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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

Picture of 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
 
rotor9 years ago
"laser"
Yeah
light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
matt9 years ago
LoL. Ghetto...... If your looking for another free way to Identify you ipod, I edit the ipods firmware to give a custom page with your contact info...... this way its burnt into the memory and cannot be deleted or formatted.
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Pie_eata matt8 years ago
thing is you cant do that with 2 gen nano's it's encrypted
And 3rd generation Nanos! Its annoying!
yeah... no doom, either...
Darkshot matt7 years ago
you mean ipodwizard? yeah i got that too it screwed up my headphones sorta or they were just bad =/
Crash21088 years ago
I would be able to get the area code out of there if it weren't for you meddling kids and the jpeg.
maxyano9 years ago
Dremel makes an engraving bit that would work better and would actually be permanent
dfc849 maxyano9 years ago
well the person who stole your ipod could grind off the engraving, and there is a 5$ diamond tip engraving tool here

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G13381

yes i have a dremel but this is nice to just have around - i really didnt want my son screwing with dremel so i bought him this and his nano is "pimped" now and it actually does look cool - i would have a pic of it right now but he doesn't trust me with it and i dont trust him with my tools
cjhspoms199 years ago
I like it man...if i had platic case i would def. get on that
jaq9 years ago
I really like what you've done with the pen there. Old school.
Automaticman (author) 9 years ago
Yeah, this is definately the ghetto way to basically tell your iPod apart from others or let honest people return it to you.