During a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV, I was captivated by a Zoom Shop vending machine selling Apple iPods. Located in the Las Vegas Hilton, home to the Star Trek Experience and Barry Manilow, this robotic retail system dispenses a variety of iPods and iPod accessories. Developed and operated by California-based Zoom Systems, you’ll find similar units in the San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Argent Hotel, and the Hartsfield Atlanta Airport.

I’m not sure if I’d buy a $300 piece of technology from an unattended vending machine, but I’m intrigued by the concept.

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