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mnkeybsness
Jul 26, 2004, 07:47 PM
Alright well I'm going to break down and buy a new iPod. Since I can get the engraving for free, I was going to put my name on the first line, but I'm stuck as to what I should put on the second.

What's engraved on your iPod?

LeeTom
Jul 26, 2004, 07:49 PM
I didn't get engraving, because I upgrade with every revision, so I gotta sell them off.

Lee Tom

jonnyblobby
Jul 26, 2004, 08:15 PM
I was using my dad's 30GB iPod for a few months before I got mine.
He got his as a gift from the Jazz Musician, James Morrison, for the work he and I did on his latest project at the Sydney Opera House called "On The Edge"
Laser Engraved on the back of the 30GB iPod is:

Phil,
Thanks for helping us get

"On The Edge"

James Morrison

And the text used was in a scipted font.

musicpyrite
Jul 26, 2004, 08:32 PM
I got mine engrave with my name.

You should get yours engraved with somthing like:

10,000 more reasons to pirate music
Up yours RIAA!
You can kiss my shiny metal ass Bill Gates!

Try this (http://www.methodshop.com/mp3/articles/iPodEngraving/index.stm) link for more ideas for engraing your iPod.

http://www.methodshop.com/mp3/articles/iPodEngraving/sams.gif

andiwm2003
Jul 26, 2004, 08:41 PM
Alright well I'm going to break down and buy a new iPod. Since I can get the engraving for free, I was going to put my name on the first line, but I'm stuck as to what I should put on the second.

What's engraved on your iPod?

don't use your name. you might some day sell or give away the ipod.

mine says "DON'T PANIC"

its from douglas adams hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

dcslacker
Jul 26, 2004, 08:52 PM
i wasn't too creative and just had my name engraved on it. at least, that's what i ordered on mine. it's somewhere in alaska right now, hopefully arriving in a couple days. i can't wait! :cool:

mkrishnan
Jul 26, 2004, 08:52 PM
don't use your name. you might some day sell or give away the ipod.

mine says "DON'T PANIC"

its from douglas adams hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

That's a nice, harmless inscription...hmmm, no, it's a *mostly* harmless inscription. :p

Mine has my name and e-mail address...which brings up the "yeah, like anyone'll contact you" conversation, but hey, there are a couple of good people in the world, maybe one'll find my lost iPod.... :)

Applexilef
Jul 26, 2004, 09:21 PM
"Turn me the other way - *******"

CanuckGold_2002
Jul 26, 2004, 09:49 PM
"Anduril
Flame of the West"

I also thought about the motto of the 22nd SAS Regiment
"Who Dares Wins"

comictimes
Jul 26, 2004, 10:09 PM
I don't have anything, but If I were you, I'd put my phone number on the second line, in case you lose the ipod, and the 1 in a million honest person finds it.

notmenotyou
Jul 26, 2004, 11:14 PM
"do you remember..." that's what's on mine, try to say do you remember those songs? ;)

Island Roots
Jul 26, 2004, 11:26 PM
On my old 3rd generation iPod (which I have sold and replaced with a 4G iPod), I had the following lines:

Once you go Mac,
you never go back.

Counterfit
Jul 27, 2004, 12:25 AM
Hmm. Someone on here said they had "Here's to the crazy ones" on theirs. But after seeing that site of rejected engravings, I'm now considering "Bite my Shiny Metal Ass! -Bender" :D

Or maybe I should spell it as "byte" ;)


I'm such a geek :rolleyes:

darkwing
Jul 27, 2004, 01:11 AM
This is mine. I'm surprised they took it.

Calvinatir
Jul 27, 2004, 01:26 AM
Mine has the Volkswagon symbol followed by "Drivers Wanted"...Its in a large font, filling the width of the iPod...looks pretty cool. And for being free, i don't really care what the put on it! Well..i wouldn't use it much if it said.."Kerry 2004"....but whatever

jtgotsjets
Jul 27, 2004, 01:30 AM
"my backpack's
got jets"

kudos to anyone that understands that

Abstract
Jul 27, 2004, 01:52 AM
Man, I would sooooo put "Weapons of Mass Distraction" on the back.

