Ipod Shuffle: Now with Engraving

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  1. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I took a quick pic of it...

    Seems pretty interesting to me.
     

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  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i like it, i would have done it to my shuffle
     
  4. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Pretty cool. Wish I could have done it on my 1gb Shuffle.
     
  5. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Just do it with a compass, the way we would have done back in our day at school.
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Ah yes... unfortunately that method would mean that the LeTtERs mIgHT NoT bE QUiTe s0 bEaUTifUL, no?
     
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    Good idea for shuffles since shuffles hardly get resold and it's cheap insurance against people stealing it and claiming it's theirs.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    my thoughts exactly. i know that i wont be getting rid of my shuffle any time soon at all
     
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    Oooh, that is nice. I never thought about that the Shuffles coudn't get engravings but it is nice to know that they can now. My 3G iPod is engraved to if I ever get a Shuffle I might go that rout as well.
     
  10. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've owned every iPod since the first gen, and I always come back to the fact that the Shuffle is my favorite (flash, compatibility with all computers, and tons of memory for tunes and files). At times, I like it even better than my Nano, which is little more than a Shuffle with a built-in scratch magnet and screen.

    Since engraving wasn't possible when I bought mine a few months ago, I resorted to dropping a readme text file onto it with my contact info if it was lost. I wish there was a way to send it and get it engraved with my name or phone # now....
     
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    Actualy you can get after market engravings, just not through Apple. There are places like jewlery shops and I think trophy shops that will do it. Call around in your area.
     
  12. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Smart. Incidentally, I'm from your area originally (Urbana) but now in Texas.

    Since the Shuffle's case is white, I wonder what color the engraving appears. It would be nice to get custom color lettering.
     
  13. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Well, nothing to add about the engraving...just wanted to add that I currently live in Champaign :)
     
  14. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    // pauses to reminisce about home.


    sigh.
     
  15. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Thats crazy, I wonder if we have ever met :eek: . If you are affiliated with the UofI there is a good chance of it.
     
  16. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I grew up in Urbana and went to high school there, but didn't go to the U of I. All my friends did. I came to Texas for college. I'm about due for a trip home.
     
  17. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Shouldn't that read "built in scratch magnet and self cracking screen".

    Although I guess if the engraving read your postcode, in the UK, then theft would be easier to detect.
     
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  19. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Indeed. I stand corrected.
     
  20. caps_Lock macrumors newbie

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    I would have but my name on there if i could at the time of purchasing my shuffle.
     
  21. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Me too. But as mentioned by a previous poster, its likely you can have your shuffle engraved by a jeweler for a nominal fee.
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    a jeweler might not, the shuffle is a plastic, the rest of the iPods have the metal backing, making engravings easy, but a different process or finely tuned process might have to be used for some material like the shuffle, possibly why it took to long to become available for the shuffle. but i could be wrong, and it never hurts to ask.
     

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