A sweet iPod Nano givaway

Now it's your chance to win one of my fantastic iPod Nano covers, direct from Apple's home in Cupertino.

I love my Nano, I want to keep it close, keep it safe. My Nano is so precious, I can't bear to think of it getting scratched. But as of right now, the only protection I can buy from Apple is an armband, great if you're jogging, not so great if you want to avoid looking like a turnip on the tube.

Apple iPod Nano, covers and accessories

If you are looking for Apple iPod Nano, there are fabulous Apple accessories already available, with more sure to be available soon.

Apple iPod nano - 4Gb - White

Apple iPod nano - 4Gb - White

2Gb version also available.

Apple iPod nano - 4Gb - Black

Apple iPod nano - 4Gb - Black

2Gb version also available.

So I gots to thinking. If there is no off-the-shelf protection for the little friend in my pocket, maybe I could make something? Something that won't cost twenty squids.


Of course my Nano deserves not only protection, but style. So imagine my delight when I found a sweet solution.

(iPod Nano for illustration purposes only)

Competition time

Now it's your chance to win one of my fantastic iPod Nano covers, direct from Apple's home in Cupertino. All you need to do is to come up with your own iPod, Nano, Mini or Shuffle cover from any everyday item, post a picture of your creation and the most fantastic (in my opinion) will win the prize.

Post a picture of your creation in the comments.

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  1. #1 On September 20, 2005 10:55 AM Mike Loizides said:

    How's this for starters?

  2. #2 On September 20, 2005 02:04 PM RubberDuck said:

    1 of 2 - best I could do while at work:

  3. #3 On September 20, 2005 02:06 PM RubberDuck said:

    2 of 2 - as safe as safe can be?

    Maybe not so great for walking down the street with though ;-)

  4. #4 On September 20, 2005 02:21 PM RubberDuck said:

    Well maybe just one more, this will be the last I promise.

  5. #5 On September 20, 2005 03:34 PM Jason Beaird said:

    Just in case you haven't had enough mint lately...

  6. #6 On September 20, 2005 07:29 PM Tom said:

    A secure metal enclosure that will protect your iPod from nasty scratches, costs less than �1 and also goes great with toast. (As illustrated)

  7. #7 On September 20, 2005 07:44 PM neal said:

    True 'Blue Peter' style; toilet roll, some cotton wool, medical tape and voila...

    ...an iPod-cast. Fully customisable and just add sticky back plastic to make splash proof.

  8. #8 On September 20, 2005 08:50 PM Michael G said:

    Unfortunately these special addition covers don't come cheap, but I'm sure you will be able to find an cheaper alternative...

  9. #9 On September 20, 2005 10:07 PM Andy Saxton said:

    No self respecting MOD should be without...

    Otherwise I guess I will have to wait the 4-6 weeks Apple are saying it will take for the nano tubes to hit the shops here in blighty and I dont think my Nano will last that long scratch free.

    Think of the Nano... ;)

  10. #10 On September 21, 2005 10:40 AM Luc Pestille said:

  11. #11 On September 21, 2005 02:24 PM Phunky said:

    the Match-Ano

  12. #12 On September 21, 2005 02:32 PM Phunky said:

    If i had time id have done it with actual IPODs :E

  13. #13 On September 21, 2005 08:17 PM Alex said:

    I present for your enjoy the banano a source of great music with added potassium.

  14. #14 On September 21, 2005 09:12 PM Ted Drake said:

    Rock on wth the KISS Army Nano!

  15. #15 On September 21, 2005 09:32 PM Sumeet said:

  16. #16 On September 21, 2005 10:38 PM Turnip said:

    Nothing wrong with turnips ; )

  17. #17 On September 22, 2005 05:31 AM Chase said:

  18. #18 On September 23, 2005 08:26 AM Andy Conolly said:

    This is one I actually made and sold on eBay!!

  19. #19 On September 23, 2005 07:50 PM Michael G said:

    Have you read this?

    the register

  20. #20 On September 24, 2005 10:03 PM Chris Hunt said:

    Inspired by... OK, shamelessly ripping off Andy Saxton's idea above, the next big thing from Apple...

  21. #21 On September 24, 2005 10:05 PM Chris Hunt said:

    Or how about this?

  22. #22 On September 27, 2005 09:45 PM Malarkey said:

    Righty-ho, it's been a week so it's make-your-mind-up-malarkey-time. I won't torment you by building up the suspense...

    The winner would have been Chris Hunt for #20, the iMod (please someone, make one of those!) but then I re-read the rules,

    " All you need to do is to come up with your own iPod, Nano, Mini or Shuffle cover from any everyday item"

    So with that in mind, the winner is Neal for the corny but brilliantiPod-Cast. Email me your address please Neal and this fantastic (?) prize will be in the post.