AmigoMac
Jul 27, 2004, 02:42 AM
"This baby rocks my life"

G4-power
Jul 27, 2004, 03:50 AM
I'm ordering a 4G iPod probablytoday from the Apple Store, and I just don't know what I want to be engraved on it. I thought about "Mind you, property of" on the first line and my name on the second. What do you think?
Any better ideas, I'll include my name on it too, but what to put in addition?

kbonnel
Jul 27, 2004, 05:21 AM
I got about a million scratches engraved on the back of my IPOD :)

Kimo

AmigoMac
Jul 27, 2004, 05:31 AM
I got about a million scratches engraved on the back of my IPOD :)

Kimo

Cool! :D

ecche
Jul 27, 2004, 05:43 AM
2nd generation iPod:
'If accidentally swallowed
induce vomiting'

Chip NoVaMac
Jul 27, 2004, 06:03 AM
Mine has the Volkswagon symbol followed by "Drivers Wanted"...Its in a large font, filling the width of the iPod...looks pretty cool. And for being free, i don't really care what the put on it! Well..i wouldn't use it much if it said.."Kerry 2004"....but whatever

Didn't know they allowed for graphics.

Chip NoVaMac
Jul 27, 2004, 06:06 AM
Anyone know if these shops that do engraving, can do an iPod? Or is there a better type of place to have it done?

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 27, 2004, 07:34 AM
Nothing... :(

It wasn't possible when we ordered our minis from CompUSA back in February... and that was the only way to get a mini over to Europe at the time...

On the other side I would probably just choose something boring like my cellphone number... since I don't think it would be room to get
There are no stupid questions,
just stupid people!

without splitting the word questions...

ToddW
Jul 27, 2004, 08:01 AM
10,000 reasons to ignore my wife

Calvinatir
Jul 28, 2004, 03:40 AM
Didn't know they allowed for graphics.

Yea, it was a special deal from VW. Buy one, get an iPod free along with a sweet setup for the car! Belkin stuff.

rdowns
Jul 28, 2004, 05:18 AM
A co-worker of mine has this:

CAUTION! The metal alloy used in this iPod causes penis shrinkage.

He had it one at some engraver at the mall.

Mord
Jul 28, 2004, 05:24 AM
Man, I would sooooo put "Weapons of Mass Distraction" on the back.

just a fyi but there is a show that has guests and such on late night uk tv thats called weapons of mass distraction it's almost like a celebration of porn.

i dont have anything on my ipod cause i got it refurbed.

AmigoMac
Jul 28, 2004, 05:30 AM
"my backpack's
got jets"

kudos to anyone that understands that

Can you explain that? I don't think it's a stupid question, just before someone says/thinks it ;) ... but from this side of the atlantic, maybe I'm the only one but don't get it ... Kudos to you if you can do that... :p

mkrishnan
Jul 28, 2004, 07:36 AM
Can you explain that? I don't think it's a stupid question, just before someone says/thinks it ;) ... but from this side of the atlantic, maybe I'm the only one but don't get it ... Kudos to you if you can do that... :p

Non, je ne comprens pas aussi, et je suis americain.... :D

Oh, one thing not to get. Please do not get your iPod engraved with "BOB", even if your name is Robert. Apparently this can be terribly misunderstood and have radical consequences. (Pictures sad, sad, sight of iPod floating down from 40k feet with no parachute).

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1163535.htm

G4-power
Aug 1, 2004, 03:12 PM
Just ordered a 4G 20GB model with my name engraved on the back. Due to ship on or before 18th August, with all the goods. Case, remote, In-ear headphones, dock. The accessories get the price quite high...

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 1, 2004, 03:34 PM
One would think that standard Apple fonts (those on the most recent Mac's) would be allowed. That would allow for symbols.

Xenious
Aug 1, 2004, 04:02 PM
Mine's nothing unique... it says "Tokyo D" the name i use for doing my remix work.
-jim

jsw
Aug 1, 2004, 04:30 PM
Just ordered a 4G 20GB model with my name engraved on the back. Due to ship on or before 18th August, with all the goods. Case, remote, In-ear headphones, dock. The accessories get the price quite high...

