Didn't want lazer engraving? Still want your iPod to bear your name? This a simple, but effective idea for those who own one of the popular plastic snap on cases for the new iPod 5G's.
Step 1: Prepare the Pod
You are going to need:
an iPod (duh)- I used a 5th Generation
a snap on plastic case- Agent 18 is the kind I bought at the Apple Store
something to write on- What you will write your info on
a pen- To write
tape- To tape
a ruler- Or you can just guestimate
Step 2: Write Your Info
Cut your paper scrap, you will want it to be about 2.5x5cm so it doesn't cover the Apple logo. THis is the fun part, write whatever info you would like to show. It can be your name and phone number (what I did) or just a happy little note. You can get creative and draw yourself a nice picture or just stick a photo of a loved one in there. Make sure you use an easy to read pen so others can read it.
Step 3: Tape the Back
Using regular tape, cover the back of your paper. This is to keep the ink from possibly bleeding onto your iPod. I don't know if this step is needed, but it can't hurt.
Step 4: Start the Assembly
Its pretty straightforward from here. Put the faceplate part of the case on first, lay the iPod face down, put your paper where you want it, and snap on the back part of the case.
Step 5: Now You're Stylin'
Now you have a non-warranty voided, easy to change, personalized iPod! This is something even the most DIY challenged folks can do, and it looks pretty neat. I've gotten quite a few compliments on this little project and it takes almost no time to complete. Sorry for the picture quality, I'm working with a cameraphone here.