this point Microsoft and Bill Gates would have a tough time dislodging iPod from its perch.
(via Yannick Laclau)

  1. Good for the UK. I think this is great. Those guys are stuck out there for ages, and this is something I think they deserve.

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  2. I was there for the launch yesterday, and it was incredible. Video (taken by my dad) here: http://martinlittle.com/thinkthin/2006/02/01/191408.php

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  3. [...] How Cool.  Thanks Om! [...]

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  4. I hope people still use iPods compatible with today’s ports in 2009 when this ship goes into service. Seriously, why would the designers put in an iPod port as opposed to a standard power receptacle and speaker mini-jacks?

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  5. [...] The Royal Navy’s newest warship, HMS Daring (D32), comes with iPod charging stations. [...]

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  6. [...] Here’s a question for our British readers: does it bother you at all that your government is spending your tax quid on outfitting each berth in the Royal Navy’s six new, £6 billion Type 45 Destroyers with iPod docks and surround sound (along with CD players and Internet access, but hey, those are obvious necessities)? The first of these new warship-cum-luxury-liners, the HMS Daring (the others are the Dauntless, Diamond, Defender, Dragon, and Duncan), left her dry dock in Glasgow today with a ceremonial send-off, complete with confetti and missle-firings. Unfortunately for the people on shore waving and watching for their loved ones, most of the crew immediately headed below deck to their mini-apartments, cranked up the Spice Girls, and began applying some bronzer in anticipation of their first party destination / assignment. [...]

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  7. That’s a cool looking ship and with and Ipod, it is even cooler.

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