I've got nothing engraved on mine - which is really my wife's (since I got it for her for her birthday). I was going to engrave it, but then ended up buying it locally instead of via store.apple.com (wanted to be sure it was here on time). I know I can get it engraved elsewhere, but I don't think it'll look as cool as the laser engraving from Apple.

BTW, G4-power, just a question: since you bought the dock, the price difference to go up to the 40GB was only $60 (since the 40 includes a dock). May I ask why you didn't do it? Too much $$, or do you prefer the slimness of the 20?

jsw
Aug 1, 2004, 04:33 PM
A co-worker of mine has this:

CAUTION! The metal alloy used in this iPod causes penis shrinkage.

He had it done at some engraver at the mall.
Hmmm. So that's how he explains it to his girlfriend/wife. ;)

mkrishnan
Aug 1, 2004, 06:12 PM
Hmmm. So that's how he explains it to his girlfriend/wife. ;)

Yeah, isn't this sorta along the lines of your mother calling you a son of a b****? :p

G4-power
Aug 2, 2004, 02:26 AM
BTW, G4-power, just a question: since you bought the dock, the price difference to go up to the 40GB was only $60 (since the 40 includes a dock). May I ask why you didn't do it? Too much $$, or do you prefer the slimness of the 20?

I thoguht someone would ask this. Well, firstly, slimness. I was already looking at the mini, but my music collection exceeds 4 GB already, and I want some other stuff to fit on my 'Pod too. I'll take the iPod with me when I go running so I wanted it to be smaller. Secondly, price. I need the accessories, well, mostly the three excluding In-ear headphones (which I ordered too, which can actually damage your ears quite easily). In , my order went up to 500 already, so...

jtgotsjets
Aug 2, 2004, 04:13 AM
Can you explain that? I don't think it's a stupid question, just before someone says/thinks it ;) ... but from this side of the atlantic, maybe I'm the only one but don't get it ... Kudos to you if you can do that... :p

www.mcchris.com

download "fett's vette"

Vanilla
Aug 2, 2004, 04:47 AM
Just ordered a 4G 20GB model with my name engraved on the back. Due to ship on or before 18th August, with all the goods. Case, remote, In-ear headphones, dock. The accessories get the price quite high...

When you say you ordered a "Case", which one did you mean? I ask because I am interested in buying the 20G 4G iPod for the same reason (ie slimness) and during my research I notice that it says in the Store that the iPod Carrying case with Belt clip is not compatible with the 20G 4G (click wheel) model, which kinda stumped me.

Vanilla

G4-power
Aug 2, 2004, 06:23 AM
When you say you ordered a "Case", which one did you mean? I ask because I am interested in buying the 20G 4G iPod for the same reason (ie slimness) and during my research I notice that it says in the Store that the iPod Carrying case with Belt clip is not compatible with the 20G 4G (click wheel) model, which kinda stumped me.

Oh yes, it's an Apple iPod Case, made just for the 4G 20 GB iPod. Because of the slimness of the new iPod, they had to make another revision of the case. It's the one that says: "(Note: This carrying case is for use with iPod (20GB) with Click Wheel only.) "

Also the Marware SportSuit Sleeve works with the new model too, and new skins and cases from both Marware (http://www.marware.com/) and iSkin (http://www.iskin.com/) for the 4G model are coming soon.

hob
Aug 2, 2004, 06:30 AM
What's happened to all the accessories on the new iPods? I'm going to want to upgrade to 40 (or maybe 60;)) At christmastime, and give my 20GB to my little bro, 'cos my library is too big for it now! But I like all the acessories that came with it and use them all!! Case, remote, dock... why aren't they in the new iPod?

Oh, and on topic mine just says:

Property of Rob McDougall
hobmcd@mac.com

I know, boring as hell :P

Hob

Vanilla
Aug 2, 2004, 07:05 AM
Oh yes, it's an Apple iPod Case, made just for the 4G 20 GB iPod. Because of the slimness of the new iPod, they had to make another revision of the case. It's the one that says: "(Note: This carrying case is for use with iPod (20GB) with Click Wheel only.) "

Also the Marware SportSuit Sleeve works with the new model too, and new skins and cases from both Marware (http://www.marware.com/) and iSkin (http://www.iskin.com/) for the 4G model are coming soon.

