Feeds

'Bland' iPod Shuffle gets third-party arty visual update

Designer displays his etchings

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

The new talking iPod Shuffle only officially touched down yesterday, but one artist’s already decided it looks too bland and has sketched some more eye-catching bodywork.

iPod_talking_shuffle_01

Shuffle The Possibilities: a work of art?

Peter Cui’s artwork suggests brightening up the MP3 player’s bland façade with laser engraved designs and boy does his concept portfolio – entitled Shuffle The Possibilities – include some wacky etchings.

For example, you could confuse the heck out of people by etching Microsoft’s logo down the Shuffle's front or by tattooing the Zune logo onto it.

iPod_talking_shuffle_02

Show off some Obama love, through your Shuffle

Alternatively, how about making the tiny MP3 player look like a lighter by adding a Zippo logo? But if you’re worried about battery life then why not make the player look like one with the addition of Energizer branding – complete with positive and negative symbols.

iPod_talking_shuffle_03

"I'm a PC and I wear glasses," would have been cool

Register Hardware’s two favourite designs, though, must be the image of Star Wars’ Dark Lord of the Sith and the addition of laser etched controls taken from the previous Shuffle - just to confuse you.

Enjoy… ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.