Monday August 2, 2004 2:16 pm
ColorWare PC iPod Color Mod Review
So you have been staring at your plain old white iPod for months, and are jealous of those with the multi-colored iPod mini’s. Is there any hope for those of us who want to “Think Different” than Apple does regarding the iPod’s plain white body? Being that ColorWare PC is around, now there is. Check out out review of ColorWare PC’s iPod painting services by clicking the link below.
Whether you love or hate the device itself, I think everyone would agree that the actual design of the iPod is very eye-catching…maybe even alluring. The white and silver body with the touch sensitive exterior (referring to the 3rd Generation model) is one of the prettiest pieces of gadgetry I have ever used. When iPods were first introduced, very few were in circulation, so sighting them on the streets wasn’t a common occurrence. However, since iPods became Windows-compatible, you can now see them just about everywhere. Our unique, white and silver beauty had lost some of the charm that its rarity brought with it.
When the iPod mini was introduced, many clamored over the colors introduced to the iPod line. Those of us who actually didn’t see how spending $249 on an iPod with only 4 GB just to add some color were left out in the cold, with our plain iPods. ColorWare PC has now brought us hope, as they attempt to allow us to bring back that rarity and uniqueness that we first experienced with the iPod so long ago.
We sent a 3rd Generation iPod over to the folks at ColorWare PC, and asked them to give it the royal treatment. In this case, royal meaning paint it and send it back in one piece in a timely fashion. They assured us that everything would be fine, and off the iPod went. ColorWare PC offers 20 different colors to choose from to color your iPod for $49 - and if you don’t like any of them, they will do a custom color for an extra $99. Feeling adventurous, we chose the color Caution (bright yellow).
The Caution Colored iPod
About a week later, the iPod returned. As I opened the box and removed the iPod, I was immediately impressed. The job ColorWare PC did on the iPod was so natural that it literally looked like I just purchased a yellow iPod from the Apple Store. It is that good. I examined the edges a bit to see if there was any dripping, chipping, or any other defects. There were none.
The iPod is free of any defects.
This was almost too good to be true. I then turned the iPod on, and attempted to navigate the menu’s. Surely the touch sensitive scroll wheel would be affected by the coat of paint plus an extra layer of clear coat - right? Wrong. The iPod operates flawlessly.
There really is not much more to say about the job ColorWare PC did on the iPod. It looks, feels, and operates wonderfully and the service was top notch. I contacted customer service once while the iPod was “in the shop”, and they got back to me within a day. When it shipped back, they emailed me again just to let me know.
The scroll wheel still operates perfectly.
If you really like the white color of the iPod, but want to try out these services, ColorWare PC also paints game consoles (Playstation 2, XBOX, and Gamecube), as well as Apple laptops. For all you new iPod owners, ColorWare PC will soon be offering coloring services for the new 4th Generation iPod. We will try to get reviews on the console coloring services as well as that of the newer 4G iPods.
All in all, ColorWare PC did an outstanding job of handling the entire process. From pre-order questions, through the great paint job, to the top-notch customer service. I am impressed, and thusly, ColorWare PC becomes the first to earn the perfect 10 out of 10 from Gear Live.
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