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iPod Classic Case/Protection?

Gilbert0Gilbert0 North of SeattleRegistered User regular
My library has outgrown my 30 GB iPod and am going to get a new 120 GB classic within the week and I want it to be in good shape for as long as possible. What do other people use to keep their music players protected?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The Best Skins Ever

    Take your time and apply it correctly the first time (and cut off any tabs that are supposed to go around the corner before removing it from the backing - I can NEVER get them to stick down right) and it really is an awesome protector. You can't even see it on my Zune unless you look at an edge, and my iPod was pretty good with it on as well (I didn't do it quite so neatly on my iPod since it was my first).

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  • AzioAzio Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Seconding that. The first thing I did with my current iPod was to put on a Best Skin Ever. After a year and a half the skin was starting to look a bit ratty, so I bought a new one. When I removed the old skin, I was amazed to find that the iPod still looked brand new. The tiny hairline scratches and scuffs that are known to engulf the iPod screen and back within minutes of it being exposed to the elements were nowhere to be seen.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm personally a fan of the Invisible shield, it's the only protection I use on my iPod touch.

    On my 80GB classic, which has the physical hard drive, I use the Invisible shield and a case, made by incase.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Thirding the BSE. Awesome product, awesome company. Way better than Invisible Shield, fyi.

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  • Gilbert0Gilbert0 North of SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    hmmm BestSkinEver is $8 while the InvisbleShield is $25. Both "look" the same. I think I know which I'll go for.

    Any other suggestions out there?

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  • elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I have an iSkin case on all three of my iPods (an old 20 GB photo, an 80 GB classic, and an 8 GB first gen touch) and I adore them. But if you do go with one of these, get the evo3 Classic, not the evo4. The evo4 was a big mistake, I bought one and returned it the next day and got an evo3 instead.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    incase makes great stuff and i see they have some Classic cases

    i might be looking into the Classic soon because my collection has breached 70 gigs and the 80 gig 5.5 can only really hold around 72-73

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Gilbert0 wrote: »
    hmmm BestSkinEver is $8 while the InvisbleShield is $25. Both "look" the same. I think I know which I'll go for.

    Any other suggestions out there?

    They are the same exact material, just the design of the cut is different and InvisibleShield has a lifetime warranty. Though if you want to use said warranty, it will cost $5 s/h (plus shipping old skin back to them) to get a new one. My iPod's skin was InvisibleShield, and it was nice, but the price doesn't make sense compared to BestSkinEver.
    InvisibleShield: $25 - $31 - $37 - $43 - $49
    BestSkinEver: $10.50 - $21 - $31.50 - $42 - $52.50

    So basically you would have to replace the same skin on the same product 5 times before you would see any cost savings versus BestSkinEver. I had the InvisibleShield on my iPod for 2.5 years and never saw a need to replace it. With as nicely as I was able to apply the BestSkinEver on my DS and Zune I don't think they'll ever need to come off.

    Seriously read through and take your time with applying them though. I ran a hot shower in my bathroom and set up a TV tray to work on in there to keep dust off my screens, and used a microfiber cloth to get all fingerprints off them, and added a bit more than suggested of the baby shampoo to the water so I could adjust the skin into the perfect location before swiping a credit card across it to get the excess water/soap mixture out. If you want pictures I could take some so you can literally not be able to see the skin on them. :D

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, the BSE is pretty much the exact same thing as the Invisible Shield, minus the part where they rip you off.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    does it feel rubbery?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    does it feel rubbery?

    It's like a hard rubber feeling. If you drag your fingernail across it you will not drag it smoothly like it would plastic or glass until you get moving fairly quickly, then it will drag smoothly. Kinda hard to describe. Maybe more like a soft plastic would be a better description. It's rubbery enough I can put it on my dash and it won't slide around, but not rubbery enough to get stuck in a pocket like the silicon protectors.

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  • Gilbert0Gilbert0 North of SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My collegue from a previous job had one of them (InvisibleShield I think) and I could barely notice it versus it naked. Considering I keep my current 30 GB in a cloth/plastic front case, I don't really mind the texture as long it's safe.

    Now I just need to NOT buy my new iPod before the skin gets here. Must....keep...fingerprint/scratch....free....

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    The Best Skins Ever

    Take your time and apply it correctly the first time (and cut off any tabs that are supposed to go around the corner before removing it from the backing - I can NEVER get them to stick down right) and it really is an awesome protector. You can't even see it on my Zune unless you look at an edge, and my iPod was pretty good with it on as well (I didn't do it quite so neatly on my iPod since it was my first).

    The folding tabs piss me off as well, you just have to let the larger part of it stick for a while and then fold them down. That way the larger part won't slide around.

    Slightly off-topic, but I've had BSE on my ipod for 3 years now and it still looks pretty great, except near the corners/tabs. I was about to replace it, but then John Hodgman signed my iPod (his audiobook is in there), so now I can't remove it without getting rid of his autograph! Oh well.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    The Best Skins Ever

    Take your time and apply it correctly the first time (and cut off any tabs that are supposed to go around the corner before removing it from the backing - I can NEVER get them to stick down right) and it really is an awesome protector. You can't even see it on my Zune unless you look at an edge, and my iPod was pretty good with it on as well (I didn't do it quite so neatly on my iPod since it was my first).

    The folding tabs piss me off as well, you just have to let the larger part of it stick for a while and then fold them down. That way the larger part won't slide around.

    Slightly off-topic, but I've had BSE on my ipod for 3 years now and it still looks pretty great, except near the corners/tabs. I was about to replace it, but then John Hodgman signed my iPod (his audiobook is in there), so now I can't remove it without getting rid of his autograph! Oh well.

    I did that with my iPod and the tabs were where the dirt liked to collect around the edge since it wasn't as stuck down as nicely as the rest of it. So this time with my Zune, I cut off all the tabs that are supposed to wrap around the corners as well as the whole top tab that was cut to go around the hold switch and headphone jack because they had tiny, tiny sections that were supposed to fold over. Corners really don't worry me that much and the resulting look and protection is still amazing. The top of the back where I cut it is right along the edge just as it starts to curve around so it's really barely noticeable. I'm much happier with it.

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