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Jan. 30th, 2006

06:22 pm - iPod cases?

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So, I gave in and got myself an iPod video (30Gb) recently. I finally gave in and bought something from Apple. I've long been a hold-out, though I have considered off-and-on for several years getting an iPod, so it's not completely out of the blue.

I find myself more and more feeling like I really need a case that I can have it in and use it through.

The 2 that I've been strongly recommended are iSkin eVo3 and stuff from Marware.

I'm inclined towards the iSkin because... well, I don't really know. Anybody have opinions or information which might help me decide?

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From:urox
Date:January 31st, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
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I think you should stop getting things *right* after me. Within 6 months is right after me. :P

You take all the fun out of my getting something new. :(
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
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Aww. Sorry...

Honestly, your iPod is quite different and definitely has coolness and a different sort of coolness. I yearn for the features of iTunes, which I do not have, but I do not yearn for Windows.
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From:lessachu
Date:January 31st, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
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I just got the same iPod (as a replacement for the one that got stolen). Let me know what case you end up getting because I was just thinking that this white sheath thing wasn't gonna cut it.

I kept my old iPod in a DnD dice bag, which worked like a charm, but I think the screen on the iPod video looks a little more fragile.
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
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I've never owned an iPod before, though I've thought about it sometimes in the past.

The sheath thing might've possibly been ok had they not removed (not only in a "what's included" sense but also in the "what is possible" sense) the headphone-cable-remote-control in the 4th (Photo) or 5th (Video) generation, such that there's no way to control it without either accessing the wheel or plugging it into a dock. Same with the DnD dice bag thing. It might be ok with a remote, but since that option's gone, need access! I'll let you know how whatever I end up getting works out.
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From:wy
Date:January 31st, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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Which generation of ipod? The newest (video) one?

*grin*

Of course, I <3 my 80gb archos. *wink*
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
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Video! Read more carefully, wy. :P =)
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From:wendelina2
Date:January 31st, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
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I have an iSkin for my older iPod and like it. It's a rubberized material and thick enough that I think it could actually protect the iPod a bit. The screen cover is nice, and is separate. I don't know if you can get replacements for just those if it breaks.
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
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Screen and wheel covers on the eVo3 (iSkin for the iPod Video) are part of the case (possibly removable wheel cover -- not sure).

Oh, hey, can one still access the hold switch in the iSkin? If not, um, what on earth does one do? It seems like that's essential, and there's nothing I can find that answers either way as to whether it is or is not accessible.
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From:wendelina2
Date:January 31st, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
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I can on mine.
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Cool, thanks, good to know.
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From:melissa_mifeng
Date:January 31st, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
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I looooove my Ipod - TV In My Pocket too!!

I finally, last year, got tech-envy (?) and just had to have one.
Also curious about something other than the little holder that it comes in. My screen has held up nicely, although it has only been a month.....
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I don't really want to pay 2x as much for a laptop as it's worth and only be able to run MacOS on it. ;)

I use Linux. I have Windows installed on my work laptop also, but I regularly go for months without booting into it (which, incidentally, makes it kind of a chore as there's always 10 reboots worth of updates to install). My Windows installation on my desktop machine at home got screwed up several years ago and I haven't bothered fixing it. While I would in theory rather like to have a Mac for stuff like iTunes and stuff, I don't realistically have a need for a machine that isn't my primary laptop or primary desktop and I can't really ditch Linux for MacOS. While I'd gain some stuff, I'd lose some stuff also. Oh, and I like "FREE!". I don't like the fact that you have to pay $150 every year or two for an update of the OS from Apple.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 1st, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Heh, cool.

I used to run Red Hat. I now run Fedora (so... well, sort of Red Hat, sort of not).

If I could run MacOS X and Linux side-by-side at the same time on a laptop, that would completely rock. I rather suspect that regardless of the vague claims in that article, you wouldn't be able to do that (at least I think that's what the vague claims of "partitioning" seemed to be hinting at -- it sure didn't sound like they were talking about disk partitions as it was always mentioned hand-in-hand with the CPUs).

"elilo", however, made me shudder. I am so happy that the bad old days of lilo are behind me and I now have the wonderful Grub. elilo sounds like lilo + instability (yay!). I'd hope they could maybe add support to Grub. I get the general impression that Grub is actively developed and kind of has the mission of being the one true boot loader, which would mean they'd want to make it work on the new platform.

It's a small thing, admittedly, a boot loader, but still!
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From:mavjop
Date:January 31st, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
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That was really far too on-topic. I'm sorry, but that's just not acceptable!

Just kidding. ;) Thanks for the input.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 1st, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
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Mmm. I think it's worth getting some sort of case. There's already some micro-scratches on mine, and I'm sure there'll be a lot more if I don't do something about it. I've been using a borrowed case, but it's a leather case that you have to take the iPod out of to access it. I really want to just keep my iPod in a case that I can use it through.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 1st, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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Hm. I posted that in response to melissa_mifeng, but for some odd reason, LJ screwed up and didn't connect it.
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From:delphinus
Date:February 1st, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
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Our iPods are older than yours, but maybe I can contribute.

Hubby has an iSkin evo2, I assume that it's just the previous version of the evo3. I gave it to him shortly after he received his iPod, so he didn't contribute to the purchasing decision. It's black (which he likes... I gave him an iBook to replace his Wall Street G3 Powerbook and all he can say is "it's not black"!) It's grippy, which is nice, but I don't think it would withstand me or my habit of throwing mine in my bag or on the floor or whatnot.

I have a hard case, I guess the closest thing to it is the Agent 18 shield (although that is not it). It's clear on the front and the back, and the bits around the side are rubbery (good for gripping). I received it from hubby shortly after I received my iPod, so I had no say when it came to the purchasing decision. It's clear and very easy to see everything, the click wheel is unhindered, and there's no little flap to move when I want to plug it in. But I especially like it because I am a klutz and I drop things (i.e. holding it while I am running and letting go by accident, sending it flying across the room) or I hand things over to klutzy people who drop things (i.e. dropping my iPod on a rock while we were camping). Speaking of camping, I have a suitably klutz-proof little radio called the PAL from Tivoli audio which goes very well with my iPod and has also taken some abuse.

Hubby does not abuse things the way I do so I cannot attest to the durability of the iSkin.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 1st, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
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Wow, thanks for the extensive information, delphinus! :) It's definitely helpful to have all this stuff to take into consideration.
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