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Modding Fed up of those nasty iPod nano scratches?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by c.cam108, 30 Sep 2005.

  1. c.cam108

    c.cam108 New Member

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    Well, buy a case for it then. Or, if you're like me and can't afford a case after spending all that money on the nano in the first place, make your own!

    Here's how I did it. There's nothing fancy about it. It's just half an A4 sheet of paper and about 3 inches of white electrical tape. It keeps your iPod safe from those nasty scratches, still allows you to access the controls and best of all comes in a variety of colours! All you need is a craft knife, set-square and ruler from one of those cheap school geometry sets and a pencil. It really couldn't be simpler.

    Anyway, on with the pictures.

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    Here is the case in all its glory. It offers all-round protection for the iPod, whilst still giving me access to the controls and headphone port. Notice the lines around where the screen is. More on that later...

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    At the bottom the case is open. The iPod is held in with a single piece of electrical tape, with another piece wrapped around the first to cover up the sticky bit.

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    The top is fully sealed off, preventing the iPod from falling out. Notice that there is no access to the hold switch. I never really use it anyway...

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    Here is the best bit. I encountered the problem of how I was going to protect the screen, but still be able to see it to change playlists etc. The solution - cut a flap out! It is hinged at the bottom and held at the top with a single small piece of tape. Perfect!

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    The flap held open. Yes that is me in the background by the way, sporting the lovely "mug me please, I have an iPod" headphones and a look that just screams "I AM BORED". Incidentally, I was very bored at the time of making this, which is probably the main reason I made it.

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    The iPod comes out of the case from the bottom, when the tape is peeled off the front. This easy operation allows full access to the iPod controls and Dock Connector.

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    The case is held together with superglue, simply because it was the first thing I could see lying in front of me.

    Well, there you have it folks. The world's simplist and most effective iPod nano case (and the cheapest!). Any questions? Want the dimensions to make your own? Want to buy one? Think I'm nuts? Please post them here.

    Paper iPod nano cases. Remember folks, you saw it here first!

    _C
     
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  2. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Haha! That is the greatest thing ever! :D
     
  3. zmodder

    zmodder New Member

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    wow... bitech should really make a ghetto mods section hahaha
     
  4. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    It's so ghetto it's cool
     
  5. c.cam108

    c.cam108 New Member

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    Thanks for the replys. I'll get back to you on monday after school on its effectiveness.

    Oh, and v2 might be coming soon...

    _C
     
  6. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Needs a black version! :D;)
     
  7. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    Quick! patent it before apple starts mass producing them! :lol:
     
  8. Confused Fishcake

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    Make one out of thin foam or something, but i agree black would be awesome
     
  9. theurgy

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    Oh I got an idea use a coloured sock!....um....nevermind.
     
  10. obzelite

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    i thought apple was taking back the initial batch that scratch to easy.
    i could be wrong but i'm sure i read that somewhere.
     
  11. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Actually, I think it would be better if it were made of that stiff plastic they sometimes make folders out of (not sure what it's called, could be HDPE)?
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Heheheh... way geek. Way cool! :thumb:

    That is a really good idea, actually... Hmmm... :naughty:
     
  13. quack

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  14. TX297

    TX297 Hey guys have you heard of seenly?

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    If you're looking to remove scratches from your ipod, shining it up with Brasso will work really well.

    However, I've found that the best case is actually a cloth Oakley's sunglass bag. My mum gave it to me about a year ago and I found that it's the perfect fit for my 4G. The internal lining is designed to keep scratches off the "plutonite" lenses of Oakley's sunglasses so it keep scratches off the ipod pretty well. I keep it in the same pocket as my keys on a regular basis and it still looks as good as the day I bought it.

    -TX297
     
  15. c.cam108

    c.cam108 New Member

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    Noooo! I was beaten to it!

    It seemed to work quite well untill I got to school, tryed to change the track and thought, sod it, and threw it in the bin. I'm still considering making another one, especially as I now have 3 more big scratches right across the screen from using it without a case since monday!

    It's a sexual wee thing, just a shame about the scratching problems.

    _C
     
  16. woof82

    woof82 New Member

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    lol. The reason you buy a nano is because of its style... then you have to cover it in A4 paper!

    just seems silly.
     
  17. c.cam108

    c.cam108 New Member

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    That's not the point. I didn't just buy a nano because of its style. I bought it because it is small and light, has a colour screen, has flash memory, so no hard drive, has good battery life and so on. Yes style was one of the main reasons I bought it, but that is why I made this. I wanted to keep the style of the iPod intact. I would rather have an ugly case that I can take off than ugly scratches that are permanant.

    Meh. I'm just waiting patiently for cases to become available.

    _C
     
  18. Boswell

    Boswell Active Member

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    careful the paper might scratch it
    no im not joking
    yes it is that bad
    yes i have black nano
     
  19. Xiachunyi

    Xiachunyi New Member

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    Maybe this will help?
     
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