Apple Wants To Make All iPod Shuffle Users Look Like Idiots

Oh Apple patents, you harbingers of coolness. Sometimes, however, you announce potential pain and doom. This iPod-cum-wireless headset is one of them. There's no way I can look at these images and think that Jon Ive's powers can save this.

I don't even know why this iPod thingie—which includes microphone, headphone, memory, display and media player—is also a wireless headset. Would this be paired to an iPhone? It doesn't make sense, since the iPhone is already a media player. Why would I want to have a second one on the headset itself? Maybe to connect to another non-media-playing mobile phone? Do those exist anymore? Does Steve know about this, per chance? [Baltimore Sun via 9to5]