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AtrBirkett
Aug 8, 2009, 08:12 PM
So what have you had engraved on your iPod?

I'm in the proses of getting a iTouch to replace my iPod, but i suppose engravings are just engravings, and I wanted some inspiration for mine (and pure interest).

So, just post an image or just type what you have engraved on your iPod and its simple as that!

Witty, sentimental... or just boring, its all important!

Share and enjoy!



dukebound85
Aug 8, 2009, 08:13 PM
i dont care for engraving

its not a watch or ring, its an electronics device that i may sell later to upgrade

engravings hurt resell value imo

AtrBirkett
Aug 8, 2009, 08:17 PM
i dont care for engraving

its not a watch or ring, its an electronics device that i may sell later to upgrade

engravings hurt resell value imo

Well... yeh, but if your going to keep it, and you want an engraving, why not have one?

anywoo, anyone else?

-Ryan-
Aug 8, 2009, 08:38 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

I don't care for them either. Have yet to see one that isn't cliché, tacky or embarrassing.

torbjoern
Aug 9, 2009, 12:38 AM
To all the Chinese children
who made my iPod, THANKS!

instaxgirl
Aug 9, 2009, 10:58 AM
I've never seen an interesting one. It's always just, "Happy Chirstmas X, love Y" or people in high school used to have "xXxforname surnamexXx"

Not exactly inspired.

USMaC
Aug 9, 2009, 11:24 AM
On my 2nd gen Shuffle, which is my go anywhere, do anything iPod, I chose
"In every clime and place..."

Goes along well with my job, too.

Teej guy
Aug 9, 2009, 11:55 AM
"That's a groove."

devburke
Aug 9, 2009, 02:29 PM
I just put my name and phone number. If it gets lost, and whoever finds it is a nice person, I want to make it as easy as possibly for them to find me and return it.

allmIne
Aug 9, 2009, 03:14 PM
Some strange responses to this thread; I'd have thought people would know what to expect when they opened it.

If you're looking for ideas, a good way to get some suggestions is to keep an eye on the Apple website around holiday time, Mother's Day, Father's Day et al. There's usually some good ones there. Last Father's Day they had a great one; wish I could remember it!

Gyrferret
Aug 9, 2009, 07:14 PM
Powered by sweat and children's souls.....

But really. Just my first and last name and my nickname. The back is so scratched though, that it is really hard to read the engraving..... (so doesn't really hurt the resale value IMO)

eawmp1
Aug 9, 2009, 07:21 PM
"You're looking at the wrong side. Please turn over."

Dino451
Aug 9, 2009, 11:40 PM
"i can has cheezburger?"

Lorenz0
Aug 10, 2009, 05:43 AM
Engraving something on your own device that suitably reflects your lifestyle is self-masturbatory nonsense. Just becaused engraving is free, doesn't mean you *need* to take advantage

I can understand the need to engrave something thoughtful if its a gift... or engraving identifying details in case of loss or theft

designgeek
Aug 10, 2009, 05:56 AM
I've wanted to get my iPod Touch a full back case engraving but can't for the life of me come up with a design. Those two lines with limited characters are kinda lame. My first iPod said "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon."

Dagless
Aug 10, 2009, 06:47 AM
I was going to have "Climb on" on the back of my next iPod.
Years back I saw Dave Spikey and after the show I asked if he could sign my Phoenix Nights DVD. Signed it with one of the shows early catchphrases "Live the dream, climb on". So it's got good memories attached to it. Also: I like climbing. :D

maestrocasa
Aug 10, 2009, 07:12 AM
I have "reward if returned" and my email address engraved on the back of my iPod Touch. I've done that on each of the last 3 iPods I've had. It has not affected resale value in any significant way. Any engraving shop could cover the engraving for 10 bucks or so.

Mark-Mac-Attack
Aug 10, 2009, 07:20 AM
On my Classic.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l235/mdjones3000/DSC09877.jpg

reebzor
Aug 10, 2009, 07:57 AM
On my old mini I got "1,000 stolen songs, in my pocket"

iCantwait
Aug 10, 2009, 08:21 AM
On my old mini I got "1,000 stolen songs, in my pocket"

best one so far

some goodens here http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/humor/rejectedengraving/index.shtml

and if you share my humour

AtrBirkett
Aug 10, 2009, 01:28 PM
Some strange responses to this thread; I'd have thought people would know what to expect when they opened it.

If you're looking for ideas, a good way to get some suggestions is to keep an eye on the Apple website around holiday time, Mother's Day, Father's Day et al. There's usually some good ones there. Last Father's Day they had a great one; wish I could remember it!

Yes, that did kinda annoy me :P
almost to the point of shouting "Look at the title!!"
But thanks! Never knew they had them, gonna do a bit of googling around :D

On my Classic.

[Image with 'Think Different' on the back of a classic]

WOW! I might even go for that! :D

On my old mini I got "1,000 stolen songs, in my pocket"

Ahahha xD
Awesome!

best one so far

some goodens here http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/humor/rejectedengraving/index.shtml

and if you share my humour

Ahahah there so cool!
interesting that the "Dear [insert name], Thanks for the iPod idea. Steve Jobs" wasn't rejected!

Might get: "from your good friend, Steve Jobs" xD

:apple:

TheBritishBloke
Aug 10, 2009, 01:34 PM
I'll post a pic of my classic later tonight. It says : "Batteries not included" ;) Always gives me a chuckle.

kernspaltung
Aug 10, 2009, 05:35 PM
Musical taste being a very personal thing, I thought this was rather fitting for the contents of my 40GB 4th-gen iPod (+5 points to whoever gets the original reference):

devburke
Aug 10, 2009, 06:00 PM
Musical taste being a very personal thing, I thought this was rather fitting for the contents of my 40GB 4th-gen iPod (+5 points to whoever gets the original reference):

[pic of an iPod that says "You are not expected to understand this."]

**cough** HIPSTER! **cough**

:p

statik13
Aug 10, 2009, 07:45 PM
Nothing on my current one, but when I get a new iPod Touch this fall I'm seriously thinking of engraving it with "Mark's bad touch" and my phone number ;)

kernspaltung
Aug 10, 2009, 11:08 PM
**cough** HIPSTER! **cough**

Yeah, I could see how you'd get that, but the actual answer is far more geek than hip, I assure you. Hint: Dennis Ritchie knows the answer to this one.

devburke
Aug 11, 2009, 04:16 AM
Yeah, I could see how you'd get that, but the actual answer is far more geek than hip, I assure you. Hint: Dennis Ritchie knows the answer to this one.

Haha I figured, I was just messing around

markfc
Aug 11, 2009, 04:25 AM
my 5G Video iPod has the classic line from the Catatonia song "International Velvet" and reads ;

Everyday, When I wake Up
I thank the Lord I'm welsh.