Ahh, yes, so now I feel REALLY stupid! Basically I saw the first entry and thought WTF? and then backed out...didn't see the following entry, sigh...

cheers
Vanilla

G4-power
Aug 26, 2004, 02:29 PM
What's happened to all the accessories on the new iPods? I'm going to want to upgrade to 40 (or maybe 60;)) At christmastime, and give my 20GB to my little bro, 'cos my library is too big for it now! But I like all the acessories that came with it and use them all!! Case, remote, dock... why aren't they in the new iPod?

They aren't because it's a market trick. Okay, it gives people freedom to choose what accesories they need and they don't have to pay so much. People are getting too excited about the "price drops". When the 15 GB line was dropped when changing to the 4G, they changed the prices dropped 100 bucks off the 20 and 40 GB. BUT, at the same time they dropped the case, remote and dock (that makes 120 bucks) and included the 20 buck USB cable. That rounds off to a 0 buck price drop. Nice marketing skills, but I would've liked it if they really dropped the prices.

watcher2001
Mar 19, 2005, 09:57 PM
I had mine engraved with

A gift for me.
1 year smoke free 1/22/04

apple4life
Mar 19, 2005, 11:35 PM
my ipod (4g 20gb) says nothing. I passed on engraving for the "resale value." :(

But my next one is going to say,

"Imagination is more important than knowledge - Einstein"

This quote fits with the philosophy behind the ipod, music and art, and apple. A philosophy I stand by as well. :D

As there is very little that can be accomplished beyond the mediocre without imagination. No matter what you know.

Chip NoVaMac
Mar 20, 2005, 01:31 AM
I had mine engraved with

A gift for me.
1 year smoke free 1/22/04

Congrats on many more years. How did you do it?

watcher2001
Mar 20, 2005, 02:07 AM
I used a product called smoke away with large amounts of will power.

Chip NoVaMac
Mar 20, 2005, 02:26 AM
I used a product called smoke away with large amounts of will power.

I started down the road this week. Started in ernest with Welbutrin. I have hopes that I can quit, since I was given a second chance on quitting.

livingfortoday
Mar 20, 2005, 04:06 AM
Well, on my Shuffle, nothing, but on my old 10GB I had

"You can pry this iPod
from my cold, dead hands"

But then I sold it, so I guess that inscription turned out to be a lie.

mikey.c
Mar 20, 2005, 05:11 PM
I got mine from the 'Brides Of Destruction' website
and it came with the Brides Logo engraved on the back and it also had there cd and some live gigs put on it.

dotdotdot
Mar 20, 2005, 05:19 PM
Mine has nothing because I got it at a store, not online, but my friends from ********* has *********.com on the back

I dont see the point of engraving, as cases will cover up the words...

revenuee
Mar 20, 2005, 05:31 PM
Merry Christmas 2003
Remek D

the iPod was a present from my parents -- i would never sell it, even if i got a new one

OryHara
Mar 20, 2005, 05:31 PM
"Buck Fush"

bentley
Mar 20, 2005, 05:32 PM
I got nothing but my friend got

"The Life of Francis Matthews OST"

jayb2000
Mar 20, 2005, 09:37 PM
First line: this is not an ipod
Second line: my cell phone in case a really nice person finds it.

Gizmotoy
Mar 20, 2005, 10:56 PM
My 20GB has *********.com engraved on the back :mad:. Really wish they wouldn't have been jerks and had just left it without an engraving. No engraving on my mini, though.

Edit: Ah, triggered a filter. I'm sure you can venture a guess as to what site would both send me an iPod, and engrave their name on the back. :rolleyes:

TDM21
Mar 21, 2005, 12:01 AM
I had mine engraved with my work ethic:

hard work never killed any-
body, but y take the chance

I got that line from Roy on American Hotrod