June 17, 2006
Product Naming: iTurn On, iTune In, iDrop Out
Here's an interesting product naming game you can play in a spare moment.
Go to your favorite search engine and type in almost any lower-case letter and then type Tunes beside it. You'll find, quickly, that every letter of the alphabet has been “Tuned” thanks to the prodigious popularity of the “iTunes” name.
I kind of like these new retro looking headphones, which are called mTune-N, but you’d refer to them as mTunes, I suppose.
You can also type in the the small letter i and then type almost any word… and a whole bunch of meaningless words… to get a whole new slew of product names, thanks again to the ubiquitous iPod. All of the words above from Timothy Leary’s famous quote have i products attached to them.
My favorite i name, hands down, is the iCarta, which is a docking station for your iPod set into a roll of toilet paper that even includes waterproof speakers.
You can also put any letter in front of the word “Pod” and get product names. Try zPod and open the door to Dirac’s Sea of Negative Energy.
Or check out the weird wPod brings us to a blog entry on Tempus Fugit that covers George W. Bush’s iPod use.
Gotta love what we do here at a product naming company on the weekend.
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