iPod nano Altoids Case

25222301766 DIY iPod nano case – iNano writes “I took the foam and cut a wedge out, and glued it into the case. Then I took the cloth and glued it down inside the top part of the case. I made two foam strips to hold the nano in place, and glued them down as well. I got some sandpaper and brushed the whole tin, excluding the red and white sides. I stuck an apple sticker on the front and outlined it in red, to make it look cool. I still need to drill a hole for headphone cables”… [via]. Link. On a side note, does anyone have a contact at Altoids? Email pt at makezine d0t com.

10 thoughts on “iPod nano Altoids Case

  1. Does altoids realize the following they have from makers, and the amount of free advertising they get from gadget and hacking sites? LOL.

    PT alone should get free altoids for life for all the links to the numerous altoid hacks he’s posted.

  2. Yes, Altoids does realize that they have a Make following . I’m pretty sure they went so far as to encourage this kind of thing by making a contest for the best Altoids Tin device.

    I thought of this concept myself and went to see if anyone else had thought of it before me. I didn’t want to buy some $30 piece of rubber a manufacturer passed of as an iPod case. And this was a perfect, completely free, solution. Manufacturers honestly think that just because someone has an iPod, they aren’t going to be cheap when they buy an iPod case.

    As for size, after adding padding it’s a perfect fit. Not only that, but it’s cool.

  3. Since the Apple website is back-ordered for weeks on nano cases, some
    people have taken the situation into their own hands. A clever fellow
    over at the iPod Garage Forums has provided nice instructions to build
    an iPod nano case out of an Altoids tin.
    ___________
    Tom.
    Ipod

  4. Altoids needs to take a hint from the electronics industry and drop the
    mint idea completely. If they just sold their tins, in the exact same
    physical form as they are now, but as cases, they could make kajillions.
    __________
    Tom.
    Ipod

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