GRID Studio for iPod touch review

GRID Studio is known for creating custom wall art showcasing the history of iconic devices, from the original iPhone to the original Game Boy. Each device is disassembled and the components are artistically displayed and labeled in a frame.


The company recently sent me the iPod touch frame for review. The original iPod touch was the first Apple product I ever owned and it led me down the path of becoming an Apple journalist, so the device is very meaningful to me. However, keep in mind that the frame holds the second generation iPod touch, released in September 2008.

Priced at $139 in the US, the iPod touch frame is one of GRID Studio’s more affordable options and would make a great gift for an Apple fan this holiday season, especially after the final iPod touch has been discontinued. earlier this year. It also offers frames for various iPhones, iPad minis, iPod classics and Apple Watches.

The frame is well packaged in thick black paper with a ribbon and sealing wax seal. Inside, my frame was in good shape with the exception of two small scratches on the back side of the black border near the clips that hold the backboard in place. While not ideal, this damage is very minor and not visible when the frame is hung on the wall.

Studio iPod Touch 2 GRID


The plastic front cover is covered with a protective film that must be removed. I immediately started ripping off the plastic film but this resulted in pieces getting stuck under the black border at which point I figured it would be a good idea to take off the back cover and remove the plastic film in one piece so keep it in mind.

Components in the chassis include the iPod touch front panel with a printed screenshot, Home button, 3.5-inch multi-touch display, logic board, back cover with headphone jack and 30-pin dock connector, various flex cables and buttons and more . The frame also includes the original iPod touch branding and introduction date of September 5, 2007, along with a quote from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

There are a few scratches and a small dent on the back shell of the iPod touch, from being used, but that’s not a problem for me, and the case would be a lot more expensive if it housed a brand new device. I wish it was the original iPod touch, but the second generation model is still old enough to capture the nostalgia of the device.

Studio iPod Touch 3 GRID


There are two small hooks on the back of the frame for hanging the artwork on a wall and a couple of additional hooks in the box.

All in all, the frame is of high quality and is a very attractive piece of wall art. Other than two minor scratches on the back of the frame, which may have occurred during shipping, I have no complaints. There’s certainly cheaper wall art out there, but the GRID Studio frames are worth considering if you’re a devoted Apple fan or know someone who is.

GRID Studio frames can be purchased on its website, with many options still available for delivery before December 25th.

Note: GRID Studio provided MacRumors with a framed ‚ÄĆiPod touch for the purpose of this review, but no other compensation was received. This is not paid advertising.

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