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A range of electronics devices make use of Altoids tins. The latest--an MP3 player using the metal mint container as the case.

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MIT grad Limor Fried decided to build an MP3 player using an Altoids tin as the case. The player is the latest in a line of electronic devices that make use of the tins, according to an Altoids marketing representative.

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Altoids MP3 player

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New York information architect Chris DiClerico designed an iPod battery pack from an Altoids case. "It's metal. It's not flimsy, and it closes tight every time," DiClerico says of the Altoids tin.

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Altoid battery pack