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iPodMods to offer clear replacement cases for iPods


iPodMods plans to introduce a new line of clear replacement cases for iPods. As first shown in the iLounge 2007 iPod Buyers’ Guide today, the iVue Crystal Cases replace the iPod’s original front casing with a clear version that reveals the internal components and circuitry. Clear shells will be available for fourth- and fifth-generation iPods and iPod nanos within the next two months, with iPod mini shells expected at a later date. Multiple translucent colors will also be available. iPodMods said it will charge $30 with free installation for the replacement shells. For further info on this product and a plethora of other new iPod accessories, be sure to check out our 2007 iPod Buyers’ Guide.



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that is awesome. So, so awesome. I guess they won’t ship to New Zealand though. (sigh)

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen on November 1, 2006 at 4:16 PM (CST)


This is perfect! I want to breath new life into my third generation iPod… oh… they don’t do that one. Bummer…

Posted by ikelleigh on November 1, 2006 at 4:19 PM (CST)


Can’t wait to see what the ones in translucent colors look like.

Posted by LilAlienD on November 1, 2006 at 5:08 PM (CST)


Clearly an option that Apple should have offered from the beginning. Glad to see someone was smart enough to do it.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on November 1, 2006 at 5:17 PM (CST)



Posted by Andy on November 1, 2006 at 9:19 PM (CST)


that’s crazy. i wonder if it’s any more scratch-resistant than the original casing. i should hope so since it’s clear. i wonder how it would look with a clear hard case on it.

not a bad price as well. i’m actually considering trying this.

Posted by Papa Hobo on November 1, 2006 at 10:47 PM (CST)


“Clearly an option that Apple should have offered from the beginning.

Ugh. I think I’m gonna puke. ;)

Neat mod though. Now all it needs is some neon. Or a length of fiber optic cabling.

Posted by flatline response on November 2, 2006 at 2:30 AM (CST)


Clear gadgets never go out of style *g*
I’m with Papa Hobo on the scratch issue. They should have it made scratch proof. Please!

Posted by Bad Beaver on November 2, 2006 at 3:23 AM (CST)


We will be able to ship these worldwide, new zealand included.

Posted by casey on November 2, 2006 at 1:25 PM (CST)


Reminds me of the cleartone phones in the eighties.  Interesting idea, but for my taste the interior of the iPod just doesn’t seem all that interesting to look at.

Posted by SouthernGothic on November 2, 2006 at 2:18 PM (CST)


why couldnt you just spraypain the inside of the shell, making it whatever color you wanted. or even do a design.

Posted by frowc on November 2, 2006 at 2:47 PM (CST)


Glow in the dark paint inside the shell would be amusing…...

Posted by SouthernGothic on November 2, 2006 at 3:05 PM (CST)


i’m thinking just a color on the inside would be a little pointless. you may as well just buy a newer colored ipod. i think SouthernGothic has a good idea with a glowing ipod.

i really like the way the clickwheel looks. maybe just a black casing with clear clickwheel would look good. the copperish metallic orange is pretty cool.

Posted by Papa Hobo on November 2, 2006 at 5:10 PM (CST)


I hear this alot, scratchproof. Tell me, what clear material is scratchproof and how is it cost-effective to implement?

Posted by proanim8r on November 2, 2006 at 5:13 PM (CST)


I really like the idea of a black casing with a clear clickwheel.  Good suggestion Papa Hobo.

Posted by SouthernGothic on November 2, 2006 at 6:18 PM (CST)


Alright, I’ve been modding ipods for years, and have attempted (aka not finished) to fabricate a clear faceplate for the video ipods, just because they are easier. I was hand making one out of plexi, and it’s actually pretty nice. What I want to know is what kind of plastic is being used here? Is it the same stuff used on cd jewel cases? Because if so, that would break really easily. I want something that could with stand a drop, something as strong as the original faceplates.

Posted by Arjun on November 2, 2006 at 8:52 PM (CST)


proanim8r, ever heard of glass?

Granted, it wouldn’t be the best idea for a portable device (Read: drops) but it’s clear, virtually scratchproof and not overly costly.


Posted by Josh on November 3, 2006 at 8:18 PM (CST)


Too goofy for words…

Posted by Metups on November 6, 2006 at 1:01 AM (CST)



Months ago I had the same idea for my adhesive skins for the iPod Video and iPod nano. Look here for the 5G: http://macbase.de/shuffleskins/site/5g_main/5g_diverse/5g_diverse.html
and here for the nano: http://macbase.de/shuffleskins/site/nano_main/nano_diverse/nano_diverse.html

Greetings from Germany!  :-)

Posted by Matthias Ficht on November 6, 2006 at 10:40 AM (CST)


hi, how much is it? how big is the memory?and are you able to ship it to Italy? thanks

Posted by Andrea on November 7, 2006 at 8:16 AM (CST)

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