For those who are tired of hearing their friends going ga-ga over the iPhone, but are too cheap to shell out $500 for a phone (or if you live in Vermont), I present to you something you can make for about $2 - behold, the iToid: the iPhone Altoids! From a distance, it looks quite like the real thing, so your co-workers may scoot over to your cubicle for a closer look. If they're disappointed that you don't have the real thing, there is a plus side to it: you can offer them an Altoid.
If the process isn't obvious to you, here's how to make it:
Step 1. Get Yourself a tin of Altoids
|Step 2. Paint the red parts black.|
You can also use permanent markers, though I happen to have black paint.
Update 7/4/07: Apparently, licorice flavored altoids already comes in black, so you can skip this messy step.
Step 3. Print the iPhone Picture
|Step 4. Glue and Affix|
Glue the printed paper onto your altoids tin, and voilà! You've got yourself an iPhone Altoids!
Step 5. Celebrate by Eating an Altoid