Displeased with the new iPod shuffle’s shift from an extensive spectrum of colors to the monochromatic options of gray and black? If you’re prepared to spend a little extra cash, you can get your own buttonless media player in pretty much any hue of the rainbow (and a few others).
The folks at
Computer Choppers already offer colorized versions of several Apple products, including the Mac mini, MacBook, and iPhone, so the new shuffle is a natural continuation. Colors for the shuffle include red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, blue, lavender, purple, and pink. Each of those will run you $129—that’s $50 more than the stock shuffle (or roughly the price of
a second-generation shuffle).
If that’s not quite flashy enough for you, well, Computer Choppers will happily add metal plating to your iPod. Take your choice of chrome ($149), copper or black nickel ($169), 24 karat gold ($179), or white gold, rose gold, or platinum ($199). Though, frankly, at those prices, you really might want to consider the less blingy but far more capable iPod nano.