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Amosu offering 24 carat gold iPod

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, April 23, 2007
News Categories: iPod

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Customized cell phone shop Amosu is now offering iPods with backs plated in 24 carat gold. Both 30GB and 80GB fifth-generation iPods are available, as well as the 8GB iPod nano, all offered in either black or white. Pricing for the 80GB model is £399, approx. $800, while both the 30GB fifth-generation and 8GB nano sell for £299, or approx. $600. [via Gizmodo]

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1

I hate the world we live in.

Posted by JG on April 23, 2007 at 9:24 AM (PDT)

2

and you think the stainless steel ones scratch easily?  what a waste, anyways with a good case no one ever sees the back

this is for the people who wear blue tooth headsets as a fashion accessory

Posted by hydra-calm on April 23, 2007 at 9:34 AM (PDT)

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The thing I can’t quite grasp is that they’re charging double or more for adding maybe a dollar or two worth of gold.

You can buy an electroplating kit with 1 gallon of 24 karat plating solution for less than $300 and plate dozens of iPod backs if you really wanted to do this.

This may be the most insane iPod mod yet as it’s not just pointless, outrageous, and expensive, it is OBSCENELY overpriced.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on April 23, 2007 at 10:09 AM (PDT)

4

Why would anyone order anything from a company that doesn’t write the Queen’s English correctly? “your prefer”? “prefered”?

Posted by Raf on April 23, 2007 at 10:32 AM (PDT)

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Where do they get the black and white fronted 8GB nanos from?  The first generation only came in 2GB and 4GB and the second generation only comes in annodized aluminum…

Posted by WhoCares on April 23, 2007 at 11:01 AM (PDT)

6

You are wrong. The first generation iPod nano came in 1gb too, just was released later than the 2gb and 4gb versions.

Posted by SarahGoodman on April 23, 2007 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

7

Great, now we can show off our gold iPods in public. I’m sure thieves will be impressed.

Posted by Bonk on April 23, 2007 at 1:25 PM (PDT)

8

Geez, this is like the gold lettering kits that Toyota dealers use on Camrys. How utterly tasteful! All it needs are a few dozen Swarovski crystals…no wait, that’s Vaja’s thang…my bad.

Bling bling makes the world go ‘round…evidently...

Posted by flatline response on April 23, 2007 at 1:58 PM (PDT)

9

I feel sorry for anyone who puts the cash in to buy one of these.

Posted by ddsd on April 23, 2007 at 7:57 PM (PDT)

10

I love the world we live in.

Posted by TLo on April 23, 2007 at 8:49 PM (PDT)

11

Why not just go all the way and put the gold across the face too!?

Posted by iScott on April 23, 2007 at 10:10 PM (PDT)

12

wow… people are so rude sometimes. the company makes the ipod for people who WANT THEM. if you don’t want them, back off. who cares… if someone has the money and wants a gold plated ipod, let them spend their money on what they want. the company isn’t making you buy it are they? and i don’t think some of the languaged that has been used (ehem. iScott) is appropriate.

Posted by christopher on April 24, 2007 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

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excuse me for my mistake. i meant language.

Posted by christopher on April 24, 2007 at 7:31 AM (PDT)

14

Gold is so cheesy. Silver is way more stylish.

Posted by Steve on April 24, 2007 at 10:13 AM (PDT)

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to SarahGoodman:
Thanks for pointing out my irrelevant mistake while avoiding the point of the question and thereby neatly adding nothing to the discussion smile

The point is that there are no 1st gen. 8GB nanos - so are they modding 1st gen. nanos ? replacing the case of 2nd gen. nanos with 1st gen cases ?  It makes a difference for accessories and the functionality. Having said all that - it doesn’t really matter to me - I don’t have that much money to throw away - but it could be a consideration for those who do smile

Posted by WhoCares on April 24, 2007 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

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... and to christopher:

Has iScott’s post been edited since your rant or do you just have a heightened ability to be offended?

[Moderator’s note: Several obnoxious comments in this thread have required moderation. Please keep your comments civil going forward.]

Posted by WhoCares on April 24, 2007 at 10:24 AM (PDT)

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