DIY iPod backpack case

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    Just made a DIY case for my iPod 5.5G so it would be safe in my backpack. It is made out of an old Fossil Brand wallet tin, some old mouse pads, a bit of hot glue, some spray paint, and of course and Apple sticker :apple:

    I spray painted the lid black and roughed it up a bit after painting with sandpaper to give it an "aged" look. Then I just cut up a few old mouse pads and glued them in. I put my iPod in a sock and then put it in the case for extra protection.

    What do you think?

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    I have iPod socks for sale here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3369902#post3369902
     
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    hey, man...i think it's pretty cool :)

    kudos to you for actually making something instead of going out and buying something mass-produced. your iPod appreciates your creativity. :p

    i sew my own little fabric cases for my poor dying mini, so i can totally understand your DIY idea!
     
  4. seanf macrumors 6502

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    I think it's pretty cool. I'm a sock man myself BTW ;)

    Sean :)
     
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  7. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Awesome! be sure to post up the results!
     
  8. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    That's a great job you did, wakerider017, very creative. What prompted the idea to make it out of the tin versus something else that was rugged? Size comparison?
     
  9. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The tin was available, was a good fit, made a nice "exo-skeleton" and looked nice.

    Size comparison? Just look at it next to the iPod Video. Is that what you mean?
     
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    ya that's what i meant ;)

    EDIT: i just didn't know if someone told you about it, you saw something similar done before, etc.
     
  11. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope, I dreamt this one up myself. lol

    I am just a freak about keeping things nice.

    My goal is for my ipod to look brand new 3 years from now.
     
  12. needlnerdz macrumors regular

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    nice case... but its no iWalkman.... but then again, I'm biased.

    http://www.pervertedvinyl.com/iwalkman/


    - If you wanna get all crazylike, I'd recommend drilling a small hole in the tin, so that IF you wanted to, you could still listen to the music w/o having to take it out of the tin...??
     
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    Cool, seems like it should definitely happen kept in that case and an iPod sock :)
     
  14. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That thing is ghetto lol.

    The point of the tin is to protect it while in storage (My backpack).
    If I am going to listen to it I will just keep it in its sock and put it in my pocket.

    I think the whole point of mp3 players is to get away from all the bulk.
    Otherwise why wouldn't you buy a $20 mp3 cd player that could hold 700MB's worth of data?
     
  15. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And invisible protectors are on the way from Clarivue.

    Until then I left the crappy protector that came with the iPod on.
     

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