MP3 watch is MacGyver in name only

But that won't stop Skullcandy from using his name as a marketing pitch.


In the ever-converging worlds of geekdom and DYI religion , patron saint MacGyver is cited so frequently that he's become a verb . And 23 years since the ultimate DIYer's show first aired, he's still going strong as a brand name.

The latest example is Skullcandy's MacGyver MP3 watch, which includes 1GB of storage to handle a fair amount of your Tears for Fears anthology and other favs. As CrunchGear notes, it comes with a handy USB plug that's already built in, so there's one less cable to carry around for syncing purposes. Then again, that takes the fun out of trying to make it work with a paper clip and wad of gum.

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