Gallery: Wood iPod Puts Nature In the Palm Of Your Hand

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This re-covered iPod is almost like hugging a tree, except it fits in the palm of your hand. So perhaps it’s more like giving a tree a handshake and hearing your favorite tunes at the same time. Josh D, from Australia, took his Apple iPod Mini apart and built a brand new case from red cedar to update the otherwise outdated gadget into a stylish, natural, and woodsy example of heirloom design.

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  1. jabbati November 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    How much more energy did he have to expend to create this. Nice concept but is it worth the added carbon footprint?

  2. jozaeh June 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Hey Neeki,
    I’m possibly working out how i might be able to produce them in kit form, so people can buy the kits and outfit their own ipods. i’d love to be able to provide that as a service to the public.


  3. Neeki Saiki June 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    where can i get one? :) <3

  4. jozaeh June 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    thanks so much for the article on my wood ipod mini Bridgette! I’m glad you appreciated my little wooden buddy. And I hadn’t even heard of the heirloom design concept yet, but now that i’ve read a little on the subject, i think it’s really interesting. i doubt my grandkids will be too happy about me giving them an heirloom ipod with a pathetic 4GB hard drive though, by then it will most likely be terabytes of memory in these ipod things. ha!

    thanks again, and yep, i’m dying to make some wood speakers as well, or maybe i need to fight my sometimes ocd tendencies and leave the wood converting for a while. hmmm,

    see ya!
    Josh D

  5. hikarius June 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I’m trying to decide if this is cool, or simply a HUGE waste of time. Either way the guy did a nice job.

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