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Steampunk iPod Case Goes Beyond Extraordinary Details

iPod Steampunk Victorian Case Customization

Today’s gadgets are all streamlined and designed to perfection. Usually they entail an overall white color with seamless assembly points. If you really try to categorize them, they are more depersonalized gadgets than inspiring ones if you ask me. Everything from Apple, for example, has a really simple, beautiful yet soulless finish to it. They have never been able to quite hit that edge where it says, “This is me!” more than with the first Macintosh. However, sometimes design isn’t supposed to have a soul either, I guess. It seems that pure lines and seamless perfection are all it takes in today’s society to get a bunch of attention. So is that how we want it to be in the future too?

Steampunk is a design customization process that takes modern soulless gadgets back in time and gives them the edge needed to give them a soul. I recently found a brilliant and insanely beautiful and detailed iPod steampunk customization that made me beyond impressed. I have always enjoyed this post apocalyptic style, yet it’s from the past.

Brass Eyes, a brilliant Instructables user and a Steampunker gone amok, has created one of the most beautiful iPod customizations I have ever seen. If you thought that the Mix Monsters were cool, then this will certainly blow your top off. The walnut and brass look of this Victorian case shines with creativity, and if they were available for purchase, I would have hurried out to get one. Unfortunately this one is a one off, and I take it that it won’t be reproduced either. What amazing detail with kick ass technology.

iPod Victorian Steampunk Case Headphones

Walnut Case Structure During Build

Front View iPod Steampunk Case

Back View iPod Steampunk Customization

Brass Victorian iPod Steampunk Customization

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

2 Comments

Tobias Harnickell

February 19th, 2013

Hey, just saw the Steampunk iPod Classic case “Brass Eyes” and wondered if it’s for sale. The Fact that it’s handmade makes it even more attractive to me and i’d like to know what it’s worth to you! I’m Sure that we can find a Deal!
Greetings from Switzerland

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Robert Deau

January 31st, 2014

Where do I buy this.

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